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Submitted by fred debros (United States), Sep 23, 2012 at 09:18

i wrote brett bstephens@wsj.com, my fave sharp thinker:

the one coordinated disciplined rational source of muhammad cartoons and unabashed jokes should come out of israel: not only do they have the wits to do it, but also the credibility and emotional tacit approval of the free world, plus they could blame tit for tat blasphemy, eye for an eye etc. the world would understand: a bomb cartoon for every holocaust denial. bibi would not have to pontificate about red lines, just point his thumb backwards and tell the world: that's what you get for your remarks, you goons, you morons. insult they ask for, not cheap utube stuff by nincompoops.

remember the Wannsee conference! Antisemitism became really deadly only after the nazis decided to elevate it to elitist intellectualism. otherwise it remained like in austria, just a "rueppelpolitik", gutterpolitics for the working class. ahmadinejad tends to pontificate in that sense. we should prevent that by a toon a day. keep antisemitism in the gutter. make it unacceptable in decent or normal society.

this could also act like a thermostat on the arab street and be used to raise temps when necessary. a destabilized arab street is much easier to control permanently than in bursts or a posteriori, it would show where the hotspots are, the hot buttons etc, it could be used strategically to manipulate/mislead the press before actions, like the press manipulates us already whenever israel is under siege: guaranteed another sob story of nazi persecution, post holocaust reunion in the news, wailing women whenever a suicide bomber blasts innocent civilians.

useful tool indeed, but only in the hands of the primarily interested!

fred

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