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I wanted to weigh my Kurds and squeeze my Jews, but Benjamin's article has disappeared. Fortunately I was able to copy my comment that I thought was pretty good stuff. So here it is. It's basically the same article I always post about Israel. That I'm some percentage Jewish and that gives me the right to criticize Israeli behavior.


I am not for forced evictions of any legal citizens, Jewish, or Mexican, or Muslim. I do not hate the Jews, or myself for kinda being one. They tend to be the people I have the most in common with in argument. Obnoxious and clever.


Having recently been greeted with the news that I am actually more Jewish than the 1/50 I thought I was, having had a Jewish ancestor from the Iberian Penninsula around 1000 years ago, all this from my insanely narcissistic sister who had her DNA tested, I am changing my approach towards Jewishness and will now wear a yarmulke. Because of this I believe I have even more right to be critical of my Jewish brothers and sisters.
Damn right, Israel has every right to defend itself from threats and we have every right to defend ourselves from Israel. We heard in the last election all of this talk about Russian interference, but not a peep about Israeli interference, which is endemic in all of our elections. Our entire political process has been skewed by Israeli and Jewish money. Jews like me are white people. We are not a minority and should never have been given minority status. We don't appear to do that for any other religious or ethnic group except the native Indians and who the hell deserves what we gave them.
Israelis and Jews, me included, should get off our high horse of Jewishness and join the democracy we're supposed to live in. Tom and Billy are right. Why the hell are we paying for Israel when it's one of the wealthiest nations in the middle east? Because they've bought us, hook, line, and stinker.
As far as the Kurds, they have been our most loyal, determined, and effective fighting force in the battle against the scourge of Islamic fundamentalism. Where were the Israelis in this fight? We should reward the Kurds with the oil regions they took back from ISIS. We should insist that the Turks and Iraqis negotiate in good faith towards the establishment of an autonomous Kurdish homeland. And we should stop supporting Israeli settlement building in occupied territories. We should demand that the Palestinian borders be opened to commerce and trade with conditions that will improve Israeli security and the quality of life in occupied territories.
The stability and development of Israel as a force for democracy and peace in the quagmire of the Middle East is the greatest hope for this Jew, but not at the cost it is having on my homeland. 


