|Responding to a Zionist Advocate
||[Aug. 24th, 2011|09:40 am]
|[||Tags|||||apartheid, csa, democracy, divine right theocracy, free speech, gil troy, israel, jewish state, jim crow, nazi, segregation, supremacy, usa, zionism||]|
I came across this interesting article in the Jerusalem Post:
"A Zionist advocacy timetable for the next five weeks", by GIL TROY, published 08/23/2011.
Here's the online address:
The JPost says this about Professor Troy: The writer is Professor of History at McGill University and a Shalom Hartman Research Fellow in Jerusalem.
The author of Why I Am A Zionist: Israel, Jewish Identity and the Challenges of Today, his next book will be The Big Red Lie: Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Zionism is Racism, and the Fall of the UN.
I like to refute erroneous academics, professional zealots, insufferable intellectuals and pompous pundits whenever possible, so I composed and submitted a brief rebuttal to Dr. Gil Troy's published article. But it appears that my post has been banned.
Earlier in the week, my online comments were posted on the JPost Talkback boards without any "moderation". Then my posted comments started to be deleted, though the reactions to those deleted comments remained. My replies to my critics were then sent to a "moderator" and most were banned.
I believe that I obeyed the JPost's Terms of Service, but my submitted rebuttal to Gil Troy's article was directed to a "moderator" and it never came out the other end. I re-submitted this comment, but it has not appeared onlne. Could it be that honest but unpopular feedback is verboten at the JPost?
It seems that, contrary to popular belief, free speech in Israel is "moderated", and may be banned, if one says too much. The Israelis seem to tolerate, if not demand a controlled media environment. I suppose that can be expected in a nation that is constantly at war with the Arabs of Palestine.
Oddly, The Jerusalem Post allows all sorts of mean-spirited name-calling and ad hominem attacks between online posters, but "politically incorrect" commentary is eschewed.
Here is the text of my banned comment:
Dr. Gil Troy sez; "We should also think about what unites Israel and the US as sister democracies, focusing on the values that Islamists and dictators abhor." (End quote.)
Uh, sorry professor, but the Jewish state in Palestine shares the values of the Old Confederacy, the CSA, not the values of the USA today.
State-sponsored segregation, (Jim Cow in the Southern US), has been illegal in the USA for over fifty years; but state-sponsored segregation in E Jerusalem and the W Bank is alive and well - it is also US sponsored and US defended, though such activity would be illegal in the US.
These newly trumpeted Israeli housing starts, on occupied Arab lands, are for Jews Only; but the US media never refer to them in that manner.
Jews Only housing is supremacist by nature...that's apartheid - like it, or not, that's what it is. Supremacist notions are no longer in style, Doctor Troy.
Zionism, as you explain it here, is faith-based and it is ethnicity-based; but you insist that it's not "race-based". If Jews are a "people", as you claim, isn't that another way of saying that the Jews are a "race"? Deodorizing euphemisms aside, apartheid Zionism still stinks.
Dr. Troy, your rant here is sadly reminiscent of Nazi propaganda directed at the Jews in the 30's; the only substantive difference is that your hate speech is directed against the Arabs of Palestine, not Germany's Jews.
One more thing, you Zionists should remember that Israel's "right to exist" is based upon a single UN General Assembly Resolution; if the UN is not legit, neither is the Jewish state. Perhaps, you, like so many others believe that Israel's "right to exist" is divinely sanctioned. If so, the Jewish state is a Divine Right theocracy, not a "sister democracy". You can't have it both ways, sir.