Sunday, July 29, 2007

Why Does the Left hate Israel?

A small excerpt (a summary) below from a very large and thorough article by Richard Baehr here. I think the reasons given below all have some point but the main reason is basic: Leftists hate success in others and Israel is in many ways a great success story. Leftists always claim that they want to lift up the poor and downtrodden. But their real motive can be inferred from what they do whenever they can: They never do much good for the poor but they do attack the rich and successful. "By their fruits shall ye known them", as a wise Jew once said

1. It is an easy way to express one's hatred for America.

2. Israel is viewed as an outpost of colonialism , and an active practitioner of it.

3. Israel is a western nation, and hence can be judged by the left. Israel is not protected by cultural relativism, as the Arabs are.

4. Leftist Christian churches can escape any lingering guilt about the Holocaust, by turning Israel into a villain. Some leftist churches hate Israel because they think this will help protect their members in the holy land- in other words they feel threatened.

5. Ferocious Muslim hatred of Israel and the Jews reinforces the natural cowardice of many on the left who go along with the Muslims to stay out of their line of fire.

6. Jewish leftists are prominent in the anti-Israel movement. This opens the floodgates for everybody else.

7. Israel is attacked because the secular left is appalled by the influence of religious settlers and their biblical connections to the land of Israel, and by the support for Israel by evangelical Christians, and Christian Zionists.


Brookes News Update

The dangerous fallacy that consumer confidence drives economic growth: That the ridiculous fallacy that consumer confidence drives an economy is still widely held and promulgated is a damning indictment of the appalling state of what passes for economic thought in our newspapers and business magazines - not to mention our universities and colleges
The media gives terrorists the friendly Wilfred Burchett treatment: The hostility of so many journalists to the liberation of Iraq reminds me of the very gentle way in which these paragons journalistic virtue handled Wilfred Burchett who was an out-and-out traitor to his country
South America: Carbon Copying Cuban Tyranny: Once again proving that socialism is just another power cult, leftwing goons like Chavez are working to impose socialism on South America. This would be hilarious if the situation were not tragic
Should President Bush's Surgeon General pick make the cut?: A Surgeon General who succumbs to intimidation tactics by extremist left-wing special interest groups, especially the powerful homosexual lobby, cannot be good for America
Like the Clinton boom the Bush boom will also crash: Why the Bush boom is bound to crash. Although is possible that a recession could be forestalled by significant injections of credit into the economy a point would still be reached where the Fed would have no alternative but to use the monetary brakes to wring inflation out of the economy



Why are Leftists so reliably illiterate? I don't blame a humble man for being unable to spell but Leftists parade themselves as knowing it all. The emails I get from Leftists are reliably illiterate but I also enjoyed an email from a Leftist called Steve Mack that Dean Barnett put up for our amusement. A tiny excerpt: "marshal sensibilities, fervent worship at the alter of". In that short passage the writer showed that he did not know the difference between "martial" and "marshall" or "altar" and "alter". There are some things that spellcheckers cannot save you from. Steve Mack thought he was clever. He has himself shown that he is not. Verbal skills are the highest single correlate of IQ, by the way.

al-Qaeda, Hamas, and Termite Control: "We can use all the fancy terms we want such as "violent Islamist extremists", or "Islamic terrorists", or "terrorists" in accordance with Gordon Brown's tough stand, or "Muslim terrorists". Point is they are termites gnawing away at our culture, our secular rule of law just as termites gnaw at the foundation and structure of your home. Now, tell me - truthfully - would you even consider "negotiating" with the termites? Even once. No, you'd call your Termite Control folks and zap the little bastards! You'd breathe a sigh of relief and have your home re-treated on schedule. Well, al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, Jamaat ul-Fuqra, and all of the rest - let's toss in MS-13 too - are the termites of our time. They are more dangerous than Hitler - I said dangerous, not more brutal - Hitler wore a uniform and so did his SS. We had an enemy we could see."

U.S. State Dept. worse than French Intelligence? "Despite protests from the U.S. ambassador in Lebanon, the State Department is pushing ahead with plans to build a new embassy in a part of Beirut city controlled by the anti-U.S. Hezbollah group. A U.S. official tells the Blotter on that Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman, in a May 31, 2007 classified cable to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, registered his strong objections, saying his staff "unanimously opposes construction" of the embassy on the proposed site. Hezbollah is believed to be behind two attacks on the U.S. Embassy and an embassy annex in 1983 and 1984 that led to the deaths of 87 people, including eight CIA employees. Let us not forget the 241 Marines murdered back in 1983 by Hezbollah by order of Iran."

Babies back in Germany: "For Rico Thisius and Juliane Herda the decision to have a child was spontaneous. Many of their friends had children, and Mr Thisius, 31, says "It was just the right time." But then, having children is suddenly back in fashion in Germany. Having once had one of the lowest birthrates in Europe, it is now experiencing a baby boom. Officials in Germany's biggest cities reported a rise in births of more than 20 per cent during the first quarter of the year after the Government of the Chancellor, Angela Merkel, introduced a range of family-friendly incentives. Her policies were a response to dire warnings that the country's once-generous welfare state and comprehensive health service could collapse. The country's birthrate has slipped to 1.34 children per woman over the past 30 years, and the population is predicted to shrink from about 83 million to about 70 million over the next 40 years."


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"Why should the German be interested in the liberation of the Jew, if the Jew is not interested in the liberation of the German?... We recognize in Judaism, therefore, a general anti-social element of the present time... In the final analysis, the emancipation of the Jews is the emancipation of mankind from Judaism.... Indeed, in North America, the practical domination of Judaism over the Christian world has achieved as its unambiguous and normal expression that the preaching of the Gospel itself and the Christian ministry have become articles of trade... Money is the jealous god of Israel, in face of which no other god may exist". Who said that? Hitler? No. It was Karl Marx. See also here and here and here.

The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin's Communism. The very word "Nazi" is a German abbreviation for "National Socialist" (Nationalsozialistisch) and the full name of Hitler's political party (translated) was "The National Socialist German Workers' Party".


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