We, the people, are forced tofight meaningless sectarian battles instead of focusing on peace and harmony. We forgot that loving our neighbour and turning the other cheek is where the West came to realise itself as a meaningful adventure. Let’s say NO to ID politics of all forms. Let us start again searching for the elementary - that which makes us all human. Let’s love in others that which we love in ourselves.Read More
Our annual music gathering in Saarwellingen was a great success. We packed the room night after night. We had many new students and some new teachers. For some of us this workshop is a very consuming and demanding job, yet a precious time. I am proud to be the art director of this project - it feels like a family gathering. I would like to use this opportunity to thank the team, Conni, Gudrun, the students, the community and the many supportive music lovers.Read More
By Gilad Atzmon
Earlier this week, senior Tablet magazine writer Yair Rosenberg pointed out in a Washington Post article that the White nationalists who gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia targeted the Jews.
This is an important and genuine observation by Rosenberg. He suggests that the white nationalists are fully aware that that they are in a battle with ‘the Jews.’ The Jews also seem to acknowledge that they are at war with the White Nationalists and that this broad category includes the American President* who according to the Jewish press took side with the ‘Nazis’.
It seems that the American people are the only ones who are kept in the dark. They seem baffled by this spectacle of hatred that threatens to escalate into a new civil war. The Americans are told by their media that this is a race war: White vs. Black, slavery apologists vs. peace loving liberals, White Lives Matters vs. Black Lives Matter and so on. But if Rosenberg is right and this is a war between ‘the Jews’ and the ‘White Nationalists,’ why do the American media attempts to conceal it?
If you hate racism, as you should, but also brave enough to look for an answer, you may grasp how volatile the situation is. Those who read Jewish history aren’t surprised by the current developments. It has all been building for quite a while.
* Jewish Voice for Peace sent an e-mail to its subscribers stating the following: “The President of the United States just stood at a podium and defended white supremacists.” The JTA, the ADL, YNET and the Forward all repeated the same line of thought - this is a war between ‘White Neo Nazis backed by their apologetic President and the Jews.
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.Read More
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.Read More
This is a powerful short deconstruction of the Biblical 'promised land' myth.Read More
Gilad Atzmon discusses the Zionist hate campaign, the shut down of free speech and his new book Being in Time.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Enough is enough says Brooklyn Rabbi...Read More
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-duplicityRead More
He is under attack for his ideas, but it is his music that is targeted, not the ideas themselves. Why should this be? Perhaps it is a simple and crude ploy to cripple him financially. But perhaps it is because in Atzmon, jazz remains a form of resistance. Beauty, spontaneity, grace and authenticity are the hallmarks of his music. Perhaps it is these qualities that his opponents cannot allow to exist.Read More
In this short interview I argue once again that Israel is not an apartheid or a colonial apparatus, it is far worse!Read More
Back in the day, my detractors attempted to encounter my arguments and debate me and my ideas. They didn’t get too far. Since the publication of my new book Being in Time: a Post-Political Manifesto, they have changed their tactics: they insist on obliterating my international jazz career.Read More
Former vicar Stephen Sizer tells it like it is. When Israel supporters identify a critical voice they will do the following:
1) Persuade, ingratiate and befriend the Zionist critic
2) Private written & spoken attacks, often anonymous
3) Smear character to friends, colleagues, bosses and/or in press/publicly
4) Report criminal 'hate crime' allegations to police
ID politics operates to teach people to speak and think ‘as a’; ‘as a black’, ‘as a lesbian’, ‘as a feminist’, ‘as a Muslim’, etc. It is an attempt to break apart all the established and traditional social structures.Read More
Anti Semitism is not really a social phenomenon, it is instead a multi million pound industry. The more we spend on the fight against it, the more incidents are ‘recorded’ to justify further spending.Read More
Attempting to grasp the current Hasbara slander campaign. What are they afraid of? Why do they burn books? What is it that we know and they are so embarrassed about? Is it the truth?Read More