Even though I don’t agree with 99% of all lefty ideas, I can still grasp most of them. I can understand the flawed economic theories behind socialism; the naive ideals behind pacifism; even the crazy social motivations of the hippies. But along with the abortion issue, I just cannot figure out their rationale on Israel.
First of all, Israel is the personification of their ideal of a powerful UN. It was created by it and it went directly against the current policies of the evil British Empire at that time. Many of the initial settlements were communist in nature. Who was Israel’s best ally in their War of Independence against 5 much larger and populous countries? Freaking Czechoslovakia!
Just picture this: Even after all the tragedies of WW2, the whole world watched quietly while almost 1% of the Israeli population died fighting this defensive war for their independence (6,000 out of a Jewish population of 650,000). All the many wars fought ever since are in one way or another the continuation of this initial cowardly attack by these Arab nations. Israel has been punished again and again for its own victories! The large majority of conflicts involving Israel were initiated by these Arab nations because they kept losing over and over again, and so every time their excuse was to recapture something they had lost previously. The ‘Palestinian problem’ (726,000 Palestinians who had fled or were evicted from Israeli-controlled areas between 1947 and 1949) was created by this initial aggression and could have been solved easily right then if only a couple of the aggressor countries allowed those refugees to live in their land.
Do liberals nowadays even know the basics of this history?
Any way you look at it, Israel is the embodiment of the ultimate oppressed minority. This is a ridiculously tiny country of 7 million people who are surrounded by almost 300 million Arabs who openly hate them. Not only that, Israel has opposed at one time or another almost all major world powers (including the US, USSR, UK, etc.) and their most decisive and difficult wars were won without hardly any assistance. They have created a first world country in the middle of the desert, developed the only true democracy in the whole region and even provided Israeli citizenship to over 1.5 million Arabs (20% of their population).
So how did we get to where we are today? Is the anti-Israeli movement simply an extension of the anti-American movement? How can American liberals be so blind against everything that has happened so far and only focus on this theater that we have in Gaza which was created by the Arab nations in the first place?
On top of all that, you still have these same nations openly telling the world that their number one goal is the destruction of Israel. These same nations that could open their gates to all Palestinians and end the problem. The same nations which arm and incite Hamas, Fatah and every other terrorist organization which again have one and only objective in their lives: the killing of Jews. But that doesn’t matter. According to our liberals, Israel should give back everything it fought for so another enemy state is created in its own backyard.
Can anyone tell me just one example in human history where a country negotiates anything with people who cannot even muster the decency to recognize their legal existence?
Just like the abortion issue, I think that 50/100 years from now the left wing will look back at their current position on this issue and be ashamed to their bones about it. It is irrational, immoral and overall just a continuation of the good old anti-Semitism that has persecuted Jews for the last 2 thousand years. Nothing more, nothing less.