That's because society is by in large made up of conformists.RetroActive said:Any glue will due to form a herd. Religion, politics, economics, education, sports, fashion, hairstyles; people love pre-fab. identities. The more base the message the louder it resonates. It's all tribalism, there's something for everyone.
One of the most tragic ironies of modern times is Israel and the Zionist myth. This is taboo to talk about though so we need to be careful. Regardless the myth is completely falling apart and yet the most brutish rise to power and simply scream louder.
I can enjoy people as individuals (unfortunately they're few and far between) but herds scare me, they tend to stampede when the herd dogs start barking.
The Zionist myth has huge financial resources and the political support in America and Europe behind it, for this reason it has become taboo to discredit in any way without being accused of anti-Semitism. At some point, however, a rational and not ideologically driven distinction needs to be made, so that honest and politically useful discussions about the regional dilemma might lead to their fortuitous and much needed resolutions. Although since there is so much money, political power and ideology behind the mythology, I don't think there is much hope in starting to walk along that path. But what's needed first is objectivity, which is what has been tragically missing since all the unpleasant business began, for which no hope of fareness and justice can be achieved.