Crisis religions are traps for the religious and secular alike

Warned the religious to avoid terrible politics and even worse religion When Covid and Climate entered the worshipping space, Judaism and Christianity came forth with a Covid-friendly hug.  They haven’t ruled the monotheistic roost for decades. Islam alone did not water down. A fellow contributor got his title wrong; more than the left embraced crisis… Continue reading Crisis religions are traps for the religious and secular alike

There IS Jewish power and it CAN be malignant       

Brings anti-Semites out of the woodwork Tales of Jewish omnipotence can have more than a grain of truth. In speculator György Soros, the potent Jew is a living threat. A man who can break the Bank of England is no mere symbol. More than the House of Rothschild could do in bygone times, Soros can… Continue reading There IS Jewish power and it CAN be malignant       

Ukraine – only Israel has more Jewish heritage

Another steve apfel travelogue New Year binge in Uman ‘I have been to my roots,’ he told me. He meant Lithuania – shtetle and house hunting. The great grandparents came from there. “And Ukraine?” I asked, more to prove a point than for conversation. He said what I thought he’d say. “One day I’ll get… Continue reading Ukraine – only Israel has more Jewish heritage

Golf and adventure in the bosveld

The blue Waterberg To like sport is human.  To play golf is divine. Pearls of wisdom like that don’t come to me normally. Perhaps what did it was thinking of my luck that Zebula game lodge and golf estate had tasked me to script a travelogue. When I told the wife she looked me through… Continue reading Golf and adventure in the bosveld

If there’s one thing the FDA hates more than a stubborn resistor it’s a faithful drugger

"Choose your poison" "You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y'all. Stop it.”That’s the FDA demeaning the 28% of adults holding out, who definitely don’t want to get vaxxed. They trust a familiar drug over the jab. By the stubbornness of that number the anti-vaxxers won’t be changing their ‘little’ minds anytime soon.… Continue reading If there’s one thing the FDA hates more than a stubborn resistor it’s a faithful drugger

News was never important for the news media

"All the news that's fit to print"? No one really takes a motto at face value. The New York Times coined its one in 1897, and today there it is on the masthead. .The public is free to believe in “All the news that’s fit to print,” though let it beware that a news company… Continue reading News was never important for the news media

When American Presidents trade a Jewish bloodbath for a nuclear deal, Israeli Prime Ministers should reflect accordingly

  AMIA bomb site, Buenos Aires   In downtown Buenos Aires a modest building is locked down like Fort Knox. The clue is a billboard positioned on the left. On black metal eighty five names in white are scrawled. I knew most would be Jewish; the building’s name told me that it was synonymous in… Continue reading When American Presidents trade a Jewish bloodbath for a nuclear deal, Israeli Prime Ministers should reflect accordingly

Why we succumb to micro control

Police states became the norm If you reside in Sydney your may not go more than five km from home. Want to stretch your limbs in the open air? One hour a day is your limit. If Brisbane is your city you must know the five approved reasons for leaving home. The one visitor you’re… Continue reading Why we succumb to micro control

It could be the most diabolical disclosure ever made

It could be the most diabolical disclosure ever made. The lives of billions were wrecked for nothing. Public health experts have conceded that Covid may be a permanent part of our lives. A pandemic has become endemic. They locked us up, to give the virus nowhere to spread – something never tried before. We expected… Continue reading It could be the most diabolical disclosure ever made

Which of the two will decide South Africa’s fate: the Rebbe’s blessing or the Torah’s curse?

The curse on South Africa Mr Koppel Bacher of Johannesburg had an audience in 1987 with the Lubavicher Rebbe at 770 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. Was there a message, he asked the Rebbe, that he could he take back to his community? It was teetering on a precipice. Revolution beckoned. Public violence was the order of… Continue reading Which of the two will decide South Africa’s fate: the Rebbe’s blessing or the Torah’s curse?