Friday, May 19, 2006

This I couldn't resist.

Thru LGF I came across this:
Human rights groups are raising alarms over a new law passed by the Iranian parliament that would require the country's Jews and Christians to wear coloured badges to identify them and other religious minorities as non-Muslims.
Iran's roughly 25,000 Jews would have to sew a yellow strip of cloth on the front of their clothes, while Christians would wear red badges and Zoroastrians would be forced to wear blue cloth.
Meanwhile, Iran is STILL not being bombed into oblivion. Rather the opposite, it's being talked with traded with, business as usual.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Why I quit blogging. For now at least.

Joseph Farah on WorldNetDaily:
[Olmert] is asking for an initial commitment of up to $10 billion in direct U.S. aid to implement his plan for national retreat, appeasement of the global jihad and a new sellout of more than 200,000 Israeli civilians who have made their homes in historically Jewish lands in Judea and Samaria at the behest and recommendation of earlier Israeli governments.

Olmert is coming here to seek administration and congressional support for a new round of "disengagement" – this time from 90-95 percent of what we often call "the West Bank" and even including large sections of the city of Jerusalem, once regarded as the eternal capital of the Jewish people.

He does this fully knowing that last summer's evacuation of the Gaza Strip has been an unmitigated disaster for the Jewish people, Western Civilization and freedom in general, as the terrorists from Hamas – kissing cousins of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida and Iran's Hezbollah organization – now control the territory and more than ever threaten the lives of Israeli citizens.

He does this fully knowing that Hamas is preparing to establish a Taliban-like state through the Palestinian Authority – including the new territories ethnically cleansed of Jews.

He does this fully knowing that these newly abandoned lands will be, like Gaza, used as terrorist staging grounds and forward operating bases that will threaten not only Israel but neighboring Jordan and Lebanon as well and, eventually, liberated Iraq.
I once had plans to move there, with my family. I gave up on those.

Maybe I too would have become a ghetto Jew, had I lived in Israel all my life, under constant threat of violence, being constantly confronted with death and mayhem among my friends and family, inflicted by psychotics following an 8th century deathcult.

Then again maybe not. Maybe I would have joined one of the small extremist groups who see what must be done but are too small to make a difference.

Probably not. I like to pick my fights, and this is one that can't be won. Israel is a losing proposition.

Not because 200+ million Arabs say so.
Not because 1+ billion muslims say so.
Not because the rest of the world says so, or doesn't care.

But because the spirit of the first and second generation of Zionists is dead. And has been replaced with that of the Eastern European appeasing ghetto Jew.
And we all know what happened to him.

So ironically, although I am perhaps the least religious person in the world, it seems I must give the Messianic Jews their due: This Israel is not legitimate. Not because it wasn't the Messiah who founded it, but because the Jews simply don't want it badly enough, and therefore don't deserve it.

The barbarians don't really want it either, but they hate the Jews having it more than the Jews love having it. And that is all that counts in the end.

That leaves me in somewhat of a fix. I don't want my sons growing up under Islamic rule here in the Netherlands, so if anyone reading this wants to sponsor a senior software architect coming to the US, I'd be grateful. It is the one country that has a fighting chance of stemming and reversing the oncoming muslim tide.

As for Israel, it seems its current trustees have squandered the legacy of the Shoah, the work of my father and his peers, and converted it into a sandcastle.

I should be glad my old man is not around to see it die, when the time comes.