Re: How a "Nerdy Jewish Apocolyptic Cabaret Rap." might cause World War Three
- From: "菩薩" <psychedelictourist@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 18 Mar 2007 03:16:39 -0700
oh good.... a conspiracy...
The decision to send Tea Packs to Eurovision did endure some
controversy. Some say teenage pop star Liel lost out on her
opportunity to represent the country because of her look. Anastasia
Michaeli, a TV presenter on Israel's main Russian-language station,
said in January that she urged the committee not to choose a musician
who "looks Arab". Her comment engendered immediate condemnation from
the ADL and some of her fellow panelists.
The storm clouds gather .....
RFERL.ORG REPORTS: Iranian state-run television today condemned
Israel's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest -- a song about nuclear
war -- as an "insult" to Iran. The report said the song, called "Push
The Button" by the band Teapacks, was clearly directed against
President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, and therefore insulting to Iran. On
March 14, Eurovision's organizers -- the European Broadcasting Union
-- said the controversial song would not be barred ahead of the finals
in Helsinki in May.
HAARETZ.COM REPORTS: The Palestinians are exploring the possibility of
participating in the Eurovision Song Contest next year, a Danish
diplomat said Thursday. Two companies for artistic development, the
Danish Superflex and the Palestinian Sabreen, have signed an agreement
to lobby among Eurovision member states for the idea, and to help the
Palestine Broadcasting Corp. with technical preparations, said Rolf
Holmboe, a Danish diplomat in the West Bank. The contest is held once
a year, with European nations each sending a performer chosen in a
national competition. This year's contest will be held in Helsinki,
Finland. Israel has participated for years, and the contest is also
popular in the Palestinian areas.
Scandal at Miss Israel 2007 Pageant
It is rare that pageants pass without a scandal, so this one is no
exception. Several men, including her uncles, wanted to kill one of
the contesters in the Miss Israel pageant, Angelina Fares, from the
Druza region, because she took part in the pageant. She changed her
name from Doaa because of the pageant and is now hiding in her home
afraid to even pick up the telephone. A police investigation is
At the contest, the group Teapacks played their song “Push the
Button”, which is the Israeli candidate for the Eurovision song
Why shouldn't "Push the Button" be allowed when past Eurovision
winners have included airy pacifist surrender tripe like "400
Balloons" which won a few years before the Berlin Wall came down.
"All he does is quit, surrender and apologize"
- Slaughterhouse Five
How a "Nerdy Jewish Apocolyptic Cabaret Rap." might cause World War
Maybe this dosen't look like the assassination of Archduke Franz
Ferdinand - yet! But things could get ugly, fast!!
"And I don't wanna die, I wanna see the flowers bloom, don't wanna go
Jews Slammed: Don't Push da Button!
Eurovision 'Armageddon' in Israel
Nothat airy pacifist surrender tripe stranger to contest controversy with the first trans-sexual winner
Israelis have voted overwhelmingly for a song about nuclear
annihilation as their country's entry in this year's Eurovision Song
Push the Button is widely thought to be a response to Iran's nuclear
ambitions and the Islamic republic's fiery president, Mahmoud
Teapacks, the song's performers, say it is their role to stir up
The song appears to reflect a widespread Israeli view that Iran's
nuclear programme is a threat to the Jewish state's very existence.
Teapacks - Push the button (Eurovision 2007 Song)
Eurovision Song Contest organizers said yesterday they might ban this
year's Israeli entry, Push the Button, because of its 'inappropriate'
political message. The song, to be performed at the contest in
Helsinki in May, overwhelmingly won Israel's competition Wednesday. It
is sung in English, French and Hebrew by the group, Teapacks, and
seemingly refers indirectly to Iran's nuclear ambitions and its hard-
line leader, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Said Kjell Ekholm, a contest organizer
"It's absolutely clear that this kind of message is not appropriate
for the competition. We'll have all the delegation leaders here in
Helsinki next week, and I'm sure we'll talk about this case within the
EBU (European Broadcasting Union) group."
Band members describe the ban as absurd claiming it had nothing to do
"The lyrics of the song refer to demonic and crazy rulers, and say
that he's gonna blow us up to ... kingdom come,"
This is their MySpace page.
"Us Jews have always excelled at black humor to get through tough
times. I'm glad to see the tradition continue, but I would rather the
necessity of it disappear. "
So what's the sound?
"Nerdy Jewish Apocolyptic Cabaret Rap."
"Kurt Weill meets IDF Hip Hop Metal"
So why are Eurovision trying to ban the song?
i) It can't be because songs about the bomb are banned because
In 1982 a Finnish band entered with a song against the neutron bomb
and was allowed to compete. The 1982 Eurovision Song Contest took
place in Harrogate's Conference Center and was hosted by Jan Leeming.
18 countries participated, Finland came last with a protest song
against neutron bombs
ii) It can't be the political lyrics because
The lyrics and premise behind the 2005 song by Green Jolly, of the
Ukraine, speaking about the Orange Revolution, were overtly political.
Here are the lyrics - preprare to be outraged, scandalised, shocked
horrified etc etc
iii) Is it cos they is Jewish?
Lyrics to "Push the Button"
Prepare to be outraged, scandalised, shocked horrified etc etc
The world is full of terror
If someone makes an error
He's gonna blow us up to biddy biddy kingdom come
There are some crazy rulers they hide and try to fool us
With demonic, technologic willingness to harm
They're gonna push the button
push the button push the bu push the bu push the button
Il ya plein de souffrance
Dans les rues il y a trop de violence
Et on a beaucoup de chance d'être vivant même pas blessés.
Avancement tactique de régime fanatique
Situation tragique qui me met les larmes aux yeux
And I don't want to die
I want to see the flowers bloom
Don't want a go capoot ka boom
And I don't want to cry
I wanna have a lot of fun
Just sitting in the sun
He's gonna push the button
push the button push the bu push the bu push the button
The HEBREW PART
messages blow up on me
missiles are flying and fall on me too
cops and thieves run over me
jump on me, stick to me
god, god answer me god
this nightmare is too long
(In hebrew israeli style)
im hardly alive yet everyone is targeting me
it may be to early to sing that I gave you my life
wiw wiw, police
wiw wiw rescue team
here it is in the pre (pre eurovision), a song without (that is not
red is not just a color, its more like blood
again I hold my breath in my heart
so my soul does not depart now
here is war, here is the soul
boom boom that's whats going on
between a rocket & matchet, between a witness & reporter
between scandal & abducted, between the rain and the drought
escalation getting up the stairs and catching a ride
nothing, nothing that's what everyone does
extremists push further and officers become serious
the naives are waiting, waiting for the data
and reply: everyone is helplessly hesitant
a demonic world sees us as a chess pieces
as champions with (casino) chips deciding what will be
conducted stagnantly, a boat full of water
everyone is drinking and toasting, drowning side by side
might this be too pungent, should sing a song of palms, a desert song
Im still alive alive alive and if it keeps being terrifying
only then I will say
I'm gonna push the button
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