So there’s this guy Ryan Dawson. I was introduced to him through Bob Wenzel’s Targetliberty/Economicpolicyjournal.com blogs which I read every day. I enjoy his commentary, one of those low-tech simple Youtube channels where it’s just a guy talking frankly.
Dawson is intensely anti Israel. I mean he really hates the State of Israel a la Rothbard. He generally focuses on the more superficial insanities of post modern society like mixed gender bathrooms by force, which really is one of the stupidest ideas I’ve ever fathomed, but every so often he uploads a video of some anti Israel protest.
I contacted the guy and I will be talking with him over Skype. Unlike 99.9% of Israeli Jews, or other Pro Israel diaspora Jews, I have a very muted emotional reaction to his anti Israel propaganda. It’s why I can talk to these people. I’m only mildly perturbed, and I think I can talk to him and convince him of the justness of being a “settler”. I I can’t whatever. The term settler really just means you live in a territory that is not in official control by a State, which is great by me. But in reality it is, because I still have to pay taxes to Israel when I live here, so the whole thing is bull.
His anti-Israel stuff is a mix of falsehood and misinterpretation, but it’s all based on truth, sadly. We are the occupiers and the aggressors. He takes media reports such as Jews burning arabs in Duma (it was Arabs burning each other) and he exploits them, which is fine and doesn’t really annoy me so much.
It may go on YouTube, it may not, I don’t know. If it does I’ll post it here.
4 thoughts on “Interview/Debate with Ryan Dawson This Week”
The video hasn’t surfaced yet!
He hates Israel as a state thus in that respect signalling he is a good dude! lol
I will be very interested in hearing how the interview goes. I have followed Ryan Dawson’s work for about 10 years and have enjoyed his videos. Some of the work he has done in connecting the dots on 9/11 and the Deep State has been impressive. You’re right about his hatred for Israel, the State, in particular the Mossad, the Israeli politicians, and the Israel lobby in the U.S. I can’t say what his opinion of the Israeli people is. I’m looking forward to the exchange between the two of you. Hopefully it will be mutually enlightening. I always enjoy seeing two people I like and admire like each other.
I reached out to you a few years ago because I felt I was poorly informed about what was going on ‘on the ground’ in Israel. I had opinions, all negative, about Israel and about Israelis in general. However, I came away from our initial e-mail conversations with more nuanced questions than conclusions. Israel is a State. Israel is a state of mind. Israel is an ideal. Israel is a social entity. Israel is a people. Israel is a land. It is richly complex and full of diverse opinions. When one says that one hates Israel, it would be good to define which Israel they are talking about or it is possible to offend good people unnecessarily.
Your patient answers to my questions helped tremendously.
I think you and Ryan have fundamental things in common. Hopefully that will come out in your interview.
He hates Israel as a state. He doesn’t mind any of the other incarnations. It was more of a discussion than a debate, I didn’t want to make it a challenge where I try to defend against his attacks so much, and it went nicely. He should be putting it up on youtube tomorrow.