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  1. RE: “The democratic experience teaches us that almost every occasion of revelation of serious wrongdoings connected to the public discourse involves the breaking of rules… This is how public discourse works. And in the final analysis, its beneficiary is the general public.” ~ Alon Hilu

    CONSIDER THIS: “How to Think”, by Chris Hedges, TruthDig.com, 7/09/12

    [EXCERPT]. . .Human societies see what they want to see. They create national myths of identity out of a composite of historical events and fantasy. They ignore unpleasant facts that intrude on self-glorification. They trust naively in the notion of linear progress and in assured national dominance. This is what nationalism is about—lies. And if a culture loses its ability for thought and expression, if it effectively silences dissident voices, if it retreats into what Sigmund Freud called “screen memories,” those reassuring mixtures of fact and fiction, it dies. It surrenders its internal mechanism for puncturing self-delusion. It makes war on beauty and truth. It abolishes the sacred. It turns education into vocational training. It leaves us blind. . .
    . . . The psychoanalyst John Steiner calls this phenomenon “turning a blind eye.” He notes that often we have access to adequate knowledge but because it is unpleasant and disconcerting we choose unconsciously, and sometimes consciously, to ignore it. He uses the Oedipus story to make his point. He argued that Oedipus, Jocasta, Creon and the “blind” Tiresias grasped the truth, that Oedipus had killed his father and married his mother as prophesized, but they colluded to ignore it. We too, Steiner wrote, turn a blind eye to the dangers that confront us, despite the plethora of evidence that if we do not radically reconfigure our relationships to each other and the natural world, catastrophe is assured. Steiner describes a psychological truth that is deeply frightening.
    I saw this collective capacity for self-delusion among the urban elites in Sarajevo and later Pristina during the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo. These educated elites steadfastly refused to believe that war was possible although acts of violence by competing armed bands had already begun to tear at the social fabric. At night you could hear
    gunfire. But they were the last to “know.” . . .

    ENTIRE COMMENTARY – http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/how_to_think_20120709/

    P.S. The most “existential threat” to Israel is Israel’s own hubris. And it might very possibly prove to be fatal.

  2. Remind us again how Israel is not a Soviet Bloc country? Just look at its behavior. All of these communist ideals are being spread into America. Centralized Bureaucracy, here we come!

  3. I bet that the same people who call her a traitor will veiw Jonathan Pollard as a hero who has been unfairly treated.

  4. No. You need to talk about Bradley Manning, who is held in much worse conditions that Kam had.
    How face much more jail time than Kam does and who is your own citizen while Kam is not.
    But I suppose it is easy to talk about the moth in the other guys eye…

    1. From the perspective of their 2 respective armed forces, Manning’s damage was astronomically higher. Wikileaks scoops are still coming out years after he leaked the documents. Kamm’s leaks were relatively restrained & confined esp. since Blau only wrote a single article using them. Manning’s leaks have literally spurred millions of articles.

      You don’t talk about a “moth” in someone else’s eye. It’s a “mote” & means something totally different.

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