Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Colour Shtoopid

Behold the ravings of a madwoman who thinks lending a PR victory to Hamas has something to do with "Ghandi":
“We will be carrying letters …expressing solidarity and love. That is all its cargo will consist of," Walker wrote. "If the Israeli military attacks us, it will be as if they attacked the mailman. This should go down hilariously in the annals of history."         
"But if they insist on attacking us, wounding us, even murdering us, as they did some of the activists in the last flotilla, Freedom Flotilla I, what is to be done?” she asks.         
Her letter goes on to talk about the brave “followers of Ghandi,” and the “Jewish civil rights activists” who stood side by side with blacks in America's South and places her current “mission,” within this context.         
She concludes by rebuking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's policies, and those in the U.S. that back them.         
"What of the children of Palestine, who were ignored in our President's latest speech on Israel and Palestine, and whose impoverished, terrorized, segregated existence was mocked by the standing ovations recently given in the U.S. Congress to the prime minister of Israel?”
What of the children of Israel, victimized by the likes of Walker who dismiss/ignore Hamas's genocidal intentions? Where's their "solidarity and love," mailman Alice?

There's no fool like an old fool. And there's no more dangerous useful dupe than one like Alice--an idiot with a martyr complex.

Update: More madnessfrom the NY Times:
In assessing the condition of the 1.6 million people who live in Gaza, there are issues of where to draw the baseline and — often — what motivates the discussion. It has never been among the world’s poorest places. There is near universal literacy and relatively low infant mortality, and health conditions remain better than across much of the developing world.       
“We have 100 percent vaccination; no polio, measles, diphtheria or AIDS,” said Mahmoud Daher, a World Health Organization official here. “We’ve never had a cholera outbreak.”       
The Israeli government and its defenders use such data to portray Gaza as doing just fine and Israeli policy as humane and appropriate: no flotillas need set sail.       
Israel’s critics say the fact that the conditions in Gaza do not rival the problems in sub-Saharan Africa only makes the political and human rights crisis here all the more tragic— and solvable. Israel, they note, still controls access to sea, air and most land routes, and its security policies have consciously strangled development opportunities for an educated and potentially high-achieving population that is trapped with no horizon. Pressure needs to be maintained to end the siege entirely, they say, and talk of improvement is counterproductive.       
In other words, like all useful idiots, they'd rather not be confused with the facts (the reality) on the ground, especially when it conflicts with their carefully crafted (albeit totally bogus) "suffering" narrative.

1 comment:

John said...

I caught Walker's interview with Anna Maria Tremonti on The Current on Friday; I'm not sure who is the bigger idiot. Tremonti didn't challenge Walker once during the interview no matter what stupid and/or ignorant comment Walker said. Walker went on and on about the wall the Israelis built to segregate the Palestinians - no mention at all of the numerous suicide bombings against Israeli citizens that prompted the wall in the first place. Pathetic on the part of Tremonti.