Zionism is the political ideology which drives support for Israel defined as a Jewish state. Not all Jewish people are Zionists, and some non-Jewish people, like evangelicals, are Zionists.
Some Jewish people will tell you that Zionism is the enemy of the Jewish people, and I think they are correct. People are beginning to see that Israel -- in the death grip of Zionism -- has gone completely off the rails, and who will be left holding the bag for this mess? Jewish people. Because Zionism has used Jewish people to cover for them, and Jewish people will become the human shields to protect the Zionists from the consequences of their horrific behavior. And so it would be a very, very good idea for Jewish people who are not Zionists to disassociate themselves from Israel's behavior. Because if they wait too long to denounce these crimes, it's going to look really bad. The long silence will look like complicity, and they will be hard pressed to deny it, even if they always thought it was wrong. It's like that sad poem that begins, "First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out -- because I was not a communist..."
You know, one would hope a friend would tell you if you're walking around with toilet paper on your heel or spinach on your tooth, or heaven forfend, the sword of Damocles hanging over your head. Out of control Zionist Israel is something really dangerous to Jewish people, in ways that should be obvious but perhaps are not. Jewish people are being used by Zionists. Things can go very wrong for all Jewish people because of the Zionists.
But you don't have to take my word for it. Jewish people are already saying these very things, and in fact, have been doing so in some cases for a long time. This is nothing new, though it may be new to some. The situation is simply coming to a head.
The End of Israel (as we know it), by MorrisAnd from another post at the same site:
It is the entire warmongering zionist class. First of all they are driving us to a world war. They have lost the media war and therefore public support. Yet governments do very little to oppose the Israeli actions. So the clique of god loving bloodlusts become even smaller.
If Israel conquers Gaza, and by some miracle does not expand the war to Lebanon, Syria and Iran, it will imprison thousands of Gazans, all of them hungry and shattered from the onslaught.
Never again will Israelis and Jews be able to hold their heads up high as this will attract scorn. Israel’s business interests will continue through coercion and deceit. But the seeds have been laid for ostracising, for becoming a pariah state.
Certainly there has long been a reality of many jews not wishing to go to Israel, or to be associated with it. Now maybe they will take a stand. A new reality of Jewish Israelis, and americans of jewish descent etc. A complete schism.Consider what is taking place in this country. The ground is moving under our feet. From the comments:
Israel has chosen a reckless, deadly course. Those who support it will find themselves on the wrong side of history. Unfortunately, silence will probably be interpreted as support, simply because support for Israel has become the default expectation of all Americans. It is assumed. That means people will be forced to "opt out" of supporting Zionist Israel, putting them in awkward territory and exposing them to various accusations of being anti-semitic or self-hating. This is no accident, to be sure; but these are the perilous times we live in. It is perilous whether one speaks up or remains silent. In the long run, it will be better to speak up, because the fact remains that innocent people are being slaughtered in Israel using our tax dollars. It's wrong, and it needs to be widely condemned, and it needs to stop. Silence will not accomplish any of that. Furthermore, the long run is no longer very long. This fluid situation can deteriorate rapidly if the conflict spreads.
I have something to say related to Phil's comments that the worm is turning...that the taboo is off Israel discussions and has broken wide open.
I now agree with him. I had an experience tdoay in my own town that I won't bore everyone with the details, but the dam has broken.
The US-Israel-and US-ISR congressional scheme has hit main street.
Today our local paper, very conserative btw, published a front page picture of the dead children in Gaza and the carnage and the accompanying article condemned both Israel and the US congress.
I saw a man stand up today in a crowded resturant and tell a lady that she,Israel and congress could all go to hell...and he got a standing ovation.
There's change afoot. A lot of people in this congress will be out if they don't catch up with American public opinion.
I'm sure each one of us would hope and expect that if the situation were reversed, and we Americans were being slaughtered and starved to death in a filthy, bombed out ghetto prison, some people halfway around the world would at least open their mouths in protest, for the love of humanity. Otherwise, what have we learned from history? What does "never again" mean?
"Hell is truth seen too late... duty neglected in its season." Tryon Edwards