Thursday, September 15, 2016

BDS: A Tutorial

The BDS movement (Boycott Divestiture Sanctions) against Israel is growing on college campuses and other leftist strongholds. I assert this this is just anti-semitism (reminiscent of the Nazis) disguised with 21st century robes.

No informed man or woman could possibly believe there is any moral equivalency between the Palestinians, whose only purpose is to drive the Jews into the sea (aka exterminate them), and the Israelis who want one thing, to live in peace. But BDS goes further than just moral equivalency. They claim the Jews are the aggressor, as if reaching out to stop an attackers knife headed for your throat is a form of aggression.

This anti-semitism by the Left is old hat, although they have re-written history putting the sins of the Left on the shoulders of the Right. The Nazis were a left wing party. Stalin was an ally, at least until Hitler thought he could successfully carry the battle to his eastern front. The Nazis name, The National Socialist Party should be enough to prove it. Mussolini and the Fascists were Hitlers staunch allies, and pure socialists. The history of Jew hatred is not the exclusive domain of the left, but they have dominated it for years.

Why, one might ask, are so many Jews supporters of the Left. Most conservative and reform Jews are atheists. Many don't know it themselves, but if you ask what happens when one's heart stops beating, most will tell you that no part of that person transcends time, that there is no immortal soul. They worship progressivism, not God. Try this. Tell a progressive Jew that God is dead and he will likely give an inert response, but suggest that any progressive idea is failed and destructive and you will get an animated passionate argument.

We should now and forever more identify the BDS movements for what it is, an anti-semitic group of haters spewing vile lies and slanders.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Why Vote for Trump? Extreme Realpolitik

The Republican establishment should wake up. Over the last few weeks I am heard many renowned and accomplished conservatives say that they will not vote for Donald Trump. Donald Trump is a buffoon. He is a crude, a bully and a clown with migrating ideas and values, to the extent that he has any thoughts at all. But life does not present us with perfect or sometimes even good choices. Was Bob Dole even a good choice? John McCain is far more liberal than conservative, and worse yet he has repeatedly furthered liberal propaganda by allowing himself to be the poster boy for bipartisanship (defined as a singular John McCain joining the Democrats.) In fact we have had exactly 2 presidents in the 20th and 21st century that qualify as "good choices," Calvin Coolidge and of course Ronald Reagan. I promise you most of the “I won't vote for Trump” crowd who are old enough, voted for Richard Nixon. He was a liberals dream. He created the EPA, passed cost of living increases, imposed wage and price controls, and his dream of universal healthcare came close to reality.. George H. W. Bush found it more expeditious to violate his oath on taxes than to withstand the heat from the entrenched political class. George W Bush signed campaign finance reform after telling the world that it was patently unconstitutional, signed No Child Left Behind with the support of Teddy Kennedy (frightening), a law that any observer of public policy knew would only pour more money into the bottomless pit called education reform, and then he tried to give us Harriet Miers, who likely would have been as much a disaster on the Supreme Court as his father's appointee David Souter.

And so along comes Donald Trump. I will not defend him. He is indefensible. His language, his thought process, his knowledge base and his chameleon nature, are repugnant. Who knows what he will do as president? Not me. But there is one thing of which I have no doubt. He will be infinitely better than the Hillary Clinton. Charles Koch said that Obama is driving us towards a cliff at 100 miles per hour. He also said that George Bush was pushing us there at 50 miles per hour. Sadly, those are our only choices. Should conservatives run towards the cliff at 100 miles an hour by not voting, or at 50, holding our noses while we vote for Trump and pray that a savior is on the way? Donald Rumsfeld wisely said you go to war with the army you have, not the one you wish you had.