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Old 27th August 2017, 03:17 PM   #321
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Originally Posted by CaptainHowdy View Post
Presumably under a White supremacist state, blacks would be separate.

But White Nationalism isn't the same as White supremacism. Using Israel as our model of how ethnic nationalism without racism works: In a White Nationalist United States, European Christians would enjoy the same rights and responsibilities that Jews enjoy in Israel and non-European Christians would enjoy the same rights and responsibilities that non-Jews enjoy in Israel. Israel is able to preserve the Jewish character of the state without physically separating Jews and non-Jews. We could do the same.
From this, shall I understand you argue that white nationalists are in need of a homeland to protect them from pogroms and holocausts? (Further, this apparent agreement with addressing the needs of the Jewish people, taking into account how the modern state came about, has logical consequences for other minorities in the US, who would seem to share more parallels in experience with Jews than would white Christians.) But as to your implication that white Christians need protection from growth in other populations, as might Jews in Israel, you seem to forget that there are white Christians in many other places, and the US is by no means legally, or historically, a white homeland, especially not one tied to a single national faith. What's the sudden reach for a security blanket?

By the way, what sort of hybrid monstrosity of scriptural interpretation is a white Christian?
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Old 27th August 2017, 05:47 PM   #322
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From this, shall I understand you argue that white nationalists are in need of a homeland to protect them from pogroms and holocausts? (Further, this apparent agreement with addressing the needs of the Jewish people, taking into account how the modern state came about, has logical consequences for other minorities in the US, who would seem to share more parallels in experience with Jews than would white Christians.) But as to your implication that white Christians need protection from growth in other populations, as might Jews in Israel, you seem to forget that there are white Christians in many other places, and the US is by no means legally, or historically, a white homeland, especially not one tied to a single national faith. What's the sudden reach for a security blanket?

By the way, what sort of hybrid monstrosity of scriptural interpretation is a white Christian?
That's not what I'm saying at all. I'm saying that White Nationalism isn't inherently racist and proving it with the example of Zionism--an ethnic nationalist movement that has been able to establish an ethnostate without oppression or racism.
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Originally Posted by CaptainHowdy View Post
an ethnic nationalist movement that has been able to establish an ethnostate without oppression or racism.
That's a rather controversial statement.
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Old 27th August 2017, 08:53 PM   #324
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Originally Posted by CaptainHowdy View Post
Presumably under a White supremacist state, blacks would be separate.

But White Nationalism isn't the same as White supremacism. Using Israel as our model of how ethnic nationalism without racism works: In a White Nationalist United States, European Christians would enjoy the same rights and responsibilities that Jews enjoy in Israel and non-European Christians would enjoy the same rights and responsibilities that non-Jews enjoy in Israel. Israel is able to preserve the Jewish character of the state without physically separating Jews and non-Jews. We could do the same.
Doesn't quite roll off the tongue as nicely as what the Nazis were chanting when the people you're defending were marching alongside them.
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Originally Posted by CaptainHowdy View Post
That's not what I'm saying at all. I'm saying that White Nationalism isn't inherently racist and proving it with the example of Zionism--an ethnic nationalist movement that has been able to establish an ethnostate without oppression or racism.
Are you saying carving up population groups by the color of their skin is not to your mind racism?
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Old 28th August 2017, 03:23 AM   #326
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Originally Posted by CaptainHowdy View Post
Presumably under a White supremacist state, blacks would be separate.

But White Nationalism isn't the same as White supremacism. Using Israel as our model of how ethnic nationalism without racism works: In a White Nationalist United States, European Christians would enjoy the same rights and responsibilities that Jews enjoy in Israel and non-European Christians would enjoy the same rights and responsibilities that non-Jews enjoy in Israel. Israel is able to preserve the Jewish character of the state without physically separating Jews and non-Jews. We could do the same.
Yeah because it's not like there is any racism against non-Jews in Israel......

