|This is what a Zionologist looks like.|
|Gun toting Socialist, David Weigel|
Soviet Anti-Zionism, appears to have originated in the Ukraine. The brief Wikipedia article on the topic currently describes it as:
Soviet Anti-Zionism was a doctrine promulgated in the Soviet Union during the course of the Cold War, and intensified after the 1967 Six Day War. It was officially sponsored by the Department of propaganda of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and by the KGB. It alleged that Zionism was a form of racism and sometimes argued that Zionists were similar to Nazis. The Soviet Union was officially opposed to racism of any kind, and therefore Zionologists stated that they were not anti-Semitic or racist themselves.The way this has played out over the years is similar to the Stalinist Soviet view that National Socialism is Right Wing, a falsehood which over 90% of the people educated in the West since World War II believe. In the same repetitive manner, Soviet attacks on Israel took on a life of their own through the Stalinist fellow travelers in the commanding heights of western society, eventually adopted by many who wanted to shoehorn Jews in as a scapegoat for any conspiracy that they saw.
Remember, true Conservatives tend to use descriptive words when they speak and Socialists tend to use codewords. Socialists love to accuse people of using codewords just to call them names, or to make some false point of faith with a 'bonus' of smearing a Conservative at the same time. Examples like "individual choice is code for racial discrimination" do not come from people who abstain from codewording, it comes from those who engage in the practice. When you hear people complain about: The Israeli Lobby, Neo-Conservatives, Zionists, and similar, you can bet these people are engaged in codetalking to veil their antisemitism.
How does this relate to Dr. Paul? Quite simply he uses all the right words along with the tactic of emboldening any antisemitic group that comes along. Just see his comments on Israel vs. his comments toward Iran on very similar issues.
In a June 2011 interview with Don Imus, Ron Paul defends terrorist group Hamas, a country with a charter that calls for the destruction of Israel. Paul attacks Israel for defending itself in a war that Hamas started. The subject of the exchange is the legal intercept of a ship trying to run Israel's legal Gaza blockade.
Throughout the interview, Ron Paul ignores the fact that the blockade was a joint effort between Egypt and Israel gets his blame for everything.
|Ron Paul thinks Hamas are the nice guys.|
As transcribed by The Right Scoop:
[Ron Paul] I think it’s absolutely wrong to prevent people that are starving and having problems that are almost like in concentration camps and saying “yes we endorse this whole concept that we can’t allow ships to go in there in a humanitarian way”.To his credit, Don Imus tries to inform Dr. Paul that humanitarian aid was not being blocked by Israel. Interestingly enough, Ron Paul says not a word about Egypt's blockade of Gaza, in an alliance with Israel at the time of the interview.
I think it’s just terrible and I don’t think we should be part of it. Even though if we weren’t involved I would say nothing. So I think this would be a perfect opportunity to argue the case that, you know, “Israel, if you want to do this, you’re on your own. We’re not backing you up!”
When the topic is an actual act of war by another country with a dedication to destroy Israel, Dr. Paul takes a different stance, the same stance the Soviets took and their useful idiots parroted around the world during the Cold War. He says that Iran's talk of destroying Israel is just big talk and that is the way tough guys talk in that part of the world (also revealing a whole other facet of soft bigotry). Blocking the Straits of Hormuz is perfectly understandable, in the words of Paul.
Iran needs them to make things equal. Now, just examine that for a moment. Iran wants nuclear weapons to "wipe Israel off the map," but Paul says that is just talk. Then Paul says that the international belligerent behind 9/11 (per US District Court, Manhattan, 23 December 2011), and funded the Hezbollah war with Israel in 2006, needs nuclear weapons to make things equal. He also condemns the only country in the region that needed a nuclear deterrent, Israel, for having nuclear weapons. Ron Paul has been warning of an American/Israeli invasion of Iran, that never happens, for ages. He uses that as his basis to debase Israel and try to gain support for those who want to wipe Jews from the earth.
Ron Paul supporters have recently begun accusing the United States of bombing Iran. They cite an article from 2003 where claims were made that a village bordering Iraq was bombed. Frequently Ron Paul sounds like these are his closest advisers.
Countries or political movements with a stated goal to destroy Israel that Ron Paul openly supports are:
|Judaism Without Embellishment|
LONDON, Apr. 5 (JTA) –The Soviets continued to smear Jews internally and just three years later the Soviets dusted off, published and distributed at least 12,000 copies of this antisemitic tripe labeled as science. The 'science' of Zionology was born in response to the 1967 Six-Day War. The Soviets continued their 'work' in the 'field' of Zionology, publishing other antisemitic books, including Trofim Kichko's Judaism and Zionism in 1968 without much resistance by Communists in the West. The Communists even gained a few more apologists.
The Ideological Commission of the Soviet Communist Party this weekend criticized the publication by the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences of the anti-Semitic book, "Judaism Without Embellishment," it was reported here today from Moscow. The book, which contains anti-Jewish caricatures reminiscent of Nazi propaganda, has already been attacked by Communist parties in various Western countries.
Today, Ron Paul picks up the torch of Soviet Zionology and presents it to a new audience already prepared by Helen Thomas, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and of the throngs who continue to support Stalinist Socialism, as well as those who just hate Jews.
Another Soviet tactic, shared by Ron Paul, is showing off Jews in their respective camps. This has the added benefit of giving cover to anybody who wants to join in on the race to shove Jewish Israelis into the Mediterranean. Many keep forgetting that Socialists are Socialists first and Jewish, Catholic, Atheist, Pagan, or anything else, second. Socialistic Jews are no different and the Soviets capitalized on this for most of the 20th century.
This is not to say that Ron Paul is a Socialist at all, far from it. He is as far away from Socialism as one can get on fiscal issues. That said, one can still adopt the unquestionably effective tactics of Socialistic rhetoric to use against a nation full of people that you hate.
financial support from White Supremacists who specialize in antisemitism and all but owns the 9/11 Truthers who blame the USA and Jews for the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. Much of that support gained when Ron Paul blamed the USA for the 9/11 attacks on the floor of the House of Representatives before the smoke had cleared.
Rival politicians who do not share Ron Paul's Zionology are attacked by Ron Paul for "hating Muslims." There is no evidence at all that Michelle Bachmann hates Muslims. What she does speak out against is something that Ron Paul is for, Islamic terrorist organizations that want to destroy Israel and Ron Paul translates that into Bachmann hating Muslims.
This position by Ron Paul has absolutely no basis in fact. If all of these "Muslim haters" in the US government only wanted to murder Muslims they would be paying a lot more attention to attacking the most populous Muslim nation on earth and ignoring the seat of Islamic jihad.
For more on Ron Paul's anti-Israeli history, read this.