Jones, we love your
participation and any opinions you
have. Please just post your new threads
to this feed and sean's feed separately,
so we don't have to deal with him over
here. It's been two years or more of his
bs. No more.
I feel more comfortable criticizing Atzmon here than on Mondoweiss. Atzmon has several issues. He makes a brave attempt in taking on insularity, but he has a provocative style that in my opinion is a downside. He also does not recognize left wing religious opposition to Israeli nationalism. I explained that religious formulations are a valid reason
The accusation of antisemitism against MW contributors: MW has alot of criticisms of the Israeli nationalists, and it is not surprising that someone will make a comment that is factually untrue or a misportrayal. The thinking may be that someone will accept the criticisms as nonracist until he/she comes across a criticism he rejects. Then what?
Sean, are there issues you have with Gilad Atzmon, and if so, what? His target is what he considers exclusionary ideology of his community or culture. Why is this something that is not allowed to be talked about? Is it false that there is an unusual exclusionary aspect in the culture? Isn't that relevant to nationalism?
It didn't take long for someone on MWFF3 to start inciting violence against American Jewish leaders (assassinations, no less) -- predictable. (And I am glad I decided to strongly discourage that kind of extreme and hate-filled rhetoric in this group.)
People who become phobic about a particular ethnic or religious group -- who organize all their existential anxiety around their fear and hatred of that group -- are suffering from a major mental illness.
I keep trying to engage miriam6 in discussions on Mondoweiss, but she refuses to engage -- she seems to be working from a script -- steer clear of any difficult engagement on MW -- focus on the easy targets. Hasbara op? Maybe.