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Old 28th August 2017, 10:07 AM   #327
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Are you saying carving up population groups by the color of their skin is not to your mind racism?
I've said it before, it's about as convincing as some kids in my class in the late 1980s who said that they "weren't racist, they were racialist, which they thought was an adequate figleaf. They also claimed to be just accepting the "obvious" (i.e. imagined) differences between races and that no race was superior (except whites, for some reason should get first choice of everything - I think that all races had different areas of... expertise and obviously whites "expertise" would be in ruling and administering, so they should make the decisions.

I didn't buy it when I was eleven, and I don't buy it now.
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Old 29th August 2017, 12:01 AM   #328
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Are you saying carving up population groups by the color of their skin is not to your mind racism?
No. I'm saying that White Nationalism and Jewish Nationalism are morally and philosophically equivalent and that neither are racist.
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No. I'm saying that White Nationalism and Jewish Nationalism are morally and philosophically equivalent and that neither are racist.
What do you think the"White" in "White Nationalism" stands for?

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What do you think the"White" in "White Nationalism" stands for?

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It signifies that the Nationalism they believe in is pure, honest and virtuous?
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Old 29th August 2017, 01:48 PM   #331
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What do you think the"White" in "White Nationalism" stands for?

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The same thing "Jewish" stands for in "Jewish Nationalism"
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The same thing "Jewish" stands for in "Jewish Nationalism"
Sammy Davis can become a Jew, but Sammy Davis cannot become a white.

Perhaps they don't stand for the same thing.
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"Jewish Nationalism" = A shared Religion, culture, and perhaps language.

"White Nationalism" = A shared Skin tone.
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Originally Posted by CaptainHowdy View Post
The same thing "Jewish" stands for in "Jewish Nationalism"
I suggest you go and read the link I put up previously about the racism, and lot of which is institutional, that is in the Jewish Nationalism system.

You keep trying to compare White Nationalism and Jewish Nationalism in an attempt to claim that White Nationalism isn't racist, but we already know that Jewish Nationalism is racist, extremely. So by comparing the two and continuing to do so all you are doing is validating our point that White Nationalism is racist.
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CaptainHowdy, you are not answering my question. What do you think the "White" stands for in "White Nationalism ". Is It not a race?

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I suggest you go and read the link I put up previously about the racism, and lot of which is institutional, that is in the Jewish Nationalism system.

You keep trying to compare White Nationalism and Jewish Nationalism in an attempt to claim that White Nationalism isn't racist, but we already know that Jewish Nationalism is racist, extremely. So by comparing the two and continuing to do so all you are doing is validating our point that White Nationalism is racist.
I don't think very many people here agree with you that the state of Israel is extremely racist. I think most people here believe that Israel doesn't always have a stellar human rights record but that there are and have been other countries that are far worse. I think most people say that Israel has a right to exist as a Jewish state and that any racism in Israeli society doesn't negate that right. I know that Israelis themselves are critical of their government's human rights record. But I don't see any of them trying to dismantle the Jewish character of the nation or claiming that the root of these injustices are the Zionist ideology.

Do you believe that the racism you see in Israeli society an inevitable function of it's nationalistic character? If Israel is as racist as you seem to believe, does that mean that Zionism should be destroyed the way WN needs to be destroyed? If Israel has a right to exist as a Jewish state despite its racist characteristics, why wouldn't a WN state have a right to exist as long as it wasn't more racist than Israel is today?

See I can understand saying that nationalism is racist in and of itself. In that case, Zionism and WN are both wrong. But nobody has even tried to justify Jewish Nationalism while condemning WN.
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I don't think very many people here agree with you that the state of Israel is extremely racist. I think most people here believe that Israel doesn't always have a stellar human rights record but that there are and have been other countries that are far worse. I think most people say that Israel has a right to exist as a Jewish state and that any racism in Israeli society doesn't negate that right. I know that Israelis themselves are critical of their government's human rights record. But I don't see any of them trying to dismantle the Jewish character of the nation or claiming that the root of these injustices are the Zionist ideology.

