Friday, September 11, 2009


According to Antony Loewenstein's bio he's an academically connected , best-selling author who's also a respected journalist who "appears regularly around the world on radio, TV (including Democracy Now!), in public, writer’s festivals (in Australia and overseas) and at universities (including Harvard) discussing current affairs, politics and media." With credentials like that it's no wonder Loewenstein was recently featured in the Canberra Times. A couple of excerpts:
Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard's recent visit to Israel (and a few meetings in Palestine) was systematic of the rot.
Peace between Israel and the Palestinians is our goal, but it must not proscribe to preconceived ideas of nationhood.
When he's not mangling the crap out of the language Loewenstein links to anti-Israel nonsense:
Many Americans are aware that the subsidisation of the Israeli military at the expense of the US taxpayer puts all Americans at risk of retaliation. Yet the criminal acts begin right under our noses here in America by bankers and real estate agents. With the deep enmeshment of Israeli agents in the United States political spectrum, the Israel Lobby acts as a mafia facilitating the looting of billions of dollars via US military acquisitions from Jewish-owned defense corporations like General Dynamics and via capital transfers including ongoing complex beneficiary-obscuring transactions. In addition to ongoing US foreign aid for weapons purchase, the USA buys billions of dollars of weapons, declares the weaponry to be obsolete and then consigns it to Israel at practically no charge. Using full-scale militarised equipment supplied and paid for by the United States, the Israeli government uses US tax money to pay the IDF to force the non-Jewish Palestinian rightful owners to vacate their own property so that subsidised real-estate magnates can bulldoze the place to build suburban-style condos for foreigners outfitted with supplies from Home Depot and JCPenney.
Who says Jews are smarter than average?

Editing note: the missing "r" was added to "excerpts".


Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

Wasn't just a couple of years ago, he hand huge tantrums and insisted he was "silenced" for his views?

Other talentless writers could only dream of being so "silenced".

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he mods it that would have to mean he finds it objectionable.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How awful are the comments on the Ant's blog. What the hell is a "judaised economy". How can lowenstein post such comments. Considering how few comments he allows through moderation, one can assume he believes such anti-semetic filth. Lattecat

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A.L = Fucktard

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Pilonidal said...

Poor Boy. What has Israel done to him? Or was it the Arts indoctrination. A weak mind is easily influenced. Must be desperate for approval.

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Lattecat said...

"If you or anyone else think Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Pol Pot, et al, were 'left wing' then you are utterly delusional."

Interesting philosophical point. Everyone in the world but Lataan believes that Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot were left wing. Does that make Lataan delusional? Or is Lataan the only sane person in the world?

If only Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot had left some form of record of their political beliefs. You know, if they only had said they were communists, we'd be able to clear this up straight away. Sadly, however, there is no record of them ever suggesting they were communists. Oh wait, they did. What a bufoon.

Finally Lataan - I could find no evidence of Israeli flags at the protest on Friday in any of the mainstream British newspapers. Care to provide a link so we can see what you are burbling about?

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Uni Cafe Joke said...

"The Walter Mitty insult has been used several times already."

is it any wonder? I think a 3 year old wouldn't have your fantasy life.

"the sort of stuff one might find on the back of public toilet doors."

I'm taking a wild guess that you're an expert on reading them to. Divided between your sheltered workshop as a geriatric *student* at uni and the sitting on the bog you must lead a real fun life.

What a clown.

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Damo at work said...

Hey Damo is this stuff part of your daytime duties at Uni?

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damian, you are content then for this mythical audience of yours to read you making wide statements bereft of logic (internal or otherwise) without any explanation from you? Interesting. You really are that detached from reality, aren't you. Lattecat

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Damian's audience said...

"You are not my audience"

well I'm guessing the international league of aerodynamicists aren't either.

But seriously your (appreciative) audience might be a ratbag group of 9/11 conspiracies nuts, a few foaming at the mouth living in the 30's (as in Germany 1930's) Israel bashers, Marilyn Sheep herd and a few people in a mental hospital who have limited access to the net.

Not bad for a mature age ****student**** at uni.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

Danny Boy, you're repeating yourself - again.

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Damian, that's much better. My take is that skinheads aren't all fascists and vice versa. Unless you actually speak to one, it is impossible to tell what their position is. Lattecat

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

Try coming up with something original Tex; you're about the fifth person to come up with that totally uninspiring insult. Now, go away and come back when you've something worth looking at.

3:17 PM  
Anonymous J F Beck said...

Lataan, there is no evidence, circumstantial or otherwise. You are an idiot!

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Mehaul said...

Hey Damian, how are those friends/acquaintances/someone you heard about, who gave you the rub on Gaza. Still in touch with them or was it a big LIE. Tell the truth Damian if you stumble over it, but then you'd have to know what the truth is to recognise it. Maybe it's just too hard for you Damian.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous ARIII said...

