Monday, July 30, 2012

Romney In Israel

Mitt Romney is not racist. Actually he probably is, but his statement about how Israelis are better off financially than Palestinians because Israelis have a better culture is classic aristocratic classism.

I am better than you because I am richer than you equals I am richer than you because I am better than you.
To aristocrats the richer you are the better person you are. And by the same principle, poverty is proof of moral turpitude. It is called Prosperity Gospel and many American religions, including Mormons, subscribe to the theology that God rewards the righteous with personal wealth.

In Mitt Romney's religious beliefs the poverty of the people living in Palestine has nothing to do with the decades long economic blockade that Israel has imposed on the West Bank and Gaza. It is simply righteous punishment for their inferior culture.

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