This little blog is, rightfully, a modest blog.
What we are doing here, from my perspective, is simply developing an argument over time. No single entry, or "diary," is meant to be taken as definitive. They are all small bricks which, over time, are building the structure of an argument. The conclusion of this argument is that the progressive-left, as a movement, has betrayed its Jewish constituency and that the Obama administration ruined any possibility of a near-term conclusion of hostilities between the Arabs and the Jews in the Middle East, while validating Arab anti-Jewish racism.
That's the focus.
If I were to lay out what Doodad, Oldschool26, and myself have been discussing over the preceding months in the form of an outline, say for a book, it might look something like this:
Part One, The Progressive Movement:
Chapter 1: Anti-Semitic anti-Zionism
Misdiagnosing the Source of the Problem
Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and the Spreading of Anti-Semitism in the Arab World
The New Historians and Edward Said
Betrayal: The Mavi Marmara and the Red-Green Alliance
Chapter 2: The Denial of History and Ideological Silencing (Or, What You Can't Discuss):
Language and Propaganda
"Jesus Was the First Palestinian Shaheed"
Newt and the Social Construction of Palestinian National Identity
Chapter 3: The Palestinian Colonization of the Progressive Mind
Post-Modernity and Neo-Colonial Theory
The Oslo Syndrome
Friends as Enemies, Enemies as Friends
The Palestinian Narrative
Chapter 4: Embracing the Multicultural Ideal and the Betrayal of Universal Human Rights
The Betrayal of Universal Human Rights
The Betrayal of the Women of the Middle East
The Betrayal of the Gays of the Middle East
The Betrayal of the Jews of the Middle East
Part Two, Obama's Failures:
Chapter 5: Killing Oslo and Validating Arab anti-Jewish Racism
"Total Settlement Freeze"
Biden's Outrage and Hillary's Tongue-lashing
A Judenrein Palestinian State
Chapter 6: Encouraging the Jihad and Playing Ostrich
If Bush Says that it is Raining...
Chapter 7: Capitulating to Iranian Nukes
Conclusion: Moving On
Anthony Wiener and NY-09
Who Let the Jews Out? (Who? Who?)
In any case, we press ahead.