There've been a couple of interesting online dustups over Israel's attack on Gaza:
(1) On the (more or less) Paleo front, Taki, of Taki's, has compared Israel unfavorably to the Nazis, going on to observe that "it’s always been perfectly clear to me that the Israelis are the ones sowing terror and the Palestinians are the ones besieged. The American people have been so brainwashed, they have it the other way round."
...at which point Lawrence Auster, of View from the Right, understandably asked Taki's to remove his site from their blogroll, going on to wonder "how will Paul Gottfried, who is pro-Israel, and John Zmirak, who has never been anti-Israel, feel about their editor equating the Israelis with Nazis? They'll accept it, in order to have some place to write..."
...to which question Prof. Gottfried, in what has got to be the saddest blog-post I have ever read, has responded here. He contemplates what Auster asks of him:
"The fact that I have been professionally marginalized at an advanced age by both Lefts, that is, the neocon and the less obnoxious Left, should not even matter. If I were acting properly, I would happily write just for myself (or perhaps for myself, my two pet dogs, my grandson, and our cleaning lady)."
I haven't read through all of the 400+ comments on Bernstein's thread, and I don't plan to. But, in the 200+ comments that I *did* read, I thought that the most interesting question that came up concerned Greenwald's interesting claim that "terrorism ends when the causes of it are addressed, typically via diplomatic means. That's what history proves. I know that's not as spectacular or exciting or blood-pumping as watching people you hate and their children get incinerated by bombs dropped from on high, but it's still how it is."
Unfortunately, Greenwald can't be bothered to provide any examples where "history proves" anything of the sort - let alone to relate any such examples to the particular case of Israel today.
But, then, why should he? Given that his opponents are bloodthirsty maniacs whose blood gets a-pumping at the sight of incinerated children?
How delightful it must be to be Glenn Greenwald - to be so pure, in the face of so much evil.
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Anyway, all I really want to do here is to point out - as I like to do, from time to time - the one thing that would get the Palestinians everything that they seem to think they want, as soon as possible: passive resistance.
If only the Palestinians were to read up on Gandhi and Martin Luther King, and emulate their tactics, the Israelis would give in to them within a matter of months. If not weeks. If not days.