Gerald Magnuson wrote:
I'm not saying you CAN'T oppose various policies.....
I'm saying WHEN you do, AND your not a part of that group
There is _some_ validity in this (not much). Unfortunately, you
continue by bringing in an unequal element --
Now in the example the Anti-Semite from Oklahoma provided:
"Israel targeted civilians"
Those of you who are apologizing for Booth, are saying that's ok
to say, because other members of the Jewish community say similar things.
You jump from 'anti-Semite' to 'Israel'. But 'Semite' and 'Israel'
aren't the same things. 'Anti-Semite' and 'Israel' sets up a false
dichotomy. The shred of validity disappears.
I certainly wouldn't say it's okay to say "Israel targeted
civilians" because "other members of the Jewish community say
I'd say it's okay to say it regardless of whether or not _any_
members of the Jewish community have said it. (I'd expect some
reasonably verifiable evidence before beginning to believe it.)
I don't see how comments from any Jewish community member on actions
by the Israeli government have any connection to the 'okayness' at
all, except insofar as they might provide testimonial evidence from
personal experience in the action itself.
I'm curious how deeply your belief runs. Would it not be okay to
criticize Julius Rosenberg? Meyer Lansky? Murder Inc.? How do you
choose a line between 'okay' and 'not okay'?