My recently stated position on Netanyahu describing Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod, Obama’s senior aides, as “self hating Jews”, where I suggested that a non-existent disbute is being manufactured by the media in order to facilitate a Zionist “Realpolitik”(1), was lent some substance by an article which I read today. In that article it stated that corporations unite to ensure that “the choices offered by ‘representative democracy’ all represent their greed for maximised profits. It then went on to contend that we do not, nevertheless, live in a totalitarian society and that we, at least, have the potential to interfere. This then means that “the goal is to persuade the public that corporate-sponsored political choice is meaningful, that it makes a difference. The task of politicians at all points of the supposed ‘spectrum’ is to appear passionately principled while participating in what is essentially a charade.”(2) Of course, while it is not unique to Palestine, this charade is so blatantly obvious in a part of the world, where an on-going ethnic cleansing that began back in 1948 is sold as a struggle between two equal sides both with reasonable claims.
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