Throughout progressive-left venues people are screaming to the heavens about the barbarity of the Jews in the Middle East. Israel is portrayed as a vicious, illegitimate entity that wants nothing so much as to eat little Arab babies for lunch.
As soon as this latest round of fighting started we all knew that anti-Semitic anti-Zionists and Israel Haters would come together in order to defame and undermine the lone, sole Jewish state.
However, I am pleased to discover an individual on Daily Kos that is swimming against the current and doing it in a very reasonable and solid manner.
In Mets102's recent diary, we read this from G2geek in the comments:
it would be within the rights.... (5+ / 0-)Ahh, the refreshing breeze of common sense!
.... of the Jewish people, to insist on a state that was exclusively a Jewish homeland, and that alone. Given the history of the world, it would be justified, it would be just, and it would be right, and it would be necessary.
But instead, the state of Israel provides for the citizenship and the rights, religious and civil, of others (those who are not Jewish) as well.
Many are the countries that are majority Christian and are Christian cultures.
Many are the countries that are majority Muslim and are Muslim cultures. And many are those that are Muslim states.
But there is only ONE country that is majority Jewish, only ONE country that is a predominantly Jewish culture, and that ONE place even recognizes the rights of non-Jews as well.
Is it too much to ask, for there to be just ONE place?
We got the future back. Uh-oh.
by G2geek on Tue Jul 22, 2014 at 08:17:18 PM PDT
I have read far too many comments in recent days complaining about the fact of Israel's very existence. Who are these western-leftists who feel that they can just shrug their shoulders and wave their hand and entirely disregard the national aspirations of the Jewish people; a people, by the way, that did more than anyone to advance their very own political movement.
After one particularly heinous schmuck compared Gaza to the Warsaw Ghetto, G2geek tell us this:
here's why that's offensive: (3+ / 0-)Here is how it works.
The Warsaw Ghetto was created by the Nazis as part of their means to their deliberate policy goal of genocide of Jews.
The purpose of the Warsaw ghetto was to starve and exterminate Jews.
NOTHING going on in Palestine even REMOTELY comes close to that.
Israel is not herding Palestinians into gas chambers.
Israel is not putting them in trucks specifically constructed so that the carbon monoxide exhaust fills up the rear compartment to kill the people in it.
Israel is not systematically starving them en masse.
Israel is not using them in "medical experiments."
The Warsaw Ghetto comparison effectively accuses Israel of attempted systematic genocide. It does that by way of seeking to legitimize ANYthing that anyone calling themselves a representative of the Palestinian people may do by way of fighting Israel or the Israeli government.
There are certainly criticisms to be leveled at the Israeli government in regard to treatment of Palestinians, but there are hundreds, thousands, of historic examples that can be used by way of comparison.
You don't have to use the ONE thing, Naziism, that is the most incendiary and explosive thing in Jewish history. The ONE thing that is the supreme example of distilled essence of evil in all of human history, even though there were other systematic evils in the 20th century with comparable numbers of casualties.
Using the Warsaw Ghetto in any I/P arguement is execrable, detestable, disgusting, and immoral.
If I was running this site I'd make it a bannable offense after disregarding a warning to stop.
We got the future back. Uh-oh.
by G2geek on Tue Jul 22, 2014 at 09:16:18 PM PDT
1) Hamas bombs Israel while hiding behind women and children.
2) Israel endures the bombings for years until finally responding as it is doing now.
3) Western-leftists denounce the Jews of the Middle East as cruel warmongers, which was the entire point of Hamas' bombs to begin with.
They bomb not because they think that they are going to make military gains by doing so, but because they know they can bomb with impunity from criticism on the western-left and as soon as Israel responds those very same people will take the baton from Hamas and denounce the Jews.
And that is precisely what we are seeing in places like Daily Kos and the Huffington Post and the UK Guardian. And for those of you who constantly say things like, "Oh, Daily Kos is irrelevant. They're just a few anti-Zionist extremists." We are also seeing the delegitimization of Israel coming from the EU, itself, not to mention the Obama administration.
If Jewish history tell us anything it is that downplaying threats to the Jewish people, which includes legitimizing Hamas on progressive-left blogs, is always a fundamental mistake.