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Scholarship on Zion

Reader comment on item: There's a Name for Trump's Brand of Politics: Neo-fascism
in response to reader comment: Scholars beginning to worry about Trump

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jun 23, 2016 at 16:23

It does not take all that much scholarship to have begun the assessment about Candidate Trump and his viability as a potential leader for America. Setting aside his avant guarde(sp) approach to politics in the first place, the question should be: what was already lost in American politics, that after several previous soundings, he would even think to interject his version of American politics upon a politically weary electorate?
From an observation post of the Middle East where politics is operating as acts of war, an outsider from there is not going to understand how this might work its way out if the very premise of democratic politics, American style, is not understood from the insiders perspective.

But one wonders, how easy is it to label a political perspective 'Zionist' if one does now know truly what 'Zionist' really means.
So, from a scholarship perspective, here's a clue, in plain English (original version was in Hebrew) about the original 'Zionist':
Ps102:13) You will arise and have pity on Zion; it is the time to favor her; the appointed time has come. :16) For the LORD builds up Zion; he appears in his glory; :21) that they may declare in Zion the name of the LORD, and in Jerusalem his praise,.....
Ps 132:13) For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his dwelling place:

So we can deduce that if one were to be correct in labeling, do we dare connect Zionism with fascism and the like? You'll never hear that from this observer; and if truth be told, anyone still trying to make that connection should be counting their days........


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