Do you believe that the racism you see in Israeli society an inevitable function of it's nationalistic character? If Israel is as racist as you seem to believe, does that mean that Zionism should be destroyed the way WN needs to be destroyed? If Israel has a right to exist as a Jewish state despite its racist characteristics, why wouldn't a WN state have a right to exist as long as it wasn't more racist than Israel is today?

See I can understand saying that nationalism is racist in and of itself. In that case, Zionism and WN are both wrong. But nobody has even tried to justify Jewish Nationalism while condemning WN.
On this particular board, I don't think you would find many people who thing it makes a lot of sense to have a "Jewish state", except for the fact that the desire to have one was a result of long, and ongoing, persecution of Jews in most, and at various times all, non-Jewish states.

If you could make a similar case for persecution of white people, you might get some people to say that white nationalism makes sense. Until you can do that, I think most of us are just going to think it's another variation on "we hate black people."
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On this particular board, I don't think you would find many people who thing it makes a lot of sense to have a "Jewish state", except for the fact that the desire to have one was a result of long, and ongoing, persecution of Jews in most, and at various times all, non-Jewish states.

If you could make a similar case for persecution of white people, you might get some people to say that white nationalism makes sense. Until you can do that, I think most of us are just going to think it's another variation on "we hate black people."
You're missing the point. I'm saying that White Nationalism isn't inherently racist. I'm pointing to Israel as a example of a successful ethnostate that currently exists sans racism to demonstrate that nationalism doesn't have to be racist. How and why the state of Israel came about is irrelevant.
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Sammy Davis can become a Jew, but Sammy Davis cannot become a white.

Perhaps they don't stand for the same thing.
Both are arbitrary groups of people based on a shared characteristic. Not really relevant to my point.
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Yes, but your point is rubbish. Israel has lots of Arab citizens. It is very far from perfect, but the reason for it being set up is understandable. In many ways, the current regime does seem to be going more towards an apartheid type of regime, but it isn't there yet.

You are proposing something completely different. With no redeeming features.
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You're missing the point. I'm saying that White Nationalism isn't inherently racist. I'm pointing to Israel as a example of a successful ethnostate that currently exists sans racism to demonstrate that nationalism doesn't have to be racist. How and why the state of Israel came about is irrelevant.
If "White Nationalism" isn't inherently racist, why call it White? Isn't "White" a racial concept?
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If "White Nationalism" isn't entirely racist, why call it White? Isn't "White" a racial concept?
It's not really a difficult concept, is it?


Something predicated on differences in entitlement based on supposed race is fundamentally racist.
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If "White Nationalism" isn't entirely racist, why call it White? Isn't "White" a racial concept?
Isn't "White Nationalism" a name for a crayon color? Something like "Burnt Sienna?" Oh wait- no it's not. Instead it is the belief that the most important characteristic of any human being is their race and that it is essential for us to define ourselves that way and to separate people into nations by race.

Funny- Saggy was just arguing in this Forum that the really bad thing about the present time is that we don't openly embrace and celebrate racism "like we used to." CaptainHowdy may be hesitate to be so overt in his views, but it sure seems like the same song to me.
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Instead it is the belief that the most important characteristic of any human being is their race and that it is essential for us to define ourselves that way
Isn't that the Democratic Party platform?

BTW, very good crayon joke.
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You're missing the point. I'm saying that White Nationalism isn't inherently racist. I'm pointing to Israel as a example of a successful ethnostate that currently exists sans racism to demonstrate that nationalism doesn't have to be racist. How and why the state of Israel came about is irrelevant.
I am certainly not missing the point. I am disagreeing with it, emphatically.

