Leave it to a Brit to phrase things so eloquently...and perceptively:
"You have to pinch yourself - a Marxist radical who all his life has been mentored by, sat at the feet of, worshiped with, befriended, endorsed the philosophy of, funded and been in turn funded, politically promoted and supported by a nexus comprising black power anti-white racists, Jew-haters, revolutionary Marxists, unrepentant former terrorists and Chicago mobsters, is on the verge of becoming President of the United States. And apparently it's considered impolite to say so." - Melanie Philips, The Spectator (UK) 10/24/08
She is right of course. Ever word of the charges there can be easily defended. It is all so frightening. I am still in denial. Looking at the news and hearing "President elect Obama" makes my blood run cold.
There is a certain irony that such a far left politician as Obama should be elected in the same week that marks the 70th anniversary of Krystallnacht (night of broken glass- one of the beginning dates for the Holocaust where 90 Jews were killed by Germans rampaging through the ghettos). The far left throughout the world have been constant supporters of the Palestinians, either charging the Israelis with Nazi like crimes, or at best drawing a moral equivalence between the Jews and their Arab neighbors. It is as if they are saying that the rapist and his resisting victim are the same because they both use violence. The Left has convinced Great Britain to eliminate all references to the Holocaust from all of their public school text books. It seems to offend their Muslim population. If the world keeps supporting this racist bigotry, "Never again" (the Jews pledge to never forget the Holocaust and never let it happen again) will go the way of "Just say no" (Nancy Reagan's all but forgotten slogan for fighting drugs).
The left argues that there is a difference between anti Israel and anti Jew. If so, it is lost on me. The Germans didn't need help rounding up Jews in France after the invasion, the locals did it for them. Don't misunderstand. There are countless stories of heroism where Europeans from every country, France included, helped Jews during the war. But there was also a virulent strain of anti-semitism throughout Europe that has grown even stronger today, particularly among the political left. Hitler wanted Europe "Judenfrei" (free of Jews), and he nearly succeeded. Today, in "polite" far left society in all the capitals of Europe, anti- semitism is perfectly acceptable. Anyone who supports the Arabs against the Jews in the Mideast, is either completely ignorant of the history of the region, including current events, or simply a Jew hater. No fair minded person could possibly draw any moral equivalence between the Jews and Arabs, much less condemn the Jews, unless they were one or the other.
Of course "fair minded" is a relative term. For example: A British journalist was kidnapped a while back by Arabs while in the Palestinian territories. After a few months in captivity the British journalists association condemned Israel. That's right- Israel, on the theory that if Israel weren't "occupying" (very loose useage of the verb to occupy) the Arab land, the terrorists wouldn't have kidnapped him. Of course there is no bias, racism there.
This is the philosophical camp that Obama belongs to, as demonstrated by his attendance at a farewell party for a PLO fundraiser, where the speeches understandably spewed vitriol towards Israel. Was he surprised by that? Would you be? The LA Times has a tape of the evening but won't release it claiming the person who gave it to them asked it not be released. Think about this. Someone gave them the tape, and without violating any agreement they were able to write a story about it in April. But if they are to be believed, that same person who wanted a story written, doesn't want the proof released. Sure. I get it. And this from a press core that routinely releases information (as in the foreign wire tap program) that compromises all Americans lives.
I will deal with the 75-80 percent support Jews give to Democrats and the far left another day. Let it suffice to say that they are similar to those Jews who wouldn't leave Germany because they couldn't believe Hitler meant what he said.
Obama has made himself perfectly clear, through his word and deed, and although what he intends to do is not as draconian as Hitler, he could wreak havoc that will take generations to repair. I say could, because we can pray I am misreading his intent, and like Bill Clinton, everything he has said and done is only for his political advancement, and he is sort of a ship that flies no flag. If so, the damage his administration will do is limited to extremists like Pelosi and Reid (still moderate by comparison to Obama). It is saddening that that is the best we can hope for, but I fear it is true.