Well Tone... usually you and I get along (5+ / 0-)
so I will be sociable.
I came into this diary in attack mode, not for the diary itself which does raise some possibly good discussion points but for the Nazi Analogies that were made, uprated and not dealt with. Please understand that this is incredibly offensive to me as a Jew. To compare Israeli Jews to Nazis is a horrible thing yet... people do it and their big complaint off course is not that it is not true but that it leads to "unhelpful conversation".
In reality, Nazi references should be banned not because they don't help conversation but because they are hate speech of the highest order. No matter how much one hates Israel - they don't even begin to approach the horror of Nazi Germany. Only the most vicious of people would suggest they do. Analogies between Nazi Germany and Present day Israel are lies spread by only those incredibly weak minded fools who want to make a point (and yes, Israelis and Jews can be that stupid) for gullible idiots who are unaware of the true horror that was the shoah.
So... I was incredibly offended by this. I was also shocked that the diarist (an Israeli Jew and social activist) would turn a blind eye to this hatred. I honestly can't understand how he could do that.
So there is where I am coming from. What really is disturbing is that generally Team-P with exceptions seems not to understand why I would be so angry and respond like I did. I wonder if someone made similar comments regarding Palestinians or Arabs how they would feel.
Think on it.
Live the freakin' dream
by volleyboy1 on Tue Oct 04, 2011 at 10:26:35 PM
I would take it a step farther and suggest that calling Jews Nazis, or calling Israel something akin to Nazi Germany, is essentially the blood libel and is the kind of thing that can easily result in violence.
But again, remember, this is coming from the Left.
There is an element on the Left, within the Democratic Party, that is essentially laying the ground for a potential future genocide of the Jews.
Will it pan out to genocide? Probably not.
Are they trying their damndest to defame the Jews and thereby bring it about? You bet they are.
They may not think of it in those terms, but neither did the Nazis. Your average Nazi, much like your average progressive, did not think that their words would result in genocide and war, but justice. Just as many contemporary progressives think their defamation of the Jews is about justice, so most Nazis thought that their defamation of the Jews was also about justice.
Just as the Nazis thought that the Jewish people were bad, so contemporary progressives are convinced that the Jewish state is likewise bad.
What the progressive-left is doing is nothing new. It's the same thing that we face every generation, although it is coming from an unexpected direction this time. When I was growing up we all pretty much thought that anti-Jewish racism was more or less over except for the fringe hard-right of skin heads and neo-Nazis.
You can only imagine my surprise when I got on-line and realized that this time the pure hatred was coming out of the Left.
What a shame.