Alex Rose

The Prelude and Its Consequences

“As we have recently seen, thousands of police cannot, by themselves, stop looting, rioting and other forms of social mayhem. There has to be an agreed upon social imperative within the society to make for order.” [Rabbi Berel Wein]

Jack Engelhard’s, “The depravity of the Left,” which appeared in Arutz 7 of 11/04/2020 is as relevant today as it was when first published. In essence, it is about the much repeated moral equivalence.

When they talk about a two-state solution, they imply that there are equivalent claims between the Israelis and the so-called Palestinians. This is an equivalent untruth. The Jews are indigenous to the Land of Israel, whereas the latter are an amalgam of various Arab nations and most certainly do not have roots from time immemorial.

Was there a Palestinian “national identity “before 1964? No. It was created by the PLO along with the Soviet Union in the late 1960s. Some historians suggest the day following the Six Day War.

As a current example, Engelhard brings to mind the case of Dafna Meir who was knifed to death, a mother of six children in her southern Mount Hebron home. His comment, “Immediately world leaders responded. Were they horrified? Of course. Did they call it Islamic terrorism? Did they say Palestinian Arab attacks against Jews must cease? Did they say the incitement must stop? No, no and no to all the above.

The response from the Obama administration , the US State Department, the UN, the New York Times, Liberals both in Israel and throughout America “all called for calm and restraint, from BOTH SIDES.” That’s how moral equivalency gets its ugly name and that shows “how the Left operates.”

Here again, the Left placed the same value of evil on aggressor and defendant. No difference between good and evil. For over five years, the Democrats have engaged in endless investigations to damage Trump, one way or another. They feel entitled to ruin, even assassinate Trump through caricature — and yet it is they who have the chutzpah to demand “civility” from Both Sides.

Onto another winner from the past as reported by the Chicago Tribune – Column: “The Silence of Joe Biden and the Democrats on the Violence in the Cities,” by John Kass on August 21, 2020. He commences with:

“Because he [Biden] did what the other Democrats did over their 4 day infomercial, make constant references to their own virtue and empathy, while portraying President Donald Trump as evil incarnate, a dark lord without virtue and without an empathetic bone in his body.”

This was hardly the case. All these referenced acts of violence occurred in cities having Democrat mayors. They were empowered to request President Trump to send in the National Guard, but elected not to. He even made overtures to them, but all except one was responsive. In that event, the Guard overcame the violence in short order.

Kass continues with a detailed description of the 50% increase in murders in some cities, looting in the downtowns. noting news videos of “people being pulled out of their cars and beaten, knocked out on the sidewalk, and cops pummeled in violent political confrontations.”

Surprisingly, he remarks how Biden was silent and wished he had not been. What Biden did was to offer a thorough condemnation of Trump suggesting his complicity!!

Kass reminds us of the slogan, “silence equals violence and adds his barber saying, “He who is silent says ‘yes’. The silence is the consent.”

Kass closes with the words of Henry Adams. “Chaos was the law of nature: Order was the dream of man. Practical politics consists of ignoring facts. Politics, as a practice , whatever its professions, had always been the systematic organization of hatreds.”

He adds, But Biden and national Democrats can’t acknowledge any of it. They are desperate to avoid it. “They have nothing to say to it.”

But Trump didn’t pave the road he’s on. Biden and the national Democratic Party paved it for him, with silence that is consent.

What John Kass misses in all this is that the Summer of 2020’s violence clearly manifested itself in the violence of January 6, 2021.

Liz Cheney, her father, and so many other Republicans, not so long ago, did much to blaze the path for the dangerous political villainy, she now decries.

He is most remembered for his role in promoting the Iraq War, an illegal war of aggression predicated on lies, as well as pushing the nation to the “dark side” after 9/11, which included torture, detention without trial (including of US citizens), warrantless surveillance, and other egregious departures from liberal norms of democracy.

“I will do whatever it takes to ensure that Donald Trump is never anywhere near the Oval Office, and I mean it. I love my country more.” Liz Cheney said.:

After leading this summer’s hearings of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, US Capitol riot, Cheney continued her assault on Trump and his legacy. She blasted the former president and his allies for shaping a Republican Party that accepts election conspiracies as dogma.

Her constant attacks on Donald Trump are impactful and place her amongst the most harmful against Donald Trump.

While much of Cheney’s views hardly differ from those of the FBI and the US Judiciary, the ongoing speculation as to the outcome is simply just that. What is undoubtedly certain, is a level of total public distrust in the judicial system.

The name given to the ruling party in the American government, “Democrat” no longer means that. From everyday behavior, terms such as “hatred” are more appropriate.

It is ironic that during this week, while America’s dark side prevails towards socialism and even communism, a noble man, named Mikhael Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader who rid his country of Communism, has passed on. He surely could not have understood Americans who made their millions and even billions from capitalism, wanting to embrace what he rejected.

About the Author
Alex Rose was born in South Africa in 1935 and lived there until departing for the US in 1977 where he spent 26 years. He is an engineering consultant. For 18 years he was employed by Westinghouse until age 60 whereupon he became self-employed. He was also formerly on the Executive of Americans for a Safe Israel and a founding member of CAMERA, New York (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America and today one of the largest media monitoring organizations concerned with accuracy and balanced reporting on Israel). In 2003 he and his wife made Aliyah to Israel and presently reside in Ashkelon.
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