Sunday, February 24, 2013

I don't think it's accurate to blame what's going on in Palestine-Israel on Zionism....

Because Zionism as an actual movement had both liberal, socialist, and conservative manifestations.  It also served a positive goal in galvanizing people to action in the early part of the 20th century. What's happening in Palestine right now is more the result of xenophobic colonialism, which doesn't really have any particular ideology behind it. Zionism, as a term, is often bandied about because it sounds strange and exotic, but the colonizer-colonized relationship is more of an accurate depiction. 

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