Israel (0+ / 0-)The U.S. has increased its “watchfulness” of Iran and Israel
The last time the U.S. was "watchful" of Israel, Israel attacked the U.S. Navy technical research ship, the USS Liberty, in 1967, killed 34 American sailors and wounded 170, then lied about it.
Remind me...why do we send $3,000,000,000 dollars of our tax money to Israel every year? Oh--I see, politicians buying votes from American Jews. And, of course, the reason the Republicons are so strong in support of Israel is simply to get American Jewish contributors away from the Democratic Party.
by KLS on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 06:58:46 AM PDT
What I am trying to get people like my friend Reuven to understand is that the kind of thing that we read above is both common and acceptable on the progressive-left. We see this kind of stuff daily throughout the progressive blogosphere. In truth, Daily Kos, for all its anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism, and acceptance of anti-Semitic anti-Zionism, is considerably more reasonable and benevolent than, say, the Huffington Post which is truly vile.
But anti-Zionism, with its attendant anti-Semitism, are acceptable forms of discourse around the progressive-left table, which is why I insist that the progressive-left, as a movement, has betrayed its Jewish constituency.
This is the message, more than any other, that needs to be conveyed to the American Jewish public because it is relevant and because it also happens to be true.
My position is that, therefore, Jewish people and people who care about the Jewish state should boycott the progressive movement, if not the Democratic party.
fizziks has questioned why, if my issue is with the progressive movement, I single out the Democratic party. The reason for that, of course, is that in the United States the Democratic party is the home of the progressive movement. I do not think this should be a particularly controversial position. Most progressives are Democrats and Jewish people should not allow themselves to be taken for granted by either that movement or that party.
I say that we go independent or vote for the Republican party or vote for the Whigs, perhaps, but stay the hell away from Democrats, at least for this cycle. Breaking Jewish people of their Democratic party crack pipe is not going to be either quick or easy, but definitely needs to be accomplished.
btw, in the comments to that diary, written by one of the more vicious anti-Semitic anti-Zionists, we also read this:
I'm not worried about Iran (6+ / 0-)
I'm more worried about an insane, supposed "ally"
Progressive Candidate Obama (now - Nov 6, 2012)
Bipartisan Obama returns (Nov 7, 2012)
by The Dead Man on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 04:34:25 AM PDT
So this "progressive" is not worried about Iran, which is a self-proclaimed enemy of the United States that is actively seeking nuclear weaponry, but is instead concerned about the Jewish state which he casually proclaims to be "insane" and not really an ally.
Y'know, Israelis have been under siege since the 1920s, yet they have managed, against all odds, not only to survive, but to prosper, yet "progressives" just loathe and despise the Jewish state.
I find it more than unjust. I find it despicable.
Progressives blame Jews for the attacks against us like the ayatollahs blame women for rape.