- For me, AIPAC should stand for American-style Imperialism
Political Action Committee:
- I still believe that the number one reason that AIPAC
should not have undue influence on this matter is, as I wrote to "The
Nation" in 2007, that "AIPAC (the American Israel Political Action
Committee) and others, which are together termed "the lobby,"
are not really speaking for the majority of Israeli nor American Jews--but
are actually speaking nearly the opposite. I have long believed and written
that the acronym AIPAC should rightly stand for American-style Imperialism
Political Action Committee, since it does not reflect the honest desires
and needs of the vast majority of the people of Israel but the aims of
a global corporate Empire, which reduces the people of both Israel and
America to living in its twin facades of "Vichy America" and
- Yes, AIPAC accomplishes precisely the inverse of the
noble purpose it claims to serve--to protect the people of Israel--and
is instead a great danger to the people of Israel through its singular
focus on the unsustainable and inevitably sorrowful strategy of militarist
Empire. But AIPAC is neither the only nor the worst deceiver and denier
of the aspirations of peoples whom it claims to speak for. That title of
champion guileful mis-guider and destroyer of people's democratic purpose
is the corporate global Empire, which has metastasized from an initial
tumor in the United States itself (although it shows no nationalism nor
patriotism) and which can best be described as the Empire behind the curtain
of "Vichy America."
- Just as AIPAC disregards the real interests of the people
of Israel in favor of its own agenda of militant imperialism, so the domestic-grown
pathology of the US-centered corporate/financial Empire even more contemptuously
and arrogantly disregards the democratic and peaceful interests of all
Americans and displaces their dreams with its own sordid nightmare of global
domination by force of arms and economic exploitation under the false flag
of "Vichy America."
- At the end of the day, it needs to be understood that
the global corporatist Empire which hides behind the facade of "Vichy
America" is the heart of the destructive unitive Empire that "the
- Since my 2007 criticism of AIPAC's undue and FALSE viewpoint
in claiming to speak for any majority of Jews, I have further thought that
from the humanist and empathetic 'democracy thinking' of the majority of
Israeli and American working-class citizens, that "it's hard to imagine,
in this very modern 21st century, that we are still looking toward the
end of the last of tribal 'empire-thinking'.
- We are a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-racial,
even post-racial, sectarian, mixing-pot-world of democracies on a small
fragile planet --- and yet, we are still not beyond the danger of existential
death at the hands of ancient and irrelevant tribal 'empire-thinking'.
- As only Kurt Vonnegut's sense of ironic black humor might
envision, "It is as if the whole human race was about to sit down
to a celebratory picnic for successfully reaching our 21st century, when
we are all unexpectedly killed by one remaining giant dinosaur."
- The last people in the world who should want to stay
in (or ever promote) a world of tribalism, are the Muslims and Jews ----
based on how they have been abused by various nationalist and other modern
- Fighter pilots have a saying that, "speed is life".
But, for all the rest of us, "inclusiveness is life" --- and
tribalism is death by the oldest lie of empire.
- Racism is another deadly old lie of empire, as is aggressively
- Nationalism is a somewhat newer lie of empire, proving
particularly deadly in the 20th century.
- While, economic ideology is the newest, and current,
lie of empire (which is causing our economic and environmental collapse).
- But all the lies and deceptions of "empire-thinking"
lead ineluctably to the very same grave --- so choose your empire poison,
stupidly. Or choose your inclusiveness, wisely.