very curious statement
I ran across this curious statement  by a Nobel Prize winner about Judaism....

It seems to sum up a position very similar to that of some traditional Catholics though he is a socialist or some kind of communist.

What do you think?


Jose de Sousa Saramago, born November 16, 1922) is a Nobel-laureate Portuguese novelist, playwright and journalist. His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor rather than the officially sanctioned story. Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1998. He founded the National Front for the Defense of Culture (Lisbon, 1992) with Freitas-Magalh's among others. He currently lives on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, Spain.

Saramago has aroused controversy as a result of his opposition to Israel's actions in Palestine and Lebanon. In 2002, he wrote in El Pale, the international Spanish-language paper of record, that Israel brutalizes Palestinians because of Judaism itself.

"Intoxicated mentally by the messianic dream of a Greater Israel which will finally achieve the expansionist dreams of the most radical Zionism; contaminated by the monstrous and rooted 'certitude' that in this catastrophic and absurd world there exists a people chosen by God and that, consequently, all the actions of an obsessive, psychological and pathologically exclusivist racism are justified; educated and trained in the idea that any suffering that has been inflicted, or is being inflicted, or will be inflicted on everyone else, especially the Palestinians, will always be inferior to that which they themselves suffered in the Holocaust, the Jews endlessly scratch their own wound to keep it bleeding, to make it incurable, and they show it to the world as if it were a banner. Israel seizes hold of the terrible words of God in Deuteronomy: 'Vengeance is mine, and I will be repaid.' Israel wants all of us to feel guilty, directly or indirectly, for the horrors of the Holocaust; Israel wants us to renounce the most elemental critical judgment and for us to transform ourselves into a docile echo of its will"

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very curious statement - by winoblue1 - 03-04-2009, 01:36 AM
very curious statement - by Baskerville - 03-04-2009, 04:33 AM
very curious statement - by MitOS - 03-12-2009, 04:11 PM

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