Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Israel v Hezbollah, the Washington Post, & self-loathing Jews everywhere

Now, I don't know how many of you out there are Jewish, but I've noticed that there seems to be this undercurrent amongst the Jewish community to 'hate' Israel. I don't mean to merely dislike what they do, or merely feel uncomfortable with an association with them. I mean, true hatred. Like "Israel is a mistake", hate. Richard Cohen of the Washington Post wrote a column yesterday saying:
The greatest mistake Israel could make at the moment is to forget that Israel itself is a mistake. It is an honest mistake, a well-intentioned mistake, a mistake for which no one is culpable, but the idea of creating a nation of European Jews in an area of Arab Muslims (and some Christians) has produced a century of warfare and terrorism of the sort we are seeing now. Israel fights Hezbollah in the north and Hamas in the south, but its most formidable enemy is history itself.
Now, I acknowledge that there are times when I question WTF Israel is doing, such as the Gaza pullout, etc. But never, ever, ever, have I questioned whether Israel has a right to exist. Perhaps it's the martyr syndrome that many American Jews enjoy for living such an unsacrificed life, where they've never wanted for anything. Perhaps it's that natural feeling to beat oneself up over the pain and suffering of others. Honestly, I completely don't understand it.

BUT to then go and vote for a political party that traditionally is anti-Israel at best and antisemitic at worst such as the Dimwitocrats, just completely baffles me. Remember, this is the party of Jesse Jackson, who referred to Jews as 'Hymies' and New York as 'Hymietown', Larry Darby from Alabama who denies that the Holocaust happened, Al Sharpton who has instigated multiple antisemitic activities, and Robert Byrd, who is was a grand dragon in the KKK.
No, I don't deny that the Republicans have had folks such as David Duke (who was ostracized from the Republican party), but we tend to kick them out as best we can. Al Sharpton was a presidential contender for chrissakes.

Bottom line is, right now, Israel is defending itself from the multitude of rocket attacks that are being launched at them. Many in the media are whining because of the imbalance of casualties on the Lebanese side. My opinion is that only shows that if you mess with Israel, be prepared to bleed. They're not just fighting to kill these few individual terrorists, or destroy some rocket cache. They're fighting for their own existence, and when someone is doing that, they're going to tear you a new one.

And Israel has the right to, and can do just that to the impotent little savages from Hezbollah.

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