Solomonia has a guest post today which is a must read. Here is an excerpt:
“Instead of agitating for war the Jewish groups in this country should be opposing it in every possible way, for they will be among the first to feel its consequences. Tolerance is a virtue that depends upon peace and strength. History shows that it cannot survive war and devastation. A few farsighted Jewish people realize this and stand opposed to intervention. But the majority still do not. Their greatest danger to this country lies in their large ownership and influence in our motion pictures, our press, our radio, and our government.”
.. those words were not spoken by Stephen Walt or John Mearsheimer... although they certainly could have been written by them.
They were spoken by Charles A. Lindbergh on September 11... committed to keeping America from going to war with Hitler.
“There is no danger to this nation from without”, he declared... “Our only danger lies from within.” [-]
But perhaps most chilling of all these comparisons is Walt and Mearsheimer’s sanitization of the existential threat against Israel from the mouth of the madman of Tehran. According to the tag team, Ahmadinejad’s words, sandwiched in between a Holocaust denial “conference” and the announcement of the installation of 3,000 centrifuges for producing fissionable material, were “mistranslated.” It was a simple misunderstanding. You see, in Farsi, “Wipe Israel off the map” was really “Israel shall disappear from the pages of time.” What a relief to hear the accurate translation. What on earth was I worried about?
Read all of it, here.
"Civilization is not self-supporting. It is artificial. If you are not prepared to concern yourself with the upholding of civilization -- you are done." (Ortega y Gasset)
Friday, November 02, 2007