Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Liberal/Progressive Conundrum

A comment I left here, The BDS movement and the opportunistic exploitation of self-denying Jews by Philip Mendes

exactly.  i refer to that as the liberal/progressive conundrum.

why would people who pronounce themselves liberals, progressives and humanists support a campaign to eliminate the best hope and reality of liberalism, progressivism, democracy, feminism, gay rights, civil liberties and human rights in the Middle East (Israel) and thus permit the establishment of a state that until now has proven woefully inadequate in protecting its own citizenry with no transparency in government, no freedom of the press, no elections (Abbas is about 8 years overdue for reelection) , some torture and, incidentally, an official campaign of incitement against its neighbor with a bit of terror thrown in?  why make something worse (not to mention the probability of a Hamas takeover)?


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