The Jaded Prole

A Progressive Worker's Perspective on the political and cultural events of our time.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Inconvenient Truths about "Real Existing’ Zionism"

In a worthwhile article exposing the history and internal ideological contradictions of Zionism, Jacques Hersh makes some well thought observations about the end of the Zionist experiment -- or at least the process of its transformation. In Inconvenient Truths about ‘Real Existing’ Zionism he points out the seeds of fascist nationalism that were there all along and how they were manipulated as an alternative to the popular Marxism of 19th and early 20th century Judaism. If there is a weakness in his analysis, it is his assertion early in the article that support for Zionism and the Zionist state is waning among diaspora Jews. While there is some weakening in progressive circles, the vast majority, in my observation, still cling to and are poisoned by Zionist nationalism based partially on the fear-mongering of anti-semitism fed by the Islamaphobia of the imperialist "clash of cultures."

Still, this is an excellent article worth reading for the information and historical and contextual information it holds.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

What Change?

As the video below shows, we do not now have a government any more responsive or representative of us than we had under the Bush/Cheney administration. Don't expect health care from these contemptuous, corporate-beholden pigs. In other areas, Obama is continuing the Bush era policies of bailing out banks at home and of destabilization and outright murder of civilians around the world and especially in Pakistan. While it felt good to hear Obama assert that the US doesn't torture (just as Bush once did), it's still a lie as brutal torture in Guantanamo, Bagram, and elsewhere continues. As does censorship of abuse and so-called "military tribunals." So, where is the vaunted "change" we were sold? As the economy continues to slide into deeper depression many of us are desperately asking for change and as our desperation turns to anger, I expect the Obama administration will enforce order and strengthen the National Security State. Change inevitably will come from below but as the real nature of the new leadership unfolds, it is increasingly apparent that they are not the change we were hoping for and are, in fact, a continuation of the same rotten corporatocracy.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Responsive Government

Many who voted for "change" were hoping for a new, more responsive administration but this is the reality:

More at The Real News

Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Virulent Cancer of Zionism

As AIPAC meets in Washington, rampant human rights violations, expansion of Israeli settlements and housing demolitions continue in Israel. Activist Ezra Nawi is among the latest of resisters jailed by the Zionist apartheid regime. Medea Benjamin, beat up there for protesting and abused by hate-spewing Zionists rightly asks, Who Will Stop the AIPAC Jews Before it is Too Late? Zionism continues to be a cancer on the Jewish psyche. Having just returned from a stay with relatives I saw the continuing indoctrination of children and the incorporation of Zionism as a part of Judaism, as if it was inseparable from that tradition. It is a disease which is relatively recent and has grown over the last 40 years. The hatred spawned by Zionism and the blind support of it among many mainstream Jews poses, if anything, a danger to them. It may be Hitler's final legacy that Jews surviving his extermination adopt an ugly fascism that finishes them off culturally and possibly as a people. It's past time for American Jews to wake up and smell the rottenness for what it is. Time to take the responsibility to reclaim our traditional ethics and eschew the vicious aparthied state that tries to pass itself off as "Jewish" if it isn't already too late.