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  •  Some context (1+ / 0-)
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    IndieGuy

    from the author of that comment.

    I think this vein of thought is stupid, but it's especially stupid given that it was issued in criticism of Israel's siege of Gaza.

    •  To the elaborate (1+ / 0-)
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      IndieGuy

      The author is putting forward the dubious claim that Israel will not survive in the long term without committing to a course of genocide.  S/he is not advocating that path, s/he's simply predicting that Israel will cease to exist as a nation-state unless it does.  

      From another post:

      The US is one of the world's pure and very recent total genocide nations. It came into existence after the invention of the gun -- and like Israel , it is the only way it could prevail.

      USians cannot even accept the truth of that. And, that lack of self-awareness and lack of redress is its own melancholy doom.

      It's revisionism of the grimmest sort, but revisionism nonetheless.  And like Timaeus' polemic accusing Israel of genocide, it is revisionism rooted in extraordinary distaste for Israel's position in the conflict.
    •  OK, I feel slightly better. (2+ / 0-)
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      IndieGuy, Timaeus

      Again, I didn't look up the context and that underscores why the post was such a huge fail.
      If one has to look at the history of everyone who is posting before making a determination of intent, then language is not working for you. That comment in any context is horrifying, and when taken on its own it is even more so.

      Maya Angelou: “There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.”

      by JoanMar on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 10:59:32 AM PDT

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