mark henry smith Added Dec 2, 2017 - 3:11pm
Another topic that brings out the least critical analysis of the issue, of course, unlike in Israel, here we're not allowed to criticize Israeli behavior. Here the sheep have been cowed in to believing criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic.
It's not. If that were true, criticism of Mexico would be anti Spanish mix, and criticism of France would be anti-frog, Germany, Kraut, and so on.
I think we should tie our aid to Israel to the aid we give to Canada. What Canada gets in government money should be the exact same amount Israel gets. Who do you think has been the better ally?
Benjamin Goldstein Added Dec 2, 2017 - 3:34pm
It wasn't my article. But i think the article was deleted. Maybe a user who did change his mind. It was a newbie.
Actually the majority of your foreign aid to Israel is military aid that goes straight back to your own weapon industry. You are less gracious than you think.
Stone-Eater Added Dec 3, 2017 - 11:46am
100% agreed. Nice one.
Dino Manalis Added Dec 3, 2017 - 12:37pm
We should critique Israel to strive for a two-state solution and longlasting peace with all Arabs.
wsucram15 Added Dec 3, 2017 - 12:40pm
MHS..I like this, its not a topic, I confess that I usually get into...except with my brothers.  But this has some good ideas and it would be nice if the US did something for the right reasons for a change.
mark henry smith Added Dec 3, 2017 - 2:51pm
Thanks you all for your comments.
I don't believe that any thinking person can deny Israel intrusion in our elections. How many other nations have a PAC that all major election candidates must pass through for approval? Well, maybe not all, but enough to make it clear that the money is in those hands, and the media, to a large degree. NPR is also at that trough it seems.
Benjamin, I would have no problem with private Jewish money going to Israel and buying our weapons, but your argument that our giving weapons to Israel comes back to stimulate our economy makes about as much sense as just giving everybody in the country an income because it will come back to stimulate the economy. Why don't we just give weapons to all of our allies then? No, we make Saudi Arabia pay, we make all other nations pay, but Israel gets a pass. And I wrote a column in college about how congress gave money to Israel to buy our tanks, 30 billion, and Israel used it to set up a competing tank industry. The money was specifically given to buy American and when the violation of the argument came to light, a new argument was created. Our tanks weren't good enough for them.
Well, why didn't you say that in the first place before you stole from us? Ahh, young, goyish person, you have to learn, it's just business.
Listen, I don't want the radical Arabs to win. They're just awful. But I don't want the radical Jews to win either. They're nearly as awful. And I don't want the radical Christians to win either. I've met them and they're just stupid. Creationism? Homosexuality as a threat to the family? Priests appear to be more of a threat than gays. Women as birth cows without the right to determine what happens inside their own bodies? Made sexual slaves of the state?
What I'm against is one group limiting the opportunities of others for their own advancement. Like the last Israeli invasion of Lebanon. Okay, so I get it, some of their people were taken, they have an ally in the Druse, is that right? Any who, any economist who looked at it concluded it was a purely economic war. Lebanon was starting to compete with Israel economically, so Israel was just looking for an excuse to take the country apart and set them back. It's just business, as the old, wise man said.
And why don't Israeli lobbyists have to register like foreign nation lobbyists from every other nation? Why do we let them slide under the radar? Do you think it might be because so many of our government officials are actually paid lobbyists for Israel? And don't get me started on Pollard and Israeli spying.
I'm all for Israel being a strong, independent nation. Independent of our government money would be the ideal.
Benjamin Goldstein Added Dec 3, 2017 - 3:15pm
I was unaware that Israel finances your PACs. It's probably false.
No, the people who send foreign aid to israel don't want to stimulate your economy. They just want to finance your weapon industry.
"goyish person". You have read too much Purcell. Nobody talks like this.
I don't want the modern Left to win.
Lebanon has a massive Hizbollah problem. It used to be a Christian country by the way. You can shut your eyes to radical Islam until it is on your doorstep.
I wouldn't register any lobby group. What are they doing? Talking. News paper ads. Ignore them.
Throw the government officials out that you believe are paid by Israel. As a conservative I'm all for firing government officials.
Tom C. Purcell Added Dec 4, 2017 - 10:19am
In order to save Jewish generations, Israel must fall.
Thanks for the mention, Mark.   Not many are willing to stick their neck out and agree with "Tom and Billy", even if it's only in part.
Fine post, Mark.
Benjamin Goldstein Added Dec 4, 2017 - 11:42am
Don't try to save the Jews, Purcell! Save the liberals! You know what you must do ... Look a bug on Hillary!
Tom C. Purcell Added Dec 4, 2017 - 1:03pm
I'm not trying to save the Jews.  Well, not the Kahzarsteins anyway.
mark henry smith Added Dec 4, 2017 - 2:27pm
Come on, Benjamin, Israel doesn't fund AIPAC? That's about the most stupid thing I've ever heard. Israel is in the name.
And what about this. Today on FB I wrote that the male predator phenomenon that we're dealing with is a Jewish cultural problem. I've known lots of these rich Jewish guys and some were pretty decent, but a majority were sexual predators of the first order, willing to use sex to enslave, manipulate, take advantage. They didn't just see it as sexual gratification, they saw it as a way to control the world. Control the pussy, control the world. Or media. And they would talk about their conquests as if they'd just invaded Poland. Even Seinfeld had an episode where a kid turns 13 and at his Bar Mitzfah assaults Elaine, goes off bragging about how he's now become a man and not one peep out of anyone to correct his behavior. And then the rabbi who she opens up to starts coming on to her, inviting her to his vacation hideaway. It's called in Jewish language, having a Shickzation, because Jewish girls know too much to be intimidated, or go into rooms with the type, or perhaps they're complicit, I don't know.
Anywho, I'm reading in the paper that this isn't a Jewish thing, it's a male thing, but when the whole priest scandal was spread across the newsworld, like a prostitute offering herself to a john, it wasn't presented as just a "male" thing. The culture that had created and allowed this atmosphere of abuse was desecrated. All I'm asking for is fair play in how we evaluate behavior in this world of sin.
Benjamin Goldstein Added Dec 4, 2017 - 2:34pm
Control the pussy, control the world.
Leave Purcell out of this!
I don't know what passing through a PAC means. English is not my first language, but I sense that it makes no sense.
I love that word! I call on all Jews of the planet: Take control of the pussies, yeah! (But leave Purcell out of this).
As far as I'm concerned the media must go down in flames, Jewish or not.
mark henry smith Added Dec 4, 2017 - 3:14pm
My respect for you Benjamin, just spiked. Love the fun. And I have repeatedly told Tom that one Jew killed for being Jewish is one too many. If we cannot be a nation of laws that apply to all people regardless of race, religion, creed, or economic status, we cannot be a nation of free people.  
Tom C. Purcell Added Dec 4, 2017 - 3:25pm
"...And I have repeatedly told Tom that one Jew killed for being Jewish is one too many."
This is why I think most of y'all have seen too many movies.  Since when do I advocate killing Jews?  If you have repeatedly told me it, Mark, was it more or less as a disclaimer? 
mark henry smith Added Dec 4, 2017 - 4:12pm
Tom, I never said you advocated killing Jews. I said that your defense of Hitler could be interpreted that way. I don't think Hitler ever said that the Jews should be exterminated, just that it was a problem that needed to be solved, and like Caesar who says, who will rid me of this curse, some people took things into their own hands, but ... this line of reasoning requires too much conjecture for me.
I'm glad to see you back here. Your participation generates lively debate. I enjoy discussing any topic with anybody and I try not to be overly derogatory with any of you, except Ryan, when he said I should have been beaten more as a child. This is a forum for discussion, not threats.
How's the electric bike working? I'm thinking that might be my next move. 
Tom C. Purcell Added Dec 4, 2017 - 4:22pm
Ok that's how I thought you meant and I understand.  
"...and I try not to be overly derogatory with any of you, except Ryan, when he said I should have been beaten more as a child."
The Super 73 is excellent but I don't do much riding this time of year because it's super wet and cold all the time.  It's an incredible bicycle but I'm so hard on plastics, that's my only gripe...plastic fittings that I'm bound to break.  It's a beautiful bike made of powder coated steel with tremendous performance capabilities but believe it or not I'm more anti-plastic than anti-Semitic. ;)
mark henry smith Added Dec 5, 2017 - 12:15pm
Tom, thanks for making me laugh. I am so anti-plastic too, and hearing a report this morning on the amount of plastic waste in the oceans decimating wildlife, I was almost brought to tears. We've been sold a bill of goods by so many powerful interests. I'm going to take my comment on your anti-Christ post and turn it into my next post with a few changes.
Keep up the good work.
Tom C. Purcell Added Dec 5, 2017 - 12:23pm
Sounds good and thanks!  I look forward to the discussion.