By Paul Balles
Wake Up Americans
The US government is a hopelessly lost slave to Israeli dictates. The media wallows in abject servitude to Israel’s shills at the helm of the major film studios, broadcasting companies, newspapers and magazines.
After the Israelis attacked the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, most of the world condemned Israel for their blatant piracy, murder of nine humanitarian activists and serious injuries to dozens more.
The Israelis lied just as they have lied for years about the threat of Palestinian children throwing stones at tanks. Those on board the flotilla’s ships had only iron bars to try to defend themselves against heavily armed Israeli commandos.
What was the US government’s reaction? They bowed and scraped to Israel’s fabricated excuses.
One congressional representative, Mike Pence, literally said, “Israeli officials should tell us what they want us to do, and we’ll support it”. As insane as that premise is, many US politicians and media accept it.
Veterans Today Senior Editor and political commentator Gordon Duff notes that it doesn’t take a genius to see that our current foreign policy is dictated by Tel Aviv:
“The basis for accepting the supremacy of Israeli interests over that of the United States is holocaust guilt, calculated Islamophobia promulgated by pop culture, the impression of a strategic alliance with Israel that secures the United States and a belief that Israel is a bastion of democracy that was brutally attacked in 1967 by massed invading armies of Arabs bent on the genocide of Jews around the world.“
For some strange reason, many Americans do feel guilt over the holocaust. Holocaust survivor Alexander Kimmel explained it as essentially a failed moral responsibility:
“The responsibility of those who, witnessing the senseless killings, did nothing to stop the killings or help the innocent victims.” That he attributes to a general “anti-Semitism” on the part of both the public and the leaders of countries surrounding Germany.
The argument has, of course, been used to instill guilt in Americans who were just as oblivious to other terrible deeds. Victims of Stalinist terror have been estimated at between 20 million and 60 million. Americans feel no guilt over that.
There have been many other democides (murders of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide and mass murder), but only the constant reminders of the Jewish “holocaust” has been used to inspire guilt.
Duff hasn’t explained what he means by “Islamophobia promulgated by pop culture” other than his later reference to how “the ADL [Anti-Defamation League] promotes negative racial and ethnic stereotypes of all Muslims as barbaric and often sub-human or untermenschen
Then there has been what Duff calls “the impression of a strategic alliance with Israel that secures the United States”. It is beyond comprehension that anyone in the US government still believes such nonsense.
Americans must have their heads in the sand to continue to believe that “Israel is a bastion of democracy”. Israeli political geographer Oren Yiftachel makes it clear that Israel is an ethnocracy that serves one ethnic group well and the other badly.
“An ethnocracy,” he explains, is a regime promoting “the expansion of the dominant group in contested territory … while maintaining a democratic façade.” Yet Americans, with only a little knowledge of the facts, still refer to Israel as “the only democracy in the Middle East”.
Instead of celebrating Independence Day with hot dogs, beans, beer, baseball and fireworks, Americans should wake up and declare independence from the dictates of Israel.
Paul J. Balles is a retired American university professor and freelance writer who has lived in the Middle East for many years. For more information, see http://www.pballes.com.
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