We live in fascinating times. I remember not long ago, the universal Western commitment that Jews would never again be subjected to a holocaust. "Never Again!" was not just a Jewish oath/pledge/covenant, nor did it apply only to Jews, but to any genocide.
But since WWII, we've seen genocides around the world. Many of them went without a response, really. Some were the target of the U.N.'s feckless and even harmful "efforts" at intervention. Over time, some of us seem to have become inured to them.
But that didn't mean we were indifferent to the Jews and their existential struggle. There, it seemed, the people of the Western world (which I mean to include many Asian nations, too) would draw a line. We meant it when we said, "NEVER AGAIN" would Jews face a holocaust without resistance from good people everywhere.
How did we come to the time...now...when so many in the West would look at that prospect and shrug. Or worse, tell the Jews of Israel they should not defend themselves so hard, AND actively side with the killers bent on the utter destruction of a people. How did that happen? When did Israel loose its "right to exist", or defend itself in Western minds?
The Jews of Israel face extinction right now. Today. They will face a greater threat tomorrow. And now I hear Americans...especially those in the collective...voicing their tacit approval, or at least their acquiescence. Those Jews are such a bother. They can't seem to get the idea of "proportionate response" down. They should just go home... How did this happen in the West, much less America?
Observations: The QandO Podcast for 29 May 15
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