I’m encountering another meme these days. A meme is a form of catchphrase logic where what amounts to a slogan becomes the basis of an allegation, often, if not usually, without proof.
This meme is that Julian Assange is a Zionist. Excuse me?
Could I be so politically incorrect as to ask for a little hard proof of such a contention?
Let me see if I can wrap my head around this charge. Julian Assange is willing to risk his life to stand up to the world’s only (putative) superpower, risking being offed, snuffed out by undetectable, almost-unpreventable means – that is, to be very clear, risking losing his very existence as a physical being – for what?
He rejects the nationalism of the superpower and exposes its crassness, excesses, and corruption for what?
Support of a second, regional power whose nationalism is equally crass, excessive and corrupt?
Where does any of that make sense?
Let’s be clear. I’m Jewish but not Zionist, I left the Jewish Community when I was perhaps fifteen, maybe sixteen, and my dissatisfaction with “Zionism” was one factor in that.
I’m not really attracted to any “ism,” quite frankly. Of course any defence of anyone accused of Zionism will lead to the inference by someone that I’m secretly a Zionist or a Zionist tool, etc. (1) Such is the way of lemming logic, demagoguery and lazy, careless thinking.
I have to say that I’m saddened to see people who call themselves lightworkers being so susceptible to lazy logic. And not only people whose reasoning powers are unestablished with me, but also people whose reasoning powers I have until now considered to be exceptional.
I don’t support what the State of Israel does to Palestinians, what they threaten to do to Iranians, and many other things they do or don’t do, but I also don’t want to sell myself out to a meme.
So, until someone can supply me with some pretty convincing proof that Assange is a “Zionist,” please leave me out of that one. And convincing proof would not be a series of articles that subscribe to that meme.
Julian Assange has been one who’s provided us with concrete proof of cabalistic behavior. i would think he deserves to be judged by equally concrete proof of allegations made against him.
(1) In fact a very well-known lightworker once did accuse me of being a Zionist agent because I opposed his anti-Semitism. I have also opposed Islamophobia, anti-Orientalism, and prejudice against any group. I am not a Zionist agent.