Happy New Year to (nearly) all
and may the best of 2013
be the worst you can expect for 2014.
h/t Iron Burka
"...one of your churches, St James's Piccadilly, chose Christmas to turn itself into a church of hate.
As I am sure you know only too well, this church spent eight months preparing its Christmas stunt, the erection of an 8 metre-tall, 30 metre-long replica of the Israeli 'wall' that it claims surrounds Bethlehem and imposes 'desperate hardship' on the town's inhabitants....
...its 'wall' stunt is based on an eye-watering collection of the most vicious and blatant lies and distortions....
...The 'wall' does not surround Bethlehem...
...Since this security barrier was constructed, the number of Israelis murdered in terrorist attacks has decreased by some 70 per cent - while the number of tempted tracks remains high....
....The only purpose of Israel's security barrier is to save life and prevent mass murder. The only purpose of the St. Jame's Church 'Bethlehem Unwrapped" stunt is to stir up hatred.
To stay silent is to make the rest of the Church an accessory to this obscenity. I therefore trust that you will take all necessary steps to counter the calumny promulgated by St James's and prevent the stain upon the wider Church from now spreading." (*)
The composition:"Die weiße Rose" is composed in A minor, on white keys only as a tribute.It is a bittersweet piece.The white Rose is one of the most beautiful flowers - but it always will be associated with "Die weiße Rose" and their message:
"We will not be silent."
"Die weiße Rose" has thus become a symbol for the fight for freedom, worldwide, in all times. May our music contribute." (Read more about Die Weiße Rose and this piece of music here )
"Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing;
'twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him,
And makes me poor indeed."
"This was filmed in Qatar or Saudi Arabia. Let me know if you find any sign of normal human behaviour in this clip. Listen to them laughing at her struggling to get breath..."