|Dieudonné M'bala M'bala|
By Denis G. Rancourt
What do Norman Finkelstein, Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, and George Galloway have in common?
All three are Western intellectuals (true intellectuals, not service intellectuals ) who attack the Israel Lobby with the viciousness necessary to be effective. And all three have been subjected to significant establishment backlash for their dissidence, which is proof of their effectiveness.
In the Western World that is aligned with the US Empire, there is a war of expressed ideas for the minds and souls of citizens. More than that, there is a regiment of imposed discipline for all politicians. For example, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney exposed some of the physical mechanisms of the direct control of US politicians by the Israel Lobby . The issues are real and the stakes are high.
The context that makes Israel relevant is that of a US Empire run on brute force and pillaging, in as many arenas as possible, where the financial and corporate instruments of exploitation are imposed through the threat and regular actuation of military intervention.
Israel serves as the Empire's professional thug in the Middle East -- to constantly prevent the unification and emancipation of the Arab World in the key geopolitical nexus that is the Middle East. To accomplish this, Muslims must be murdered systematically and strategically, constantly.
The Israel lobby has the essential task of making these murders and the Israel genocide against Palestine acceptable at home -- by generating Islamophobia using the false specters of home terrorism, nuclear threat, etc., but also by crushing any media, intellectuals, and politicians that might dare to oppose the normalization of the Empire's predatory waring in the Middle East.
The Israel Lobby has developed a niche-expertize to constrain the Western intelligentsia away from criticism of the Empire's policy in the Middle East , and it has a holocaust that can be used anytime to levy compliance . The international Israel lobby -- which radiates from the US Israel lobby base -- has this symbiotic relation to the Empire, and The Lobby is installed wherever it is needed .
The Zionists want an always bigger and more powerful Israel, that it obtains by practicing genocide against the Palestinians . Israel is allowed its genocide in exchange for being the Empire's top thug, and trainer of thugs. The Israel Lobby constantly works to normalize the needed Israel genocide (calculated as needed to secure the mass murderer against the family of its victims), and to normalize the Empire's Middle East policy of control by constant destruction to prevent unification and independence.
The relation between the Israel Lobby and the US Empire is symbiotic . They are intimately linked and benefit each other. Thus, weakening one weakens both.
Western intellectuals (academics, politicians, media) are not on the front in Palestine. They are on the front in their home countries. The best that Western intellectuals can do for themselves, for their brothers and sisters, and for the resistance against Israel's genocide is to discredit and weaken the Israel Lobby and those that -- out of cowardice, careerism, and chosen ignorance -- follow the inhuman dictates of The Lobby.
"Zionism" -- now that it has amply shown its true and constant character -- must become as unacceptable in the Western World (including to politicians!) as "Nazism". That is the humanistic environment that must be created if the West is going to play any real role in the resistance to stop the Israel genocide.
Israel can live and thrive, just as Germany lives and thrives, but Zionism must die for Palestinians to survive.
 "Gradual Change is not Progress" by Denis G. Rancourt, May 3, 2006; http://www.globalresearch.ca/gradual-change-is-not-progress/2377
 "'US lawmakers forced to support Israel' - Cynthia McKinney on PressTV", YouTube published on May 23, 2011; http://youtu.be/w1y3maNzFo4
 "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy" by Mearsheimer, John J. and Walt, Stephen; New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
 "The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering" by Norman G. Finkelstein, Verso, NY, 2000.
 "The Intended Roles of the Israel-Lobby and of Israel in the US-Empire are Incompatible with Peace" by Denis G. Rancourt,July 30, 2014; http://activistteacher.blogspot.ca/2014/07/the-intended-roles-of-israel-lobby-and.html
 "Israel's attempted genocide must fail -- Lessons from Canada's genocide" by Denis G. Rancourt, July 29, 2014; http://activistteacher.blogspot.ca/2014/07/israels-attempted-genocide-must-fail.html
Dr. Denis G. Rancourt is a former tenured and Full Professor of physics at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is known for his applications of physics education research (TVO Interview). He has published over 100 articles in leading scientific journals, and has written several social commentary essays. He is the author of the book Hierarchy and Free Expression in the Fight Against Racism. While he was at the University of Ottawa, he supported student activism and opposed the influence of the Israel lobby on that institution, which fired him for a false pretext in 2009: LINK.