There is a book that I read called "Israeli Exceptionalism: The Destabilizing Logic of Zionism" by M. Shahid Alam a Pakistani American professor.
Here is a description from the Amazon website:
"This book discerns in the history of Zionism the plot of a Shakespearean tragedy.
A small band of European Zionists enters the world stage in late 19th century, determined to create a Jewish state. This is their solution to the 'abnormal' condition of European Jews, who are without a land and are not a nation. To achieve this, they must seize Palestine; induce Western Jews to become colonists; and, above all, recruit Western powers to sponsor their colonial project.
Zionists can only succeed by creating Islamicate enemies; they need resurgent anti-Semitism to send Jewish colons to Palestine; and they must persuade/coerce the West to sponsor their colonial project. In succeeding, the Zionists merely transplant Jewish abnormality from Europe to the Middle East – and make it worse.
In Europe, Jewish-Gentile frictions were local problems; in Israel, ominously, they have come to form the pivot of global conflict."
I was initially surprised to find Americans referring to themselves as an "exceptional" nation since this is a Jewish thought. It is the foundation of Israeli action that they can do what other nations may not because of their special status which is iconified in the ontological exceptionalism of the Holocaust.
Now you have said it was the excuse made by the American Communist Party for their lack of success in America that makes it a little clearer as to its provenance since the Communist Party was a largely jewish enterprise.
Prior to learning this I had assumed that the term had been adopted due to the influence of the Israeli lobby group AIPAC which apparently controls the US government. It seemed to me that the aggressive nature, temperament and legalistic moral ambiguity of the Israeli leadership had permeated the American psyche through this influence and through the Christian Zionist movement which is in fact a Judaising of the Christian community; hence Judeo-Christianity.
This had also led I believed to the internationalising of the US government as we have seen with their foreign adventurism especially since the foreign policy coup led by the neo-conservative PNAC that was populated by Jewish intellectuals who had migrated from their collectivist roots into the Republican Party.
Given this background I am not surprised that Michael Medved, who is Jewish, defends the present foreign policy. He is I believe quite sincere in viewing the reduction of the American military footprint with horror because it is of course also the Israeli footprint.
There are actually very good scriptural reasons for the present situation and it can be traced to the promises made by God to the ancient Northern Kingdom of Israel by the prophet Hosea in the 8th. century B.C. The people of that Kingdom ended up in Europe and its colonies including those in North America. They were from the corporate tribes of Ephraim who inherited the birthright name of Israel. The Southern Kingdom was Judah and the people of that Kingdom eventually split into the founders of the Christian Church and the followers of the religion of Judaism called today the Jews. God promised that these two Kingdoms would in time be joined together again and that the leader of Judah would be the head of the united Kingdom of Israel, which is a type or shadow of the Kingdom of God.
What has happened is that those Jews of the Southern Kingdom of Judah, who rejected Jesus Christ and developed Judaism, have taken the initiative to fulfil the prophecies given to Israel and have gone about it in the way we see today in the world with their control of the descendants of the Northern Kingdom of Israel in North America. Their plan of course is to complete the rebuilding of the united Kingdom of Israel using the money and the military of their subjects in the United States of America and NATO. This will end up with them ruling the world as the Kingdom of God (or the Kingdom of Heaven) which is also prophesied in scripture. Their Kingdom however is a counterfeit one. The true Kingdom is indeed being built but only for the moment in the spiritual realm and it is indeed uniting the peoples of those ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah under one Head the Lord Jesus Christ who is the King of the Jews as was written on a board placed over His crucified body on Golgotha's hill.
The name of America was given to the continent by a German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller who was a fan of the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci who had done a great deal of exploring in the region and wrote about it in the 16th. century. What neither Herr Waldseemueller nor Signore Vespucci knew was that the words amer and ric were also ancient Anglo-Saxon for the Kingdom of Heaven. The Angles and the Saxons were European tribes descended from the people of the Northern Kingdom of Israel. This is how God loves to weave His beautiful complex tapestry.
"It is the glory of God to conceal a matter. It is the glory of a king to search out a matter." (Proverbs 25:2)
"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)
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