In an op-ed which will hopefully appear in a Swedish newspaper and which I will then post here, I wrote about the bizarre behavior of the European progressives participating in this “flotilla of fools” to Gaza.
The only people this flotilla does assist, are the elected leaders of Gaza, Hamas. Here it gets curious. These European saviors think that they will help these leaders help their people. But Hamas is not a social democratic regime. It is a pre-modern, predatory élite that exploits its people, in this case, theocratic fanatics who promised an end to domestic corruption, and honor in the struggle for Palestine, and gave their people instead, death, destruction, and more misery. Even its kindergartens teach their death cult.
And more corruption. When Israel recently opened its crossing in the far south, militants targeted it with Qassams on behalf of the tunnel moguls, who were losing money as prices dropped. With the material Hamas garnered through those tunnels – especially cement – they now rebuild their prison and more police stations, as well as a shopping center where Hamas employees get special privileges.
As for the wretched people who lost their homes in a war Hamas did much to provoke… it’s Israel’s fault. Let the do-gooder Western progressives pressure Israel to open the borders to cement. Hamas has a vested in the blockade: it secures their power. This flotilla comes not to the aid of blockaded Palestinians, but to the aid of those people responsible for the blockade.
Now today this article in Ynet (HT/TB5Y) about an exchange between the Shalit family and the organizers — who all invoke great zeal for human rights the world over — reveals an interesting dimension to their problems identifying reality.
Shalit family’s offer to back Gaza flotilla declined
Kidnapped soldier’s family asks organizers of aid mission to urge Hamas to allow international organizers to visit him. Family’s attorney: I thought they supported human rights
Published: 05.27.10, 13:46 / Israel News
Gilad Shalit’s family offered to support the international flotilla to Gaza if its participants would demand that Hamas permit various organizations to visit the kidnapped Israeli soldier and allow him to receive packages.
Members of the campaign for Shalit’s release said the organizers of the international aid mission to Gaza declined the offer.
Attorney Nick Kaufman, who approached the Free Gaza Movement on behalf of the kidnapped soldier’s family, told Ynet that he offered the flotilla’s organizers the family’s full support provided that “in addition to their demand that Israel lift its blockade they will urge Hamas to allow the soldier to receive letters and food packages from his family and allow international organizations to visit him.”
According to Kaufman, he was referred to the movement’s legal counsel, who rejected the offer.
It would be nice to know the wording of the response. Always valuable to know how people explain themselves publicly.
“I thought this movement supports human rights, as it claims, but according to the reaction it seems that it is only interested in provocation and expressing support for a terror group that doesn’t really care about human rights,” said the attorney.
Now there are two scenarios here. 1) They are afraid to ask for fear of alienating Hamas; 2) they feel Shalit is not a victim, but an aggressor, and therefore not their concern.
If you go by the second, ideological scenario, they continue to pose as heroes, saving the Palestinians from the Israelis like earlier heroes came to the aid of the Greeks occupied by the Nazis.
Of course, if they can so dehumanize their enemies that they can’t see them as having human rights, then they’re beginning to resemble Hitler’s Willing Executioners, ordinary men (Resereve police) who, when told to kill every Jewish man woman and child in Polish towns, complied willingly because they did not think they were dealing with fellow humans.
If you go by the first, then, it also explains why these people can tilt at any windmill with a Star of David painted on it. They think they’re brave because they defy the Israelis (who will not retaliate), but they’re really cowards, because they they won’t defy Hamas (who will).
That’s why current human rights works overwhelmingly against the democratic countries. The flotilla crew (like Goldstone) insist they will challenge human rights violations everywhere. “Just like we don’t accept the Israeli behavior in Gaza, we will not accept it anywhere.”
But as long as they are afraid to challenge those who retaliate, they’ll only criticize those who tolerate the criticism, and in compensation for their cowardice, grow hotly indignant about the crimes they do denounce. Moynihan wrote out the “law” involved here:
The amount of violations of human rights in a country is always an inverse function of the amount of complaints about human rights violations heard from there. The greater the number of complaints being aired, the better protected are human rights in that country.
It explains the dynamics behind the Human Rights Complex.
I wonder if these legends in their own mind are aware of the way Nazis treated resistance in Greece? It might help them identify who are the “Nazis” in this scenario.
See also Solomonia’s discussion of this topic.