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  •  The correct analogy is the Jews (1+ / 0-)
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    Nospinicus

    to the Native Americans. Israel is the ancestral homeland of the Jewish people.

    •  I don't think you get the point of the diary. (1+ / 0-)
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    •  If so, shouldn't Native Americans do to European (1+ / 0-)
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      Black Mare

      Americans what the Israelis are doing to the Palestinians? Mind you, I am not advocating this, but given your logic, that seems the only logical conclusion.

    •  The Jewish COLONIAL Trust (1899) (1+ / 0-)
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      would probably disagree.

      The easily offended deserve to be easily offended.--God

      by Flyswatterbanjo on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 04:52:19 PM PDT

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    •  My ancestors came from France (1+ / 0-)
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      Does that give me the right to occupy French territory by force and kick the locals off "my" land?

      If you don't like the Native American analogy, here's another one: England.

      The country that is now England was inhabited by Celtic-speaking Britons until people from northwest Germany invaded and colonized it during the fifth century; they renamed their conquered country Englaland, the land of the Engle, as they called themselves. The native Britons, whom the newcomers called "wealas" ("foreigners"), were slowly pushed back over the next two hundred years into the extreme west, where the remnant of the "wealas", that is Wales, remains today. The "wall" in "Cornwall", another Celtic refuge, probably also derives from "wealas".

      The English themselves were afterwards invaded by Vikings and Normans, but never lost their taste for conquest and colonization, as the indigenous peoples of Australia, New Zealand, and of course North America, can testify. England would eventually create the biggest empire in the history of the world.

      And did those feet in ancient time walk upon England's mountains green? Yeah, right.

      National myth, however sacred, does not justify conquest or dispossession.

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