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Doing Business With Terrorists

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in response to reader comment: pride, not shame!

Submitted by Renee Bouvier (United States), Oct 20, 2011 at 17:28

Making maximalist demands by any individual or group have always been proven to be counterproductive, causing the incitement and provocation of violence. For example, the GOP can be considered to be a maximalist organization by propping up a Conservative Nanny State to the detriment of the country and its people, while accusing Jews (who are not members of the GOP and do not support their agenda) of being anti-Semitic. It's very easy for an American Jew to criticize Israel, while living in the comforts of upper middle-class and wealthy suburbia. Once you immigrate and live in Israel for at least two years, you tend to develop a different perspective of life in the Middle East.

Israelis think that Americans are extremely depraved for treating healthcare as a commodity rather than a basic human right, where Jewish businessmen are deliberately withholding access to medical treatment from their fellow Jews in the name of profit. When wealthy Jewish bankers and insurance executives and brokers are confronted by their fellow Jews, they rationalize their malefic behavior by countering, "That's why we send money to Israel (tidbits), so chronically ill Jews in the U.S. can immigrate to Israel (if they find it intolerable and impossible to live in the U.S.)." Anyone, who could possibly support the GOP candidates like Michelle Bachman, is insane! When did the GOP become so pro-Israel? Did one forget what the GOP did to Israel during the 1980s -- Baker's statement, the Madrid Conference leading to the crazy Oslo Agreements, etc?

Boy, you all have short memories, when it comes to your own lack of sanity and folly. How do you think one's continuing support of the Conservative Nanny State will help the Zionist cause and Israel's security? For one thing, many more American Jews will be out of work, if one continues to support the GOP. If we don't have Medicare and Social Security, there will be less money to give to Israel. How is that going to help the American Jewish people and Israel by abrogating the social contract here in the U.S.? By the way, patents and copyrights are "Big Government." Corporate status is not a birthright, but a privilege bestowed by government. If you don't want to pay corporate taxes, no one is forcing you to incorporate. If you don't want to pay corporate taxes, instead form business partnerships. No one is forcing you to take advantage of "Big Government."

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