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    • david
    • 06.11.10 | 00:36 (IST)

    yes - right wing demagoguery exists. in USA of late posters of Obama with a hitler mustache, and the (oddly, on the other side of the spectrum) the focus on his middle name as being a sign that he is really a 5th column are both examples of dehumanizing the president. And this is what the RAbin as SS member did. and yes, the fact that no LIkud leader was an "upstander" - someone who was able to say "NO" to that part of the rally, is really sad. it shows the lengths to which people who should hold some basic social contract with other fellow citizens , adn in this case, fellow Zionists. Now, demagoguery can exist on the left, too - it is just that there are no recent examples that stoop the depths of these instances. rule by fear and desperation.... very sad.

    from the article: The rally for the left's liquidation
    First published 01:36 05.11.10 | Last updated 01:36 05.11.10
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