Sunday, November 18, 2012
Brief Notes: Progressive Sadists Promoting Violence Against Jews
The western progressive-left has taken to promoting violence against Jews as a matter of social justice and universal human rights.
The Jews of the Middle East have been, and are, a people under siege, which is why our numbers remain so small there. From the 7th century until early in the 20th the Jews of the Middle East were second and third class citizens under imperial Islam. As soon as they were freed from dhimmitude, with the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the Arab-Muslim majority in the region launched a war against them that continues to this day.
One difference is that now the western left has joined with the Arab-Muslim majority in the Middle East in condemning Jewish self-defense as a form of aggression and thereby justifying the war of the Muslim majority against the Jewish minority.
Throughout last week Hamas shot hundreds of rockets into southern Israel making the area unlivable. Israelis huddled in bunkers as the bombs dropped about their heads and during that entire period western progressives remained silent, as they always do, when Jews are under attack. It was only when those Jews finally responded that suddenly outraged progressive-left voices filled the blogs and the newspapers and the streets with vituperative denunciation of alleged Israeli war crimes or disproportionate response, if not outright baby killing.
All this talk about the children -- "Oh, the children!" -- Is nothing more than a way to convey the notion that Jews are savages and, therefore, Arab-Muslim violence against us is just fine.
In this way the western progressive-left, whatever their best intentions, promotes violence against the Jewish people and, in the course of doing so, betrays whatever values they allege to hold dear. One cannot stand for universal human rights or for social justice if one doesn't care about the oppression of women, Gay people, non-Muslims, and Jews throughout the Middle East. One cannot stand for universal human rights or for social justice if one thinks that Jewish self-defense from the Arab-Muslim majority is a form of aggression that cannot be tolerated.
The left is dead.
It no longer stands for anything and Israel should entirely disregard the sadistic shrieks of hatred against them.