The General’s Son

by Richard on October 3, 2012

An interview with Miko Peled.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

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Daphne Anson 10.03.12 at 7:10 pm

You’re incorrigible, Richard.

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Kim 10.03.12 at 7:40 pm

High praise indeed.

Thank you, Richard. Inspirational. The tipping-point will come; the paradigm will shift. That must be our prayer.

In his sermon “Transformed Nonconformist”, Martin Luther King cited James Russell Lowell:

They are slaves who fear to speak
For the fallen and the weak;
They are slaves who will not choose
Hatred, scoffing, and abuse,
Rather than in silence shrink
From the truth they needs must think;
They are slaves who dare not be
In the right with two or three.

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geoffff 10.05.12 at 12:21 pm

“Thank you, Richard. Inspirational. The tipping-point will come; the paradigm will shift. That must be our prayer.”

First of all I really cannot let this pass. Surely you blokes must see I have a point here?

Another link to another self flagellating Jew on the circuit. We all know who they are. They all have pretty harrowing personal histories. Why they do what they do has been well explained and in my experience Jews intuitively know what the problem is here.

It is disappointing that there are so many without the sensitivity to grasp what is going on with some Jews. We all know Miko Paled and there is nothing special about him. Do you have any idea how many Generals’ sons there are in Israel?

Neither do I but you see the point.

The psychology of people subjected to constant stress occasioned by a long history of victimisation and terrible trauma can be damaged. You must have noticed this. These people who need some understanding.

Do you think Jews are different?

Paled’s niece was murdered by life hating religious fanatics because she was a Jew.

Half the world is shouting at you that these murders of your children are your fault . It is because of something in you that denies you the right to peace and personal sovereignty taken for granted as fundamental by those who have it for themselves.

Then you look West and what do you see? Some Christians agreeing with the killers and blaming you for their crimes.

Kim is right. For many there is a tipping point and they can react in extraordinary ways. Some side with those who want them dead or dhimmified and they go to extraordinary lengths to get their minds around that. Because they live in liberal democracies like Israel they are free to do that..

The only interesting thing about the Miko Paleds of this world is that there are so few of them. Like I said you could name them all.

Read what he says in the interview on known history. There is no conspiracy. This is religion. Not history. None of what he says happened and no serious historian would give his account the slightest heed but that’s not the point.

The point is what exactly do you prayer for Kim? What paradigm shift do you want to see to sweep away the problem?

Please be specific.

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Richard 10.05.12 at 3:44 pm

I’m not sure I understand you geof. Are you suggesting that Miko Peled isn’t to be taken seriously because he’s had trauma in the past and is thereby unhinged? That any Jews who are uncomfortable with the direction Zionism has taken have to be discounted a priori?

Kim will have to speak for himself if he has a mind to. But I’d suggest that Kim found this article inspirational because it tells of someone who has experienced violence in a very personal way and has been able to work for peace despite that. I imagine that he (Kim) is looking for a paradigm shift away from the mindset that can only see Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs as implacable enemies. And that his prayer, with mine, would be for the peace of Jerusalem and all her children. What else?

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geoffff 10.05.12 at 5:46 pm

No Richard. That Peled is unhinged you can deduce from what he says.

That it is unhinged is why you and Kim won’t say it, Yet you let him say it for you. It’s like the hate that dares not speak its name.

What else?

Nothing else Richard.

You will get no argument from me. I don’t pray often but I would join you in this prayer in Jerusalem or anywhere.

So I expect would the chief of Hamas. Certainly so would Peled. That is both the virtue and the crack in the glass of prayers. Be careful what you pray for.

I have polished up my comment here and it is now on the front page of the Joint.

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