The entire concept of an "ethnostate" is inherently racist, and it's a bad idea. It shouldn't have happened in Israel. Look at the grief that has come about because of it. However, I will give them a little bit of a pass, because, in the environment that existed when the state of Israel was founded, there was a real problem and the Jews faced real persecution and it seemed like a good idea at the time. Likewise, when Zionism became a movement, Jews were facing real persecution. It just hadn't turned to outright extermination like it would later. As for today, we can't just declare a non-ethnostate, for a whole lot of reasons, but basically because there are enemies, not just of Israel, but of the Jews themselves. It is an incredibly difficult problem that was centuries in the making, and the dangers can't be ignored, and an ethnostate is part of the best solution that anyone can come up with right here and right now. Nevertheless, the whole concept sucks.

So, if you can make a similar case for white people, then by all means we can talk of the need for an ethnostate, but the concept is racist, by definition.
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If "White Nationalism" isn't inherently racist, why call it White? Isn't "White" a racial concept?
Personally I would rather not call it "White." Doing so places undue emphasis on the color of a persons skin and it attempts to describe a diverse group of people, none of whom technically have white skin. I think that "European Christian" is a better description. But when I say "European Christian" nobody knows what the Hell I'm talking about (even though it's pretty obvious). And it's easier to type "white." So that's what I go with.
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Personally I would rather not call it "White." Doing so places undue emphasis on the color of a persons skin and it attempts to describe a diverse group of people, none of whom technically have white skin. I think that "European Christian" is a better description. But when I say "European Christian" nobody knows what the Hell I'm talking about (even though it's pretty obvious). And it's easier to type "white." So that's what I go with.
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It shouldn't have happened in Israel. Look at the grief that has come about because of it. However, I will give them a little bit of a pass, because, in the environment that existed when the state of Israel was founded, there was a real problem and the Jews faced real persecution and it seemed like a good idea at the time. Likewise, when Zionism became a movement, Jews were facing real persecution. It just hadn't turned to outright extermination like it would later.

This is one of many points that CaptainHowdy seems to be missing in his ridiculous comparison:

The Israeli "ethnostate" is the result of the terrible things done to that particular group of human beings throughout history. A white ethnostate would be the result of... annoyance at other races. What a terrible burden us white people have had to endure!
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Presumably under a White supremacist state, blacks would be separate.

But White Nationalism isn't the same as White supremacism. Using Israel as our model of how ethnic nationalism without racism works: In a White Nationalist United States, European Christians would enjoy the same rights and responsibilities that Jews enjoy in Israel and non-European Christians would enjoy the same rights and responsibilities that non-Jews enjoy in Israel.
So being first class over those who are of lower classes isn't supremacy?

Mighty fine hair to split.

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Israel is able to preserve the Jewish character of the state without physically separating Jews and non-Jews. We could do the same.
I can't even...

The Jewish National Fund alone controls 13% of the land in Israel and bars Arabs. Let's not even get into the inherent segregation of having overarching control of the occupied territories.

What a terrible, terrible analogy to pick. Not just for the derail potential, but especially for being the exact opposite of how you portray it.

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I am pretty certain that CaptainHowdy is playing a tu quoque gotcha game here: see, "da Jus are racist" so why is anyone complaining that the Nazis are racist?

The failure with this is that Nazis believe in racism as an inherent part of being defined as Nazi; most modern day Jews do not believe in racism and it is not inherent to being Jewish. And to be Jewish does not mean to support the Israel government or the right wing religious parties to which it currently panders....

I just deleted most of the rest of my post because this is a derail. There are other threads for talking about Israel and the Palestinians. Let's just focus on Nazis here. And tu quoque may be a method of accusing someone of hypocrisy but it is not a method of justifying a wrong.
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Old 3rd September 2017, 02:32 PM   #351
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I am certainly not missing the point. I am disagreeing with it, emphatically.

