Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Restatement of the Fundamental Argument


The progressive movement, and the activist base of the Democratic Party, creates and supports venues that demonize and defame the Jewish state, thereby also creating hatred toward the Jewish people.

Among political blogs such venues include Daily Kos, the Huffington Post, and the UK Guardian.

These venues do not generally criticize Israel, but dehumanize that country.

For this reason, among others, the progressive movement, and the activist base of the Democratic Party, undermines the well-being and safety of Jews around the world, sometimes resulting in violence toward us.

Therefore, as a matter of common sense and basic human decency, Jews should leave the progressive movement and the Democratic Party as we seek to build alternative political structures that are not home to toxic anti-Semitic anti-Zionists, who would see us robbed of self-determination and self-defense.


Let it also be noted that the above does not necessarily represent a consensus among people who participate here, include the frontpagers. It strikes me as an entirely reasonable argument and conclusion, despite the fact that many people would consider it more than a little contentious.



  1. Some think that unless one vociferously condemns your argument it makes the Republican. This is an incredibly  simplistic approach.

    I believe there is opportunity to discredit the elements of the Democratic Party that foment hatred toward Israel and even Jews. The self-proclaimed "Progressives" perhaps not.

    I also believe that Obama's actions are fair game for criticism, in the Democratic tradition, especially when it has implications for human rights. 

    That said, the sooner that this matter is not determined predominantly by partisanship, the better.

  2. I just think that it is time for creative thinking around old issues.

    Oslo is dead, School.  

    It was not all that long ago when I was saying that the Palestinians need to get to the table in order to bang out that final agreement.  Now, after looking into the history, it is clear to me that the Palestinian Arab leadership, from the Mufti to today, has never had any intention whatsoever of living in peace next to a Jewish state.

    It's been nothing but no, no, no, no, and no.

    The big mistake that progressive Zionists make is in thinking that if only we could rip 300,000 Jews out of their homes in the west bank, then they'd make peace with us.

    So, really, who is delusional?

  3. The big problem is how in the end to address it.

    I mean, who wants to advocate war?

    How do you make peace with those who want to kill you?

    I have no good answers, other than making it hard for them, not accommodating, on every feasible level that communicates resolve, and that they will not prevail.

    I agree that the history makes their intentions clear.

    I agree that many PZs are in denial about the troubling intent of Israel's enemies, who also direct ire at Jews and all of the West.

    Even if they are somehow hesitant to discuss the religious basis for Islamic imperialism and Islam's enmity for Jews and non-believers, PZs should not disparage others that do make the historical  connection. Calling them "Islamophobes" and the like is what Mondoweiss or MB front groups like CAIR do in an attempt to hide behind the facade of human rights and anti-discrimination. Those that support Israel should not fall into that trap.