16 November 2010

The unbearable dilemma of an "anti-Zionist"

The famous Buridan's ass that is dying due to its inability to choose between two equally succulent and equidistant stacks of hay* has nothing on a rabid anti-Zionist**, one professor Francis Boyle.

You have, most probably, observed at least once in your life, a baby unable to choose between two different toys and unable to hold or play with both at the same time. The situation frequently creates some hilarious scenes and memorable snapshots to proud parents.

Here we have a case that, while hilarious, could hardly make the institutions of higher learning in United States of America proud. It rather shames the august Harvard University, where Boyle received a J.D. degree magna cum laude and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in political science.

Professor Boyle doesn't like Israel. OK, you might say, many people don't like many countries or nations. With professor Boyle, however, this dislike is more of an obsession. So much so that when he starts venting his dislike, his whole education and cutting edge intellect, honed by Harvard and his exemplary experience, seem to go down the drain. So much so that, even when rehashing the usual conspiracy theory about us Elders owning the world, he is unable to keep the thread of his logic (yep, even a conspinut usually has a kind of warped logic). And, like that above mentioned baby, he can't choose between two different kinds of blame to assign to his much hated Zionists. Here he starts:

In fact, when it comes to US foreign policy to oppress the Palestinians, nothing has changed. Obama was bought and paid for by Zionists.
And here he continues:
As you well know, all the major US news media sources are Zionist – every one of them. Likewise, higher education, here, in America, has become predominantly Zionist in its orientation, since I entered college in 1968. As a matter of fact, if I were trying to become a professor today, the Zionists would make sure I could not become a professor – exactly as they did to my friend Norman Finkelstein at DePaul University.
By now, I hope, you are starting to get the general drift and the usual grim picture of the Zionist octopus holding the world in general and America in particular where it hurts and having its way with the said world. And you are relaxed in your armchair, seeing as how the learned professor is telling it all.

And suddenly professor sees and seizes a different toy:
We have to understand that historically, Israel has always been nothing more than a Jewish Bantustan, set up by the Western colonial powers, in the Middle East, to control and dominate the Middle East at their behest. It is that simple. Israel does now what the United States tells it to do.

I don't know how you are going to sleep tonight. No, really, what with professor Boyle showing you two completely different evils, how would you know which one is real and which one is not? How do you know whether to watch for the monster under your bed or for the boogieman in your closet?

Are you confused? Even an Arab watcher, Professor Shibli Talhami, from Maryland University (and no great friend of Israel), is confused:
First he says that the Zionists control the US and its policies, and then he says that the US controls Israel, so I'm not sure what his position is.
But I think that I have explained this behavior in the beginning of the post. When professor Boyle grows up a bit more, he will definitely decide which one of the two toys is more suited to his needs. I am sure of that. Are you?

(*) It's actually a bit more complicated than two stacks of hay, see here.
(**) There is a difference, though. Our professor wouldn't croak of hunger.

Cross-posted on Yourish.com


Pisa said...

Boyle is not the only confused ass out there, not even the most confused. I read a romanian news site. Many of the commentators there make even Ahmadinejad look zionist. 2000 years of pure european jew-phobia - this is not simply anti-semitism, is a visceral hatred that goes well beyond racism. All topped with the "but I'm not anti-semitic" cherry de rigueur! Talk about cognitive dissonance!

Sometimes I wish we jews really were descendants of apes and pigs, because the thought of belonging to the same race as Boyle and his ilk makes me sick.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Pisa, Romanian news sites must be classified as health hazard. Take care.

jams o donnell said...

I daresay that his copy of the Protocols is well annotated.. arsehole!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

He is a truly singular character, as his bio tells.

David All said...

Snoopy, Boyle is about 60 years old so there is a possibility that he is entering his second childhood, a bit early: That would explain his inability to choose between who is suppose to be controling who.

Pisa: It is bigots like the ones in Romania that are the real descendants of pigs.   

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Do you think he may be in need of fresh diapers?

David All said...

Snoopy: "Do you think he (Boyle) may be in need of fresh diapers?"
Given his temper tantrum, that is a real possiblity.  

Akaky said...

Jewish Bantustan...Snoop, does that mean you're black?

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Good to know. UN should take care of this issue then, maybe he will calm down.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

You know, Akaky, I never really looked. I promise to check myself out and report on it. As a true Rapporteur...