The entire concept of an "ethnostate" is inherently racist, and it's a bad idea. It shouldn't have happened in Israel. Look at the grief that has come about because of it. However, I will give them a little bit of a pass, because, in the environment that existed when the state of Israel was founded, there was a real problem and the Jews faced real persecution and it seemed like a good idea at the time. Likewise, when Zionism became a movement, Jews were facing real persecution. It just hadn't turned to outright extermination like it would later. As for today, we can't just declare a non-ethnostate, for a whole lot of reasons, but basically because there are enemies, not just of Israel, but of the Jews themselves. It is an incredibly difficult problem that was centuries in the making, and the dangers can't be ignored, and an ethnostate is part of the best solution that anyone can come up with right here and right now. Nevertheless, the whole concept sucks.

So, if you can make a similar case for white people, then by all means we can talk of the need for an ethnostate, but the concept is racist, by definition.
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So you agree that Zionism is a form of nationalism. Since you believe that Zionism is a form of nationalism, you have to agree that a Jew who supports Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state is a Jewish nationalist. Does that mean that a Jew who supports Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state is a Jewish supremacist? That Jewish nationalist and Jewish supremacist are interchangeable? In the same way White Nationalist and White supremacist and Nazi and KKK are all interchangeable? Or is there a difference between a Jew who supports Israel's right to exist and a Jew who hates all gentiles and wants to kill them because they are inferior?

Because that was jumping off point, my objection to nationalists being called Nazis and KKK.
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Old 3rd September 2017, 03:01 PM   #352
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Originally Posted by Cl1mh4224rd View Post
This is one of many points that CaptainHowdy seems to be missing in his ridiculous comparison:

The Israeli "ethnostate" is the result of the terrible things done to that particular group of human beings throughout history. A white ethnostate would be the result of... annoyance at other races. What a terrible burden us white people have had to endure!
So you're not denying that Israel is an ethnostate?
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Old 3rd September 2017, 05:30 PM   #353
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So you're not denying that Israel is an ethnostate?
At this point I'm going to say you are intentionally trying to derail.

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Old 3rd September 2017, 07:24 PM   #354
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Originally Posted by CaptainHowdy View Post
So you agree that Zionism is a form of nationalism. Since you believe that Zionism is a form of nationalism, you have to agree that a Jew who supports Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state is a Jewish nationalist. Does that mean that a Jew who supports Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state is a Jewish supremacist? That Jewish nationalist and Jewish supremacist are interchangeable? In the same way White Nationalist and White supremacist and Nazi and KKK are all interchangeable? Or is there a difference between a Jew who supports Israel's right to exist and a Jew who hates all gentiles and wants to kill them because they are inferior?

Because that was jumping off point, my objection to nationalists being called Nazis and KKK.
See "equivocation, fallacy of".

You are trying to come up with definitions and chain them together and say that this must equal that because blah.....blah....blah. Let's not go there. Instead, let's try and come up with the actual differences between someone who thinks that Israel has a right to exist, compared to someone who thinks there ought to be some sort of ethnostate that is dominated by people of European descent.

One very, very, obvious difference between the two is that the Jewish state already exists. Dismantling it would result in a lot of grief for a lot of people. Moreover, it is not obvious that dismantling it would benefit anyone. Yes, I know people want it dismantled and they are sure that dismantling it would make the world a better place, but it is far from clear exactly who would be better off in any meaningful way if the state of Israel were dismantled, or if it were to lose its identity as a Jewish state.

On the other hand, the exact same thing could be said about the formation of a white ethnostate. Formation of such a state would result in a lot of grief for a lot of people, and it is not obvious that it would benefit anyone.

So on a purely practical level, there's a difference between supporting the state of Israel and supporting a white ethnostate.

On a philosophical level, I also see differences between the concepts of Zionism versus white nationalism. I don't think that any ethnic or racial discrimination makes any sense, ever, However, I can look at the Zionist movement and the eventual declaration of a Jewish state and see that despite my principled opposition to any sort of ethnostate, there is a practical reality that Jews were the targets of discrimination, and indeed of persecution and genocide. Whatever theoretical, philosophical, objection I might have to the formation of a government that enshrines any sort of ethnic or racial favoritism, I can see why, in the case of Zionism, the proponents would see it as necessary to escape a different form of favoritism that resulted in discrimination at best, and murder at worst. I don't think the formation of a Jewish state was the best possible solution to that problem, but it might have been the best available solution And given that it was the solution chosen, see the first point above.

