Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dumb Big Government Americans easily manipulated by clever Israel-firsters

Republicans adopt Zionist litmus test
(Mondoweiss) -- by Philip Weiss --

I think it’s important to concede that Paul Berman was persuasive–and that bad ideas win sometimes–when he equated Islamism with fascism and called for a new cold war against the Islamophobic golem he shaped for fearful American pencilnecks post-911. Berman’s only-slightly hidden agenda was of course the Jewish state. And it’s important to point out that his idea has now been swallowed by Republicans and regurgitated to their followers. This is from Politico’s Alex Isenstadt:

“Support for Israel is one of those issues, like anti-communism used to be, that holds together a number of pieces of the conservative movement, including evangelicals but also neocons, economic conservatives and foreign policy hawks,” said Tevi Troy, a visiting senior fellow at the Hudson Institute who served as Jewish liaison in the George W. Bush White House….
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Chris Moore comments:

Economic conservatives support the socialist Israeli welfare state with its hand perpetually in the American pocket digging around for handouts and free Middle East wars on its behalf, and its American lobby bribing and coercing a corrupt Congress to keep it on the welfare dole perpetually? What kind of "economic conservatives" are those, the Zionist kind?

Also, to state that "evangelicals" uniformly support Israel no questions asked is false, as well. Christian Zionist Dispensationalist evangelicals do, of course, but those are far more Old Testament than they are "Christian," -- kind of pathetic Jewish Zionist wannabees, as I see it, who similar to their Judaic heroes, conveniently employ religion to mask their greed. In fact, they probably have far more in common with Judeophile left-liberal Democrats who are also Big Government, obsessive-compulsive control freaks hell-bent on using the coercive power of government for self-enrichment and social-engineering purposes. The Big Government Right just concentrates on social-engineering foreign lands under the auspices of "national security," whereas the Democrats primarily want to socially engineer Americans under the auspices of "progress." And both are happy to extract as much as they can from the hapless U.S. taxpayers to do so.

Another thing that both camps agree on is unconditional support for Jewish supremacy and Zionism, which seems to go hand in hand with the Big Government pseudo-Christian and anti-Christian agenda, ie replacing the moral authority of Christianity with the moral authority of Big Government.

And they both also like to pull out the victim card and hurl accusations of "hate," "persecution," "bigotry" and "intolerance" at those who are simply resisting their insane, neo-fascist agendas.

Big Government, social-engineering Zionists, left-liberals, and Republicans -- all whiny, greedy and obsessive-compulsive control-freak birds of a feather.

Whatever happened to REAL Americans and REAL Christians in the vein of the Founders?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

[Here's what I read on the web - Everett]

PRETRIB RAPTURE POLITICS

Many are still unaware of the eccentric, 180-year-old British theory underlying the politics of American evangelicals and Christian Zionists.
Journalist and historian Dave MacPherson has spent more than 40 years focusing on the origin and spread of what is known as the apocalyptic "pretribulation rapture" - the inspiration behind Hal Lindsey's bestsellers of the 1970s and Tim LaHaye's today.
Although promoters of this endtime evacuation from earth constantly repeat their slogan that "it's imminent and always has been" (which critics view more as a sales pitch than a scriptural statement), it was unknown in all official theology and organized religion before 1830.
And MacPherson's research also reveals how hostile the pretrib rapture view has been to other faiths:
It is anti-Islam. TV preacher John Hagee has been advocating "a pre-emptive military strike against Iran." (Google "Roots of Warlike Christian Zionism.")
It is anti-Jewish. MacPherson's book "The Rapture Plot" (see Armageddon Books etc.) exposes hypocritical anti-Jewishness in even the theory's foundation.
It is anti-Catholic. Lindsey and C. I. Scofield are two of many leaders who claim that the final Antichrist will be a Roman Catholic. (Google "Pretrib Hypocrisy.")
It is anti-Protestant. For this reason no major Protestant denomination has ever adopted this escapist view.
It even has some anti-evangelical aspects. The first publication promoting this novel endtime view spoke degradingly of "the name by which the mixed multitude of modern Moabites love to be distinguished, - the Evangelical World." (MacPherson's "Plot," p. 85)
Despite the above, MacPherson proves that the "glue" that holds constantly in-fighting evangelicals together long enough to be victorious voting blocs in elections is the same "fly away" view. He notes that Jerry Falwell, when giving political speeches just before an election, would unfailingly state: "We believe in the pretribulational rapture!"
In addition to "The Rapture Plot," MacPherson's many internet articles include "Famous Rapture Watchers," "Pretrib Rapture Diehards," "Edward Irving is Unnerving," "America's Pretrib Rapture Traffickers," "Thomas Ice (Bloopers)," "Pretrib Rapture Secrecy" and "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty" (massive plagiarism, phony doctorates, changing of early "rapture" documents in order to falsely credit John Darby with this view, etc.!).
Because of his devastating discoveries, MacPherson is now No. 1 on the "hate" list of pretrib rapture leaders!
There's no question that the leading promoters of this bizarre 19th century end-of-the-world doctrine are solidly pro-Israel and necessarily anti-Palestinian. In light of recently uncovered facts about this fringe-British-invented belief which has always been riddled with dishonesty, many are wondering why it should ever have any influence on Middle East affairs.
This Johnny-come-lately view raises millions of dollars for political agendas. Only when scholars of all faiths begin to look deeply at it and widely air its "dirty linen" will it cease to be a power. It is the one theological view no one needs!
With apologies to Winston Churchill - never has so much deception been foisted on so many by so few!

[Also Google "David Letterman's Hate, Etc."]