Monday, October 23, 2006
Do the Palestinians deserve a state to call their own? (Aka, why I am one of the few truly Pro-Palestinian people out there)
This is a follow up to earlier posts I have written. My question of the day today is: Do Palestinians deserve a functioning state to call their own? In other words, is this a normative good? And ifso, does that mean that I am anti-Palestinian by saying they currently do not deserve their own state? Ifso, then are 'pro-Palestinians' actively helping the Palestinians by calls for an immediate Palestinian state? In short, the answers to those questions are: yes, the Palestinians deserve their own state, yes, this is a normative good, no, I am not anti-Palestinian by saying they do not deserve their own state at the moment, and no, the 'pro-Palestinian' people out there are NOT helping the Palestinians by calling for an immediately Palestinian state. In fact, they are enablers for those who wish to genocide. I wish to clarify my position on when I believe the Palestinians should get their own state. I wrote this in a comment somewhere on a blog, but I believe it should be immoralized on Culture for all on the main page. I believe that the Palestinians should get their own state only when they Walid Shoebat-ize themselves. In other words, when I see that the Palestinians have given up all desire to genocide, and have turned from hate to love, and have actively apologized for their past, then I say they deserve their own state. In other words, their entire society has to change from top to bottom before I say that they deserve their own state, and before I believe it is even in the best interests of the Palestinians to HAVE their own state. A brief summary of the Palestinian sins which MUST be apologized for and the culture disavowed prior to Palestinian statehood: a) Palestinian recruitment and support for Hitler; b) Palestinian attempted genocide of Jews prior to even Israeli statehood; c) Continuous attacks on Jews from day one of Israeli statehood (no citation necessary as this is widely known); d) A culture which teaches children to hate and genocide from age 0 onward; e) The total rewriting of history done by the Palestinians; f) Support for worldwide terrorism; g) The total degradation and ill treatment of minorities, women, and gays within the Territories; h) Calls for Islamic Fundamentalism and lack of freedom of religion within the Territories; i) The total and complete terror inflicted upon the kind, decent, and freedom loving Palestinians in the Territories by those wishing to commit genocide. This is just an abridged list of the sins committed by the Palestinians. These sins are very real and incredibly extensive. However, the Germans asked for forgiveness after WWII. They currently are one of Israel's few real allies. The Japanese asked for forgiveness after WWII. They are currently a flourishing democracy and opposed to the attempted genocide on Chinese that they committed during WWII. (totally unreported, of course) In contrast, the Turks STILL pretend as if there was no genocide of Armenians that occurred almost 100 years ago. (when about 1 million Armenians were killed) They are actively hiding their past. And as such, extremism is alive and well in Turkey, a radicalized, faux-'moderate' country. In contrast, the Bosnian Muslims have never admitted their part in the Holocaust. And Bosnia, the place Clinton 'liberated' is now a hotbed for terrorism. In short, history shows us that when a people acknowledge and apologize for the atrocities they have committed in the past, then they can be trusted to build a real and functioning country. Until and unless this happens, any Palestinian nationhood at this point in time will merely be a vehicle for terror. The proof is in the greenhouses. Remember the greenhouses that were given to Gazans by the Gates Foundation, so they would have a functioning economy? They looked like this originally: They now look like this: Citation: LGF This is what greets us if we grant the Palestinians their own state at this point in time. The Palestinians have shown that they only care about death and destruction, and hence if they have their own state, they will only use it to spread more death and destruction. Hence, those who advocate a Palestinian state prior to their apology and disavowment for the litany of wrongs they have committed will only promote the Palestinians to commit even MORE wrongs. And the sad truth is that the majority of those that the Palestinians kill are in fact moderate Palestinians. The moderate Palestinians live in terror of those within their own government. Hence, if anyone truly supported the moderate Palestinians, they would support a total reworking of the society from top to bottom. I believe that if that happens, then the Palestinians deserve their own state and there can be a peaceful cooperation between the Israelis and Palestinians. Anyone who truly supports the Palestinians would be appalled at the way they have used aid they receive as simply support to commit more terror. They would demand accountability in government. They would demand justice for all. They would demand culture for all. To truly support the Palestinians means demanding more of them than simply calls for genocide. It means treating them like real citizens of the world. It means the abandonment of the soft bigotry of low expectations, which assumes that the Palestinians somehow are lesser beings and are incapable of real democracy, non-genocide, and cultural pluralism. It means the same standards should be applies to the Palestinians, in terms of the human rights record expected of their government, that is expected of the Israelis. It means a respect for women, gays, and minorities within the Palestinian Territories, as they are people, too! Lest we forget, more Palestinians have died due to Palestinians killing them than Israelis killing them! And so I truly do support the Palestinian people. I am rooting for them to change and get their own state. I am rooting for their humanity to shine through. And I make no excuses when I see their genocidal tendancies taking over. This is the mark of someone who TRULY supports the Palestinian people. Everyone else is actively working against the REAL interests of the Palestinians. They are the worst enemies of the Palestinians.