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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-14-07 03:21 AM
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40. No; but if you accuse Japan of controlling America, and especially if you accuse Japanese-Americans
of being more loyal to Japan than to America, then you *are* being anti-Japanese.

In fact, your analogy is better than you might realize; because the latter *did* happen. Japanese-Americans during WW2 WERE accused of dual loyalty and interned; and that was utterly wrong; and is actually a very good example of the sort of attitude that concerns me!

I am very critical of recent and current Israeli governments because of their treatment of the Palestinians (though it must be remembered that the Arab countries have mostly not been great on that score either); but that doesn't mean that Israel is involved in some conspiracy to rule the world, or is pulling Bush's strings.

And by the way - being a Jew is predominantly a cultural and ethnic, not religious, identity. Many Jews practice Judaism as a religion, but many do not.
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