I looked up Norman Podhoretz. He is an American of Jewish descent. I haven't found any evidence that he has Israeli citizenship.

7:54 PM  
Anonymous J F Beck said...

Correcting Lataan has career possibilities.

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

I think Antony Loewenstein should interview Damian.

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lataan can never be proved wrong. For instance his comments about neo-cons is code for secret jewish conspiracy. He will never be wrong because by definition, it's secret. Anyone we point out as not being a dual citizen is just proof to him that the secret conspiracy is really good at keeping things secret. In any case what's wrong with dual citizenship. Would Lataan say there was anything wrong with being a dual lebanese/australian citizen? Of course not. Lattecat

4:24 AM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

Chistery, even then I won't stop.

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

News in the 'Jerusalem Post' today; the IDF have been accused by the UN of unjustifiably killing civilians in the Gaza.

War crime trials may be in the offing. It's time the Israeli people rejected the Zionazis amonst them that commit these crimes.

9:38 AM  
Anonymous ARIII said...

Actually, I do have access to ProQuest. So give me the reference and I will look it up.

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy shit what a laugh. That was very enjoyable. Good to see the art of fisking is alive and well.

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

The are a few 'fiskers' here that seem to excel at it.

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Damian, I'm an amateur fisker, but it's good to get positive feedback. Unexpected to come from you, but thanks. Lattecat

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

Lattecat, you're clearly are unable to recognise the satirical use of the term.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But Lataan, there's not been significant levels of violence, fascist or otherwise at British football venues for nearly 20 years. You are way behind the times when you suggest that the EDL are football holigans (googling a term not used much anymore in the UK is also another error of yours. As an aside, do you ever get anything right? LC

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only one deceiving here is you. You obviously are poorly educated if you don't know what a football hooligan is. You certainly mentioned them, even if you do not know what the term means - perhaps you should google it? Fisking is to go through an argument line by line, it actually requires one to get to grips with every point in the argument. I obviously see why that could be uncomfortable for you. It's a skill required in academia, fwiw, a phd thesis is likely to be fisked before a phd is awarded, fwiw. LC

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...


2:13 PM  
Anonymous Jimmy the Counter said...

What's the record number of comments in a Beck post ... surely we've got there yet? A further record has also been set with Latoon beclowning himself on at least two dozen occasions.

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

Whose counting?

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Whose counting?" Or perhaps who's counting? I must admit that I've also lost track of the number of times you've beclowned yourself on this thread. 24 seems a little low to me. LC

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

Gee, a lot of stuff about me again.

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Jimmy said...

Night, night Damo, sweet dreams ... hope the Jooz don't ruin them. Cockhead.

8:56 PM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

ARIII, Norman Podhoretz was the editor of 'Commentary' for 36 years. He wrote literally hundreds of articles. Keep trying. You'll get there in the end.

9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lataan, why don't you give us this citation you claim to have? It would take all of 30 seconds to type it out, after all. No response to the quote ARIII uncovered? No, of course not, you'll just ignore anything that challenges your bigoted world view. LC

4:32 AM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

That would be too easy Lattetwat. Keep looking.

6:55 AM  
Anonymous Jimmy said...

Latoon has moved onto the next thread ... oh wait he's here as well. He brings new meaning to the term Moonbat.

7:18 AM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

This is the blogosphere Lattetwat; not academia. As I've told you before, I have no interest at all in proving anything to you or indeed anyone else in the blogosphere. I make a statement; readers take it or leave. I don't care either way.

7:24 AM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

Got to keep you lot on your toes Jimmy Boy.

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But you aren't keeping us on our toes. Noone finds it in the least way difficult to rebut your statements on logical grounds alone. Eg it is simply impossible logistically or politically for 9/11 to be an inside job. The only time we find it difficult to rebut you is where you posit that evidence exists for one of your bigoted statements but refuse to provide it. Of course, that's evidence that you are making something up and is further proof against you. I take it self reflection is not one of your strong points. LC

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

As I keep telling you Lattetwat, readers can judge for themselves. The evidence for 9/11 being something other than what the 9/11 Commission Report said it was is overwhelming. All readers need to do is check it out for themselves. There are plenty of websites dealing with it.

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

Move along up to the next thread now, there's nothing to see here.

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah there is. You beclowning yourself.

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

'Beclowning'? Seems to be a popular word among the racist right these days.

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beclowning is a politically non partisan word meaning a smug fucker like yourself unintentionally making a transparent idiot of himself with no apparent control, due to a lack of insight and/or intelligence.

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I've said elsewhere, that would require some self reflection. I do like the way you assume all opponents if yours must be racist. Lataan you have enbufoonalated yourself multiple times on this thread. Continuing to post here after saying you weren't is but one example. LC

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

Yes, anon at 11.50am, except you didn't move on did you; you decided to just leave a pile of crap instead.

12:50 PM  

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