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Why Commentators Are Turning on Israel
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That the socialist left opposes Israel is to be taken for granted. They've been pro-Palestinian since this was a cold war proxy-war.
That they're an increasingly prominent part of the left can be attributed to the rise of woke, and the now ironic regime and partially Jewish backing of the woke left over centrist free speech types...
But why are right wing commentators turning on Israel at such speed? Why are Charlie Kirk, Candace Owens, Tucker Carlson, and so many other now questioning Israel lobby and Jewish influence so aggressively and if not outright denouncing them, atleast publicly striking a very hard negotiating position for any future conditional support...
Are the horrors in Gaza that compelling? Has Elon's battle with the ADL opened the floodgates? Are white people and Candace Owens finally developing ethnic consciousness?
Or is there something more realpolitik and Economic at play...
Elon Musk's control of Twitter and free speech stance have certainly changed the dynamics of American speech and the economics of being an influencer (somehow I lost money from it)
But the entire American Corporate/Military/Industrial/ biomedical Regime is set up to crush dissent...
Even if Elon and maybe Peter Theil and a few other interesting billionaires wanted the public debate to broaden, that's nothing compared to decades of institutional capture and the incredible strength on the Israel lobby... Why does Charlie Kirk feel safe now to question why Antisemitism on campus is a problem but not explicit antiwhite hatred? Why is Candace Owens suddenly free to Quote bible passages about not serving two masters? Why is Ben Shapiro having a meltdown?
Why is the ViBe ShIfTiNg!!!🙀 👽
What if this isn't due to nebulous cultural factors and the whims of intergalactic billionaires?
What if this is reflective of hard geopolitical power plays?
You see the power of the Israel Lobby in American life was always a little mysterious.
Sure you can posit Conspiracy theories and trace things back through the Rothschilds and Balfour declaration... and financiers cutting deals with the British Empire to draw America into world wars...
But any one of these things would just be a coup for an ethnic lobby... Sure maybe the Rothschilds were hot stuff in the 1910s and maybe this was a powerful lobby in the 30s... but sooner or later you'd expect that power to dilute and the competence to run out... how does this seemingly just grow and grow?
There are only 7 million Jews in America and 8-9 million in Israel... Half of them are Women, a good chunk children... and of the men, a large percentage are poor or students, or regular workers... Someone's gotta make the bagels!
Even after you take into account over representation, or urbanization, or IQ, or participation in shady industries like finance and Hollywood that's still shockingly few people to drive such a large part of American foreign policy and social taboo...
Israel's GDP is 488 billion dollars. Turkey's is double that. Canada's is 2 trillion...
Why does Israel seemingly exert such a strong pull on American life, yet Turkey and Canada don't?
There are 330 million Americans, 8 billion people world wide... How are 16.1 million Jews, who seemingly don't even agree with each-other all that much, directing the international policy of the World's Military Hegemon?
The Military Industrial Complex and Arab Oil Money is directing US Foreign policy.
The Petrol-dollar is keeping the US in the middle-east.
Israel just managed to pin its flag to this massive endeavour as a very junior partner, and everyone's forgotten how junior that position is... Including seemingly the Israeli executive (much to the screaming horror of Israeli diplomats)
Israel hasn't been propped up because the Jews run the world... It's been propped up because it's an easy way for the Military Industrial Complex to launder money, and for Wealthy gulf Arabs to keep a thorn in the side of Egypt, Turkey and the Shia (led by Iran) as well as the Nationalist Arabs of Syria and Iraq.
If a new Ottoman or Persian or Babylonian or Egyptian empire arose... they'd very quickly start eyeing oil fields in the Arabian Desert. So all the Gulf monarchs with their oil money and small populations are quite pleased to let America prop up a belligerent client state between them.
Or at least They were.
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This combined Military Industrial Complex super lobby of Israel, Gulf Arab oil money, and US arms is falling apart now.
It is a universal truism that a supermajority of the populace of every Muslim country supports and admires the Palestinian struggle... And the their governments do not.
Egypt is the most dramatic case: receiving billions annually from the US in Aid to keep the Suez canal open and Gaza under lock... Egypt has a massive Islamist “Muslim Brotherhood” movement which they heavily supress and is the number one threat to their military regime... Meanwhile Hamas... is a splinter faction of the Muslim brotherhood.
