The Passionate Attachment

In his farewell address to the people of the United States, George Washington warned that:

a passionate attachment of one Nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite Nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest, in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter, without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to concessions to the favorite Nation of privileges denied to others, which is apt doubly to injure the Nation making the concessions; by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained; and by exciting jealousy, ill-will, and a disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld. And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens, (who devote themselves to the favorite nation,) facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation.

The Passionate Attachment, edited by yours truly, is a new political weblog whose aim is to inform the people of the United States today and others about the “variety of evils” that ensue from America’s passionate attachment to Israel.

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2 responses to “The Passionate Attachment

  1. brian

    There are a number of sites that already inform the american people about the evils of the relationship…but they have little effect on that relationship, owing to their lack of public space access. Wikileaks has had an effect because its leaks get into the MSM…sites like: If Americans Knew dont. The new one will be no different.

  2. Mawwk

    You miss the point Brian. The case against Israel is a cumulative process which takes time. The Israeli disinfo machine is well organised and long in the tooth. Your demoralized attitude is that of a wimp. Grow a set.

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