Who cares? Let’s be real – this whole Netanyahu, Adelson, Romney business amounts to a civil conflict among elite American Jewry. What’s new is that gentiles are being exposed to these divisions. From my perspective, the blatant nature of this debate simply underlines how much the U.S. ruling elite is openly Jewish. American Jews are so confident now that they can expose their dirty laundry. Maybe that’s progress.
The only thing that really matters is that some American Jewish elites have for their own reasons for the moment overruled a war on Iran. That’s great, but meanwhile they promote sanctions that diminish the lives of tens of millions of Iranians just because Israeli’s can’t handle a powerful Middle Eastern country other than their own. More importantly, sanctions premised upon Iran’s nuclear program pave the way for military intervention down the road either under this president’s second term or under a future president, Democrat or Republican. Clinton helped make the 2003 invasion possible by not relenting on sanctions and by striking at Iraq in 1998.
I’ll be frank. I get the sense that liberal Jews (and I do *not* mean Philip and the others who run this remarkable site) hate Romney not because they’re worried about going to war in the Middle East but because they like to see middle America brought down to size. They want to underline how the hillbillies and white blue collar guys alike have lost this country. There is an intense antipathy to fly-over-country, to Bible Belt types, to remnants of the industrial working class among elites both gentile and Jewish that needs to be remarked upon. And I’m sick of it. As a child of immigrants, I love not just this country but the people who built it, white and black.