Friday, February 8, 2008

Confessions of a Political Scientist

Paul Eidelberg
06 Feb-2008

I do not see how any self-respecting general can serve under such despicable individuals as Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Both are not only liars and cowards, but their continuance in office endangers the Nation of Israel to which the officers of the general staff owe their first loyalty.

I do not see how any self-respecting Jewish Member of the Knesset, who also owes his or her first loyalty to the Nation, can continue to serve under the treacherous government of Ehud Olmert.

It redeems no Member of the Knesset to merely call upon the people to engage in civil disobedience against this vile government. Indeed, I dare say such MKs are little more than demagogues.

I want to see members of the Knesset who seriously oppose this villainous government to form a political bloc, resign from the Knesset, and form an alternative government!

Revolution you say? Precisely! That is exactly what is needed to save Israel from the traitors running and ruining this country.

Please, do not talk to me about Israeli “democracy”—one of the biggest lies of the Middle East—vividly illustrated when Likud leader Ariel Sharon became Labor’s surrogate prime minister. Yes, the Sharon who nullified the January 2003 election when he adopted Labor’s policy of “unilateral disengagement,” a policy rejected by an overwhelming majority of the electorate in that election, Yes, when 22 other Likud MKs betrayed their supporters by voting for that criminal legislation.

Please, do not talk to me about “the rule of law,” certainly not since former Supreme Court president Aharon Barak established the dictum that “everything is justiciable.”

The litany of lies and egotists that deceive and exploit the Jews of this country is too long to enumerate and elaborate in a single article—something I have been doing for three decades in many books and countless articles.

No one in the Knesset—a haven for job-seekers—has the courage to undertake what is necessary to save this country. Some of these Lilliputians stammer a brave word and pose as a nationalist. Some attend a protest demonstration and perhaps even get manhandled by black-shirted security men. But all relapse into political nullity, while enjoying their perks and privileges, while Jewish women, men, and children are killed or maimed or terrorized in Sderot and elsewhere in Israel, a country soaking in its own blood.

I have no words to describe Israel’s ruling elites. They are not barbarians, like Arab suicide bombers. They only facilitate and perpetuate such barbarism. Suicide? The last thing they would do is commit political suicide. Indeed, political suicide is hardly possible in Israel, not when Yossi Beilin, author of the Geneva Covenant, can return to the Knesset. Not when the Knesset can stoop so low as to elect Shimon Peres as the president of Israel!

Forgive me. I know such words are not becoming a political scientist—member of a profession that is supposed to be non-judgmental. And yes, I know it takes no great courage to sit at computer and expose the cretins and cravens that have made a mockery of the Holocaust—the murder of Six Million Jews that made possible the rebirth of the so-called Jewish state.

But I am tired of reading polite political analyses of right-minded politicians and journalists who have been saying essentially the same thing for the 31 years I have lived in this God-forsaken country. Do not talk to me about any politician or party or party faction that does not openly call for regime change, which I deem the first sign of intellectual and moral integrity. The second sign is action to hasten this end.

Confessions of a Political Scientist—Sequel

If Israel should perish (God forbid), the cause of its demise will be the death of outrage.

We all know about the government’s virtual unconcern about Jewish life in Sderot, terrorized and half-depopulated by thousands of Arab missiles. We also know that compounding the feckless behavior of this government is the impotence the Knesset, which tolerates Israel’s despicable prime minister.

But I want to go back to the premiership of his predecessor, Ariel Sharon, of whom Caroline Glick, in June 2005, wrote an article entitled “A Coward for a Prime Minister.”

I call the reader’s attention to another sterling journalist, George Will, to his account of the suicide bombing that occurred in Jerusalem’s Sbaro restaurant on August 9, 2001, when 15 Jews were killed and more than 100 were wounded, many maimed for life. (more…)

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