Funny how the following piece of information about that hideous JBloggers' Conference was conveniently left out of Bloggers' various "The Day After" Assessments? If I missed them, please list those links below in the comments section.
Yisrael did allude to it. But this is big....
The Foreign Ministry and the Re-Branding of Israel; Again?
By Moshe Burt at The Sin Of Expulsion Blog
It is too bad that the branding director’s portrayal of the foreign ministry’s branding solutions are nebulous. She referred to multi-cultural — a nation with 3 religions and one could not help but view her “solution” in the context of leftist foreign ministry agendization; a “state of all its people.” We tend to let such characterizations pass without protest and to tolerate too much. When the speaker referred to Branding research and analysis contracts with Livni heavily involved, and then mentions about 3 religions in Israel — the combination is too much to take.
I'm glad to hear that one blogger had the guts to question the government and its policy. Please tell me that he was not the only one.
This is unacceptable, Jewish bloggers just sitting there and listening to this tripe.
As I predicted, this the same old public relations, "Goyim, please like and validate us," codependent crap the Jewish people have been trying, and failing at, for generations. Time for a new strategy.
It is high time we care about what HaShem thinks and not what the goyim think. Rabbi Meir Kahane HY"D tried to deliver this message from the Torah, but it fell on deaf ears.
But, of course, this change in strategy will never happen with an Yishma'el and Esau-loving, Eruv Rav government and governmental system.
C'mon were the social aspects of the conference really all that worth the compromising of your principals?
Yeah, I'd say that the tolerance of the same old Israeli government idiocy proves at least one of my original objections to the conference.
Here's another one from Batya at Me-Ander, regarding the attitude of at least one panelist...
NBN JBloggers Convention
The "biggies" in the first panel were asked, by me, to at least mention when carnivals are posted and link to them to give more exposure. One panelist was very snobby about it and said that he didn't consider us a "community;" it was just his hobby. That was the low point of the entire day, since the entire point of the event was networking, community etc. The other panelists had davka used the term "community," which is why I did. He was very haughty and said some nasty stuff to another questioner who wanted advice on how to promote a blog. He said that he'd never seen it, but he knows that attractive blogs get more readers.
Gee. I wonder who THAT could've been. Never mind. Doesn't matter. Another one of my objections has been proven.
I am vindicated.
"Hideous"? I would not go that far.
Well, you're the one who's going to be slaving over a hot waffle maker.
So, I am happy for you to choose whichever adjectives you prefer.
After the presentation, I approached the speaker about the lack of Jewish culture in any of the pictures.
I am also doubtful that anything promoted by Tzippy Livni will portray the Jewish character of the State of Israel as central to our identity and a source of pride.
vindicated? not everything was perfect, but that does not make the conference bad or evil? overall it was pretty good. Most people there were not condescending or haughty and just excited to meet other people...
Rafi, I'm not perfect either.
I'm just saying that I made some points which turned out to have some validity, thus I'm not totally nuts like some people think.
ben-yehudah - there is nothing wrong with being nuts. I am proud people think of me as a bit crazy and nutty.
I have often said something similar, in conjunction with my anti-PR sentiment.
Who cares what other people think?
thus I'm not totally nuts like some people think.
Nah, just partially. ;)
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