Man, do you ever suck!
Wherein I expressed my concerns as to the extent of Israeli influence on American foreign policy. Valid concerns, in my estimation.
Point of clarification: I admire the state of Israel, if a collective fact can be admired in the same way as a person of character can be admired. Her tenacity against all odds, her resilience and sheer cussedness all speak well of her. The religious persuasion of the majority of her citizens is of zero consequence to that estimation, I admire the Japanese and have no opinion regarding Shinto or Buddhism. If I were to criticize America’s alliance with Japan, would that make me anti-Buddhist? Of course not, and no one here would be foolish enough to suggest such a thing.
Put simply, I am not now, nor ever have been, anti-Semitic. It distresses me greatly to have to make such a statement, I regard it as a given. I shouldn’t even have to say such a thing, any more than I should have to confirm that I am not a child molestor.
But Moto has made it necessary.
This is nothing but a thinly veiled accusation of anti-Semitism. No substance is offered, no argument made to the points raised, nothing but a cowardly ad hominem attempt to Durbinize a political opponent. Unable to confront my opinions directly, he goes for the backstab.
Called on it by ETF, he cannot muster any defense, can only repeat and underline a libel, a slur, and a lie. It is degrading to even have to defend oneself against such.
As it happens, I do, in fact, believe that America has invested far too much in Israel. I come by that opinion honestly, and despite my stated and sincere admiration for that state. I should be entirely free to make such an assessment and profer such an opinion without having to defend myself from a reprehensible character assassin. I am comforted that no one who knows me will credit such a slur for an instant. As for the rest, feh!, as we say in Lubbock.
Moto, I squeeze a pimple on my nutsack and produce more integrity and character than you have displayed here. If you have the capacity for shame, now is the time to use it.