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  • Netanyahu ditches US Jews for alliance with Christian evangelicals and the alt-right
    • A question: could some of these "in-house" moves by Netanyahu - with blessings and jingoist exhortations from his allies - be made in the hope of insulating him against the crashing walls of the corruption case?

  • Goldberg says the root of the conflict is the Palestinians' anti-Jewish 'narrative'
    • a4tech- "Secularism" is not part of human nature. You are confusing and religion, a man (literally)-made construct with living life through ritual, which is the manner in which indigenous peoples globally "prehistorically" lived. It is this way of living that Western countries, for their entire existence, sought to supplant with their secular worldview. In fact, the basis for perceiving indigenous peoples as "sub-human" arose from the disgustingly flawed concept that their polytheist relationship between themselves, the world around them and the universe, made them no better than animals. The infamous Las Casas v. Sepulveda debates of 1550-1551 revolve around this very - Western - issue.

      The fact that monotheism is a political construct aimed directly at any populace a ruling class seeks to subjugate should be a clue as to its aims.

      If that somehow escapes the average person, the fact that NO society with monotheism as its overreaching socio-cultural foundational aspect has, internally with its own populace or externally with others, existed peacefully, should be enough of a clue to dissuade even the most ardent believer in authoritarianism from adhering to the construct of secularism as part-and-parcel of human governance.

      To use secularism as a verbal weapon, as negative propaganda, is to further the lie of "collective exceptionalism" of one culture over another, to ardently support xenophobia and jingoism, and most insanely, to support the psychopath birthed and maintained idea of conquest and colonialism as, somehow, a benefit to peoples globally.

      Good luck with that.

  • White House says US can't stop 'tsunami' of boycott and isolation if Israel won't end 'occupations'
    • Why would Israel, by anyone's measure, a surveillance state, NOT know exactly where weapons caches are, or not know exactly where missiles are stored? So, quite obviously, it is in their best interest to eschew taking out any weapon that can garner sympathy from other countries, since bombing homes is, quite obviously, condoned by the remainder of the Western world.

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