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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 08:53 PM
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The herd nation
Lieberman-style racism, with the precision of a Cupid, fires only one arrow: Arabs are forbidden to demonstrate, because we are strong, and we are also in danger.

By Yitzhak Laor

A human herd is always a hypnotized and homogeneous one, with no ability to ask questions or act independently. And under cover of panic, one can do almost anything in its name. This is well known by everyone who makes a living off of herds - on the right and the left.

The herd lavishes love on itself that turns into violent hatred of others. Or sometimes, the direction is reversed: In wartime, it begins with fire and lead, and against this background, the "we" gradually emerges.

The moment the joy over Gilad Shalit's release was institutionalized, anything that interfered with the herd's love of itself was denounced. Egyptian television, for instance, dared to interview the captive and immediately reaped condemnations from journalist and commentator Ehud Yaari - who, as we all know, shuns interviews with abused Palestinian prisoners. For the same reason, it was clear that our television stations wouldn't show the joy of the freed Palestinians, since they have blood on their hands.

You might ask, are these the same editors who, in 2008, justified Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, which produced a great deal of blood on hands, shoes and faces? But that's what you need a herd for: to turn the masses into heroic victims and turn the impotent into omnipotent.

in full: http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/the-herd-nation-1.392031
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shira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 06:29 AM
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1. Laor is an absolute nutjob antizionist for a one state bloodbath.
Like Gideon Levy, Laor cannot stand Israeli liberals like Amos Oz, David Grossman, and AB Yehoshua.

Laor is vile and his writings on I/P are garbage.
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