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Friday, January 28, 2011

Wholesomeness and decency

This is too good not to share even though it has very little to do with Israel.
Senator Joseph McCarthy was exposed by the phrase "Have you no decency, Sir?" as if the American people suddenly realized that McCarthy was a demagogue. But the left has no decency; it has smeared and slandered decency over and over again, until whole generations of young people can no longer recognize decency as a basic human virtue. The left will never hold itself to that standard. It desires power and control too much. Everyday decency is just bourgeois morality, and the left holds such concepts in contempt. That is why an appeal to their conscience never works.

Then Sarah Palin comes along, and by gum, they tear their own masks off, over and over again. It's a kick to watch. If you can stand the tension.

The American people are watching. If the people rally to Sarah, instinctively, they will be going for wholesomeness and decency. If the people don't even recognize all this Snidely Whiplash rage from the left, you can kiss the culture goodbye. The left will have triumphed at last.

Sarah Palin is therefore a last-chance test of our cultural health. If the people don't get what's right in front of their eyes, if we allow Palin to be scapegoated like Clarence Thomas and Newt Gingrich were scapegoated by a "high tech lynch mob," as Justice Thomas called it, we've lost the culture.

That's how important this is.

How Governor Palin is treated in public is therefore is even more important than the presidency. If the left manages to whip up a mob assault on her, that will tell us all we need to know about ourselves -- and whether the American experiment in constitutional government has come to an end.
I am thrilled that warm support for Israel is part of a package of wholesomeness and decency in the United States.

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At 9:52 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

I did agree with Rand Paul about ending foreign aid to Israel. Israel no longer needs it and its high time the country weaned itself off the US teat. It can certainly stand on its own feet - and yes, it should be making its own stealth fighter jet now!

At 1:21 AM, Blogger biorabbi said...

Norman, I also agree with you. Strongly. Weaning Israel off foreign aid will serve two purposes. One, she will use her intellectual talent to develop its own stealth jet, and be independent of the US. There will no longer be the constant refrain from Jew haters/Israeli haters to put the hammer on Israel.

But, second, Israel will also develop her own economy even more, giving jobs for her citizens. Should Israel get an order to sell a billion dollars of advanced weapons to China, so be it. The US will no longer be able to veto this arms sale or that arms sale.

The perception is that the US is the big daddy, and pulls Israel's strings. That the US 'protects' Israel, but I think today's Cairo revolution shows the sad truth: the perception of US power ain't what it used to be. Maybe it's the economy, maybe it's Obama, but cutting foreign aid to Israel will serve Israel in many, many ways.

BTW, as an American Zionist, is there any law or sanction that prohibits me from giving a few hundred dollars a year to wounded IDF personal? No, and I do each year. I think that the wealthy Jewish committed zionists and the millions of Christian Zionists in the US will more than make up for "foreign aid" that may cause Israel more headaches than they're worth.

Perhaps a letter can be fashioned once Israel say's to the US, "Thanks, but no thanks. We're on our own now." Perhaps a new letter can be fashioned and sent to various self-hating Jews and anti-semites: the Andrew Sullivans of the world with the Phil Weisses of MondoWeiss fame. The letter can be short and sweet:

Dr. anti-semite or self-hating Jew:

Drop dead.

Very truly yours: devoted friend of Israel insert your name....


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