A few more things:
- Mark Weber on Jewish supremacism:
"Time and again in history, Jews have wielded great power to further group interests that are separate from, and often contrary to, those of the non-Jewish populations among whom they live. This creates an inherently unjust and unstable situation that all too often has ended tragically in violent conflict between Jews and non-Jews.The hasbara crowd will be after me for linking to this!
In our age, the seemingly intractable Middle East conflict is more than just a problem of Zionism or politics, or a dispute over land. Israel’s often arrogant policies, and especially its inhumane treatment of non-Jews, have roots in centuries-old attitudes that are laid out in ancient Jewish religious writings."
- Michael Ledeen characteristically confuses the secret war against the Jews, in which the United States is an integral part (and Godspeed!), and a world-wide war against the United States. Of course, our advantage is that supremacists can't admit that there is a secret war against the Jews without also admitting the good reasons for it.
- "Was any aspect of 9/11 a conspiracy? – The Pentagon certainly was!"
- Another reason why the United States is fucked is that the right now knows how to manage popular anger while avoiding the direct attacks on self-interest that might create a populist uprising:
"Writing on Woodstock, Tom Degan makes a point too often overlooked or denied: the antiwar movement was in large measure a draft riot set off by the end of college deferments. Nixon made sure they would never happen again by turning a citizens’ army into a permanent mercenary force. Absent that, the kids would be in the streets right now."
The right can organize large rallies against progress while the left stays home and whines. This is caused, to a large extent, by the fact that the left has an overly high opinion of itself, in part due to misplaced pride over an ancient protest movement.