Saturday, February 27, 2010

Israel - Scapegoat

Today, Israel is like Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr. That is to say, simply by being, Israel is both a scandal and a lightning rod for animosity. In short, Israel is a scapegoat, with Jews and Judaism as particular objects of persecution and, if possible, sacrifice. And the perpetrators do so with that particular false sense of self-righteousness that all scapegoaters experience.

In anthropological terms, regardless of what people ostensibly call themselves - "monotheists", "righteous", for example - if they resort to human sacrifice to maintain social and psychological cohesion, they are pagans. Pure and simple, pagans.

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