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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-14-07 03:21 AM
Response to Reply #31
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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  - Gee whiz,.........  Parisle   Mar-13-07 02:34 PM   #6 
  - no...  nashville_brook   Mar-13-07 02:39 PM   #8 
  - Karl Rove, is that you twisting the words around?  file83   Mar-14-07 12:02 AM   #36 
  - Brava!!! You nailed it. n/t  no_hypocrisy   Mar-13-07 02:35 PM   #7 
  - Another false argument is that if you don't support AIPAC's control of our government  donkeyotay   Mar-13-07 02:45 PM   #9 
  - You are correct. Isn't the RW who is always saying that we, the USA, shouldn't be influenced by  sinkingfeeling   Mar-13-07 02:47 PM   #11 
  - that's the subtext of this post, isn't it...  nashville_brook   Mar-13-07 02:49 PM   #12 
  - the definition of "co-dependecy"  nashville_brook   Mar-13-07 03:48 PM   #18 
  - When the hell....  rateyes   Mar-13-07 03:10 PM   #14 
  - They'll grow a spine when forced to,  PDJane   Mar-13-07 03:19 PM   #15 
     - Well, WE are the only ones that can force it...  rateyes   Mar-13-07 03:26 PM   #16 
     - "warchest politics" means never having to grow a spine.  nashville_brook   Mar-13-07 03:27 PM   #17 
  - shameless kick  nashville_brook   Mar-13-07 05:37 PM   #19 
  - Hmmm... Here's something to think about.  MLFerrell   Mar-13-07 07:54 PM   #21 
  - AIPAC's influence is even more pervasive than we know. Just the  Gabi Hayes   Mar-13-07 08:08 PM   #23 
  - scroll down to the bottom for fascinating exchange of letters regarding this article.  Gabi Hayes   Mar-13-07 08:11 PM   #24 
     - Israel still has a chance to determine it's own future.  Usrename   Mar-13-07 08:50 PM   #26 
  - Bush Sr's one-word reply  Parisle   Mar-13-07 09:44 PM   #28 
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  - Ding ding ding! Right on! nt  DearAbby   Mar-13-07 08:05 PM   #22 
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  - since Israel isn't ruled by theocracy, doesn't it seem that  nashville_brook   Mar-13-07 10:39 PM   #31 
  - No; but if you accuse Japan of controlling America, and especially if you accuse Japanese-Americans  LeftishBrit   Mar-14-07 03:21 AM   #40 
  - The Jewish community like the Christian community have different contingents  Dover   Mar-13-07 10:42 PM   #32 
  - it's about "power and clout" -- it's really that simple  nashville_brook   Mar-13-07 11:13 PM   #35 
  - THANK YOU!  Duppers   Mar-14-07 12:33 AM   #37 
  - Yes. It's possible to criticize Israel without being anti-semitic  LeftishBrit   Mar-14-07 03:12 AM   #39 
     - the "controlling" language  nashville_brook   Mar-14-07 12:21 PM   #41 
  - I don't care what I'm called.  mmonk   Mar-13-07 10:43 PM   #33 
  - kick n/t  upi402   Mar-14-07 12:37 AM   #38 
  - So, how does Israel benefit from US dictatorship?  rman   Mar-14-07 12:35 PM   #42 
     - interesting question  nashville_brook   Mar-14-07 01:12 PM   #43 
        - How long has Likud been in power?  rman   Mar-14-07 02:48 PM   #44 

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