Closing Thought–23Aug18

Before I start with the meat of this post……they say that blondes make up about 8% of the population and it looks like most of them work for FOX News…….so a comment made by an anchor on FOX makes perfect sense…..

Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt asserted on Thursday that America is “great” because it “defeated communist Japan.”

“We want to know what you think,” Earhardt said. “We defeated communist Japan, radical Islamists. We ask our men and our women to go overseas to fight for our country and sacrifice so much for this great country so that we can be the land of the free, the land of the brave.”

(FOX News)

Have you ever read an article that made you say to yourself….”No Sh*t”!…after reading?

Well the other day I found one that was a big No Sh*t for me…..

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a “defining moment in the annals of Zionism and the annals of the state of Israel” when the Knesset enacted earlier this month a basic law (having constitutional status in Israel) making the right of national self-determination “unique to the Jewish people” and not applicable to all citizens. The law further enshrined religiously based discrimination, including a clause that points to priority for Jewish-only communities by declaring “the development of Jewish settlement as a national value” and promising “to encourage and promote its establishment and consolidation.”

The law has been a subject of much controversy in Israel. It passed the Knesset by the narrow margin of sixty-two to fifty-five. Opponents argue that it constitutes a step away from democracy. But this was one more item on the agenda of the ruling right-wing coalition that, given the rightward move in Israeli politics in recent years, the coalition was able to push through.

Again….No Sh*t!

Activist such as myself have been saying this for decades and few were listening……now the world is starting to see what I and others having been harping…Israel has NEVER been this shining democracy of the Middle East.

Of course Israel does not subscribe to these rights…….


11 thoughts on “Closing Thought–23Aug18

  1. Communist Japan? How stupid can it get over there?
    Israel is fast becoming a Far Right state intent on establishing some kind of racial and religious superiority.
    Sound familiar?
    And why do people keep confusing the worldwide Jewish religion with the politics of Israel?
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. 1. I don’t think blondes corner any market on being stupid. Or else how would you explain Sara Palin and Michelle Bachman?

    Right Wing Judaism, Right Wing Christianity, Right Wing Islam…what do they all have in common? If you said “extremist versions of each respective religion blended with politics and a powerful need to move away from democratic values” you would be correct.

    Theocratic states are forming; this should have been evident as far back as the 1970’s with the rise of theocratic fascist states in the Middle East (Iran, Afghanistan). You would think people would have seen how that has worked out for the Middle East where Islamic extremists got militant and sectarian, and started killing each other long before they decided to get back to the business of killing infidels for meddling in their business and their back yards again.

    You would think Israel would have learned how not to behave in polite company given their own first hand experiences with fascism, but in the end, no one is immune apparently to the idea of being the “racially superior” Super People.

    It will likely be the same here too; Christianity will first go after the atheists, satanists, and various pagan groups, then against the Catholics and then who knows where it will go from there between the rest of the Protestant sects. Someone will come out the dominant group and the rest will suffer. It’s like a mental virus this need for racial, religious, political superiority.

    Most likely it will end up killing us all (its certainly taking its toll on the planet, maybe the planet will get revenge), but none of us have any business whatsoever dying surprised.


    1. That is kind of a pessimist view. Don’t see that coming from where I sit.
      But I agree the planet will have the last revenge. Some time in the future. Not as far in the future as most of us think.

  3. Old Guy,

    I personally hope so, however….how much do you know about the Middle East before the rise of this extreme sectarian Islam? How much do you know about the Right Wing and it’s foray into American politics starting around, 35-40 years ago or more now?

    How much do you know about the radicalization process and how it works, regardless of specific religious or political ideology?

    It’s not a coincidence that bigotry, especially White Nationalism seems to be going hand-in-hand with the Evangelical Movement in the U.S. and there are parallels with the rise of the Christian Right in America with the rise of the Right Wing in Iran in the late 1970’s.

      1. Really? You considered all of those matters before making your comment? I call bs on that, because if you had, you would have made a VERY different comment altogether.

        I don’t think you have any idea of just how much you DON’T know about ANY of those topics. I think if you a couple of surface sound bytes, it’s only the content whatever narrative you believe in enough to listen to, but beyond that…you don’t know squat.

        So yeah, BS.

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