“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality.
But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” — Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) French historian
The New York Times online debating forum Room For Debate asked me to participate in an online forum regarding the rationale for recognizing the non-existent state of Palestine.
When Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced his decision to recognize the non-existent state of “Palestine” earlier this month, he inadvertently gave the game away.
Lofven said, “A two-state solution requires mutual recognition and a will to peaceful coexistence. Sweden will therefore recognize the State of Palestine.”
The Palestinians refuse to recognize or peacefully coexist with the State of Israel.
Like his coalition partner Hamas terror master Khaled Mashaal, and despite his sweet talk to Western audiences, PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas has pledged, repeatedly, over decades that he will never, ever recognize Israel. During his speech to the UN General Assembly last month he reverted to PLO language from the 1970s, referring to Israel repeatedly as “the occupying Power,” and “the racist occupying State.”
So when Lofven recognized “Palestine,” he joined the Palestinian campaign to destroy Israel. He used the language of the “two-state solution,” to reject the Jewish state.
Former British foreign minister and Labor MP Jack Straw went a step further this week as he addressed his Parliament before its lopsided 274-12 vote to recognize “Palestine.”
The vote, he explained, was not about advancing peace. It was a straightforward bid to harm Israel.
In his words, “The only thing that the Israeli government…understands is pressure.”
Lofven, Straw and their colleagues throughout Europe aren’t stupid. They know what they’re doing.
They know that Gaza, which Israel vacated nine years ago, is a terror state run by the genocidal jihadists of Hamas.
They know that if Israel succumbs to their political and economic warfare and cedes its capital city and historic heartland to its enemies, it will be unable to defend its remaining territory.
And they know that like Gaza, those areas will quickly be taken over by Hamas, which will use them to launch a war of annihilation against Israel in conjunction with its jihadist brethren in surrounding states.
In other words, they know that in recognizing “Palestine” they are not helping the cause of peace. They are advancing Israel’s ruin.
If they were even remotely interested in freedom and peace, the Europeans would be doing the opposite. They would be working to strengthen and expand Israel, the only stable zone of freedom and peace in the region.
They would abandon the phony two-state solution, which as Straw and Lofven revealed is merely doublespeak for seeking Israel’s destruction and its replacement with a terror state.
With strategic blindness and moral depravity now serving as the twin guideposts for European policy towards Israel, Israel and its supporters must tell the truth about the push to recognize “Palestine.”
It isn’t about peace or justice. It’s about hating Israel and assisting those who most actively seek its obliteration.
Originally published in The New York Times.
Americans are living in Panic City over Ebola thanks to the now-lethal incompetence of Obola Obama.
He has allowed his fascist political ideology to become homicidally criminal. He refuses to close our southern border from illegal invasion causing epidemics and to bar entry to anyone from Ebola-stricken countries as that would be the failure of his Amnesty goal of millions of new Democrat voters.
Hundreds of children in 46 states have been infected with Enterovirus D-68, with seven deaths reported by the CDC as of 10/15. As Jack Kelly notes today (10/16):
“There are more than 100 enteroviruses, ranging from the common cold to polio. EV D-68 has been very rare here. (But) EV D-68 is common in Central America, from whence came the flood of illegal immigrant children. The outbreak was first reported in communities to which they were sent. CDC refuses to connect the dots. Why won’t it?”
The Obama administration has all the symptoms.
The folks at Media Matters for America are angry at the press. In a sublimely ironic post, Eric Boehlert fumes, “As Republicans seek to gain a partisan advantage by ginning up fear about the Ebola virus… they’re getting a major assist from the news media.” Boehlert believes that media coverage of Ebola has abetted the GOP’s low designs by creating the “unfair” impression that the Obama administration is somehow incompetent. “If the news media’s job is to educate, and especially to clarify during times of steep public concerns, then the news media have utterly failed during the Ebola threat.”
Presumably, this indictment includes notorious right-wing rags like the New York Times, which recently published an op-ed by Joe Nocera that points out the obvious: “When you think about it, many of the Obama administration’s ‘scandals’ have been failures of competence.” Unlike Boehlert, Nocera recalls the bungled rollout of Obamacare, the neglect of patients by the Veterans Medical Healthcare System, and sees their connection to the mismanagement of the Ebola mess by the Centers for Disease Control: “The Ebola outbreak is not exactly enhancing the CDC’s reputation for competence.”
Nocera has a gift for understatement. When the first known case of Ebola on U.S. soil was discovered, the director of the CDC assured the public, “We are stopping Ebola in its tracks in this country.” Shortly thereafter, two Americans were diagnosed with the disease, one of whom had been permitted by CDC officials to board a crowded airplane though she reported suspicious symptoms and was known to have had contact with the initial victim in Dallas.
SideBear: We are in an election cycle, a period when politicians rarely tell the truth, especially the White House.
After the election when the dust is settled and all the votes are counted, we will finally know the truth about Ebola and immigration.
Exclusive: Obama Administration Quietly Prepares ‘Surge’ Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs
AND WHAT WILL THIS DO TO THE JOB MARKET?