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  1. It's not an issue for me. However, the Youtube moderators would have made the same argument when removing D Icke's channel. There is the irony.
  2. Not planning to get more involved but will just add. It's kind of ironic David Icke lost his Youtube and (was it Twitter?), namely for expressing views that differed from mainstream. I also recall the mockery on the first Wogan show. And yet, this pretty much happens everwhere. Is this site a place where having a different opinion has the same censorship as David experienced recently? Presumably we are supposed to be anti Israel merely on the basis of "fitting in". As it happens a lot of anti vaxers have widely diverse views on religion and politics. I'm bowing out of future participation in the site, namely because I don't do censorship and don't need to be moderated to please the majority view. No offence, of course. Just simply "moderation" in my book is about threats or insults and not opinion or political view. And that's my last comment.
  3. O.K. briefly: It's agreed Hebrews were residentt, building in ancient Egypt at the time of Ramases. Ramases is believed to be the Biblical Pharoa. The departure from Egypt and eventual arrival in Canaan is now well supported by archeology. These Canaanites, of course, were neither Christian nor Muslim, but pagan. They worshipped gods. The Hebrews then settled and blended into the established, polytheistic culture. The language more or less is preserved but was modified by modern Jewish scholars to allow speech. So, in modern Israel, they speak an extremely ancient language. Zionism connects to that but is wrongly interpreted by people today, due to imperialism. Jews were governed by imperial powers such as the Roman and British Empire. They were eventually ethnically cleansed but the events of WW2 led to the re-settlement of European Jews in the Middle East. The awkward question to ask is why there is so much resentment over a typical ethnic conflict of interests. Crimea, for example, is populated by ethnic Russians who don't want to be Ukranian. On that score, we face a real risk of World War as NATO builds up Ukraine. Lesser conflicts are based on Basques vs Spanish, or the old IRA conflict. You could argue very well the current Middle East crisis was created by Imperialism and certainly not Jews (or maybe even Muslims). Imperialiasm, however, has had its day. Europeans may well dislike Israel but the latter is now autonomous and armed with a nuclear deterrent. It's really time the former world powers accepted imperialism is gone and the mess they left behind must be sorted out. That means Arabs and Jews need to talk and negotiate.
  4. Better said, Shining's posts can offer real quotes from real sources if needed. One of my friends is a uni professor in ancient history. Moved up from Phd to prof and fluent in ancient languages. I always stress to use real books and not social media sources. Not that I plan to get too into this thread. I just dislike mass influence and stereotyped history views. Given that same situation created the Covid belief.
  5. I reached my own views after reading a fair bit of ancient history years ago. This changed my views on Christianity as I concluded the historical Jesus differs from the version we have today. As John Lennon once stated, Jesus was OK but his disciples muddled it up. That produced a Beatle backlash in the USA. Simply said, my reading led me to see Israel existed as a great, but brief, global power. Restoring its culture and borders in a modern era is controversial but definitely not the same as imperialism. Lots of excavations proved the Israel culture was real as the Roman remains in Pompei. You can't say the same for Catholicism in South America.
  6. So, the term "Zionism", as I understand it, is based on the restoration of Israel and the cultural identity of those who are genuinely (and genetically) Jewish. The term has been made political but the essence of it is restoration and the basis lies in the survival of the language. Maybe it would be like all the South American Indians starting to speak Mayan again, restoring the ancient cities and displacing the European settlers. In neither case could I find a good argument against but it can only happen if a culture survives - and that means the language. Now, Latin is still known but the original Romans more or less died out.
  7. The point I made is: I often see a lot of discussion that knocks Israel but lacks facts based on the history of the Middle East. I'm not Jewish by the way so have no particular bias on the issue. Historical fact is Israel was an ancient State with a language and culture that has a major bearing on this issue. Even during the Roman Empire, Israel existed as a client state, as did Greece. And nobody suggests Greeks somehow "occupy" Greece. The major misunderstanding is most people accept at face value the idea modern Palestinians are the same people as the Canaanites, which they are not. The original Canaanites intermarried with Hebrews millenia ago. Modern Palestinians came to the so-called occupied territories much later, after the Jewish Roman war. So, in reality Jews were the displaced population and not the reverse. Compare that to countries like South Africa or South America and you will see a difference. That is, Spanish catholics occupied Indian territories, as in Peru, - which is very unlike the Jewish link to the Middle East. Personally, if I were myself Jewish I guess I would want to live in Israel. Simple reason for that would be it's historically connected.
  8. What's up with Zionism anyway? Conspiracy theory ideology tends to repeat an assumed reality on the basis of how many people repeat the said belief. That is, the Jewish culture and language somehow came out of thin air. So say the masses. This is the foundation of the Covid ideology - which substitutes hard science by belief. It would be nice to see real quotes from recognised books when making the assumption Jews don't have a heritage in the Middle East. That is, solid analysis of semitic history, including Mesopotamia and Sumerian culture, as well as Egyptian. It is recognised Jews were assimilated and worked in Egypt under Ramases the Great and exiled under his reign. The Hebrew language likewise is among the most ancient to survive. Sorry but I dislike wide conclusions drawn on the basis of internet sources, which so often ignore serious research. Indeed that is specifically how Covid pseudoscience substituted reliable information.
  9. Still loads of jokes out there about Chuck Norris. I always thought he had a really superb roundhouse kick. He used it in his early movies. Some of those are now forgotten but check out Silent Rage or The Octagon. Karate Kid was "the film" of the 1980s, I thought. Where the kid is bullied after moving to California so an old Japanese man teaches him Karate.
  10. A few older members may recall the 1970s saw a wave of Kung Fu popularity. The TV series Kung Fu had a big impact and, in fact, I have the dvd boxsets. This used slow motion for the fight sequences, with David Carradine in the main role. Kung Fu and Karate then got very big. Enter The Dragon was a hit and then Chuck Norris started as an action hero, doing martial arts movies. I think it got exaggerated though and so martial arts were assumed to make you unbeatable.
  11. I wouldn't have her flexibility and balance. Years doing weights makes you less supple.
  12. This is an oldish video no longer on Google but I found it on yandex search engine. Koden Kan roundhouse kick.This link should load after a few seconds. This girl is in pretty good shape. https://yandex.ru/video/pad/search?filmId=15832267270971330404&path=wizard&text=koden kan roundhouse kick video&wiz_type=v4thumbs
  13. It was made by British Lion at a time when Hammer had finally bowed out. The film got heavily cut, which I sort of understood, although Christopher Lee was outraged. As it gained popularity and cult status, the missing scenes were finally relocated and restored.
  14. Watched it with the commentary by Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward. It has weaknesses I think in as much as it reflects the lowered budget, so can understand initial skepticism. Still a classic, however. Christopher Lee considered it a terrific movie and apparently worked for free. I was lucky to drop on the two disks in a charity shop - both the cut and full-length versions. I supposs older people here will remember seeing The Wicker Man. I was maybe 10 the first time. Definitely would have scrutinized the odd over-done or over acted scene. Such as the crudeness of the letter about the missing girl, which had no envelope. I mean why did the officer read Woodward an opened letter addressed to him only?
  15. You can see how Ali here just couldn't be hit as he keeps weaving and moving back. This was an alternative to standard blocks, which creates a closer space.
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