I've been giving this blog some thought and I have decided that I want to make a few changes. This should not effect the way anyone participates here, really, but I've decided that I want to post less and what I do post to be more contemplative and less reactionary.
The way I did before was simply to post brief, daily pieces based mainly on what I was seeing within Daily Kos I-P, as well as I-P news events, more generally.
My thesis, which I stand by, is that the progressive-left as a movement, as well as the grassroots / netroots of the Democratic party, has betrayed their Jewish friends through welcoming an anti-Zionist and Israel hating contingent within Democratic party ranks. Therefore Jews should leave both that movement and that political party so as not to be taken for granted.
This is very much still my position, because it strikes me as undeniable... unaddressed, but undeniable. It is undeniable that the Democratic party has an anti-Zionist element as part of its constituency.
The reason that I was constantly linking back to Daily Kos was because I was providing evidence for the cornerstone of my argument. The Democratic party does contain an anti-Zionist Israel hating element and, here, look at what this guy has to say. That was the point. The point was to show the amazing hatred and pure nonsense that gets spouted about the Jewish state on a daily basis within progressive-left circles.
What continues to surprise me, however, is how unwilling anyone is to really refute my very simple and very obvious argument. No one is really telling me that I am wrong on my central claim, they just refuse to accept the obvious conclusion and they generally do not want to discuss it. They are evading the obvious, but one cannot evade the obvious forever.
Reality will not allow.
It is obvious that the progressive-left has an anti-Zionist constituency and it is therefore also obvious that this is unhealthy for Jewish people and their children. This is just basic common sense. It therefore follows that Jews should leave the progressive-left. Or, at the very least, this is one perfectly reasonable conclusion to be drawn.
It is certainly the conclusion that I have drawn, so that we may not be taken for granted, and no one has refuted that conclusion. I wonder why? There are, after all, arguments to be made for reform and I would expect someone who cares about the Democratic party to make that argument and yet no one ever did.
In any case, going forward I intend to operate on the principle that sometimes less is more. I will therefore limit my own writings to one or two pieces a week, which I hope to be a tad more contemplative than simply informing you that this person, or that person, is essentially a Nazi in sheep's clothing.
Part of the reason that I have pulled back a little is because once you start screaming from the mountainsides about Nazis then there is no place to go but down... unless, of course, you are Pamela Geller. Whatever anyone might want to say about Geller, she has certainly built quite a career from mountainside screaming.
Good for her.
Also, my regular readership will notice that I deleted about a gazillion blog posts and readers' comments along with it. I hope that this has not put anyone's nose out of joint, but I very much feel like I want to start fresh. It's actually kind of funny. Yesterday as I began the process of dismantling this joint I got an email from a friend of mine who says, "Hey, Karma, your blog is melting!"
Yes, it most certainly was.
And with that we launch Israel Thrives Part Deux and I very much hope you guys will drop in and give us your thoughts.
By the way, tomorrow morning, bright and early, Laurie and I are on Lake Chabot, just south of Oakland, on the hunt for catfish. They say it may rain, which should be good for the fishing.
Although, I must say that there are few things in this world more ridiculous than standing on the shore of a lake during a complete downpour with a fishing rod in your hand... and, yet!