annie I feel you! I can understand how it can pollute your mood to read hour in and hour out (minute by minute?) comments with the Nazi analogy - right you are, as well, about Hollywood overdoing the Nazi thing. Having grown up on watching WW2 movies, I am totally done with them - it is over, leave the Germans alone I say.
However, I do agree with the Nazi analogy - if the "shoe fits" and all that. Your cry for understanding from commenters who utilize (rightly imo) this Nazi comparison reminds me of that old vulgar joke:
Gynecologist comes home after a particularly long day at work, he is met at the door by his wife wearing a lingerie, clearly in the mood for romance. He says wearily, "honey, if i see one more v#@&na today I'm going to lose it".
Vulgar jokes aside, the one thing that gives me hope, hope for the Palestinians in particular and for the people of the Middle East (as well as Americans who's resources are been used in furtherance of the mother of all injustices today) in general is the inherent weakness of Zionism.
This whole cruel, inhumane, anachronistic and ultimately self defeating project is all based on American underwriting. I understand the awesome depth and breath of Zionist power - the seemingly total penetration of every American institution of any consequence but, nevertheless, if this whole thing is dependent on misinforming Dick and Jane their days are numbered.
It will be within my life time when a politician will run on anti Aipac ticket then its lights out for this heinous project in Palestine. History's dustbin awaits and it does have room for this evil Europian ideology.
I weep for this young lady - RIP. There are more of us in this world who are saddened by this brutal murder than those who do rejoice over this untimely death. It makes me cringe to read comments from people who are attempting to shift the blame to the victim - they've clearly lost their humanity and should be shunned by those of us who value human life regardless of who it belongs to.
@ M "It is nice to see a discussion of the racism of both JVP and Allison Weir/IAK. Weir is quite obviously a racist (and “anti-semite”),"
You're full of shit and your attempt of balance notwithstanding quite possibly projecting your own bias on AW.
But first let me commend MW on finally, albeit belatedly shining some light on this matter - although i wish Adam and Phil would state where they stand on this matter. Also, much respect and gratitude to the indefatigable annie.
As a black man who is neither a US national nor a citizen of the US and with a overtly Islamic sounding name, i can tell you my identity in contemporary America represents what i would call a layered risk and liability. It is the reason i quickly cover up my black cell phone on the passenger seat (lest it be mistaken for a loaded Ruger) as the officer who pulled me over walks towards me, shooting hand resting on his/her holster. I have lost both employment and business opportunities solely because of my name . I am telling you this to establish my "minority hood" bona fides and to let you know that my racism detection capabilities are next to none - it is nothing less than a survival instinct. AW is no racist nor is she anti-semite.
You assert that AW is "quite obviously a racist and A. semite" based on what evidence for it is not quite so obvious to me? I have followed AW for a number of years and yet to detect a scintilla of racial animosity towards minorities - i have nothing but respect and admiration for the lady. If you're going to open your big mouth and accuse her of racism it behooves you to present some evidence other wise you're offensive on multiple levels - one of them being phuckin' with our intelligence.
Furthermore, you state the name "IAK" itself is racist. Is it the new OG Kush strain you're smoking for you're "obviously" out of your silly mind? The name is provocative and apt but racist? how? The questions is, is it racist or anti semitic if it is true? Fact is, if your Americans who are by and large misinformed knew the scope and depth of Zionist political machinations in the US they'd be (rightly) pissed. AW, IMO, is attacking the soft underbelly of Zionist power by informing Americans - free Washington, the plan goes and you free Palestine. JVP and other J-groups are primarily, it seems, working to preserve Jewish privilege - even the pro-Palestinian activism they engage in is (correctly) for the benefit of Israel.
If you're going accuse AW of racism, show some evidence. And, how the hell do you know she is not familiar with Edward Said's writings and ideas. As to why there aren't any Palestinians and people of color participating in the round table, I believe annie has answered that question some where in the commentary.
"If Americans Knew,” is racist. She obviously means white Christians by Americans." and you know this based on what evidence? listen, I am very familiar with racist coded words and dog whistles, but i heard or seen none from AW and her org. Is this you JH?