Have you ever wondered why racists are who they are? Why are blacks hated so by them? It makes no sense. Is it just their skin color? Are they perceived as some sort of threat to the white race?
All the reasons one can conjure up defy logic.
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Yet there is another race of people, with a parallel history of slavery to freedom, who are more reviled than the black race. Of course, I’m referring to the Jews and the nation of Israel.
Like racists, anti-Semites and haters of Israel appear to have to make up reasons just to continue to hate the tiny nation.
When the anti-Semitic radical, Democrat Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, granted several interviews to Jew and Israel-hating TV host, Ahmed Tharwat, it got scant attention from the mainstream media. If not for the Daily Caller, we might not know about it.
Tharwat has repeatedly called, “Israel the ‘Jewish ISIS’ and has compared the terrorist group Hamas to Holocaust victims.” These two seem to hate Israel, for no other reason than it’s the thing to do if one is Muslim.
And this seems to be a common theme throughout the world, Muslim or not. It’s chic to hate Israel and the Jews.
It causes one to question why they are so hated? Honestly, I don’t know.
The Jews, however, are despised in paradoxes: Jews are hated for being a lazy and inferior race – but also for dominating the economy and taking over the world. They are hated for stubbornly maintaining their separateness – but when they do assimilate, they’re hated for posing a threat to racial purity through intermarriages. They are seen as pacifists and as warmongers; as capitalist exploiters and imperialist conquerors; possessing a “Chosen-People” mentality, as well as an inferiority complex.
It seems the Jews just can’t win. Like that of blacks, it appears simply blind hatred and pack mentality. There is no logic to wanting to wipe out a whole race of people.
I have also concluded that, like white nationalist racists, radical Muslims just need an enemy.
I recall Yasser Arafat, the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), rejecting Israel’s every overly generous land-for-peace deals. My recollection is that most, if not all the talking heads of the day, couldn’t understand why Arafat didn’t take the deals. Israel was offering up what the Palestinian leaders claim to want – their land as a new homeland for the Palestinian people, only to be rejected.
I think it was then I realized the PLO didn’t want peace. They wanted & needed the upheaval. Palestinian leaders, then and today, must preserve a certain level of contempt toward the Jews and Israel to maintain control of their followers.
They also must maintain their status of underdog to evoke sympathy and garner support from the worldwide left. It’s something that white nationalist racists wish they had.
So what of the poor Palestinians? To this day, the Palestinian leaders, and those on the left cry out for their own homeland – for a two-State solution.
Well, they had a home all laid out for them 71 years ago. Here’s why it never came to pass.
In 1948 the United Nations Resolution 181 partitioned a territory from the British Mandate for Palestine into two states – one for Jews and one for Palestinian Arabs. (Remember, in 1948 they were not referred to as “Palestinians”. Newspapers around the world invented this name after 1967). All of the neighboring Arab countries objected to the creation of the Jewish state and fought a war against it. This was Israel’s War of Independence in 1948. Despite their superior numbers, the Arab countries lost the war and the Palestinian state never materialized because of this loss. The Arab countries did not send help for the settlers that are today known as “Palestinians” but rather they sent troops to drive the Jews into the sea. The Arabs failed, thus failing the Palestinian Arabs. Once again we see blind hatred trump common sense & compassion for their own people.
In the 1948 war that was waged, the territory allotted to be the Palestinian state by the UN partition resolution was divided between Israel and Jordan. The “Palestinian Arabs” were rejected by every single Arab country, with the exception of the small percentage that ended up in refugee camps in Jordan where they remain to this day.
It’s no more the fault of the Jews and Israel that they are hated – any more than blacks being hated by racist whites. As it usually is, it’s the fault of the haters, not the hated.
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