[Marxism] Re: Cindy Sheehan's quote

Fred Feldman ffeldman at bellatlantic.net
Wed Aug 17 08:39:26 MDT 2005


Well, I'm glad that Cindy Sheehan didn't say what she didn't say, and I
cannot imagine why people are getting roiled at her for not having said
it. Glad she brought in Palestine, but her son died for US imperialist
interests (the wealth of US billionaires), which include the defense of
Israel.  He sacrificed,  like all the US casualties, for the
billionaires' America.  

The idea that Israel has the power -- through the machinations of the
"neocons," the mighty power of the Jewish block vote, AIPAC, the
Jewish-owned investment banks, links with the Fundamentalists -- to
place  US imperialism at the service of Israeli Jewish interests rather
than its own in the "war on terror" is plain old US nationalist
scapegoating.

I am for a completely wide-open discussion of Israel and Zionism, and
that includes debating all theories and fantasies about the role of
Israel and the Jews. Eventually, someone is going to have to write
another expose and analysis of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, too
-- that is, take it seriously as a political tract with a political
impact.  Keeping the lid on all this stuff is just allowing the crap to
steep.  

So Cindy Sheehan didn't say what she didn't say. This is not a blow to
the people of Palestine.
Fred Feldman

 





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