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Monday, June 10, 2013

Geert Wilders on Europe: Israel is the litmus proof

Dutch politician Geert Wilders spoke in Los Angeles on Sunday and gave a brilliant speech about the future of Europe. You can find the full speech here. I'd like to share one part of it with you (Hat Tip: Herb G).
In the coming weeks and months, I will try to see as many patriot leaders in Europe as possible. And I always ask them for their views on Israel. Because Israel is the litmus proof.
The Jewish people did exactly the opposite of what the Europeans did after the Second World War. They drew the right conclusion. They realized that without a nation-state of their own there could be no safety for their people.
Without a nation-state, without self-governance, without self-determination there can be no security for a people nor preservation of its identity. This was the insight that led the Zionists to strive for the re-establishment of the state of Israel. Theodore Herzl said that there had to be a Jewish state in order to ensure – I quote – "a new blossoming of the Jewish spirit." – end of quote.
Indeed, a soul needs a body. The spirit of a people cannot flourish outside the body of the nation-state. The nation-state is the political body in which we live. We must preserve and cherish it. So that we can pass on to our children our national identity, our democracy, our liberty.
My friends, what we need today is Zionism for the nations of Europe. The Europeans need to follow the example of the Jewish people and re-establish their nation-state.
And that, my dear friends, is why every patriot, apart from being a democrat, by definition also has to be a true friend of Israel. A patriot cannot be anti-Semitic.
My friends, the great Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky said about the Jewish people: "We do not have to apologize for anything. We are a people as all other peoples; we do not have any intentions to be better than the rest. We do not have to account to anybody. We are what we are, we are good for ourselves, we will not change, nor do we want to." – end of quote.
Let us emphasize this commitment to the resurgence of our national pride with a symbolic gesture. Let us do so by endorsing the Jewish nation-state and move the embassies of our countries from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Let us fly the flags of all the free and proud nations of the world over embassies in Jerusalem, the only true capital of Israel and the cradle of our Judeo-Christian civilization.
Israel deserves our support. Not only because it is the frontline against the totalitarian threat of Islam, but also because it shows how important it is for a people to have its own homeland.
Wisdom from among the nations.... 

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At 12:46 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

As the Euros, US, Israel slide leftward to new left marcuse frankfurt marxism, the preciousness of individual lives and (life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness) disappears. There is no God among the commies, and therefore there is no spark of God or soul in each person, according to Marcuse. No (Torah-definition) Tikkun Olam. Rockets on the heads of civilians... no problem to the Euros, as long as the targets are Jews. But when you get used to attacks on civilians, their value disappears. And if the Euros (and the Arab countries) deleted and ran off all their Jews, then the rest of them will be the targets for the killers.

FYI back in the '70s, the Germans allowed gangs of middle eastern men to take over train cars and pin and grope women walking through to the dining car. The conductors (officials in uniforms!) REFUSED to do anything about it, including escorting the attacked person back through. I know this because it happened to me and I was a high school kid. So, 40 years on, the Euros have NO values or rights protected for "civilians." They would have to go back to believing in a higher power, with a precious speck in each human. They'll NEVER do that, because there might be a non-relativist code of conduct... which they will turn their noses up to. Judaism is actually a wonderful way to live...

At 12:50 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

BTW, I think I may have found a retired Jewish engineer who may want to start up a Torah Economics study process... He thinks the Torah may end up advocating socialism, but I brought up some of the portions that DEFINITELY don't advocate socialism.... so he wants to try it. Yeehaw!


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