Sounding a Cautionary Note

Hitler won a free election – and went on to build the world’s most formidable war machine in history’s blink of an eye.

I really have been bemused by the references to Hamas’ ‘shocking‘ victory. As if the Palestinians had choices a plenty. They didn’t. (Of course, they’ve never been a people of informed and wise choices in any aspect of their quest toward nationhood.) And they seem particularly drawn toward the dark side, especially just as it seems they might crawl out of the muck. In all their struggles, where is the elder statesman they can look up to. A Hamid Karzai, for instance? All they have to show for all these years of violence and death is Fatah and Hamas. How pitiful is that? And why is that? But Hamas winning is no surprise.

8 Responses to “Sounding a Cautionary Note”

  1. Ken Summers says:

    It also means that when the shit hits the fan, no one has any obligation to feel bad about “collateral damage” among the Palestinians, except the children.
    I think this flag pretty much sums up my feelings about most of the Palestinian population.

  2. It baffles me why no one of note has emerged from Palestine in all these years? Lebanon has had it’s share of statesmen ~ who usually wind up dead, yes, but they’ve HAD them. There HAS to be doctors, lawyers, SOME educated, worldy Palestinians working somewhere on the earth who can make some noise ~ give the rabble something in the streets to vote for besides a mother who sends 3 of her 6 sons off to be suicide bombers. There HAS to be. Doesn’t there?

  3. John says:

    I’ve heard the term “civilizational patriot”. That pretty much sims up why I support Israel. I’ve done a lot of reading about the formation of the Mandate, and Churchill’s frustration with the Arabs demanding one thing, and when they got it in negotiations, going on to make further demands not in the original contract. That’s a mark of an infantile culture.

  4. Ken Summers says:

    Hamas and Fatah have made a habit of killing anyone who shows the slightest inclination of allowing any Jews to live. So there may have been such people but they died young or live elsewhere (like Israel).

  5. I’ve also heard the Arab world in general has little use for the Palestinians except as a convenient anti-Israel publicity tool ~ that they all want them to stay right where they’re at, vice Eqypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, etc. opening their borders and lands.

  6. Crusader says:

    They are a useful tool of the Arabs to poke Israel with. Most Arabs despise them, but a slight enough bit less than the Jooooooossssss to tolerate them.

  7. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Why should the Palestinians produce anyone of note, THS? All of the world’s “people of note” flock to them. That’s probably the ultimate reason not get into the victim mentality….the so-called victims become utterly dependent for just about everything.

  8. Dave J says:

    “Hitler won a free election…”
    Whenever anyone uses that analogy, it’s necessary to point out that it’s a well-worn myth. The Nazi Party never won a majority; though they were a plurality after 1932, it was only the threat of a coup that ultimately got Hindenburg to make Hitler chancellor (in a coalition government). Calling the 1933 election, after the Reichstag fire, a “free election” is a huge stretch to say the least and the Nazis STILL didn’t win a majority: it was only with the cooperation of their coalition partners that the Enabling Act passed and the Weimar Republic effectively voted itself out of existence.
    So yes, the Nazis came to power through the forms and legal process of democracy, but “Hitler won a free election” is going too far.

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