Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Israelolatry

Even as I type this, I'm hearing some rabbi (I think) on a TV ad explaining to me that "these are very difficult times for Israel and the Jewish people," and that I should pledge five bucks a month or something to send food parcels to starving Jews in Israel, because God knows, they're strapped for cash over there. (insert sarcasm emoticon) Well, like I said a few days ago HERE, it might indeed have been a fine idea for Jews to have a country of their own, but it was a little, shall we say, psychotic to establish it right smack in the middle of Palestine and run hundreds of thousands of natives out of the place to make room for it. And somehow expect everybody to be okay with it.

Part of the problem for Americans is that they understand the situation from having watched Exodus or listening to people who have, or by listening to Israeli propaganda. The reality is of course a lot more complicate than that, has all kinds of roots in history, and has been severely distorted by the unconditional love shown the Israeli state by naive Americans. American Presidents who failed to give the Israelis everything they demanded somehow ended up as one-term Presidents. One didn't even finish one term — I'll leave you to contemplate that one. Meanwhile, read this from the Unz Review by Philip Giraldi:

Israel Right or Wrong
But What's In It For Americans?

9 comments:

  1. texas is a massive arid state with few farms.

    that's another thing texas has in common with the "native palestinian land." there certainly weren't any farms.

    the metaphor would be more accurate if the comanches showed up and turned the empty desert into a tropical paradise, with a massive functioning economy built on modern technology and a stable democracy. then the KKK and the neo nazis and the BNP all join forces to wage a war of genocide, which all three promptly lose. then, 20 years later, they try again and lose even harder.

    there, it's accurate now. you're welcome.

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    1. except.. there already WERE farms. Hundreds of them. PALESTINIAN farms. They were all taken at gunpoint by people from Russia, Poland and Brooklyn, and given to those foreigners.
      You can look this up, if you care. Here's a link:
      http://lawrenceofcyberia.blogs.com/news/2010/03/palestinians-made-the-desert-bloom.html

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  2. 95% of Texas is privately owned, so there is no way any hypothetical invader would be able to appropriate lands EXCEPT by theft. To assert that the former Palestinian lands now comprising Israel were unowned and occupied is equally absurd. The Jews wanted that land, so they took it by force of arms. Such actions are of course very common in history, but they are looked down upon today, except when practiced by the Israelis. Utter hypocrisy.

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  3. I don't know you, but.... to quote from STEPBROTHERS:
    "Did we just become best friends????"

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  4. Way to go Ex-Army, you've made the hasbara list! Notice the wiki description of Texas that no American would ever use. Lewis 33

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    1. Lewis, write me up something about the Hasbara phenomenon and I'll be happy to print it!

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