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  •  One can be critical (2+ / 0-)
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    poco, mettle fatigue

    of Israeli and American policies at the same time, can't they?
    And be supportive of struggling and oppressed populations all over the world, including the Palestinians.
    This meme that we shouldn't talk about the problems in Israel because other places are worse is the exact same argument used by right wingers when the left starts criticizing the US for some of it's foreign policy decisions.

    Your beliefs don't make you a better person. Your behavior does.

    by skohayes on Sun Jan 12, 2014 at 04:07:50 AM PST

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    •  One can be/voice criticism of the whole world (0+ / 0-)

      without necessarily rebuilding it better.  Kind of depends upon what being "supportive" means in concrete terms.

      e.g., http://www.dailykos.com/...

      Discussion of problems somewhere else in the world (whether it's a "meme" or not, I wouldn't know as I'm not involved in such things) is usually productive when rock-bottom facts are continually flowing into the conversation.  If nothing else, the resultant education tends to add new perspectives on concrete solving of our problems and expanded understanding of daily life issues everywhere.

      If there's a "meme" that disagreement with the majority here in DK or in DHG's comment columns is the equivalent of being right wing, that's a convention of thinking that would benefit from re-examination.

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