December 18, 2012

Wrong, not wrongheaded....

Leftist idealists pursue their slogans of democracy and peace. They abandon reality, or rather, they warp reality to conform to their theories. In the face of overwhelming and murderous Arab hostility they imagine moderate Arabs and designate them as peace partners.

Aren’t the conservatives similarly guilty of twisting the facts to suit their ideological needs? Probably not. Conservatives come in various ideological flavors: religious, nationalist, and militarist, to name a few. They share a common denominator: a sense of reality and the understanding that it cannot easily be changed by human efforts.
For all of human history, peace has only been achieved as a result of war or the threat thereof. Religions and civilizations have clashed, states have fought and violated peace treaties. To imagine that the nature of societies has changed drastically in our time, to attempt to outfox history, to rely on goodwill, is leftism.
Conservatives could envisage the Jewish state differently: as a religious Judea, as a Middle Eastern hegemony, as a military superpower, or as a neutral economic paradise. Those differences of opinion would surface and clash. For now, conservatives agree in their opposition to the unrealistic policies of leftist Israeli rulers. Whether the government objectives of a secular, peaceful Israel are correct or not, the policies employed to achieve them are wrong. They are divorced from reality and lead us nowhere.


  1. I don't know about achieving peace through war, but what's clear is that to have peace both sides (or rather both nations) need to be willing to reconcile for the sake of peace. There is absolutely no sign that the Arab side is in any way shape or form is willing to reconcile - not even for the sake of peace, they are not even willing to reconcile with Israel's existence. Their behavior (or rather the dynamics of this geopolitical conflict) is very similar to the aggressive German stance against Czechoslovakia before WWII... they keep making demands and appealing to some sense of "justice" but in reality they are not interested in justice for Palestinians, they just want to destroy Israel. Israel today is very much like Czechoslovakia was in 1938 (see here: - let's make sure we don't repeat the same mistake this time...

  2. Jeorge,
    Except for the dominant military with Nukes. The worlds future is of course tied to Israel's. The biggest threat to Israel is Barack Obama, the most anti-Semitic POTUS ever. Brainwashed throughout his life to even believe there is a such thing as a "Palestinian" exposes his sheer racism and ignorance. To be a winner, there ALWAYS has to be a loser. To have a King, there always has to be subjects etc.. Israel simply needs to retake Gaza, annex Gaza, Judea and Samaria. then annex the land and begin to live in peace...or destroy those who won't let her.