Israel's swinish Zionism ought to be stopped
Israel tycoons have woken up to the new reality; they're beginning to pay the price for their behavior - their capitalism has been defined as swinish.
(Haaretz) -- by Gideon Levy --
There's a remarkable resemblance in Israel between Zionism and wealth: Both have not known when to stop. These days we're talking about "swinish capitalism," a term coined by President Shimon Peres back when he was an MK; he was referring in particular to Benjamin Netanyahu, who was finance minister at the time and is now prime minister. It's worth remembering that there is also swinish Zionism.
Swine are insatiable, it is thought. They eat everything that comes their way and gorge themselves until they die. So do capitalism and Zionism. A broad (and encouraging ) public now agrees about the swinishness of Israeli capitalism; the perception of Zionism as swinish is still the province of a tiny minority in Israel, though not around the world. Zionism and capitalism started differently...
A great many of this country's wealthy people also started out well. One family established a salt industry, another a modest dairy, this one founded a shipping company, that one started out as a building contractor and a third began as an importer of mobile telephones. They helped develop the economy, building the land and its prosperity.
But here too with the eating came the insatiable appetite, and some of them did not know when to stop their greed. They shower huge salaries on their executives, celebrate their family events lavishly, lead an ostentatious life and treat the public's money as if it were their own, leveraging money that does not belong to them.
Now the time of reckoning has come. The public is calling them to account. The word "tycoon" has become a curse and "wealthy" has nearly become despicable. Had our wealthy people stopped their greed in time, they would have continued to celebrate on top of the world, or on top of this country at least, if also with relative modesty.
The public's attitude to these two kinds of swinishness is remarkably similar. At first society bowed down to its wealthy, in the same way it bowed down to its settlers in the territories, its "new pioneers." It looked away and hid its face both from the way the tycoons were making their money and the way the settlers were putting down their stakes. The state treated them that way too; it encouraged both groups. To the wealthy and the settlers it offered everything good - incentives and protection, grants and loans. It sold natural resources and companies to the tycoons at bargain prices and gave the lands of the occupation to the settlers for free.
The state was protective of both these groups. It still is, with a committee for the tycoons and the continuation of its pro-settler policies.
The tycoons have woken up to the new reality. In the summer of 2011 it's not so pleasant to be Yitzhak Tshuva, Nochi Dankner, Ilan Ben-Dov or Idan Ofer. They're beginning to pay the price for their behavior - their capitalism has been defined as swinish. This isn't the case regarding the new Zionism, the Zionism of occupation and settlement in the territories. To call it swinish is still considered heretical. But when the time for the reckoning comes we'll ask: Why didn't we stop this swinishness in time?...MORE...LINK
Chris Moore comments:
Organized Jewry (Zionism) is a grasping, greedy, insatiable, gangster enterprise.
When it is in the minority, it insatiably prays upon the "Gentiles"; when it is in the majority, it insatiably preys upon the "Gentiles" AND the "lesser" Jews.
It simply can't control itself or its corrupt nature, which flows from its corrupt ethno-religious doctrine. And as this article makes clear, even Jews (at least the ones with an iota of conscience) are beginning to realize there's something terribly wrong with their relatives.
This is one reason that organized Jewry, despite its multi-millennial continuity, still has a relatively tiny number of adherents: the decent Jews, the ones with a conscience, eventually throw up their hands and leave the crazies to their teeth-gnashing, swinishness, scheming, polarizing Judeofascist doctrine, and greed.
Why can't America exchange its Jewish Zionist psychopaths and gangsters for the Jews of conscience in Israel? And while we're at it, let's send them our Judeo-Christian Zionists, neocons and liberal fascist Judeophiles. That way the entire lot can stew in its collective bile together, and the sane world can role its eyes and keep them all at a safe distance.
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