Yet another rising star in the media, who is also religious, 'goes native.' It seems to be contagious. this week it's Sahra Blau, but the trend is all too ominous. All too often, when a religious person becomes coddled by the secularist elite, he/she tends to adopt the point of view of the elite.
I know what that's like, since I've had more than my share of moments being the intellectual's wunderkind, as in 'I can't understand how someone like you could be religious/settler/zionist!'For a long time, I laughed off such things out of the heady desire to be accepted and the belief that by 'not being like all the other religious/settler/zionist/neo-cons' I might open a line of dialogue and mutual respect. I still believe that this kind of dialogue is possible in all sorts of sectors of the American Jewish and Israeli Jewish populations. Among the self-appointed, omniscient intellectual elite, however, I see very little hope for success. People who sophisticate themselves to death cannot be dIssuaded from their deep and abiding intellectual narcissism.
Unfortunately, that narcissism is a drug. Clearly it's contagious and addictive. Haval.