I am opposed and have been opposed for many years, in fact,
I’ve probably been the leading opponent for years of the
campaign for divestment from Israel and of the campaign
about academic boycotts.
-- Noam Chomsky Paracelsus
said of old
The gnomic race do dwell below
Earth’s surface where on guard they stand
O’er treasures dear to them, and grand
Stubborn, cunning they won't budge
One inch from guarding, they begrudge
Attempts to breach their vigilance,
Their hyper state of fixed defense
Their weakness though, a ray of sun
The Aten’s fingers they do shun
If just one shaft's upon them shone
Directly they turn into stone
Behold our modern leftist Gnome!
Progressive author! Countless tomes!
Clever, adamant sentry he
The treasure safe, his guarantee
Gnome's Wall constructed 'round the prize
Israel safe from blaming eyes
From guilt or culpability
Zionists remain rap-free
Apache 'copters? US-made
Americans promptly obeyed
By Zionist pilots taking orders
From DC their true headquarters
Pilots of those F-16s?
Doesn’t matter, it’s routine
Americans do call the shots
They’re masterminds and don’t get caught
Israel Lobby? Ain't no such thing!
Your imagination's taken wing
Stop your whining, cease your cryin'
You been readin' Elders of Zion?
Your critiques will all be improper
Your efforts will all come a cropper
They must be directed at DC
America the only guilty party
(Didn’t we hear that one before?
Back in nineteen forty-four?
When Allies crossed the German borders
The cry went up: "I followed orders!")
Thus sayeth Gnome, alert on guard
By US lefties he's adored
With gnomic, steady, tough deflection
Israel earns his true protection
If you ask him, "What’s with
Retort contemptuous comes straight at
you from behind his groupie shield
Safe from critics Gnome is sealed
Lo! Comes Jeff
Fearless paladins all, they've
Wielded sun-ray'd lances twain
Faulty gnomic logic slain
'Tis but little but 'tis a start
Timid lefties must take heart
Unsheath their tongues, their logic too
Zionist force-fields to subdue
These fields are found most everywhere
Where leftists gather, few do dare
To challenge Gnome and Zionism
It's time to start to breach that chasm
Show some spine, your courage stout
Consistency's what it's about
Principles? You can't be mute
Zionism = Racism, there's no dispute
This just in: Huck Finn pro-Palestinian Terrorist!
Religion Trumps Real Estate Laws"...[You can't] try to reason out a thing that's pure theology by the laws that protect real estate!". ---Tom SawyerTom:
"A crusade is a war to recover the Holy Land from the paynim
"Which Holy Land?"Tom:
Holy Land -- there ain't but one."Huck:
"What do we
want of it?"Tom:
"Why, can't you understand? It's in the hands of the paynim
, and it's our duty to take it away from them."Huck:
"How did we come to let them git hold of it?"Tom:
"Why we didn't let them git hold of it. They always had it."Huck:
"Why, Tom, then it must belong to them, don't it?"Tom:
"Why of course it does. Who said it didn't?"Huck (narrating):
I studied it over, but couldn't seem to git at the right of it, no way. I says:Huck:
"It's too many for me, Tom Sawyer. If I had a farm and it was mine, and another person wanted it, would it be right for him to--"Tom (interrupting):
"Oh, shucks! You don't know enough to come in when it rains, Huck Finn. It ain't a farm, it's entirely different. You see, it's like this. They own the land, just the mere land, and that's all they do
own; but it was our folks, our Jews and Christians, that made it holy, and so they haven't any business to be there defiling it. It's a shame and we ought not to stand it a minute. We ought to march against them and take it away from them".Huck:
Why, it does seem to me it's the most mixed-up thing I ever see! Now if I had a farm and another person--"Tom (interrupting again):
"Don't I tell you it hasn't got anything to do with farming? Farming is business, just common low-down business: that's all it is, it's all you can say for it, but this is highter, this is religious, and totally different".Huck:
"Religious to go and take the land away from people that owns it?"Tom:
"Certainly: it's always been considered so."Huck (narrating):
"I am peaceable, and don't get up rows with people that ain't doing nothing to me. I allowed if the paynim
was satisfied I was, and we would let it stand at that.
"Now Tom he got all that notion out of Walter Scott's book, which he was always reading. And it was
a wild notion, because in my opinion he never could've raised the men, and if he did, as like as not he would've got licked. I took the book and read all about it, and as near as I could make it out, most of the folks that shook farming to go crusading had a mighty rocky time of it."
--Dialogue from Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer Abroad, NY, 1894. Published a full three years before Herzl's First Zionist Congress in Basle.