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    • ussishkin
    • 05.08.11 | 11:41 (IDT)

    What a pity. Ungar has been hiding his chauvinism behind a facade of that rare creature - an intellectual of the right. I never thought I'd watch him stoop this low and join the jeering crowds of right wing and extreme right wing who when faced with any challenge cry "Lefty". The unpalatable reality for him and his cronies is that the protestors are cross-societal and encompass all political persuasions. The wild and free market economy so wilfully promoted by the man who slashed welfare and the social safety net isn't working for young university graduates. If you want a film from the 70s try Getting Straight, and the penultimate words of Eliot Gould "don't hold on to tha hands of the clock - they'll tear your arms out!" The vast majority of protestors advocate change democratically, and abjure violence. That is not the case for so-called hilltop youth who look like street fighting men, Im Tirzu who have taken the Zion out of Zionism and replaced it with fascism, and the odious Baruch Marzel - the hero for this mob - who knows a good photo op when he sees one. We are not as a people in our own state apt to tear down leaders and revolt, despite our verbally provocative expressions. What we want to see now is parliamentary accountability which is obviously at variance with the so-called free ecoomic law of the jungle politics espoused by the right. We want an end to political corruption and we want an end to the corrosion of the values we thought our state was built upon.

    from the article: Mad as hell
    First published 09:54 05.08.11 | Last updated 09:54 05.08.11
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