Among Israel-minded voters, Sanders would get the J Street vote, Bloomberg would garner AIPAC’s and Trump would scrounge for leftovers.00:50 12.02.16 | 0 comments
Perhaps Ari Shavit lacks the courage to say it; perhaps he still holds on to the hope that it really isn't true -- but the truth is, that the hawkish, conservative-voting, Fox News-watching brainwashed anit-intellectual right-winger and the "enlightened" leftist are the exact same political animal. Pseudo-intellectuals, holding on to archaic concepts such as 'enlightement', 'post modernism', 'orientalism' and myriad other empty place-holders for the shallow, one-sided, narrow-sighted drivel that these people, who dub themselves "The Left", produce. Propped up against such empty ideas, these people are as hoplessly divorced from reality as their politically anti-podean arch-nemeses on the right. And as such, they entirely lack a virtue that garners no respect anymore: Intellectual Integrity. What is truely tragic, though, is that these people refer to themsleves as "libarals" -- as the intellectual offspring of the great Liberal thinkers of the 19th Century, who advocated a "free marketplace of ideas" as a tool for human betterment. Yet with all Intellectual Integrity lost, nowadays this marketplace resembles more of a mud-fight, where no one actually cares about the filth they toss into the air -- so long as it hits someone in the face. Rant aside, it's hard to understand why we are constantly so surprised about the sad state the world is in.