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Monday, June 21, 2010

Shelby Steele explains the scapegoating of Israel

"Israel and the Surrender of the West" by Shelby Steele is a clear explanation of why Israel is scapegoated. A very interesting WSJ column all should read. A sample and the finest summary of current Western Civilization I have read:

"One reason for this [ the scapegoating of Israel] is that the entire Western world has suffered from a deficit of moral authority for decades now. Today we in the West are reluctant to use our full military might in war lest we seem imperialistic; we hesitate to enforce our borders lest we seem racist; we are reluctant to ask for assimilation from new immigrants lest we seem xenophobic; and we are pained to give Western Civilization primacy in our educational curricula lest we seem supremacist. Today the West lives on the defensive, the very legitimacy of our modern societies requiring constant dissociation from the sins of the Western past—racism, economic exploitation, imperialism and so on."

Let's see:

military might - imperialistic
enforce our borders - racist
assimilation - xenophobic
western civilization primacy - supremacist

seems to me the left half of these pairs built the wealthiest - at all levels - and arguably fairest nation on the earth; and the right half have been fought by Western Civiliztion with at least partial success.

The thinking is upside down!



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