By contrast, I look at the motives of the white nationalists, and I can't see anything remotely comparable. I can't see any need to have a state where people can pursue some sort of "white" way of life, free from persecution. Given that, I look for some other motivation, and all I can come up with is "We don't like black people."
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Old 4th September 2017, 06:41 AM   #355
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Originally Posted by CaptainHowdy View Post
So you're not denying that Israel is an ethnostate?

I guess my use of quotes around the word in "Israeli 'ethnostate'" but not in "white ethnostate" was too subtle...
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Old 6th September 2017, 12:08 PM   #356
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Originally Posted by Meadmaker View Post
See "equivocation, fallacy of".

You are trying to come up with definitions and chain them together and say that this must equal that because blah.....blah....blah. Let's not go there. Instead, let's try and come up with the actual differences between someone who thinks that Israel has a right to exist, compared to someone who thinks there ought to be some sort of ethnostate that is dominated by people of European descent.

One very, very, obvious difference between the two is that the Jewish state already exists. Dismantling it would result in a lot of grief for a lot of people. Moreover, it is not obvious that dismantling it would benefit anyone. Yes, I know people want it dismantled and they are sure that dismantling it would make the world a better place, but it is far from clear exactly who would be better off in any meaningful way if the state of Israel were dismantled, or if it were to lose its identity as a Jewish state.

On the other hand, the exact same thing could be said about the formation of a white ethnostate. Formation of such a state would result in a lot of grief for a lot of people, and it is not obvious that it would benefit anyone.

So on a purely practical level, there's a difference between supporting the state of Israel and supporting a white ethnostate.

On a philosophical level, I also see differences between the concepts of Zionism versus white nationalism. I don't think that any ethnic or racial discrimination makes any sense, ever, However, I can look at the Zionist movement and the eventual declaration of a Jewish state and see that despite my principled opposition to any sort of ethnostate, there is a practical reality that Jews were the targets of discrimination, and indeed of persecution and genocide. Whatever theoretical, philosophical, objection I might have to the formation of a government that enshrines any sort of ethnic or racial favoritism, I can see why, in the case of Zionism, the proponents would see it as necessary to escape a different form of favoritism that resulted in discrimination at best, and murder at worst. I don't think the formation of a Jewish state was the best possible solution to that problem, but it might have been the best available solution And given that it was the solution chosen, see the first point above.

By contrast, I look at the motives of the white nationalists, and I can't see anything remotely comparable. I can't see any need to have a state where people can pursue some sort of "white" way of life, free from persecution. Given that, I look for some other motivation, and all I can come up with is "We don't like black people."
If Nationalists are Supremacists are Nazis/KKK then Zionists are Nazis/KKK (N=S=N/KKK and Z=N, then Z=N/KKK). You cannot escape that. You could argue that the equation is false because Zionism isn't a form of Nationalism or you could argue that the Zionist ideology had no role in the founding of Israel. Good luck with that.

Calling me an antisemite for saying this would be a common ploy. But it doesn't make the equation false. Your argument, ever popular special pleading that acknowledges that Zionists are Nationalists but justifies it because some people were mean to the Jews in the past can be hand-waved away with a chuckle. Being wronged in the past never gives a person the right to wrong others in the future. That this argument is being made on behalf of the wealthiest, most successful minority group in the world is embarrassing to anybody who believes it's a good point and an insult to people who are actually suffering oppression today.

You're only argument is to acknowledge that maybe Nationalists aren't always Supremacists and Nazis and we shouldn't conflate the terms. Meadmaker, as somebody who is pretty close to being labeled a Nazi for saying that Corey Long was not 25 to 30 feet away from the protesters or that knowing who pulled their weapon first is important in determining fault, I would think you would be sensitive to the importance of not using words irresponsibly.

