Friday, February 4, 2011

Looking On the 'Bright' Side...

Arnold Ahlert writes:
If the result of the Egyptian democracy movement results in Muslim Brotherhood gaining control of the government–with acquiescence of the Egyptian people–freedom in the Western sense will be nowhere to be found. If the people willingly trade a secular dictatorship for a religious one, it will be a terrible development for the West in every respect but one.
Such clarity may be the only bright light in an otherwise darkened sky. If the uprisings occurring in the Middle East result in democratically elected religious tyrannies which openly express their hatred of the United States and their desire to destroy Israel, perhaps those long-deluded into believing ideas such as terrorism is a “law-enforcement problem,” or that massive Muslim emigration into Western countries is little cause for concern, or that Western accommodation to Muslim sensibilities must proceed without hesitation, will be snapped out of their delusion. Perhaps phrases like “man-caused disaster” and “overseas contingency operation” will be tossed on the ash heap of history where they belong. Perhaps an Israel completely surrounded by enemies will awaken Jewish liberals in both countries to the utter bankruptcy of their multicultural and morally relative fantasies.
Doubt it. More likely they will redouble their efforts to bring about "peace" and "justice" for the Palestinians (who suffer so because Israel has the chutzpah to want to exist). Also--falafels and tasty samosas for everybody!

The thing about Jewish liberals is that they're a lot like Islamists. They're immune to reason, prone to magical thinking, and adamant about the purity of their beliefs and intentions. Strip away their delusions and you remove their sense of purpose, their very identity--the reason it's delusional of us to expect any such epiphany.

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