Israel Isn't So Bad?Submitted by Tman2000 on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 02:26
There's a lot wrong with Israel's occupation policy, and certainly, there's a lot wrong with America's immutable financial support for their military complex.
However, if Israel is 'not our problem' then isn't it 'not our problem'?
In what manner are they bad/worse as compared to other countries in the region? I get the Rothschild thing - and I'm willing to believe it - but like all conspiracy it's just speculation.
I'm bothered at the loathing of Israel when I find them to be remarkably restrained and rational in their war efforts when you compare them with everyone else in their region.
Additionally, their treatment of Palestinians is remarkably better than how they are treated in other Arab countries. A lot of the negative press on Israel seems sensationalized and propagandish.
I'm not justifying Israel outright, or saying their behavior generally has been good, but I just don't see them as all really so bad.
The problem is US policy, not Israeli policy. Let them do what they think they have to to secure their country.
Really! Japan was incredibly expansionist and downright rape-nasty evil prior to WWII and I'll be honest I think we should have just left them more alone. The war was worse than the alternative. After all, the Chinese empire left the region weak and exploitable to European barbarism, so what if Japan or Mao had their turn?
I'm not saying 'so what', only making the point that the government policy of a free republic is to countenance violence with the example and temptation of peace and free commerce. People come around.
I look at Israel and think what if there was an Arab state there. Would there be any chance that it would be any better?
It's just that there's calls for sanctions and people call Israel a terrorist state.
My problem with that is that Israel hate just becomes the dialectic antithesis to Israel love - and that's when you know you're being manipulated. How about neutrality? Seriously. What do you think?
I think the answer's important because the liberty movement has to establish more credibility for itself without losing its values. We can get more folks, and have to get more folks, onto this side. It can't just be young people because young people are being processed into the statist UN system. That means walking a tightrope - high diplomacy - between appealing to what people already care about without renouncing your principles, so you can slowly open their minds.