Well, I for one like to think that we, the Chosen Few, are able to fool, trick and manipulate the Great Goy majority (that's "goy", he sez for clarity's sake, read it right!) into going against their capitalist interests due to our great intelligence and biblical prowess. Mitchel Cohen At 12:29 AM 4/13/2007, you wrote: >On Apr 12, 2007, at 8:32 PM, George Salzman wrote: >>1) The power and influence of Israel and the Zionist power >>configuration over US political institutions (Congress, the >>Executive branch, the mass media, the two major political parties >>and electoral processes), their economic leverage on investment and >>financial institutions (state and trade union pension funds, >>investment banks), their cultural domination of journals, the >>performing arts, magazines, films and newspapers. >>Zionist political, economic and cultural power is directed >>exclusively toward maximizing Israel's military, economic and >>political expansion and superiority in the Middle East even when it >>conflicts with other US imperialist interests. > >> Petras' formulation in terms of the 'Zionist power >> configuration' (ZPC) is inclusive of all the elements in U.S. >> society that are part of that power configuration. However, it is >> clear that he is focussed pricipally on the primarily Jewish >> organizations, groups and individuals within the power >> configuaration. I believe this is justified, despite the presence >> and weight of those right-wing fundamentalist Christian groups >> that are part of the ZPC. > > >So the 'Zionist power configuration', principally Jewish >organizations, groups and individuals, controls Congress, the >Executive branch, mass media, political parties, electoral >processes, financial institutions, journals, arts, magazines, films >and newspapers? George, I am no fan of Alan Dershowitz and I support >your efforts to expose him for what he is, but please don't post any >more of this anti-Semitic bullshit. The Jews don't control >everything and the US ruling class certainly doesn't need their help >to figure out that MidEast oil is the key to protecting their >position as the dominant ruling class in the world.