Those individuals who adopt fill in the blank because they need an identity will be condemned to wander the sectarian and factional hall of mirrors, constantly looking for the perfect group that will give them their desperately needed sense of specialness and superiority. ... People with confused identities are attracted to totalitarian solutions.And then adds:
The original article filled the blank with "Islam", but as you can see if you throw "Marxism" in there it works just as well.That's so true! Of course, there's lots of isms we could fill the blank with...
I've stupidly joined in another debate about Zionism, this time with "anarchists" at anarkismo: The Palestinian struggle and the anarchist dilemma. It's effectively a rehash of the same debate as this one, except it is with people who ought to know better. Go join in, if you have the energy.
***Today's miscellaneous links:
Gershon Baskin: Will Israelis ever accept the Arab Peace Initiative? (More from Greens Engage.)
Jeremy Seabrook on the BNP in Labour's working class heartlands. Meanwhile, the BNP violently attack No2EU activists in Carlisle. (Here, incidentally, are who the BNP in Cumbria are.)
Gene at HP: Cynthia McKinney descent watch continued.
James William Kilgore, the last arrested Symbionese Liberation Army killer has been released. Jogo comments: "Did six years easy prison time for bombs, mayhem and accessory to murder. Sentence shortened for being of the White Race (could join BNP if he wanted to). Defendent made no objection to White Race-induced short sentence. Heh-heh, it's great to be a member of the White Race when you get caught."
No Jews Allowed: Anti-German reports on another depressing manifestation of hate in Austria.