Monday, September 8, 2008

Neocons for the End of Days

Why are William Kristol, Joseph Lieberman and David Brooks pushing the McCain-Palin ticket? Evidently, they think they've got friends in extremist religious communities. What they don't know may hurt us all. Do they think that McCain and the Wasilla wanna-be will take on Iran and the whole bloody mess in the Middle East will disappear? How so? I don't think they represent the majority of Americans on this idea. As an American Jew I am miffed.

And by the way AIPAC isn't the only group representing American Jews with regards to Israel. They're just a behemoth that gets most of the attention. What about J Street?, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom and other Jewish American voices for peace? These groups want dialogue NOW and are for negotiating peace that ensures Israel's safety. Unfortunately, their work tends to get silenced or ignored by the media who go to the old familiar, AIPAC. Moderates and liberals should be upset that the process has been hijacked by the far right. To what end?

This is when I fondly recall my agnostic grandfather's annoyance regarding organized religion. Man's inhumanity toward his fellow man is often made in the name of religion. It's time for freethinking people everywhere to make their opinions known.

Extremists can appear in all religions. I don't want our kids led to war by some End Days evangelicals fulfilling a dark dream. Because in the end the extremist Christians' plan for America and the Jews is no better than Ahmadinejad's. Am I wrong?

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