- Mar 12, 2002
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I suspect the first ever capitalist was an ancestral human - possibly Habilis, Erectus or maybe even a Neanderthal, who napped some particularly good flints and managed to trade them for something he really wanted - animal skins, food, sexual favours or whatever.Or maybe it's a combination of both ideas...as to why they fail or succeed?
I support the right of Israel to exist.How about I reply to spookdaddy's comment that "An anti-semite will most likely be anti-zionist but an anti-zionist does not have to be anti-semitic."?
I disagree strongly with that, as the terms are as close to synonymous as makes no difference.
Zionism means self-determination for the Jewish people. No more. No less.
In other words, it means that the Jewish people have as much right to a homeland as the British have to Britain, the French have to France or the Turks to Turkey etc.
Many who support Hamas and other militant Palestinian factions call for Palestinian statehood, but oppose zionism.
How can it not be anti-semitic to support Palestinian statehood but to oppose that same right for the Jewish people?
It is what @blessmycottonsocks has written.I support the right of Israel to exist.
I'm aware though that many Ultra-Orthodox Jews (including those living in Israel) don't. I think it's for theological reasons. Perhaps you could expand on this?