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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 2:59 pm 
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For some people, at least, I'm sure it's a blame issue - they hate Jews for the same reason other people hate Mexicans, or the Irish, or any other identifiable group.

In short, they need a scapegoat. These people can not accept that they are responsible for their own failures, either personally or as a society, so they find a way to shift the blame to someone else. People blame "the rich," Jews, Mexicans, Koreans, or anyone else they see as somehow "taking jobs/money/whatever" away from them.

It's usually a cop-out; they don't want to accept that it's usually their own slothful or self-marginalizing behavior that causes their failure. I know plenty of people back in the Iowa town I lived in for years that feel just this way about the area's expanding Hispanic population.

Example: A guy I went to high school with, a guy I don't keep in touch with but I hear about him regularly through some mutual friends. He whines constantly that "Mexicans are getting all the good jobs now."

This guy barely graduated high school, is only marginally literate, he's a borderline alcoholic and he has hair down to his ass. He knows, at some level, that if he'd dry out, clean up, and sharpen up his written communications skills, he'd probably do a lot better in life - but instead, he constantly whines about "the damn Mexicans taking all the jobs."


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Well truth to be told. The foundation of Israel wasn't smooth either. Infact a lot of countries tried there best to give the arabs the best positions. I am a little fuzzy about the details so I could be wrong here and there. But when the britains were turning the land too the jews, they made sure the arabs got the strategic better positions. So teh fact that there is an Israel is quite a feat.

But when I read nowdays about Israel and Palestina I get this itchy feeling. One side the Jews deserve their country, but the did take it from teh palestinians. That makes me go swa? . Also if you comment on this, i always got yelled as being a rasicst, while it seems to me that the jews are doing to he palestianan what Hitler did to them. And then the discussion turns into yelling and shouting at me for being a nazi and stuff. But that is then linked to the fucked up society my puny country has for the moment. And so forth and so forth.

IMO, the only possible solution is when both sides understand that to get somewhere they will have to give in. Only by talking will they ever get somewhere. And that is also a big part of my tiny country.

So did I make any grave errors?


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