Sunday, February 1, 2015

Why European Integrationists Hate the State of Israel

Europe is justifying picking on Israel by holding its 'own' to a higher standard than say, Third World countries, or the Palestinians. At the core this hypocrisy is the racism of the diminished expectation. It says in fact: the other guys are subhuman so we don't expect them to behave as such. 

Dec 12, 2014 The European Stance on Israel Is Racist To the Core: Caroline Glick is demolishing the patronizing racism of European ambassadors during the Europe-Israel panel at The Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference.

UPDATE: Israel’s story is by no means unblemished; but it is uplifting. It’s a story of how freedom can take root in even the most unpromising conditions. Such a story appeals to optimistic types, but repels the envious, the eternally aggrieved, the gloomsters who see free markets as some kind of racket — the same people, indeed, who tend also to be anti-British and anti-American, whether they be Left Bank intellectuals or Putinite nationalists or Bolivarian revolutionaries.

Apollo Versus Dionysos: Gimme Shelter (1969)

In a lecture Ayn Rand provides a concretization of the issue of reason vs. emotion via an analysis of two contrasting events of 1969: the glorious achievement of the Apollo 11 moon flight and the mindless mud-wallowing of the Woodstock rock festival

Gimme Shelter 1969 - The Rolling Stones. (Wiki) (Lyrics)

Like Romantic literature is inexplicably great in a period that is essentially horrid, so the 1968 generation created great, inspiring music in the time that was in essence cataclysmic for Western civilization. It was the height of Cultural Marxism that did away with the last vestiges of the rule of reason. From here onwards mad Dionysos took over and tore every last shred of Apollonian reign. The free love and peace on offer by the new generation and their noble aspirations hadn't been unmasked by then, as it is now. The rainbow shibboleth towards the end of the video is now associated with Barack Obama's faux war on ISIL. And we are reminded of the sheer hypocrisy that determines this culture: the Islamic State that is raping and murdering across the Middle East at will without any noticeable objection of the folks that come out in numbers whenever they see a possibility to charge free countries with war crimes. Key is not the evil of "Rape, murder, just a shot away", but rather who can be accused of doing it.