I believe Modern American Jews have a generations long Stockholm syndrome that compels them to embrace secular power as a misguided defensive tact. They feel that upsetting the status quo holds the greatest risk so they vote as their elders have before them.
This Freudian nightmare of weakness can easily lead to deceit and heartbreak. That is why I admire the JDL and Zionism for standing up to true threats that harm the Children of Israel.
It seems like fear and history are the motivating factors, so what you say makes sense.
That is why I admire the JDL and Zionism for standing up to true threats that harm the Children of Israel
I agree. They obviously overcame cultural reticence and fear and now see the enemy in a clear light: no illusions about mulitcultural solidarity. You can't sleep with wolves.
I have no grudge against a guy like Rahm Emmanuel serving in the IDF - if you are in Israel, it's the right thing to do.
What I don't understand is his gig coming back to the U.S. - did he get scared? Was it too real, having to be on pins everyday, ready to rock and roll when Hamas fires a mortar?
Now the people who live in the Golan, Kiryat Shimona, places like that....they gotta be strong. It's a good thing, instead of operating from weakness, you know they are physically and spiritually strong now.
Would that more found that strength.
You have a HUGE point here. That's how it started. But now it's groupthink keeping them in line. Why did so many of them go with Madoff? There is a need for Jews to "stay on the reservation" even against common logic and one's own instinct for true self-preservation and liberty. Doing what the group tells you to is one of the most powerful urges we have. Jews are very verbal and it is DIFFICULT to go against one's family and friends. Ask me.