General public (I’m a member of it smile emoticon ) doesn’t use the word Zionist for anything. Actually, Nazi Germany rarely comes up in conversations either.
It’s not so much the observation itself that gives the appearance of racism but rather the presentation. Choice of words. Choice of meme.
Style. Even if it did not have racist intent, it had racist style.
There’s other ways to present the data and opinions. I’m not saying you were wrong James, because of course it’s proper to express what you feel is important to you.
You weren’t wrong.
Yet, it gives the appearance and style of wrong.