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View Diary: How the Progressive D.C. Community Helped Me Defeat the Right-Wing, 'Pro-Israel' Silencing Machine (122 comments)

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  •  The 60 Minutes piece last week on Israel & the... (12+ / 0-)

    Religious Right was eye opening. And disturbing.

    I couldn't help but think of you as I watched it, as these moneyed fundamentalists are pouring money into settlements and into shutting down voices like yours around the world, all out of a belief that returning all historical Jewish land to Israel will usher in the Battle of Armageddon -- and, incidentally, the ultimate destruction of most Jews. They will do all they can to shut down the work of reconciliation, out of a desire to "hasten the Second Coming". The pressure they exert on Jewish groups with their lobbying, political and money arms actually out-measures even AIPAC. They just do it a bit more quietly, because their messaging people know their goals don't play well outside of their bubble.

    Keep up the good and very important work.

    No, you can't fix stupid. You OUTNUMBER stupid. -Wildthumb, 1/10/2013

    by newinfluence on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 01:08:12 PM PDT

    •  Just bizarre (11+ / 0-)

      Anyone who truly supports Israel must realize the territorial expansionist agenda at the expense of the Palestinians is non-viable in the long term, and its pursuit negatively impacts the security of individual Israelis, and the United States.  

      •  In their minds, this means nothing (1+ / 0-)
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        After all, they are quite literally trying to being about the end of the world as we know it and the destruction of "the wicked". (Their belief is based on a certain fundamentalist reading of scripture that scores of theologians believe means something totally different). But because they think they're on a mission from God, there's no hope of compromise with people of this mindset.

        I'm afraid that the best we can hope for is to expose and outwork them.

        No, you can't fix stupid. You OUTNUMBER stupid. -Wildthumb, 1/10/2013

        by newinfluence on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 04:54:11 PM PDT

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