The worlds “moral dyslexia” when it comes to Israel
I am coining a new term. Moral dyslexia:
Definition: Morally dyslexic people are so blinded by ideology, and the belief that their side is morally superior to the other side that they skew facts to fit their world view, and they actually believe those facts even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
Moral dyslexia is delusional behavior that we see today from columnists, writers like Peter Beinart, Amira Hass, Gideon Levy who are virulent in their opinions. Jimmy Carter would be one to mention in this group but my assumption is that he has a lot of other pathologies when it comes to Israel. Or it could be that he just wants to take care of his “friends” (Arabs) who gave him truckloads of money for his library.
Moral dyslexia is how you have one group of people supporting the aggressor (Hamas) against the defender (Israel). This is how you ignore things like Hamas using their children as human shields, staging scenes of “dead” children for the media. This is how you ignore missiles being fired at Israeli civilians. You hear morally dyslexic people say things like Israel is far superior in their military so they should have compassion for Hamas. This was from an actual comment on one of my posts. That comes directly from the belief that Israel is nothing but a superior colonial power like Spain, Britain, and the “indigenous” peoples (Hamas) are using sticks and stones.
Some believe that Israel should not have been created and they have a fantasy that there was an indigenous people (the Palestinians), who were displaced by the colonialist Jews. The indigenous peoples were “ethnically cleansed from the land by European Jews therefore the (indigenous) people are morally superior to the “colonialists”… It doesn’t matter that Jews have lived in what is now Israel for thousands of years. That fact doesn’t comport with their ideology, it is conveniently left out or dismissed as unimportant.
Even in the midst of a rocket barrage against Israel writers like Peter Beinart were tweeting things like “I don’t support this war”. As if Israel was the cause of the rockets being fired at it, and Israel can end it just by saying so.
Moral Dyslexia is the only credible reason why people like Beinart and the world media for that matter ignore the Hamas Charter which calls for the destruction of Israel and the genocide of Jews.
A few excerpts from the Hamas charter:
“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it. Hamas strives to raise the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine. The Day of Judgment will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him.”
Why some Jews are anti-Israel? You can combine an abuser’s mentality of some Jews with moral dyslexia. After an abused person has been abused for many years, the abused defends the abuser because they believe that they are somehow responsible for the abuse. Now the abused mentality of some Jews makes them believe that the “Palestinians” are morally superior to Israel so they look at this conflict through the prism of moral dyslexia.
Morally dyslexic journalists are so blinded by ideology that they skew facts to fit their world view, and they actually believe those facts. Some journalists believe that the Palestinian side is the morally superior side therefore Hamas/ Palestinians enjoy a form of immunity from criticism and action against it.
This is not to say that Israel should not be criticized nor is Israel perfect by any means. What I am saying however is that the people who obsessively criticize Israel usually do not report the context or criticize the other side. If one were to just read or watch these journalists one would think that Israel is attacking her neighbors, committing genocide. That is why many Israelis are confused as to what they are reading. What they are reading doesn’t match what is happening.
After reading people like Peter Beinart and others I have come to the conclusion that this may be an incurable disease.