ALPERN AT LARGE - Perhaps the toughest, yet most important conclusions from all this “moral relativism” of lumping together Hamas terrorists and Israeli Defense Forces is the conclusion that the Leftist wingnuts from the detached, delusional worlds of academia, “new world order” governmental powers, and the media are, in fact, Leftist wingnuts.
A Jewish professor at USC criticizing Hamas as the terrorists they are being barred from campus, as reported by the L.A. Times? True, sadly enough.
Just to be clear: HAMAS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATHS IN ISRAEL AND GAZA, NOT ISRAEL.
Also, just to be clear: HAMAS DID AND IS DOING THINGS THE UNITED STATES AND ANY CIVILIZED WESTERN NATION WOULD NEVER DO, AND ISRAEL IS ABSOLUTELY DOING WHAT THE U.S. AND ANY CIVILIZED WESTERN NATION WOULD ALWAYS DO.
Moving on: the BBC international editor promoting a false Gaza hospital bombing narrative not regretting one thing?, while Jewish journalists now are quitting the anti-Jewish, anti-Israel media have truly shown their true colors.
Ireland, Holland, and the rest of Europe going through upheavals from overall disruptive if not violent “pro-Palestine, pro-Hamas” protests, and overall peaceful and well-behaved “pro-Jewish rights/safety, pro-Israel” counterprotests?
Again, it’s enlightening but painful to see what our divided factions’ true colors are.
(On a related note, the awful man who shot three Palestinian-Americans peacefully walking down the street in Vermont deserves full prosecution. That two were U.S. citizens and the other was a legal resident is irrelevant…terrorism is terrorism, no matter who it’s aimed at, and this cretin is a terrorist, pure and simple.)
The misery and hell that the Hamas hostages (at least those who weren’t raped, tortured, and then killed) describe was and is caused by Hamas, and not Israel.
That several dozen hostages were set free by Hamas does NOT preclude or obviate the fact that Hamas had NO right to take them hostage in the first place, does NOT preclude or obviate that many other hostages have not been free, and does NOT preclude or obviate the guilt of Hamas for those they killed mercilessly.
Former UFC champion Conor McGregor isn’t the only one who’s had it with the moral relativism of Ireland’s prime minister and other world leaders.
It may be understandable shocking and upsetting to otherwise moderate and open-minded liberals to see the political upheavals in Argentina in Holland. Be prepared for more of them, as many independents and even liberals will lurch not so much to the Right as away from the Left.
Those “pro-Palestine” mobs keep forgetting that Israel and the West have been fighting like hell for a true Palestine that co-exists with Israel, and for the safety and civil rights of BOTH Jews and Arabs throughout the world.
But “from the river to the sea” means mass extermination of Jews in the Middle East, particularly after Jews have been slain and expelled from every other darned nation in the region…and by extension to the risk of Jews’ lives and rights throughout the rest of Planet Earth.
Don’t worry too much about “the Right” for now when it comes to this issue. “The Right” have had it with discrimination and violence against Jews—and, by extension—Christians—and do NOT tolerate any individuals perpetuating violence or discrimination against Arabs, Sikhs, Hindus, etc. among them.
But the Left has no such apologies to offer, and no such willingness to acknowledge, their own violent and discriminatory (and history-ignorant) tendencies…
…and, by the way, they want to tear down the West, to boot. Just ask ‘em. And some of the anti-Israel, anti-Jew/Christian, anti-West mobs include Jews, sadly enough.
Thanks to this unspeakable tragedy, we now know where people stand, and what their true colors are—even if it’s doggone painful to witness, and to acknowledge.
But now we know. God save us all.
(Kenneth S. Alpern, M.D, is a dermatologist who has served in clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties, and is a proud husband and father. He was active for 20 years on the Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC) as a Board Member focused on Planning and Transportation, and helped lead the grassroots efforts of the Expo Line as well as connecting LAX to MetroRail. His latest project is his fictional online book entitled The Unforgotten Tales of Middle-Earth, and can be reached at [email protected]. The views expressed in this article are solely those of Dr. Alpern.)