I'd love to continue this conversation but we're suppose to be talking about the car crash here. Has any new evidence emerged in the last week or so that supports either the deliberate attack scenario or the terrible accident scenario? It seems the media has gone silent.
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Old 6th September 2017, 12:29 PM   #357
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Originally Posted by CaptainHowdy View Post
If Nationalists are Supremacists are Nazis/KKK then Zionists are Nazis/KKK (N=S=N/KKK and Z=N, then Z=N/KKK). You cannot escape that. You could argue that the equation is false because Zionism isn't a form of Nationalism or you could argue that the Zionist ideology had no role in the founding of Israel. Good luck with that.

Calling me an antisemite for saying this would be a common ploy. But it doesn't make the equation false. Your argument, ever popular special pleading that acknowledges that Zionists are Nationalists but justifies it because some people were mean to the Jews in the past can be hand-waved away with a chuckle. Being wronged in the past never gives a person the right to wrong others in the future. That this argument is being made on behalf of the wealthiest, most successful minority group in the world is embarrassing to anybody who believes it's a good point and an insult to people who are actually suffering oppression today.

You're only argument is to acknowledge that maybe Nationalists aren't always Supremacists and Nazis and we shouldn't conflate the terms. Meadmaker, as somebody who is pretty close to being labeled a Nazi for saying that Corey Long was not 25 to 30 feet away from the protesters or that knowing who pulled their weapon first is important in determining fault, I would think you would be sensitive to the importance of not using words irresponsibly.

I'd love to continue this conversation but we're suppose to be talking about the car crash here. Has any new evidence emerged in the last week or so that supports either the deliberate attack scenario or the terrible accident scenario? It seems the media has gone silent.
I actually started the Nazis, White Supremacists, etc. thread with the express purpose of trying not to derail this thread with the discussion. If you want to continue it, that would be a good place, even though that discussion has long since gone a different direction. Continuing this in that thread would actually be pulling the discussion back to the intended topic of that thread.

But I will leave it alone in this thread, except to say that you seem to have misunderstood my last post completely. Specifics will have to be in another thread.
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Old 6th September 2017, 10:43 PM   #358
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Heather Heyer had a heart attack?

There's some talk on reddit about Heather Heyer's mother saying her daughter died from a heart attack. If she was struck by one of the vehicles and then had a heart attack, that's one thing. But if she wasn't actually struck during the car crash, then we have an obese cigarette smoker standing in the afternoon sun on a hot muggy day surrounded by a packed crowd of agitated ANTIFA who has a heart attack after witnessing a car hit another car. Maybe she didn't even witness the accident. That would change the narrative (not that anybody is going to admit that).

So now I'm wondering, where was Heather Heyer standing when James slammed into the crowd? I had assumed she was physically struck while standing between two cars but it's not been clear. Is she one of the people we see flying through the air in the photos or video?
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Old 7th September 2017, 04:37 AM   #359
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There's some talk on reddit about Heather Heyer's mother saying her daughter died from a heart attack. If she was struck by one of the vehicles and then had a heart attack, that's one thing. But if she wasn't actually struck during the car crash, then we have an obese cigarette smoker standing in the afternoon sun on a hot muggy day surrounded by a packed crowd of agitated ANTIFA who has a heart attack after witnessing a car hit another car. Maybe she didn't even witness the accident. That would change the narrative (not that anybody is going to admit that).

So now I'm wondering, where was Heather Heyer standing when James slammed into the crowd? I had assumed she was physically struck while standing between two cars but it's not been clear. Is she one of the people we see flying through the air in the photos or video?
Till this point, while I have often disagreed with you sir, I have accepted it is a difference of political and social opinion. However, this places you far beyond the pale of any decent human being. Just because sub-human scum on the alt-right give credence to ridiculous conspiracy fantasies does not mean any decent or sane human being should give the time of day to the bilge-water they spew out. Please, consider the line you are being spun and where it comes from before posting the like here again.
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