Friday, December 1, 2023

The Sun Rises in the East, Clouds Bring Rain, Released Terrorists Resume Terrorist Activity, and "Useful Idiots" Make Idiotic Statements

Some predictions do not require prophetic powers. The sun will rise in the east every morning. Clouds will bring rain. Terrorists who are set free will resume terrorist activity. "Useful idiots" will make idiotic statements.

One of the terrorists just released by Israel declared, "Our message to the settlers, we are waiting for you in all the cities of the West Bank. From Hebron to Jenin, we will slaughter you, and you will say that what Hitler did to you is a joke."

If Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is praised today for saving hostages, then will he be held accountable when the terrorists released on his watch slaughter innocent civilians and make what Hitler did look like a "joke"? In 2011, Netanyahu released over 1000 terrorists, one of whom--Yahya Sinwar--is the leader who planned Hamas' October 7 mass casualty terrorist attack.

Israel under Netanyahu's rule underestimated Hamas' capabilities prior to Hamas killing the most Jews who had been killed in a single day since the Holocaust, and Israel under Netanyahu's rule is blind to the damage, destruction, and death that will be the inevitable result of the ceasefire foolishness. Many media members criticize Netanyahu for allegedly being a right-wing extremist, but the reality is that he has repeatedly betrayed the right-wing (but not extreme) values of the people who elected him, and he has betrayed the entire nation of Israel by enacting policies that needlessly and recklessly put Jewish lives at risk.

No war has ever been won via ceasefires. Did the Allies pause World War II for ceasefires? No, and in fact the Allies insisted on unconditional surrender, punctuating that insistence by dropping not one but two atomic bombs on Japanese cities before Japan surrendered. We are told that Israel's war in Gaza is breeding another generation of terrorists. Did dropping two atomic bombs on Japan lead to another Pearl Harbor attack by Japan, or did it convince Japan that waging war against the U.S. is not only futile but very costly? The only chance for Israel to live in peace in a dangerous and dysfunctional neighborhood is to convince her Arab/Muslim neighbors that waging war against Israel is not only futile but very costly. Ceasefires, releasing terrorists, and making territorial concessions--Israel's failed policies from the past 30 years--have not convinced Arabs/Muslims to stop waging war against Israel.

Sadly, it is also predictable that self-proclaimed "progressives" will reflexively praise Hamas and attack Israel, including many U.S. city councils that preside over dysfunctional cities but somehow find the time (and chutzpah) to dictate policy to Israel. The Soviet Union considered their U.S. supporters in the early part of the 20th century to be "useful idiots," and we see the grandchildren of those "useful idiots" spouting idiotic slogans today.

The vocal supporters of Hamas are the same people who want to silence any speech that they disagree with, defund the police, decriminalize crime, and enact a sweeping "progressive" agenda that will destroy America as we know it: intellectually deficient and morally bankrupt people and organizations such as Rashida Tlaib and the rest of the self-proclaimed "Squad," Ibram Kendi, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Black Lives Matter, the United Nations (which provides aid and comfort to the worst totalitarian regimes while at the same time regularly denouncing Israel), and a long list delusional Jews (such as Noam Chomsky) who think that they can assimilate their way into acceptance, a delusion that proved to be of no avail to secular Jews in Nazi Germany and socialist Jews in the Soviet Union. If the gleeful support of self-proclaimed "progressives" for Hamas' rapists, baby killers, and mass murderers does not cure leftist Jews of their delusions about "progressive" causes, then nothing will.

Self-proclaimed "progressives" also support Critical Race Theory because CRT involves eliminating objective truth and objective standards of excellence in favor of equity (which, of course, the CRT supporters alone would be empowered to define). We have seen this movie in the Soviet Union, China, North Korea, Cuba, and elsewhere, and it never ends well. The enthusiastic support for Hamas by self-proclaimed "progressives" reveals the true face of the "progressive" movement, and it is a face supporting the violent overthrow of Western civilization; that is why so many "progressives" refuse to condemn Hamas at all, because from their perspective "victims" can do no wrong and "victimizers" can do no right, and they have decided that Hamas represents "victims."

If this is confusing to you, then read Alexander Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago, George Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm, and Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon. The notion of violently overthrowing the government to supposedly help the oppressed by creating a "progressive" regime is not new; it has been tried many times before, and it consistently results in the creation of a totalitarian government that commits mass murder while stifling any dissent.


  1. Many people have called the atrocities of October 7th Israel’s “9/11” and I know what they mean when they say that but the reality is that October 7th for Israel was way more devastating than 9/11 was for the United States. That’s not to trivialize 9/11 but to emphasize just how dire the situation is for Israel and how uncertain their future as a nation is. I am completely certain that the United States will exist at the turn of this century. I do not have the same certainty about Israel’s existence.

  2. Michael:

    Yes, proportionately October 7 was much worse for Israel than 9/11 was for the U.S. Also, Israel is still being attacked on a daily basis in addition to dealing with an ongoing hostage crisis, two problems that the U.S. did not face after 9/11.

    Israel's long-term survival is very much in doubt, in part because Israel's leadership underestimates the danger and appears to be unwilling to fight until victory; every single Arab-Israeli war has ended with outside forces imposing a cessation of hostilities before Israel completed victory, and there is little reason to believe that this war will end differently.

  3. I think you have been too hard on Netanyahu. He has shown that he is committed to a united Israel, not the so-called two state solution. He has to play by the rules of the international community to some extent, or else external forces will intervene. The "pause" was necessary to appease such forces. The smart thing to do is to play to the long in way that will not trigger intervention: 1) slowly but surely expel the arabs from Gaza, 2) continue to build settlements in Judea and Samaria so that external forces who think it is their business to regulate Israel will be unable to force a "two state solution."

  4. Anonymous:

    I stand by my assessment of Netanyahu's track record as Prime Minister. We shall see how he conducts the rest of this war versus Hamas, and how he deals with the political situation after the war ends. The policies that he has implemented up to this point do not live up to the lofty ideals that he articulated in his speeches to the U.N. when he was Israel's representative there, nor have they lived up to the lofty ideals that he expressed in his writings over the past several decades.


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