The Jaded Prole

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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.


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