(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…....MORE...LINK
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?