No Jews allowed

Saudi Arabia plans to set up a national council for tourism to promote the country in world markets. But on the Supreme Commission for Tourism’s website is a list of those who will not be allowed in the county.

* An Israeli passport holder or a passport that has an Israeli arrival/departure stamp.

* Those who don’t abide by the Saudi traditions concerning appearance and behaviors.

* Those under the influence of alcohol … .

* Jews

Here’s a thought. If Mel Gibson was truly a Jew hater – which is the original term for which the German Judenhassener substituted the less obvious term anti-semite – wouldn’t he, like the true anti-semites, ban Jews from his film? Also, he sure seems to have chosen a strange profession in which to avoid Jews.

Blue flag rising

Frank Gaffney writes on NRO: John Kerry wants a world in which the United Nations calls the shots and U.S. freedom of action, in the absence of the U.N.’s permission, is sharply circumscribed. Most Americans recognize that this would be a formula for disaster — a world in which the lowest-common-multilateral-denominator would routinely trump, and often jeopardize, our security interests.

President George W. Bush’s supporters believe that he rejects this Kerry-Clinton worldview. They look forward to a national election in which voters get to choose between his Reaganesque philosophy of peace through American strength and Kerry’s U.N. uber alles. So why would the Bush administration be pushing for the ratification of a treaty that will make a giant leap towards John Kerry’s world?

Occam’s Razor would suggest that this is because George Delano doesn’t actually reject this Kerry-Clinton worldview. You see, George Delano is a politician, and politicians have this habit of saying things that they do not, in fact, mean.

LOST creates the International Seabed Authority (ISA) — a supranational organization with unprecedented powers. These include the power to: regulate seven-tenths of the world’s surface area, levy international taxes, impose production quotas (for deep-sea mining, oil production, etc.), govern ocean research and exploration, and create a multinational court to render and enforce its judgments. Some even aspire to giving the U.N. some of our warships so it can have “blue hulls” — to go along with its “blue helmets” — to ensure that the ISA’s edicts are obeyed.

If he supports this treaty, the president will make it very clear that he has more interest in UN sovereignty than he does in defending the national interests of the United States. Once the UN tax arrives, global government will soon follow.

Good onya, Mr. Gibson

‘Passion’ Nails $26,556,573 on First Day. Audiences are rushing to see The Passion of the Christ at a record pace. The media frenzy and the religious fervor have contributed to the third biggest Wednesday bow ever

I rather doubt that independently producing a massively successful film without any help from the industry is going to harm Mel Gibson’s career in the least, regardless of what the New York Times might wish.

And it’s interesting to note the comments of various Hollywood gentlemen, presumably of Jewish extraction: Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, the principals of DreamWorks, have privately expressed anger over the film, said an executive close to the two men. The chairmen of two other major studios said they would avoid working with Mr. Gibson because of “The Passion of the Christ” and the star’s remarks surrounding its release. Neither of the chairmen would speak for attribution, but as one explained: “It doesn’t matter what I say. It’ll matter what I do. I will do something. I won’t hire him. I won’t support anything he’s part of. Personally that’s all I can do.”

I hope we learn who this particular chairman is. Once we find out, I think it will be interesting to see his reaction once Christians demonstrate that they’d prefer to demonstrate solidarity with Mr. Gibson than with this self-righteous, small-minded and officious prig. Sometimes it’s not hard to figure out why Jews often appear have so many enemies and so few friends. I have a feeling this man will be eating his words soon enough.

But as Rod Dreher of the Dallas Morning News points out, its rather strange that while it’s not okay to blacklist people working under the direct orders of Josef Stalin for the destruction of the United States, it’s perfectly okay to blacklist a Christian who takes his faith so seriously that he spends $25 million to give everyone the chance to witness an interpretation ofJesus Christ’s sacrifice.