by Dr. David Lazerson
Hat tip: Jean-Charles Bensoussan
His recent statement about the Palestinian incitement against Israel speaks volumes.
Recent months have seen a dramatic upsurge in violence perpetrated against Israelis by Palestinians. Whether it’s stabbings, shootings, or using moving vehicles as weapons, the purpose is always the same: to injure or murder as many Israelis as possible. It makes no difference whether the victims are civilians, pregnant women or even children. Many of these attacks have been carried out by teenage Palestinian youth, urged on by their so-called leaders.
Despite the hundreds of Israelis and tourists who have been injured or killed, there’s been little outcry from that illustrious body of holy deceivers – the infamous UN. They’re mighty quick on the draw to condemn the Middle East’s only real democracy, Israel. They’re so busy in fact focusing on Israel, where Arabs and Jews live in freedom, so that leaves precious little time for any meaningful “pause and reflect” on the ills of any other place on the planet. Especially the Muslim countries where civil rights and women’s rights are trampled on a daily basis. So it’s no wonder that Ban Ki-Moon, the leader of this pack of wolves, has been “under the influence.”
His recent statement about the Palestinian incitement against Israel speaks volumes. Rather than speak boldly (and honestly) that he too was fed up with the Palestinian leadership and their religious figures, and charging them with incitement, he issued a statement that it’s “human nature to react to occupation.”
Ki-Moon might as well be a puppet on a string, for he has obviously become not only a spokesperson for the Palestinians but, in effect and far worse, he is justifying the very worst behaviors in “human nature.” His words are a blanket dismissal and “green light” for Palestinians to carry out murderous attacks upon Israelis because of the so-called “occupation.”
First, it might do Ki-Moon a bit of good to read up on some history. For nearly all of the planet, at least where people tread upon, can be called “occupied land.” There was once a group of people who lived there, maybe even for centuries, and then someone else came along and started living there. Some lands were/are acquired to this very day through war, compromise, people coming en-masse to escape persecution, natural shifts in populations as some rise and others die out, etc. The very country in which the UN has its building (NYC) may be referred to as “occupied.” Read up on some history, Ki-Moon! The entire United States was once a land filled only with Native Americans, or what many simply call Indians. There were hundreds of free-roaming tribes and it was their land until the White European came here. Slowly at first, and then rising to a human tidal wave, they came. For many it was “veni vidi vici” – they came, they saw, they conquered.
Interesting isn’t it, Ki-Moon, that the “human condition” that you refer to in the Palestinian Arabs, doesn’t exist in the Native Americans. Oh they were great and brave fighters. They never deemed it honorable to murder unarmed civilians. It was a most cowardly thing to kill a woman or a child. Many tribes were never even defeated by the US Army forces. They were tricked into bad deals and the white man’s diseases decimated many tribes. Despite the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of Indians alive and well today in America, we don’t see them running around stabbing and murdering the white “occupiers.” We don’t find that the tribal political and religious leaders are calling for violence and “days of infamy.”
The good ol’ USA is a free, democratic country where everyone today, including the first “occupiers” – the Native Americans, can live, work, and play where they want. They can become doctors, lawyers, and pardon the expression, Indian chiefs. They can become NFL pro players or become US Senators. And guess what Mr. Moon? The same thing applies in Israel where Arabs live, work, and play where they want. They worship how they please without anyone telling them to do otherwise. And they serve in the Knesset and become judges, basketball players, singers or dancers. The same cannot be said for most of the other Muslim countries where there’s no tolerance or acceptance for “outsiders.”
And So Ban Ki-Moon, what exactly is this “human nature” due to occupation that you’re referring to? It seems to be rather selective indeed. In fact, it’s actually a not-so-subtle form of racism. What Ban Ki-Moon is saying is that since they’re just Palestinians, or Arabs, or Muslims, what else can we expect from them? They’re not supposed to behave in a civilized manner! It’s really okay for them to stab 13 year old kids riding their bikes and plunge 8-inch knives into the heads of pregnant women. Because Israel is “occupying” their land and well, anything goes. Would Ki-Moon allow such behaviors to take place in his own country? Would he dismiss it so off-handedly if an American Indian rammed a car into him at a bus stop in Manhattan? After all, Ki-Moon, is waiting for that bus on “occupied” Indian territory.
If I were a Palestinian I would be insulted by Ki-Moon’s comment. It’s as if he holds the rest of the world to one standard of human decency, while the Palestinians are relegated to sub-human condition where anything and everything is allowed and justified. It’s “killing in the name of” at its best. Or worst. And it’s racism that Ki-Moon, as a leader in the political world, should not be allowed to get away with. His name says it all. It’s time to “ban” Ki-Moon and, I’m probably dreaming here, bring in a leader to the UN that believes in treating everyone equally and fairly.
Dr. David Lazerson
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