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35. It is not. n/t
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  -POLL: Is the term "Zionist" offensive? Bonobo  Jul-17-06 02:43 PM   #0 
  - Not Jewish, but never did like words ending in "ist"  LittleClarkie   Jul-17-06 02:44 PM   #1 
  - populist, artist, marxist....  bloom   Jul-17-06 03:16 PM   #17 
  - Don't these people refer to themselves by that name? nt  cantstandbush   Jul-18-06 07:51 AM   #68 
  - It can be, under the right circumstances  derby378   Jul-17-06 02:45 PM   #2 
  - the way some supporters of israel accuse some of us against  jonnyblitz   Jul-17-06 02:58 PM   #10 
  - Depends on the context.  Bornaginhooligan   Jul-17-06 02:45 PM   #3 
  - Not always, but that's the way to bet  bunkerbuster1   Jul-17-06 02:46 PM   #4 
  - I'm not a big fan of that "gentile" word. After all, it is a word that  shain from kane   Jul-17-06 03:09 PM   #14 
     - The Term "Zionism"  ribofunk   Jul-17-06 03:18 PM   #19 
        - OK, but who's the bastard that classified me as a "gentile"? n/t  shain from kane   Jul-17-06 03:22 PM   #21 
           - LOL!  ribofunk   Jul-17-06 04:05 PM   #31 
           - Would you prefer "goyim"?  kskiska   Jul-17-06 04:51 PM   #48 
              - I like "shiksa"  Lilith Velkor   Jul-17-06 05:02 PM   #53 
  - No, it isn't offensive, it is a historical political movement n/t  MadHound   Jul-17-06 02:46 PM   #5 
  - in certain usages, it's like the N word  Snivi Yllom   Jul-17-06 02:47 PM   #6 
  - Any word when used in a string of pejoratives can be construed as  nealmhughes   Jul-17-06 02:51 PM   #7 
  - It is not. n/t  Finder   Jul-17-06 04:19 PM   #35 
  - I used to hear the term "Arabist" - is that the opposite of Zionist?  aint_no_life_nowhere   Jul-17-06 02:53 PM   #8 
  - It is used as a code word, so, YES, it is offensive.  aquart   Jul-17-06 02:55 PM   #9 
  - What about the displaced Palestinians?  treestar   Jul-17-06 03:03 PM   #11 
  - If you don't support Israel's right to exist, what are you saying?  Bonobo   Jul-17-06 03:08 PM   #13 
  - They have a right to a state.  igil   Jul-17-06 04:24 PM   #37 
     - You can support Israel without being a Zionist?  megatherium   Jul-17-06 05:14 PM   #55 
  - Bullshit. If you can't see the distinction between anti-zionism and  High Plains   Jul-17-06 03:22 PM   #20 
  - "Zionist" is not offensive. What comes before and after it matters.  MallRat   Jul-17-06 03:05 PM   #12 
  - Pretty good.  cali   Jul-17-06 03:10 PM   #15 
  - So if someone supports Israel's right to exist but is critical about  aint_no_life_nowhere   Jul-17-06 03:27 PM   #24 
     - I don't know what to tell you  cali   Jul-17-06 04:16 PM   #32 
        - It's always wise to allow the people who  seasonedblue   Jul-17-06 04:30 PM   #39 
           - Thanks. Kind of you to say  cali   Jul-17-06 04:34 PM   #41 
  - Depends how the word is used in a sentence  Zynx   Jul-17-06 03:58 PM   #29 
  - Originally, it was not an "offensive" term  MADem   Jul-17-06 03:14 PM   #16 
  - Sounds offensive to me  mmonk   Jul-17-06 03:16 PM   #18 
  - It's not hatred of Israel and Jews, it's dislike of far-right zionists  warrens   Jul-17-06 03:27 PM   #26 
     - But the term is also largely used by people who hate Israel and Jews.  Mass   Jul-17-06 04:55 PM   #50 
  - other: explaining  robinlynne   Jul-17-06 03:23 PM   #22 
  - Thanks for saying what I wanted to say better.  Mass   Jul-17-06 04:21 PM   #36 
  - How do you define the term, though  Emit   Jul-17-06 04:28 PM   #38 
     - Not necessarily Israel. There were Zionists negotiating with the Nazis  shain from kane   Jul-17-06 04:38 PM   #42 
     - !  Emit   Jul-17-06 05:04 PM   #54 
     - no. it is not. I have never met a Zionist. I come from 4 generations of  robinlynne   Jul-17-06 04:40 PM   #43 
        - Now I'm really confused because  Emit   Jul-17-06 05:23 PM   #58 
  - In the context the term is used, It is used like the words  SammyBlue   Jul-17-06 03:25 PM   #23 
  - Not offensive; just descriptive  dorkulon   Jul-17-06 03:27 PM   #25 
  - Zion  chookie   Jul-17-06 03:52 PM   #27 
  - I have a few words for you:  cali   Jul-17-06 04:18 PM   #34 
     - Your point?  chookie   Jul-17-06 08:55 PM   #65 
  - Its right up there with Jihadist and normaly a pejorative  Solo_in_MD   Jul-17-06 03:58 PM   #28 
  - "Normally a pejorative?"  chookie   Jul-17-06 04:05 PM   #30 
     - Or for that matter ones call Islamic Jihad  Solo_in_MD   Jul-17-06 05:53 PM   #60 
  - Generally no, but the term is often used to distinguish between...  Finder   Jul-17-06 04:17 PM   #33 
  - I'd suggest a rewording of the question  Posteritatis   Jul-17-06 04:32 PM   #40 
  - my answer: yes.  robinlynne   Jul-17-06 04:42 PM   #45 
  - yes  Mass   Jul-17-06 04:48 PM   #46 
  - (and, for disclosure's sake, I'd say "yes" myself.) (nt)  Posteritatis   Jul-17-06 04:52 PM   #49 
  - When there are groups that call themselves Zionist  Emit   Jul-17-06 04:41 PM   #44 
  - Like "liberal", depends on context  question everything   Jul-17-06 04:50 PM   #47 
  - Question for those who don't believe that Israel should exist:  readmoreoften   Jul-17-06 04:55 PM   #51 
  - Into the sea? Just repeating what I read somewhere. n/t  shain from kane   Jul-17-06 04:58 PM   #52 
  - The U.S. is very large and ethnically pre-cleansed  Lilith Velkor   Jul-17-06 05:56 PM   #61 
     - And you think that the U.S. could accept...  readmoreoften   Jul-17-06 07:27 PM   #64 
        - Sure, why not?  Lilith Velkor   Jul-18-06 07:41 AM   #66 
  - depends on who says it  npincus   Jul-17-06 05:19 PM   #56 
  - I don't know if it is offensive.  guinivere   Jul-17-06 05:19 PM   #57 
  - Why In The World Would It Be? It's A Descriptive Term Created By Zionists  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jul-17-06 05:23 PM   #59 
  - Other: depends on how it is used.  Behind the Aegis   Jul-17-06 06:09 PM   #62 
  - Not in and of itself...  porphyrian   Jul-17-06 06:09 PM   #63 
  - Here is the problem as I see it.  Lurking Dem   Jul-18-06 07:43 AM   #67 
 

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