Monday, August 8, 2011

Protests

There are protests in Israel, which Gilad Atzmon has described as "the landlord wannabe protest":
It is almost amusing to find out that some of the most clich├ęd Marxists around are so taken by the current Israeli popular protest, which they foolishly interpret as a manifestation of the ‘Israeli revolutionary spirit’. They are convinced that now that the Israeli ‘working class’ are rising, peace will necessarily prevail.

Yet in fact, what we are really seeing unfold in Israel (at least for the time being) is the total opposite of a ‘working class’ re-awakening. Indeed, some in Israel are calling it the ‘Real Estate Protest,’ because basically, those protesting want assets: they all wish to have property, a house of their own. They want to be landlords. They want the key, and they want it now. What we see in Tel Aviv has no similarity whatsoever to the struggles taking place in al-Tahrir or in Athens. At the most, the Israeli demonstrations mimic some manifestations of a struggle for justice or Socialist protest.

2 comments:

  1. Hey John Friend,...A typical greedy hook-nose grab for,...stuff!

    If ya don't hate'em ya taste-buds and y'oral-factory's dead! Haaargh!

    I for one think it is just a staged rent-a-riot, I bet they're all family or members of chabad lubavitch:

    The only place in the mid-east not turning to shit?????

    Like the only house on the street that hasn't been broken into!

    veritas

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  2. those protesting want assets: they all wish to have property, a house of their own. They want to be landlords

    Why don't they do what they usually do, steal it from the indigenous Palestinians?

    Are they getting so lazy, they now need someone else to do their land theft?

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