Far Right and Left Have Something In Common

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    Okay this isn't a serious aside but I have to say that because someone will come down on me like a sack of spuds:

    They have something in common alright. Illiteracy.

    What is a Zionist Coup de'tah? Sounds like it's the next Cadillac for wealthy street pushers. "New just in, General Motors have announced the replacement for the Escalade. The breathtaking lines of the new Cadillac Coup de'tah should be on the streets of the inner city before summer next year. Pre-orders are being taken right now and Detroit is getting excited by what looks like the model to save the auto industry in the Motor City".

    Gimme a brake. :D
     
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    Speaking of UC-Berkeley but Palestenian lovers, not haters :

    http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_5807954

    Still a bastion of hate/free speech.

    The JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOs did it, at least Carter went home. But on a more serious note, there are points of convergence of the political extremes - the word "protectionism" comes to mind. And paranoia:

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/pub...lieve_bush_knew_about_9_11_attacks_in_advance

    Democrats are much more likely to think this than Republicans, but I don't think it's just another manifestation of BDS. Clinton had just left office less than eight months prior, he would have had to know this also.

    The 9-11 Loose Change crowd is mostly on the left, there's this distrust of all authority common that transcends the political spectrum, but most of these same people swear that FDR "knew" or planned Pearl Harbor, and he's a liberal icon.
     
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    Both you and Diuretic garner my respect, you can both read and make the correct inferences. There is divergence between the extremes and it's not a pretty place.
     
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    Was that a criticism of UC Berkeley? The article that Kathianne posted made it clear that the wackos in the photos were not associated with the University. I have never seen anything like what is depicted in the photos at the University. As far as I could tell most of the photos were from demonstrations in San Francisco. The campus is wide open to the surrounding community. There are 34,000 students at the University and many are strong supporters of Israel. The school has a reputation of extremism that is a relic of the 60s. Is that where your “Speaking of UC Berkeley” remark came from? UC Berkeley is one of the finest universities in the world and many believe it is the finest public university anywhere. It is trusted by America with some of the most important research sponsored by private organizations and the government. For example, America’s two nuclear weapons labs, Livermore and Los Alamos, are managed by UC Berkeley.
     
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    A criticism of political extremism then a criticism of Berkely, CA then a criticism of UC-Berkeley. And of course, criticism of Jimmuh, but's that's obligatory.

    Juggling alot of balls, huh?


    But you would concede wacko sightings in the Berkeley, CA - both on and off-campus - are theoretically possible?

    ???

    Are you Berkeley student/alumni/faculty? You seem very protective of UC-Berkeley.


    I never said Jimmuh was affiliated with the place, just that he was a guest speaker on the campus.

    Predates the sixties.

    There again, this defensive tone. Yes, I know VERY well that what you say can be true, big campus, depends. Jimmuh's political views dominate both the campus and the town, too bad they suck.

    The town is ever more radical - UC got to cut down those trees despite the wishes of the town residents, more might from the right.

    Yes. Then there's CalTech and other UC colleges and Stanford.
     
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    I will leave it at the fact that I work for the University. I have also had experience at UCLA and UC Santa Barbara. Of all universities, the current world ranking of UC Berkeley is forth, behind Harvard, Cambridge, and Stanford; CIT is sixth. http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/rank/2006/ARWU2006_Top100.htm The ratings are compiled by Jiao Tong University in Shanghai. This survey is often cited because Jiao Tong has less reason for bias compared to an American or British survey. The methodology that Jaio Tong uses for the survey is comprehensive. You can find other sources for university rankings, but UC Berkeley always appears in the top ten. Of public universities UC Berkeley is often rated number one, the University of Michigan is probably second.
     
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    :clap2: laffs... what kind of milage will that dawwg get?
     
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    And yet, the left and the right aren't coming from the same place when it comes to Israel.

    The left sees Israel as a "white", Western nation that oppresses a brown group, the Palestinians. They want violence/oppression against Palestinians stopped.

    The right sees Israel as a Jewish nation that dupes the U.S. into supporting it, so that white soliders and tax dollars are put into its service, with no return on the investment because Jews will continue to hate white gentiles no matter what they do for them.

    Maybe what's disturbing is that both of these points of view have some legitimacy, and that worries the neocon crowd.
     

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