(1 comments) Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Senator Schumer's Divine Mission
since both American and Israeli leaders seek to meld nationalist passions with religion, we must recognize that religion too can be a refuge for scoundrels. Of course, that does not mean that all religious folks are such. Rather, it means that scoundrels can find it quite useful to use religion, just like patriotism, as a cover for immoral and criminal behavior.
(26 comments) Saturday, May 4, 2019 Making Progressives The Enemy
Zionists are hell-bent on moving the world backwards: back to the days when racist conquest was mistaken for the spread of civilization, when efforts to institutionalize standards of human and civil rights were seen as impingements on sovereignty, back to the days when no one gave a second thought to oppressed peoples (including oppressed Jews).
(5 comments) Monday, April 22, 2019 The Struggle For Our Future
We are in a decisive struggle that will determine the shape of our future. Will it be reactionary or progressive in nature? Organized conservatism has evolved into a reactionary force throughout much of the West, and the hard-fought-for, progressive aspects of our world are in serious danger. The fate of Donald Trump, the U.S.'s ersatz Mussolini, in the 2020 election might be a pivotal moment in this struggle.
Friday, April 12, 2019 Are Democracy and Despotic Racism Compatible?
what is the legacy of Zionism? The establishment of genuine democracy in the Middle East? Is it even the realization of a haven for the world's Jews against the next Holocaust? No, it is neither of these. It is rather the melding of an elitist pseudo-democracy with racist despotism -- the realization of an elitist fortress from which Israel maintains distinctly undemocratic control of a hinterland full of conquered people.
(4 comments) Sunday, March 31, 2019 God and U.S. Foreign Policy
God is back at work in support of the foreign policy of the United States. In fact, this time around, God has apparently gone so far as to rig the 2016 U.S. presidential election (and you thought it was the Russians!) in order to assure Donald Trump's election. And why did the deity do so? To protect Israel from the bad guys in Teheran.
Friday, March 22, 2019 Israel's Tragic But Predictable "Migration" to the Right
Unless a majority of Israeli Jews are willing to go the route of South Africa and renounce their program of discriminatory dominion over millions of non-Jews, they have nowhere else to go but head-first into the hell that is the racist right.
(10 comments) Monday, March 4, 2019 Anti-Semitism vs. Anti-Zionism in France
Anti-Semitism is nothing new in France. It is embedded in a certain French self-image that is, in the end, reluctant to allow entry to anyone not deemed truly French, be they Muslims or Jews. Unless French leaders are willing to challenge this cultural puritanism, they will find anti-Semitism, and other forms of xenophobic passions, poisoning their national life for the indefinite future.
(6 comments) Friday, February 22, 2019 To Fight Ignorance, Tell the Right Story
Technologically advanced storytelling has now been with us for a century and thus the genie, so to speak, is out of the bottle. Unless we want to follow Plato's suggestion and ban such presentations altogether, we can't prevent their occasional misuse. That being the case, we might as well put this ability to good purposes as well. Saving the planet and keeping our kids healthy seem to qualify.
(1 comments) Monday, January 14, 2019 Amos Oz and the Real Israel
Amos Oz's ambition was to define, or more accurately, redefine, the Israeli character. The effort was an expression of his idealism which, despite all evidence to the contrary, told him that the present state of Zionist Israel could be reversed and humanized -- made more benign through an underpinning of what he called "humanistic Jewish culture."
Monday, December 31, 2018 Doing International Business With Criminals
Given our economic culture, no one should be surprised that the language the consultants, and the rest of us, presently speak is "a late-capitalist language." This language "narrows our conceptual horizons" and thereby "makes it more difficult to conceive alternative ways of organizing our economy and society."
Saturday, December 22, 2018 Argument and Counter-Argument
The arguments used by the Zionists to defend their policies and practices have been quite consistent. This can't be because they are convincing, since they are clearly losing the battle for public opinion. It may be that being a dogmatist simply robs you of any originality and flexibility.
(5 comments) Tuesday, December 11, 2018 What the Marc Lamont Hill Affair Really Tells us About Zionist Goals
Destruction is the Zionists' strategic goal and the attack on Marc Lamont Hill and others like him is dictated by the tactics they have chosen to use toward that end. That is really what is going on, and it is important that as many people as possible become aware of just what is at stake here. In terms of human rights we all should start thinking of ourselves as potential Palestinians.
(8 comments) Sunday, December 2, 2018 Just How Corrupt Is The American Soul?
there was the remarkable effort to spread international law following the debacle that was World War II. And, one might hope against hope, that these humanitarian moments represent the accumulation of precedents that may underpin a better future. As long as things like civil rights and international law are possibilities we can't give up on them.
(3 comments) Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Fraying Principles
The fraying of principles related to human rights that now pervades U.S. politics and particularly the liberals' readiness to acquiesce in the denial of other people's rights, speaks to a significant devaluing of conscience and an unconscionable shallowness when it comes to ethical judgement. These newly elected Democrats are stepping into a struggle for the political soul of their party.
(1 comments) Sunday, November 4, 2018 A Tale Of Two Massacres
Today the U.S. is in the midst of a cultural civil war waged by those who would destroy that progress. In other words, here things are in flux and a culture infused with human and civil rights is still an option. Indeed, taking that option is the real way of "making America great again."
Sunday, October 28, 2018 The Climate Crisis Is Back In The News
The prospect of drastic climate change is back in the news. But, for all too many people it is just that, a news item. It is like other eye-grabbing stories: a bit scary, but also happening somewhere else and at some other time. If you happen to be at that other place or approximate to that time, things get more immediate, more real. But otherwise it is theory.
(1 comments) Thursday, October 18, 2018 Israel's "Psychological Obstacles to Peace"
Israeli leaders have produced an artificial political and psychological environment that identifies national security with the avoidance of peace. All Israeli governments have played this propaganda game because all of them have been and still are more interested in land than peace.
Monday, August 6, 2018 Food Theft as a Form of Cultural Genocide
Despite the decades of ongoing conflict that has been grist for the mill of mass media, there are still millions of Americans, and others too, who know little about the cultural genocide of the Palestinians.
(1 comments) Monday, July 23, 2018 The Faulty Logic Behind the Zionist Attack on BDS
To date, some 25 U.S. states have tried to outlaw BDS, even though, as an infringement of free speech, their efforts are clearly unconstitutional. In this case lobby power proves more compelling than either the U.S. constitution or logic.
(1 comments) Monday, July 9, 2018 Reality Remake
Historical facts such as the Zionist "Plan Dalet" and the ethnic cleansing it promoted in 1948 are essentially deleted from history.