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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 02:07 PM

32. STFU, Nadler

Go talk to your colleague. Don't air your complaints.

Regardless of the origin of the cartoon, you know that it's not off base. What it's portraying is exactly what happened.

I am so sick and tired of these sort of knee jerk responses.

Hey, look, I grew up in the 50s and 60s in NYC believing that Israel was our country as much as the US. I could have gone and claimed Israeli citizenship. I knew people who lost family in the Holocaust. Every time Jewish organizations knocked on the door, my parents gave, and they proudly displayed their I Gave sticker on the front door. Most neighbors were Jewish, though not all.

But you know something? I grew up. I changed, America changed, Israel changed. I still have relatives who remain (blindly?) loyal to Israel, and they do not see this as a conflict with their status as second generation Americans. I don't. And Israel has made quite a few questionable decisions in the past decade or more, and as a result Palestinians are suffering, and non-Jews in Israel are now second-class citizens. America has to have a realistic relationship with Israel, not a fawning one based on realities that no longer exist.

So, Nadler, STFU. You got a problem? Talk to Rep. Tlaib and (horrors?) the Squad. You're all Democrats, and only as a united bloc - even one with differences - will you, and we, regain power in Washington. These sorts of internecine squabbles just play into the hands of the anti-Semites, Islamophobes (though it's not so much phobia as it is hate), white supremacists, and nationalists.

We get it. Now just stop it.

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