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Friday, January 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM
The reason for my id, "NonZionist":
| I oppose ideology in general. I especially oppose ideologies that are grounded in ethnic supremacy or ethnic isolation. The idea that the human race must be forcibly divided into ethnic groups, with each group given its own little "homeland", seems defeatist, xenophobic, and cynical to me. Take the U.S.: Would it make sense to force Lutherans to live in one state, Baptists in another, Methodists in a third, Catholics in a fourth, etc.? Would it make sense to require all Lutherans to move to Maryland, say? And what of Catholics who are already living in Maryland: Would it make sense to terrorize them and bomb them and keep them under perpetual occupation? Of course not: It would be madness. Well, it is equally mad to impose such a violent division on the once peaceful people of the Middle East -- and that is just what Zionism does. This deadly ideology benefits no one and serves only to keep people divided and conquered. It has fostered one war after another, one holocaust after another, and takes us ever closer to the world war that the neo-cons are "hoping and praying for".
Modern Zionism was pioneered by anti-Semitic Christians looking for a way to "rid Europe of its Jews". Eventually, radical Jews -- notably Theodor Herzl -- joined in the call. The radicals were saying, essentially, "You can't fire me: I quit." Initially, the vast majority of Jews greated this radical capitulation with rejection. Zionism did, however, have a friend in the British empire: Zionism would induce Jews to serve as a spearhead for the empire, and would keep the Middle East divided. Ironically, cosmopolitan Jewish culture became the first victim of Zionism.
Israel, today, is not the only evil in the world. But it is central. When we learn the true history of Zionism, we learn the history of the empire that sponsored it, as well. That war-making empire of death and destruction is my real target here. As a human being, my loyalty is to the human race, not to the system of war and greed that is currently destroying much of the human race.
Zionism's status as sacred cow and golden calf is what prevents us from learning the sordid truth about the last sixty years. My id argues that we Americans should not be required to worship at the Zionist altar. We should have a choice! -- either to support Zionism or to reject it.
I could have called myself "Anti-Zionist", but opposing something so directly creates retrenchment and deadlock: Each force creates an equal and opposite reaction, as Newton said. So instead, I ask simply to be free of Zionism -- free of its wars, free of its domination, free of its victimology, free of its lies, free of its cynicism. I simply do not want to be a part of this hellish evil. That is what the "Non-" prefix signifies.