Monday, October 6, 2014

We Have No One to Blame but Ourselves

Michael L.

sunglass reflectionThe Jewish people in the Middle East are a tiny minority under siege.

There are something like six million Jews surrounded by roughly four hundred million Arabs who, for the most part, do not want them there and many are willing to use extreme violence - baby killing and head-chopping - in order to make us understand this fact.

Throughout the region imams and ayatollahs cry from the rafters that the Jews are evil, that we are war mongers who want nothing so much as to corrupt everything around us.  They tell their children that we are the descendants of apes and pigs.  They tell their children that the tiny Jewish minority - who for centuries they abused as second and third-class non-citizens under Arab-Muslim imperial rule -  are an evil people in need of decimation.

They place the Jews on a Pedestal of Malevolence and tell their children that Allah loves nothing so much as dead Jews and then hand out candies when Jewish yeshiva students are kidnapped and slaughtered.

Meanwhile, many western leftists tells one another that those very same Jews, whose children grow up with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), are, in fact, agents of a racist, colonial, imperial enterprise that should have been strangled in its crib directly after the Holocaust as a matter of "social justice" and "universal human rights."

Much of the left tells itself this because they seem to believe, in the traditional European sense, that pissing on the Jews gives them some sort-of moral high ground. It is from this "moral high ground" that they observe the deterioration of their own culture.  The European-left has convinced itself that Israeli Jews are evil and that their own culture is not worth maintaining, even as they invite hundreds of thousands of Muslims from the Middle East and North Africa to take up residency and gain citizenship and teach us how to be better, more open-minded, liberal citizens of the world.

Decades of Arab-Soviet era propaganda has convinced tens of millions of white, western idiots that the Jews are the cause of misery, poverty, and war in the Middle East.

The truth is, however, we have no one to blame but ourselves.

Unlike Arab-Muslim cultures, Jewish culture tends to be highly self-reflective.  We have turned navel-gazing into an art-form and this blog probably represents one small example of that.  We tend to be so self-reflective, in fact, that we excoriate ourselves rather than risk offending others.  We were sure - centuries of evidence to the contrary - that if we were simply willing to share the land that the conquering Arab majority would be willing to share with us.

They aren't and it is long past time that we acknowledge the fact.

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