Thursday, August 10, 2006

Some of my best friends are disproportionate

Too summerish and uncreative to provide actual original content so far ths. wk.!

Many great posts at People's Cube, which is sort of like a funny version of "The Onion". H to the T to the WS!

From the mighty Cube:

Europe's view of the present Israeli offensive against Hezbollah as an "overreaction" and "disproportionate use of force" is rooted in relatively recent history, say progressive researchers. In 1943, Europe itself suffered from a similar Jewish overreaction to some controversial German policies, in an event known as the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, when Zionist radicals attacked the National Socialist German Workers Party that was loved by the German people for its far-reaching educational and social welfare services.
There's lots more to the article, including an excerpt from "Guns In The Closet", a note-perfect 2006-style report from Nazi Germany under siege:
Twisted cars and wreckage litter the roadside. Craters, some as wide as 60 feet, have filled with water and become small lakes.

It is in this unfortunate but familiar reality for Germany that the new landscape is being formed — deepening current loyalties rather than shifting them.

Nowhere is that more clear than in the area I am traveling today, a Nazi stronghold north of the city of Düsseldorf. Here, I am told, few families have fled. Instead, they are waiting for the call of Nazi leader Adolph Hitler to come south to fight the Americans.
More topical food for thought for the Eisenmitleid crowd is also available there under "Conflict In The Middle East: Progressive Solutions"

1 Comment:

Ian Scott said...

Well,I have to admit, that I like Mike.. not sure if Mike is one of my best friends.. but I thnk of Mike as a good friend... and possibly one of those "proportianate" dudes as well.

I'm an anarchist. Pure and simple. My anarchism is "anti-any state and political goals."

No exceptions. And as someone who can claim some ancestory to the father's of Israel, I stand with Eienstien:

"” I should much rather see reasonable agreement with the Arabs on the basis of living together in peace than the creation of a Jewish state. Apart from the practical considerations, my awareness of the essential nature of Judaism resists the idea of a Jewish state with borders, an army, and a measure of temporal power no matter how modest. I am afraid of the inner damage Judaism will sustain — especially from the development of a narrow nationalism within our own ranks, against which we have already had to fight without a Jewish state.”

Maybe Einstein was wrong. But I've yet to be convinced.

Hope you are doing well, good friend.

Ian