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Sunday, November 12, 2023

Israel at War—The Anti-Israel Alliance

Why is it that the international Left (along with their useful idiots among college students in universities throughout the West) and Islam (palestinian activists along with millions upon millions within Islam itself) have joined in common cause to memory hole the Hamas atrocities that happened only 5 weeks ago? Why is it that they want to replace the murder of entire unarmed Israeli families, the rape, murder and mutilation of young Israeli women, infanticide, and kidnapping of 200+ people with empty claims of Israeli:

  • "apartheid" from a population that expelled all Jews and currently has zero Jews in its demographic profile (Judenrein), or 
  • "genocide" in support of a Islamist death cult (Hamas) that endorses genocide against Jews in its charter, or 
  • "colonialism" suggesting that a people that are indigenous (in much the same was an native American are indigenous to North America) could colonize a region that they have inhabited for millennia, or 
  • "occupation" of a country ("Palestine") that NEVER existed?

These are literally insane accusations with no basis in fact or in history, but the Left never worries about things like that—they are fantasy thinkers who have worked hard over the past decade to normalize insane ideas, and have succeeded to a discouraging degree. However, that does not make these ideas any less unhinged and dangerous.

At the surface, these insane ideas are simply propaganda, unleashed in a desperate attempt to change the focus from an Islamist death cult (Hamas) to a small democracy that is fighting against an actual attempted genocide promoted by that death cult. The Left's trained hamsters in the propaganda media (e.g., NYT, WaPo, LAT, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and much of social media) have worked along with their leftist masters to reframe the Hamas atrocities, going so far as to call Israel's defense of its homeland and people "atrocities." This is despicable, but not in the least bit surprising.

But it's much more than that. 

The Left (along with its media) and Islam have become allied because they both have a very strong strain of authoritarianism built into their core ideology. Leftist ideology and the Islam (as a ideology) does not countenance any opposition to its primary narratives. Both promote the supremacy of their ideas and narratives; both have defined anyone who disagrees or questions those ideas or narratives as actual or figurative apostates; both take to the streets to intimidate the populations in the countries that they inhabit, and both are "crybullies," verbally and sometime violently attacking those who question their lies or motives while at the same time whining when they are called out, playing the victim of "racism" or "Islamophobia" or any other the many their handy epithets to label (see bullet points above) those who offer well-founded criticism of their motives and ideology.

The bottom line is this: the Israeli response to the inhuman atrocities committed by the Islamist death cult, Hamas, and applauded by its many, many palestinian supporters is a battle between good and evil. The Left, of course, suggests that "each person has their own truth" and would unquestionably extrapolate that to suggest that each person can define their own good and evil. That's (excuse the expletive) bullshit! For millennia, humans have understood that wanton rape, mass murder, infanticide, and mass kidnapping are EVIL. 

Sam Harris punctuates this when he writes:

In the wake of Hamas’s October 7 attack, it’s important to keep in view the bright line that exists between good and a very specific form of evil. It is the evil of bad ideas—ideas so bad that they can make even ordinary human beings impossible to live with. 

He goes on the describe a widely circulated phone transcript between a young Hamas terrorist and his parents as the atrocities are taking place. The terrorist is jubilant, bragging of killing "10 Jews" with his own hands.

Harris continues:

... this is not the type of call that would have been placed from Vietnam, by an American who just participated in the My Lai massacre. Nor is it the parental reaction one would expect from an American family, had their beloved son just called them from a killing field. I mean, as terrible as Vietnam was, can you imagine a call back to Nebraska, “Mom, I killed ten with my own hands! I killed a woman and her husband, and I’m calling from the dead woman’s phone. Mom, your son is a hero!” Do you see what a total aberration that would have been, even in extremis? 

This call wasn’t a total aberration. This wasn’t Ted Bundy calling his mom. This was an ordinary member of Hamas, a group that might still win an election today, especially in the West Bank, calling an ordinary Palestinian family, and the mere existence of that call, to say nothing of its contents, reveals something about the wider culture among the Palestinians.

It’s important to point out that not only members of Hamas but ordinary Gazans appear to have taken part in the torture and murder of innocent Israelis and the taking of hostages. [emphasis mine] How many did this? And how many ordinary Gazans were dancing in the streets and spitting on the captured women and girls who were paraded before them after having been raped and tortured? What percentage of Palestinians in Gaza, or the West Bank, many of whom are said to hate Hamas for their corruption and incompetence and brutality, nevertheless support what they did on October 7 with a clear conscience, based on what they believe about Jews and the ethics of jihad? I don’t know, but I’m sure that the answers to these questions would be quite alarming. We’re talking about a culture that teaches Jew hatred and the love of martyrdom in its elementary schools, many of which are funded by the UN. 

The canard that "palestinians in Gaza are mostly peaceful" and hate Hamas is just that—a blatant lie, fostered by the same people who promote all of the pro-Hamas/pro-palestinian propaganda. In fact, the notion that Islam is "the religion of peace" is crushed by the simple reality that few Muslim clerics, even fewer Muslim leaders, and virtually no palestinian activists or their leftist allies have unequivocally condemned the atrocities exemplified in the telephone transcript noted earlier. Think about that for just a second. 

It would be like hypothetical "pro-Germany" demonstrators during WWII accusing allied forces of crimes against humanity, working hard to frame an equivalence between Nazi atrocities and an allied response, arguing that "Seig Heil, mein Führer!" was an aspirational saying; suggesting that the allies efforts to destroy the Nazis were "genocide," and demanding  that the allies provide the Germans with a "humanitarian pause" along with needed food, fuel, and medicine. This hypothetical is so patently ridiculous—so utterly insane— it's almost laughable, yet it's strongly analogous to what palestinian activists and the Left have suggested and want us to believe 80 years later.