My God! It’s so convenient, isn’t it? Take a fledgling nation occupied by people from all corners of the world, give them a persecution complex that allows them to get away with similar mass murder as they themselves once suffered, and call it – Israel. Then, dare to complain about their treatment of the neighbors.
What will they call you? An Anti-Semite!
This writer is not an anti-Semite. In fact, he’s not an anti-anything, provided that is the “anything” is contained within personal belief and not thrust down the throats of those not wishing to hear it, or used as a stick to beat those with dissimilar views. Unfortunately, members of the so-called “Jewish lobby”, a group determined to keep America firmly allied to Israel, despite the latter’s almost Nazi-like persecution of those whose land it usurped, are only too ready and willing to smear the good name of anyone daring to criticize Jewish Israeli practices, and the readiness of America to cuddle up in what is obviously a violation of all that is humane and reasonable.
John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, two eminent US scholars, have recently found themselves the subjects of just such a smear. Even US presidential hopeful, Barack Obama, was quick to join the attack.
Last year, the two academics wrote a London Review of Books essay on the Israel Lobby. They were castigated by the Washington Post, who described their work as anti-Semitic; by William Kristol, who called it “anti-Judaism”, while the New York Sun compared them to the white supremacist, David Duke. All of which simply serves as an example of the depths of depravity plumbed by US commentators and journalists.
Mearsheimer and Walt have now expanded their essay into a book. Once again, their reputations are being dragged over the coals by a pro-Jewish gutter press hell-bent on stamping out any criticism of Israel, even when the analysis is fair, balanced, and obvious to all not constrained by the blinkers of imposed Semitic disapproval.
It really is time to bury the Holocaust, particularly its use as an excuse to perpetrate crimes against humanity. Mearsheimer and Walt have had the courage to stand up and criticize a deplorable section of the Washington powerbase deliberately using its influence with the American government to foster its own self-centered ends in the Middle East, while utilizing methods to subjugate its neighbors that have long been condemned by the United Nations.
If daring to criticize Israeli inhumanity is anti-Semitic, then Sparrow Chat is proud to be called Anti-Semitic. In fact, the Israel lobby is using the fear and psycho-blackmail of anti-semitism to further its nefarious ends. The term “anti-Semitic” has, thanks to the Israeli lobby, become synonymous with Nazism and Fascism. In its base form it undoubtedly is, but some members of the Jewish community have pushed the phrase a step further, utilizing it to cover any criticism of Jewish/Israeli policies; conjuring a slur that stifles honest debate. It is impossible to assume this a less than deliberate, connived, device.
Mearsheimer and Walt have taken a courageous step by publishing their book. Sparrow Chat is happy to support them. It is hoped that at least some Americans will do the same.
Guardian report on Mearsheimer and Walt available HERE.
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