I can't express how many emails I've received in the last week from people identifying themselves as "liberals" (and, overwhelmingly, American Jews); telling me that they agree with my views in almost all areas other than Israel; and then self-righteously insisting that I imagine what it's like to live in Southern Israel with incoming rocket fire from Hamas, as though that will change my views on the Israel/Gaza war. Obviously, it's not difficult to imagine the understandable rage that Israelis feel when learning of another attack on Israeli civilians, in exactly the way that American rage over the 9/11 attacks was understandable.FACT: FROM 1967 TO OSLO AND ARAFAT'S RETURN, THE SO-CALLED OCCUPIED TERRITORIES WERE AMONG THE FASTEST GROWING ECONOMIES IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.
... for those who insist that others put themselves in the position of a resident of Sderot -- as though that will, by itself, prove the justifiability of the Israeli attack -- the idea literally never occurs to them that they ought to imagine what it's like to live under foreign occupation for 4 decades (and, despite the 2005 "withdrawal from Gaza," Israel continues to occupy and expand its settlements on Palestinian land and to control and severely restrict many key aspects of Gazan life).
FACT: LIFE WAS BETTER FOR GAZANS UNDER ISRAELI "OCCUPATION" - THINGS ONLY STARTED TO GO BADLY FOR THEM ONLY AFTER ARAFAT'S RETURN AND INITIATED THEIR DESCENT INTO ISLAMO-THUGGERY.
NO HUMAN BEING IS BETTER UNDER TYRANNICAL TOTALITARIAN RULE - ESPECIALLY NOT UNDER ISLAMO-FASCIST RULE.
FDR AND ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - WHO WROTE THE UN'S DECLARATION OF UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS - WOULD AGREE, BUT GREENWALD DISAGREES; GREENWALD IS IMPLICITLY IS ENDORSING THE TYRANNICAL RULE OF ISLAMO-FASCISTS LIKE HAMAS.
THAT'S BECAUSE HE IS A POSTMODERN LEFTIST.
- POST MODERN LEFTISTS ARE MORAL RELATIVISTS WHO BLAME THE WEST FOR ALL OUR CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS.
- THE LEFT BELIEVES THAT THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN WEST CAUSED THIRD WORLD POVERTY, AGW, AND MOST OF HISTORY'S GENOCIDE.
- THEY ARE WRONG ON ALL THREE COUNTS:
- ISLAM HAS KILLED AT LEAST 270 MILLION
- CLIMATE CHANGE IS NATURAL
- THE WEST - THE FIRST WORLD - DID NOT CAUSE THIRD WORLD POVERTY
- ACTUALLY, SOCIALISM KILLED PEOPLE IN THE 20TH CENTURY THAN JUDEO-CHRISTIANS DID IN THE PRECEDING 20 CENTURIES.
- AND ISLAM HAS KILLED MORE PEOPLE THAN SOCIALISM.
- BUT BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE THESE LEFTIST LIES, POSTMODERNISTS ARE PREDISPOSED TO TAKE OUR ENEMY'S SIDE; ANYONE SEEN AS OPPOSED TO THE WEST IS ALSO SEEN AS GOOD.
- THAT'S BECAUSE ANYONE WHO OPPOSES THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN WEST IS SEEN AS A VICTIM AND AN UNDERDOG, AND WITHIN THE POSTMODERN LEFT'S AMORAL/MORALLY RELATIVIST WORLDVIEW, UNDERDOGS AND VICTIMS HAVE ABSOLUTE MORAL AUTHORITY IN ANY CONTEST WITH THE WEST. (MORE ON ABSOLUTE MORAL AUTHORITY HERE.)
- THIS IS WHY POSTMODERN LEFTISTS ADORE VICTIMHOOD AND THRIVE ON VICTIMIZATION.
- THIS IS WHY GREENWALD ARGUES THAT GAZANS ARE THE BIGGER VICTIMS, AND THEREFORE "MORE RIGHT" THAN ISRAELIS.
- THIS IS WHY THE FACT THAT GAZANS WERE VIOLATING INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE CEASEFIRE - (A FACT ARGUED BY BOTH PRESIDENT ABBAS AND EGYPTIAN F.M. GHEIT) - IS OF NO CONCERN TO GREENWALD: INTERNATIONAL NORMS CAN ALWAYS BE TRUMPED BY VICTIMS OF "JUDEO-CHRISTIAN/WESTERN HEGEMONY" IN THE MINDS OF LEFTISTS.
- THE POSTMODERNIST'S LOATHING OF THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN WEST TRUMPS EVERYTHING ELSE!
- IN ADDITION, POSTMODERN LEFTISTS - LIKE GREENWALD - INCORRECTLY SEE JEWS AND CHRISTIANS AS INVADERS IN THE HOLY LAND, AS WESTERN INTRUDERS!
FUCK GREENWALD AND ALL THE OTHER POSTMODERN LEFTIST SCUMBUCKETS.
(MORE ON THE MENDACIOUS GREENWALD HERE.)