Sunday, April 19, 2015

pan-troglodytic deuterostems are simply incapable of being reasoned with...,

firstlook |  Almost half of all Americans want to support Israel even if its interests diverge from the interests of their own country. Only a minority of Americans (47 percent) say that their country should pursue their own interests over supporting Israel’s when the two choices collide. It’s the ultimate violation of George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address warning that “nothing is more essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded. … The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave.”

It is inconceivable that a substantial portion of Americans would want to support any other foreign country even where doing so was contrary to U.S. interests. Only Israel commands anything near that level of devoted, self-sacrificing fervor on the part of Americans. So it’s certainly worth asking what accounts for this bizarre aspect of American public opinion.

The answer should make everyone quite uncomfortable: it’s religious fanaticism. The U.S. media loves to mock adversary nations, especially Muslim ones, for being driven by religious extremism, but that is undeniably a major factor, arguably the most significant one, in explaining fervent support for Israel among the American populace. In reporting its poll findings, Bloomberg observed:
Religion appears to play an important role in shaping the numbers. Born-again Christians are more likely than overall poll respondents, 58 percent to 35 percent, to back Israel regardless of U.S. interests. Americans with no religious affiliation were the least likely to feel this way, at 26 percent.
The primary reason evangelical Christians in the U.S. are so devoted to Israel is simple: their radical religious dogma teaches them that God demands this. In 2004, Pat Robertson delivered a speech entitled “Why Evangelical Christians Support Israel” and said: “evangelical Christians support Israel because we believe that the words of Moses and the ancient prophets of Israel were inspired by God,” and “we believe that the emergence of a Jewish state in the land promised by God to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was ordained by God.” He added that “God’s chosen people” — Jews — have an obligation to God to fight against “Muslim vandals” so that Israel remains united in their hands


Vic78 said...

Here's a little good news.

Constructive_Feedback said...


WHAT (THE HELL) Is It With You And This "Israel Derangement Syndrome" that you so frequently express?

For a landmass the size of New Jersey, in the shadow of giants who commit far more HUMAN ATROCITIES and OPPRESSION that would render them as "Consertards" BUT FOR your malady called "I.D.S." which appears to be a close cousin of "Irritable Bowel Syndrome" , one might think you to be driven by bigotry and selective indictment.

WHAT SAY YOU, that for the SECOND WEEK IN A ROW a boat load of SEVERAL HUNDRED AFRICANS have perished in the Mediterranean Sea? .This batch destined for ITALY, while so many others venture to ISRAEL, but not Syria, Lebanon, or Iraq - home of their former "Arab Slave Masters"?


Constructive_Feedback said...

SOUTH AFRICAN POWER COMPANY - ESCOM - Cuts Power For The 7th Straight Day In Order To Protect The Power Grid From Damage Due To Excessive Demand

* Is rolling out COAL FIRED POWER PLANTS because the economic damage and simmering anger that LACK OF POWER PRODUCTION is reaping upon the nation

* Plans to increase their Indian-Ocean/ South Atlantic Ocean based oil exploration as it tries to head off a future crisis

I AM WAITING FOR A "GLOBALLY CONSCIOUS WESTERN ENVIRONMENTALIST TO STAND UP TO THEM AND TELL THEM "NO!! We cannot allow you to rise into a DEVELOPED NATION because your efforts are contributing to GLOBAL WARMING - but we have not yet found any link to the KOCH BROTHERS - which would be akin to the WHITE CHRISTIAN EVANGELICALS who previously informed Uganda about its "Anti-Gay Laws".

Constructive_Feedback said...

Economist: Power Outages Fray Tempers:

QUESTION: What part did LACK OF ACCESS TO CONSTANT POWER play in the present xenophobic attacks in SA?

umbrarchist said...

Black Man's Burden (1961) by Mack Reynolds

Border, Breed Nor Birth (1963) by Mack Reynolds

CNu said...

lol, pan-troglodytic deuterostems (PTD's of sometimes just "wattles") are incapable of contextualization or critical analysis. PTD's have been carefully primed by breath and britches nihilist psycho-pimps ([preachers) to accept mass quantities of counterfactual and incoherent whooey. As you correctly put it, "Make Shit Up As They Go Along", using "Religion As Their Scaffolding".

1. There is zero archeological evidence for ancient Israel. The claims levied in the old testament are patently false and entirely mythological.
2. The Turkic Khazars expelled and fled from europe after WW-II have no connection to the land they stole from semitic Palestinians.
3. No sane alpha male accepts "Religious Instruction" or mouth-noises about "God's Plan" from a clown in a suit, period.

The church of Rome builds schools, hospitals, orphanages, and in general - gets stuff done. I find its rituals aesthetically pleasing and its vocations endlessly fascinating accommodations to human psychological diversity. In this game of musical chairs on the deck of the Titanic, we must all pick a collective security club (CSC). I chose mine on the basis of how big it is and what it do, because of course from a "religious" perspective - we all know what's really real, don't we?

ken said...

Just a little different scholarly perspective.

CNu said...

Hoffmeier's a buybull "college" hack. That doesn't qualify as,a mainstream scholar.

ken said...

And Hector the atheist evangelist does...Hoffmeier's credentials in Egyptology far outweigh Hector's creds of being the son of an evangelist and now a evangelist himself. Mainstream scholar..i.e. atheist scholar.

CNu said...

Oh, I wasn't going hard. However, if you insist, the hardline is that Trinity Evangelical Divinity School doesn't have a program recognized by the AIA - so like I said - disqualified because he's doesn't pass muster and he's a buybull college hack rather than a mainstream scholar within the field.

CNu said...

Functional equivalent of no sane person goes to Kentucky to study "life sciences" with these bone-in-their-nose hacks

CNu said...

I don't want to get in to your trap of who has more scholastic training and therefore whose argument we should accept, but rotflmbao...., priceless comedy gold!!!

ken said...

Sometimes your videos are funny, but this one shouldn't have made the cut. Since you didn't want view a different perspective on the video, maybe you might widen your considerations with a written argument linked here. Lots of good points here, but not all would be my opinion.

CNu said...

The video is not the amusement here, you are.

No amount of energetic flailing by an entire army of bone-in-the-nose authorities is going to change the basic underlying facts:

1. There is no archeological evidence for ancient Israel.
2. The old testament is a hagiographic contrivance (pure malarky)
3. The 20th century seizure of Palestine was done by European Turkic Khazars loosely on the basis of the contrivance.
4. Khazar elites are quick to squeal anti-semitism when their hagiographic malarky and their killer-ape crimes are called out
5. American evangelical wattles have been cognitively parasitized by - and made accessory to - the crimes and lies of these europeans

The absence of evidence is the evidence of absence. Everything predicated on that basis is farcical, nonsensical conversation.....,

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