America and the West must, at once, break away from all forms of ID politics. Instead of celebrating that which separates us, we must seek what unites and makes us into one people. I am advocating a radical spiritual, ideological and metaphysical transition. Whether or not we like to admit it, these moments of unity are often invoked by waves of patriotism, nationalism and religious figures. But they could also be inspired by the spirit of justice, equality compassion and love. Neither the New Left or the Alt Right offers any of the above. They are equally invested in Identitarian ideologies. The electoral success of Trump, Corbyn and even Sanders or Le Pen points at a general human fatigue. Readiness for change is in the air.
Introduction by GA: the following is an extended review of my latest book, Being in Time, by Roy Ratcliffe, one of the last free creative thinkers within the Left milieu.
Far from being surprising, Ratcliffe, a revolutionary Marxist, found a lot of truth in the book. The same can be said about conservative and Right Wing intellectuals who also praised the book. How is it possible that both Right and Left ideologists/intellectuals agree upon the validity of a critical text? Being in Time offers an answer to the above question. In Being in Time, Traditional Left and Right thinking modes are complimentary substances. They are like day and night, the 'dream' and the 'real,' together they from a mirror image of the human psychic, that mental transition between the 'ought to be' and 'Being.'
Being in Time - a post political manifesto is critical of all forms of Identity (ID) politics: Jewish, gender, White, Black etc. The book argues that the breaking of society into biologically oriented ID sectors has obliterated our ability to fight together as one people. It was set to serve the interests of big money: the Soroses, the JP Morgans, the Goldmans, the Sachses. Being in Time attempts to explain why the USA is being pushed into a civil war. It explains why Trump became the president. It predicts Corbyn's growing popularity. It seeks a to offer a new synthesis of our human faculties. Instead of looking into that which spreads us apart, time is ripe to look into that that which unites us all.
Monique Jaques’ new book, Gaza Girls, Growing up in the Gaza Strip, is a study of young women living and often thriving in the difficult conditions that are present day Gaza.
In this video Gilad Atzmon sings Hava Nagilah but also addresses some ludicrous Zionist accusations. This video was taken 10 minutes before Will McClure was subject to an anti Atzmon attack in proximity to the Albion Beatnik Bookstore in Oxford (during the break)
The following are emails sent a few days ago in an attempt to jeopardise one of my London gigs. The first mounts pressure on the venue. The second and third were sent to one of my bandmates. You will find no attempt to substantiate any of the phantasmic accusations levelled against me. The link provided is nothing short of a Zionist rant that doesn't produce a single piece of evidence whatsoever. The last email celebrates the hope that I am destined to poverty. It suggests I learn to eat rice mix with cat food.
Drummer Will McClure (73) who attended my concert last night was subject to an attack outside my concert by some anti Atzmon hooligans. He was injured in his eye and suffered a shock.
Jewdas calls itself a source of “Radical Voices for the alternative (Jewish) diaspora.” But If Jewdas is the ‘alternative’ then we really prefer the original.
Collaborating with the ultra Zionist Campaign Against Antisemitsm’s (CAA) war against British jazz, Jewdas also decided that Gilad Atzmon playing Jazz is simply unacceptable. They are determined to stop Atzmon's jazz career, they harass jazz clubs, intimidate bandmates and spread duplicitous flyers as this video proves. One may wonder, what is the difference between the Zionist Jewish diaspora and 'its alternative'?
Learn more on Jewdas: http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2016/2/2/jewdas-a-glimpse-into-jewish-left-duplicity
Sonny Rollins' guitarist returns to a short summer tour with Gilad Atzmon (saxes) Saul Rubin (guitar) Yaron Stavi (bass) Enzo Zirilli (drums).
Mon 31st July Saul Rubin 4tet @ The Bedford Arms, Bedford
Wed 2nd August Saul Rubin 4tet @ Vortex Jazz Club, London
Thu 3rd August, Saul Rubin 4tet @ Crypt, London
Fri 4th August Saul Rubin 4tet @ Verdict, Brighton
Sun 6th August Saul Rubin 4tet @ Albion Beatnik Bo
WEDNESDAY JULY 19th DOORS 8pm ENTRY FREE
The Crypt, St. Giles Church, Camberwell Church Street, London SE5
GILAD ATZMON SPEAKS - A philosophical outlook on the current British political confusion.
Wednesday, June 21 at 19:30 @ The Albion Beatnik
34 Walton Street, OX2 6AA Oxford, Oxfordshire
Being In Time: A Post-Political Manifesto' is Gilad Atzmon's latest pithy book - its title a nod to Heidegger, the John Coltrane of the philosophy world. It broadens the arguments of his previous 'The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics' (which has sold internationally by the bucket load).
From June 13 to June 17 we will play every night at the A-Trane, Berlin. On Thursday 15th at 6,30 pm I will launch Being in Time at the club (a discussion + Q&A) followed by a concert. If you live in Berlin and want to understand the post-political condition: Tump, sanders, Corbyn, La Pen and dystopia in general, come to meet me on Thursday.. Please let your Berlin friends know about our residency and the book launch
Join us on Monday 5-June
6.30 – 9pm, Maramia Cafe, 48 Golborne Road, London W10 5P
Skyscrapers publications & Fanfare Records
Musicians: Yaron Stavi, Jenny Bliss, Gilad & Tali Atzmon, Sarp Maden, Derin Bayhan and others
Newcastle, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Plymouth, London, Oxford, Berlin, Amsterdam and more...
Following a very successful book tour in the USA we are now booking literature events in Britain and a few European cities. The coming tour is organised in collaboration with The UK Column.
Gilad Atzmon will be speaking at the Hungarian Cultural Alliance on May 8th at 7:00 PM
1827 S. Hope Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Gilad will talk about his forthcoming book Being in Time - A Post Political Manifesto.
The Talk will be followed by a Q&A and a musical performance by Fritz Heede and Gilad Atzmon.
The Post Political Condition
Trump, Brexit, the Middle East… What Next?
5 pm an extended panel discussion, then a jazz concert from 9 pm
5pm Sunday, 30 April
Theatre 80, 80 St. Marks Place
New York, NY 10003
On 30 April human rights lawyer Stanley Cohen, history professor Norton Mezvinsky, whistleblower Michael Lesher and author Gilad Atzmon will gather in Theatre 80, Manhattan to elaborate on the collapse of Identity politics, the crisis within new Left thinking and the future of liberal and progressive thought.
On Thu, March 30 at 7pm I will join forces with David Scott. We will give a talk on Identity & Truth @Kabana Function Hall (64 Seaward Street, G41 1HJ). I will be talking on the Post Political condition, that which connects Trump, Brexit, SNP and Isis. I will delve into the collapse of ID politics and the 'new Left'...