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Collective guilt

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in response to reader comment: Sorry Sir - both Europe & Europeans merit blame, as in the past.

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Aug 2, 2011 at 02:37

IamJoseph wrote :

" While it may sound painful to say so and to hear it, all Europeans, locally and abroad, must be blamed for what has been occuring in Europe and its horrific abuse of Israel at the UN, its media and in its political offices. The VE VERE NOT AVARE chant cannot be sustained again.

When Europeans round up those who corrupted the Balfour when the Jews were totally helpless, and those who call a death-to-Israel 3-state as a 2-state, and those who re-transfer the name Palestinians to Muslims openly panting for another holocaust [Fk the Jews] - then claim innocent. Now every European is guilty as hell, its Popes, Royals, Media, Rock stars and school teachers - critical mass applies. A Nuremberg II Trial or Eurostan is the only answer."

Interesting but first I find your call to resurrect collective guilt absurd and as archaic and useless as the Biblical passages that sanction it. Second, who is going to preside in this Nurnmberg II trial and judge me and my fellow Europeans ? You ? Third , I hope Israel is strong enough to resist not just the onset of nasty Arab barbarity but also misguided and venal media people from Eurabia and besides it is wise and edcuated enough to judge everybody after his or her actions and wishes and not after the antedeluvian oncept of collective guilt which you seem to suggest from your Australian ivory tower.

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