Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Jews in Oz: How Did We Get Here, Dorothy?

{Cross-Posted at The NewsRealBlog.}

If people had told me a year or two ago that I would be participating on a blog associated with David Horowitz, I would have told them that they were out of their bleeding minds. I’m a liberal, for chrissake. I just spent almost the last ten years hatin’ on the Bush administration, marching against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, phone banking for MoveOn.org, donating money to the Gore campaign, the Kerry campaign, the Obama campaign. I am in favor of a woman’s right to choose, in favor of Gay rights, in favor of governmental regulation of polluting industries, and would prefer to see a more equitable distribution of wealth via the tax code. Heck, I even live in the Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco, the bluest neighborhood in the bluest city of a dominantly blue state.

And, yet, here I am.

The reason for this is actually very simple and straightforward. The Left has betrayed the Jews. Yikes!  Those may be stark terms, but there is simply no two ways about it. The Left is absolutely up to its proverbial neck in anti-Zionism and Israel Hatred. For years I was a member of Daily Kos, otherwise known as the Great Orange Satan, and the more I saw of the “progressive” base of the Democratic party the more horrified I became. Day after day after day, participants on the Left blogs kick the holy crap out of the Jewish state and demonize and demean anyone who comes to its defense. They make apologies for suicide bombers and rocket attacks against innocent Israeli civilians and large numbers of them are entirely opposed to Jewish self-determination and self-defense.

They want to see the Jewish people on our collective knees and they do so (get this) in the name of “human rights.” For two-thousand years Jews have gotten our asses kicked in one country after another. Pogroms. Expulsions. Persecutions. All culminating in that romping good time that we had in Europe in the middle of the twentieth century, and these people believe that as a matter of human rights the Jewish state should not even exist?

But the truth of the matter, of course, is that they do not honestly care about human rights. If they cared about human rights they would care about the human rights of people who do not happen to live in Ramallah or Gaza City. They don’t. I did a tag search of Daily Kos a few months back in order to compare the attention given to the Israel-Palestine conflict versus the attention given to China-Tibet. I found that over the course of about fourteen months there were 1,242 diaries concerning Israel, the vast majority of which were anti-Israel smear jobs, and a grand total of 18 concerning Tibet. So, while they claim to care about the poor, suffering Palestinians they definitely don’t care about the poor, suffering Tibetans. Nor do they care about the poor suffering Darfurans, Congolese, or Chechens.

I may still be a liberal with many friends in the Democratic party, but the Left is dead to me.


    Anybody with ANY SENSE and DECENCY KNOWS that the Democratic Party has been HIJACKED by TRAITORS and ANTI-SEMITES as their vehicle to GRABBING National Power.

    Old Time Liberal DOES NOT EXIST!
    The PATRIOTIC Former Democratic Party DOES NOT EXIST.

  2. One has to wonder, how many Jews supported the Bolsheviks? (Is that Leftist enough for anyone?). And what happened there, huh? Bolshevism got hijacked by demagogues whose only interest was in keeping people stupid, poor and powerless. In other words, doing exactly the opposite of every moral principle we Jewish people stand for.

    I'm staggered at how long it's taken for Jews to start waking up and realise that the Democrat party has long deserted anything remotely pro-Jewish. All the Democrats care about is expediently exploiting anything the American Jews can offer to further their ideological aims.

    And those "aims" are NOT things that will help Israel in the short term nor the Jewish people in the long run. The Democrats no longer regard Israel or Jewish culture as having any bearing on post-modernist Western culture. Rather to the contrary: Democrats are increasingly embarrassed by what they are seeing as the 'Anachronistic Jew' - that tacit reminder of the 10 Commandments... of the Bible... of Jesus... of God. They think they've got all the answers for a modern brand new bright tomorrow. And those answers aren't Jewish!

    The Democrat party as it stands now is fast becoming a bulwark of every atheist, humanist and socialist engineer whoever decried the Judeo-Christian ethic. Those who still try to identify as "Jew" and "Democrat" or "Christian" and "Democrat" are rapidly becoming exceptions to the rule. Very soon, to say "Jewish Democrat" will be a contradition in terms. And why is this so? Because the underlying paradigm of the Democrat party is no longer Judeo-Christian and hasn't been for at least the last 20 years.

    The Post-Modernist paradigm that underlies the present Democrat party agenda has no place for old-time Judeo-Christian humanitarian thought. Relativistic thinking has gone so far that Black is White; White is Wrong; Wrong is Good and Good is anything that criticizes anything that is filled with old traditions.

    Where does that leave we Jews...? Oh my! [As Tevye said "Tradition!"] Do I need to join the dots for anyone?

    Is it any wonder the Democrats can't stand Israel? For crying out loud, people, it isn't rocket science!