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"If you will it ... it is no Dream"
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Posted on 10/22/2010 10:59:32 AM PDT by citizenredstater9271

In the 17th century, the French philosopher René Descartes came up with the "explanation for it all" ..... "I think, therefore I am". I remember this statement being the source of numerous debates in various philosophy classes in my undergraduate days. It was the existential "which came first" story ..... the Chicken or the Egg. The Thought or the Being.

I am a Jew. I am a Zionist. I am a Zionist because I am a Jew .....

That is true, & probably a truism too. It is almost enough for me, and maybe more than enough. I don't need any other reason. I am a Zionist because I am a Jew. I am a Jew by birth. I am a Jew by conviction. I am a Jew. I am a Zionist.

If being a "Jew" does not connote only a political or religious affiliation, then it must connote affiliation to a people or nation. So, I am a Jewish patriot just as an Irishman or woman would naturally be an Irish patriot and an Italian would be an Italian patriot. At it's simplest, Zionism is Jewish nationalism, the understanding that Jews are a people, that Judaism is not solely a religious belief or set of values, and that Israel is the Jewish homeland. I do not need any more justification for Zionism than that, and the state of Israel should not have to apologize for its existence any more than Australia or Ireland or the Czech Republic apologize for their existences. Even if I were not Jewish, I would support the right of the Jewish people to self determination just as I support the right of other peoples to self determination...

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: antiisrael; israel; leftistantisemitism; zionism
This is very inspirational blog. A must-read for every supporter of Israel.
1 posted on 10/22/2010 10:59:34 AM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: citizenredstater9271

“Over the line!!!!”

Sorry, but that quote just reminded me...

2 posted on 10/22/2010 11:03:33 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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