Those who cannot recognize the value of Alison speaking to Douglas’s audience perhaps lack real knowledge of how latently racist the population remains . In my rural agricultural environment racism and bigotry in varying degrees is engrained in the culture(borninamerica) just as Zionism is embedded in Jewish culture. Because xenophobia is a cultural glue, it’s going to take many more generations for it to lose it’s appeal. Some members of these cultures continue to realize the evil and begin to free themselves it, but most only deny it. — Douglas’s audience is comprised of many people who will respond positively, maybe even learn more about their unrealized bigotry in the process, just as I imagine Zionist are learning. This is the audience Alison was attempting to inform, which I believe she handled very well. If other’s can engage middle America better, do it, lead, instead of obstructing other’s efforts, there is a long fight ahead. I’m inspired by unity and size of the movement reflected in these discussions, it’s growing.