Logomachia. (knight_monk) wrote in paleocon,

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VDH's latest article

'It is becoming nearly impossible to sort the extreme rhetoric of the antiwar Left from that of the fringe paleo-Right. Both see the Iraqi war through the same lenses: the American effort is bound to fail and is a deep reflection of American pathology.

'An anguished Cindy Sheehan calls Bush “the world’s biggest terrorist.” And she goes on to blame Israel for the death of her son (“Yes, he was killed for lies and for a PNAC Neo-Con agenda to benefit Israel. My son joined the Army to protect America, not Israel”).

'Her antiwar venom could easily come right out of the mouth of a more calculating David Duke. Perhaps that’s why he lauded her anti-Semitism: “Courageously she has gone to Texas near the ranch of President Bush and braved the elements and a hostile Jewish supremacist media.”

'This odd symbiosis began right after 9/11. Then the lunatic Left mused about the “pure chaos” of the falling “two huge buck teeth” twin towers, lamented that they were more full of Democrats than Republicans, and saw the strike as righteous payback from third-world victims.

'The mirror-imaging fundamentalists and censors in turn saw the attack as an angry God’s retribution either for an array of our mortal sins or America’s tilting toward Israel.'

I have seen a lot of this since 9/11. I especially notice more and more conspiracy theories about Israel (in which the country is involved in anything and everything, including, it seems, Bush's wardrobe).

The real pathology shows itself in the demonology concocted by both the far Left and far Right. They both merge in the renewed fantasy of an international Jewish conspiracy, one that controls the PNAC, one that also 'hypes' the holocaust.

This is funny to me because the Jews who were once hated because they had no nation, are now hated even more for having one. And this is even from Americans, whose ancestors we know never migrated to a land belonging to others.

Where does this self-hatred come from? I think it is a symptom of those who keenly feel their own sense of powerlessness, who believe they have no say in what their government does.

I believe part of the solution is laying off the conspiracy heroin.
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