Saturday, August 20, 2016

A comment at Mondoweiss. I wasted too much time there, but this one's worth saving.
I realized why Phil Weiss annoys me so much, and why this site annoys me. Weiss argues as an assimilated Jew who pretends anti-Semitism no longer exists in the west. He leaves Jewish insecurity and anger to the Zionists. He leaves the memory of the Holocaust to them as well. Weiss et al. allow for Arab and Palestinian anger but render Jews at best earnest supporters of Palestinian rights.

Jews have been a persecuted minority in the west as elsewhere. After 1945 Zionists used European guilt to ease the conquest of Palestine. All my references above describe the transformation of Jews from a persecuted ethnic/religious minority in Europe to proud European colonialists. The transformation is perverse, and Phil Weiss and his cohorts are no less perverse than Eli Yishai: “Muslims that arrive here do not even believe that this country belongs to us, to the white man.” And Yishai’s family is from Tunisia. By Zionist logic even Tunisian Jews are white!

Herzl: “We want to emigrate as a respected people”.
Respected by white Europeans, the torturers of Jews. Yishai has inherited Herzl’s self-hatred. I haven’t. I support Palestinians not out of some abstract sense of sympathy but from a shared history of oppression. Israel is European colonialism, full stop. And although I think I said this already, the closest parallel to Israel is Liberia, a state built on conquest. The African natives,”uncivilized” “unchristian”, didn’t get the vote until the 1960s. Liberia was founded as Israel was, on expulsion and Jim Crow.
various repeats. "They're letting a Jew in the building"

Weiss has annoyed me for years, and more recently Blumenthal. Kissinger worked for Nixon; Blumenthal's father works for the Clintons. He knows Clinton's history; why would he assume either Clinton would be any better about Jews than blacks?

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." Frederick Douglass

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