Probably never in history have so many been so oppressed by so much awful reality. In response to the unpleasantness, people use a variety of coping mechanisms.
Today, paranoia and delusion , encapsulated by the always useful anti-Semitism is the mechanism of choice for the UN, as it once again pimps for the Palestinians, the greatest victims the world has ever known:
A newly released United Nations report epitomizes the foul anti-Semitism which has overtaken the U.N. human-rights machinery. In language reminiscent of Nazi Germany, John Dugard, the U.N.’s “Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967,” has announced that Jews seek racial domination.
In Dugard’s words: “The IDF inflicts serious bodily and mental harm on Palestinians...Palestinians throughout the OPT [Occupied Palestinian Territory] are denied freedom of movement. Can it seriously be denied that the purpose of such action is to establish and maintain domination by one racial group (Jews) over another racial group (Palestinians) and systematically oppressing them?”
...What Dugard fears most is not hate and the terrorism it fuels, but “Judaization” —the idea of a Jew living in claimed Arab land. Deliberately mirroring Nazi imagery, his report refers to Israel’s security fence this way: “The Wall being built in East Jerusalem is an instrument of social engineering designed to achieve the Judaization of Jerusalem…”
The “Judaization” problem stands side-by-side with this U.N. champion of the Hamas government. According to Dugard, Israel has no right to refuse to transfer funds to the Hamas government. Why? “Predictably, Israel justifies its action on security grounds, but the real reason seems to be a determination to effect a regime change.” A look at the Hamas Charter might help determine the wisdom of regime change: “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it...There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad...” But according to this U.N. expert the problem is not a government dedicated to killing Jews, but the Jews themselves.
Adolf Hitler said in 1939:
"Only when this Jewish bacillus infecting the life of peoples has been removed can one hope to establish a co-operation amongst the nations which shall be built up on a lasting understanding."
Or, was it the UN's Duggard saying it today? Hard to tell.
Only those who would dearly love to erase all Jewish history (and the associated Christian history) of that part of the world would accuse Israel of "Judaizing" Jerusalem.
Conveniently, such charges happen to ignore the reality that the Jews are only reclaiming what was historically theirs:
Just how depraved, dysfunctional and morally bankrupt do many in Palestinian/Arab world have to be, to deny real history? Just how depraved, dysfunctional and morally bankrupt do many in Palestinian/Arab world have to be deny the realities of Jewish and Christian history, so as to create a surreal and false identity out of thin air that might give credibility and meaning to centuries of failure and nothingness?
To deny Jewish/Christian history in Jerusalem and Israel is to deny the beliefs of Jews and Christians and to deny both the Old and New Testaments (both of which precede the birth of Mohammed and the Quran).
Are both Judaism and Christianity lies, simply because there are those in the Palestinian and Arab communities need to dismiss those faiths to bolster a concocted, Dali-esque, dream world self image that serves no other purpose than to camouflage a history of failure, disgrace and political dysfunction? Are there that many in the Arab world that are willing to be a party to the deceit that serves no other purpose than to perpetuate the failed ideologies and regimes that have destroyed the once proud ummah?
Much has been made of Israeli treatment of Palestinians, so let's examine that. When the Israelis entered Jerusalem, they found the few Christian schools forced to teach the Quran. The found unreliable electricity, schooling (girls were forbidden to go to school), virtually no health care and a non existant economy. While we do not wish to get into lists, the Israelis provided to the Palestinians- the very ones who tried to destroy their ancient and proud history with deliberate malice- schools and universities, health care, sanitation, electricty, an economy and an infrastructure they had never known.
The Palestinians and the rest of the Middle East are almost always aided in their struggle against reality by the ever-helpful dupes of history like the UN's Duggard.
If we now turn to domestic politics, we find that the eternal Marxist struggle continues even in our own land. In a completely different, yet metaphysically related example, let's consider what the always unfair and unbalanced "reality-based" and "progressive" warriors for truth, justice, and the American Way are up to.
Does anyone notice the eerie parallels between The four-year jail sentence of student blogger Abdel Kareem Soliman in Egypt for the crimes of “contempt for religion” and “insulting the president”; and the hysteria about the outrageous "crimes" of Fox News which has the unmitigated gall to editorially display "contempt toward the political left" and dares to "insult the icons of the left" by not sucking up to them and not being reverent enough toward their ideas?
The free speech parallels are powerful enough; but who could have imagined that Fox News would evolve into a sort of threatening "media Israel" for the political left, as they seek to prevent the spread of the contamination of "Foxification" in America.
The oppressive success of Fox News (they are far more successful and more watched than their media neighbors like CNN, MSNBC and all the other TV news outlets) to maintain and even increase their market share of broadcast news must be stopped! Why should the left have to put up with a news organization that questions their authority! Or speaks truth to their power fantasies? Screw reality!
Just as the UN's Dugard fears , not hate and the terrorism it fuels, but “Judaization”; so too does the left fear popularity and diversity of ideas and the thinking it fuels--in a media they believe they own lock, stock, and barrel.
If they had their way, Brit Hume would receive the same sentence and possibly even a harsher one, as the Egyptian blogger did--for daring to insult John Murtha the other day.
“Think” Progress claims Hume smeared Murtha and pulled out quotes Republicans have used in the past to “smear” him too. In 2005, John McCain dared to say Murtha has “never been a big thinker.” Oh. My. God. He did not just say that awful, awful smear. Do I even need to repeat the words Democrats have used to smear President Bush?
Smear President Bush? Nooooooo way, dude! They were simply courageously "speaking truth to power" and confronting the BushHitler's evil omnipresent fascist fantasy of their dreams. And now that they are in power, they'll make sure no one dares question their authority and their fantasies ever again.
It's all just a part of their symbolic and tireless struggle against oppression.
Or, to paraphrase John Cleese in Monty Python's Life of Brian whose character, totally disgusted with all the ridiculous revolutionary plotting and absurd rhetoric of his fellow revolutionaries, retorts that it is actually more "symbolic of their struggle against reality."
Someday--if they aren't careful--they shall overcome. And then there will be hell to pay.