The Jewish state of Israel was anti-democratic from its
inception, though the lie calling it the only democracy in the region has
become truth for the criminal, the ignorant and the insane. Unfortunately, that
unholy trio still wields power, but it represents minority control of a failing
system which is bringing the world closer to major loss of social and
The democratic majority must take control from these
seriously disturbed forces, and not just in Israel, before they bring further
destruction not only to one state, but to civilization.
Textbook behavior that is called insanity when practiced by
individuals is more deadly when practiced by states. America�s policy towards
Israel has been endless repetition of failed practice for more than 60 years
and it approaches homicidal madness. More than the Middle East is threatened if
America keeps repeating uncritical and costly support for the Jewish state.
Israel is armed with nuclear weapons and is founded on a
cultural narrative of doom that sees all others as potential mass murderers of
what is believed to be, in contradiction of science and logic, a Jewish race.
Hopefully they can be disarmed by democratic power, but their continued denial
of democracy unless it means perpetuation of their rule can only force more
deadly measures. The Jewish colonial state that was once Palestine must
eventually become a democratic state of all its people, so it may again be the
place where Christians, Jews and Muslims live in peace, before a European
master race ideology brutalized a nation. That ideology threatens to destroy
much more in order to maintain a state and a system which will bring global
disaster if we allow it to continue. But without democracy in the USA, chances
of achieving it in Palestine may be impossible.
Expressions of sadness by a minority of American Jews who
profess disillusionment with Israel, but still use a collective �we� when
speaking of that foreign nation, must be replaced with political action by a
majority of all Americans. They need to deal with supposed political
representatives of the American people who use that same collective �we� when
speaking of the Jewish state, answering its needs at the cost of American
dollars and safety.
It is the American government and American tax dollars that
finance that racially pure state, that arm its military and support every
murderous action it undertakes against a colonized people. And it must be
understood that the overwhelming majority of Americans and their supposed
representatives are not Jewish. It is the responsibility of all, not simply Jewish
Americans, to put a stop to the immorality. The havoc we wreak is heavily
influenced by Jewish political and financial power, but it is craven cowardice
and greed on the part of our politicians, more than 90 percent of whom are not
Jewish, and pathetic weakness on the part of American citizens, more than 90
percent of whom are not Jewish, that allows it to continue.
More important than any of the dozens of minorities that
claim membership in a separate race, tribe or ethnicity -- an idea strengthened
by identity group culture and the divide and rule politics of affirmative
hyphenation -- is the collective majority of American money and military power
which perpetuates the apartheid state, destroys nations and regimes for its
benefit, and creates the weapons with which Palestinians and others in the area
are murdered. The hatred which this inspires is not subject to identity group
hyphenation; it simply amounts to hatred for America and Americans. And it is
the un-hyphenated American people, not one identity group, who must take
responsibility to create substantial change before it is too late.
The move to Boycott, Divest and Sanction has been
invigorated by nations that not only criticized the slaughter in Gaza, but
recalled ambassadors and threatened to sever diplomatic relations with Israel.
Now, American labor unions, municipalities and other institutions must be
pressured to stop investing in Israel, purchasing its stocks and bonds to
finance its racial supremacy. They should follow the lead of the Congress of
South African Trade Unions. When COSATU calls the situation in Palestine worse
than what they experienced under apartheid, it is long past time for tolerance
or excuses from any who consider themselves humanitarian supporters of social
justice for all, and not just some.
And that policy should be carried out against politicians
who represent Israeli interests before those of the USA. They must be publicly
identified and sanctioned, with no fear of the retaliatory name-calling, and
political and financial pressure which will result. Whatever identity group may
be claimed by some politicians, too often they perform for Israel with little
regard even for their alleged group. When the governor of New York and the mayor
of Los Angeles shamefully parade in public as supporters of the slaughter in
Gaza, they should not be regarded as friends of any Americans, no matter the
ethnic or racial hyphenation they hide behind. It is their performance as
Americans that is disgraceful, if not traitorous, when they do harm to this
country in order to serve the interest of another. Our cultural diversity is a
unique American strength, but when it is used as a weapon to advance immoral
policy at the expense of the majority, it becomes a deadly weakness.
All politicians must be identified as working for Israel
when that is what they are doing, and pressured to begin representing American
interests, or be boycotted, divested and sanctioned out of office. This must be
done now, with purpose and conviction and without fear. Anything less will not
only mean continued bloodshed and misery in the Middle East, but the strong
possibility that it will come home to all Americans, and without any safety or
concern for those of us who try to hide behind our hyphenated Americanism.
Copyright � 2009
Frank Scott. All rights reserved.
Scott writes political commentary which appears in the Coastal Post, a monthly
publication from Marin County, California, and on numerous web sites, and on
his shared blog at legalienate.blogspot.com.
Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.