Likewise the House of Saud is constantly struggling to keep Arabian political sentiment down. They're an absolute monarchy, and any citizen participation in politics or activism is a threat to them.
Meanwhile Turkey is nominally more friendly to the PLO and Hamas with Erdogan being a sometimes open sometimes secret supporter of Muslim brotherhood politics... but is also a NATO member who wants closer economic ties with the EU, and has a historic rivalry with Russia.
So you have this scenario where all these governments have to mouth support for the Palestinians and Palestinian Liberation and make sure the flame doesn't die.... but really don't want Palestinian liberation to happen lest Liberation extend to THEIR COUNTRY or start messing with their relationship with America.
Oh and Shia Iran 100% backs the liberation of Sunni Palestine, because it'd so screw over the governments of the Sunni world and ruin their relationship with America (play the Board Game Diplomacy with your children)
What Israel's done by invading Gaza with such disproportionate force is they've United the Muslim world in outrage and started massive protests and riots across the Arab world.
Suddenly all the Princes and Dictators and Presidents don't give a damn about the risk of Palestinian Liberation turning into Pan-Arab Liberation....Suddenly THEY'RE WORRIED PAN-ARAB LIBERATION MIGHT LEAD TO PALLESTINIAN LIBERATION.
Suddenly Israel isn't Pandora keeping the box safely closed, suddenly Israel is Pandora throwing off the lid and flinging the contents in their direction!
So Why are Charlie Kirk and all these right wing commentators suddenly seeing dollar signs and opportunity in criticizing Israel instead of financial ruin?
Because the American Censorship coalition NO LONGER EXISTS!
The Clinton/Bush/Obama coalition of Israel and diaspora Jews, Gulf Arabs, US Arms Makers, and College intellectuals that built the American Censorship regime...NO LONGER EXISTS.
Israel and US Arms makers are still in a favour network, but US intellectuals and certainly Gulf Arab money is out.
All that money is now divided against itself.
Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk almost certainly don't understand the ins and out of why Facebook or YouTube or Twitter isn't going to ban them, or Advertisers or VISA and Bank of America aren't going to blacklist them if they criticize Israel, but they feel it and they feel the cultural energy that's always been there waiting for someone to say critical things of Israel.
Of course the reason Bank of America isn't going to Blacklist you the way they might in 2019 is they almost certainly have wealthy Gulf investors begging for any way to exert pressure on Israel, and instead of gladly asking the CEOs to censor some (probably Islamophobic) American right wingers as a favour to some Politician or Lobbyist in the corrupt favour economy , now they'll be calling them up and screaming if they're censoring the criticism of Israel that's out there.
The entire censorship regime is unravelling... all the factions that kept the media, the universities, the financial companies, the politicians, the military... the groups that kept them on message and crushing alternative media troublemakers who questioned the narrative are now at each other's throats.
And that coalition isn't going back together. Everyone's too overcommitted and Netanyahu's already talking about expanding the Gaza invasion to an Invasion of Lebanon, mostly because as long as Israel's at war he's still in power and not in jail on corruption charges...but also because the crazy part of his coalition just really wants to make the prophesy of the 8th decade self-fulfilling)
So the Explanation is the American censorship regime was a complex system that collapsed.
What was keeping it stable was complicated. Why it fell was gravity.
“How does an engine work?” Ugh, that'll take a textbook.
“Why isn't it working now?” It's wrapped around a Tree.
Hell I wouldn't be shocked if in a few years Gulf money isn't directly funding American White Nationalist political movements as a proxy against the Jewish lobby... Muslims and White nationalists have a history of working together.... and the Arab Revolt was lead in part by an Autistic Classics bro named T. E. Lawrence.
As the obscene 7 way balance of powers that held in the middle-east falls American politics becomes a battlefield for the proxy-wars of the regimes there.
And just as the British, French and Germans, and then Americans and Russians have funded and empowered every bizarre ideology under the sun in that Middle-east, the new instability basically guarantees that they're going to start encouraging bizarre American ideologies to try to influence our politics.
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