Thursday, June 10, 2010

Musingly chewing on Random Thoughts

from those who can think much more clearly than moi.

1) Thomas Sowell: Just as the American left has adopted blacks as mascots, so the international left has adopted Palestinians as mascots. In both cases, the actual well-being of the mascots is not the point. Mascots exist to be symbols for others. In all the years when the Arab states controlled the area that Israel took over after the 1967 war, nobody cared what happened to the Palestinians, much less offered them a homeland......

2) Mark Steyn: But demography alone isn’t always destiny. A confident culture can dominate far larger numbers of people, as England did for much of modern history......

3) Phyllis Chesler: Some Jewish-Americans believe that Israel only has itself to blame. ......And so they blame Israel before anyone else can do so — as if the Islamist mobs would spare such Righteous Jewish Exceptions from the kind of collective lynch mob-like fury that is currently taking place worldwide against Israel and that specifically took place on the Turkish boat Mavi Marmara. No matter what the intellectuals say, the Jews are on the move again. They are leaving Europe, where they were born, and emigrating to Israel or to the United States and Canada

4) Dorothy Rabinowitz: Far greater strangeness has since flowed steadily from Washington. ..... The president's appointees, transmitters of policy, go forth with singular passion week after week, delivering the latest inversion of reality. Their work is not easy, focused as it is on a current prime preoccupation of this White House—that is, finding ways to avoid any public mention of the indisputable Islamist identity of the enemy at war with us. No small trick that, but their efforts go forward in public spectacles matchless in their absurdity—unnerving in what they confirm about our current guardians of law and national security

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