CNN gave Bush the Political Play of the Week for sucking up to the Jewish vote. It started when Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said, “The Europeans killed six million Jews out of twelve million, but today these Jews rule the world by proxy, “Mahathir said. “They get others to fight and die for them.”
After 4 days of silence on the subject, according to CNN, Bush met with the prime minister “privately” (if it was private – then why do we all know about it?) denouncing his remarks about Jews “wrong and divisive.”
According to CNN, “The White House made sure the president’s private comments got plenty of attention.”
CNN goes on to award Bush the Political Play of the Week stating:
Republicans see an opening with Jews.
“There is a big bid afoot in the Jewish community to make the case that President Bush is the best president for Israel ever,” Kessler said.
The GOP saw a payoff in last year’s midterm elections.
Nationwide, Jewish support for Republican House candidates had mostly been in the 30 percent range during the 1980s.
In the 90s, GOP support among Jewish voters fell.
Then suddenly last year, the Jewish Republican vote went back up to 35 percent.
Jews make up only 3 percent of voters nationwide. But, they are a major source of campaign money for Democrats.
Republicans are not as dependent on Jewish contributions. But they may have another motive. “It’s about peeling off money that might go to the Democrats,” Kessler said.
Especially now that Bush has spoken out against an outrageous, anti-Semitic slur.
“Whether you want to say he did it too late or he did not do it loud enough or whatever, he did it,” concluded Kessler.
And it was the political Play of the Week.
So – let me see if I understand this. Muslims accused Jews of ruling the world by proxy, and Bush gets political play of the week by showing Jews that he is willing to act as their proxy by denouncing the very statement that his own actions are proving to be true.
I sure hope that Jews aren’t foolish enough to buy this.
Furthermore – what Israel is doing to the Palistinians is wrong. I’ve given this a lot of thought and the excuse that “they did it to us first” or “they are more guilty” just doesn’t cut it. Here’s why:
First – let’s assume the above two statement are true – so what? Israel is not just targeting enemy combatants. They are targeting innocent civilians who are just trying to live their lives in peace. They are knowingly killing innocent men, women, and children, bulldosing their homes, bulldozing their medical clinics, bulldosing their crops, all in order to terrorize them. Is there any chance that this behaviour will lead to peace? None! Will it make Israelies safer? Absolutely not! Is there any upside to Israel’s behaviour that will help anyone on either side? No!
Therefore what the government of Israel is doing is wrong regardless of any other factors and it is the duty of the good peace loving people of the planet to resist this and say No to the right wing government of Israel. This is wrong and I speak out against it.
War and the slaughtering of innocent people is always a thing to be ashamed of. War is always a result of the failure of peace. And for those who would call my coments anti-semitic – well – I challenge you then to explain how what I say is worse for Jews than the actions of the Israeli government who is playing the Holocaust card as an excuse for murder and doing so in the name of Judiasm.
I ask you this question – are Jews a people of Peace or a people of War? Is it beyond the ability of Jews to live in peace with Palistinians? Or – is driving Pailistinians from their homes and killing innocent people the only solution? And – do you really think that you are the chosen people and that God supports this kind of behaviour? Well – if you do then God is pretty fucked up.
I’m not the one who’s anti-semitic here – the right wing Israeli government is. Judiasm is a religion in denial – and it’s time to wake up and join the real world!