While those with an acute case of myopia may disagree, the relentless media/UN assault on Jewish Israeli people and all things Jewish is unmistakably a proxy war against all of our people. Whether we refer to them as the enemy or the opposition, they have wisely chosen the soft underbelly of our American democracy. Only a concerted and coordinated effort among activist organizations and grassroots Jews and Christians will turn the tide.
There are two prerequisites to a reasoned viewpoint … Nostra Aetate and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. But as Jonathan Swift said, “You can’t unreason someone out of something they were not reasoned into.”
It’s important for me to put several things in context and clarify others:
First and foremost, I am a pro-American activist. My activism is to preserve, protect, and defend our way of life and our sovereignty, which of course includes our Constitution and our Bill of Rights, among many other facets of Judeo-Christians values which are rooted in the 10 Commandments and in the Torah.
So in a practical sense, it is difficult to separate the survival of the United States from the survival of Israel. Furthermore, there’s no shortage of evidence that the existence of Israel in an unstable, chaotic, and anti-American region of the world is vital to American national security.
That connection also makes me a pro-Israel activist, but not necessarily pro-Israeli government policies and actions. There is no shortage of evidence that the enemies of Israel, and their collaborators, supporters, and enablers, are the enemies of all of the 14 million surviving Jews in the world and of western civilization. So it makes me a pro-Jewish activist too.
And that means to preserve, protect, and defend all of our people, including the Israeli Jewish people, past, present, and future. As I told the Consul General of the Israeli Consulate here in Atlanta, I’m not an Israeli citizen and I don’t get involved in Israeli politics. But I’m an American citizen, and that means that I have the duty and responsibility to speak out against my government when its actions are not in the best interests of its citizens, as I did on the “nuclear deal” with Iran.
From time to time, I forward e-mails to people that I think might be interested in the information. If I intend to endorse the information, I explicitly say so. Other times, I forward emails as context for a point of view I have expressed regarding that email.
Rarely do I try to convince people to change their point of view and/or engage in arguing with someone’s difference of opinion.
Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it. – Maimonides