Beyond the Cusp

March 12, 2016

All the Leftist Choices Once Around the Globe

 

There is this leftist slant to the elections in the United States that cannot be ignored. Of course there are only leftists running for the Democrats. Like the left the world over, their main cry is listen to the dreams we weave and forget the realities of things. In Hillary’s case she believes that we should all ignore her criminal negligence with State Department and other secret documents which we are learning were easily read in Moscow and Beijing as well as anywhere else which had half a mind to read them. Then there was Benghazi and the deceitful ruse used to get Obama elected while telling the people and the next of kin whatever was required because truth does not matter, only power and self-aggrandizement matters. It is all about Me, Me, Me, with the Clintons. Then there is Bernie Sanders who is a self-proclaimed socialist which explains why the youth who have not paid attention to the taxes they pay and have no idea that when he says the rich will pay their fair share he means anybody who works for a living and that the only viable way to survive in his system is to become a ward of the government and live as they instruct you in high crime and run down tenements, but that will not happen for at least four years as he would need reelection before dropping the boom. Bernie wants us to ignore that his tether to sanity and reality is as thin as spider silk and as strong as cooked spaghetti. One slight breeze and he becomes a full blown communist, but the young never know of the problems with Russia or China and will need to live it to learn that lesson. Unfortunately, they may take all of America with them. That is the Democrat choices, a criminal who is running to remain out of Federal prison and a loonie-tune.

 

Democrat Front Runners Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders

Democrat Front Runners
Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders

 

Like the Republican side is any better. At one end you have a HUGE fake moderate conservative who is just a bit too cuddly with the Clintons and has been a Democrat supporter, except when running for President as a Republican which he had sampled the water a number of elections back and found them cold. This time the water appears to be just right and he is screaming and waving his arms and hands, especially his little hands, all in an attempt to sound like a winner. Trump will never really be the President as should that realty come to fruition and he be elected and actually act on his half-baked ideas, the nation would implode soon thereafter. The good news is if he gets elected he will make gloriously loud arm waving speeches which will excite the excitable amongst the populace and allow the people he appoints and the Senate ratifies to run the nation, and that may be the sole sane and viable alternative when the rest are weighed.

 

Also running for the Republican candidacy, though you may not have ever heard of them, are John Kasich and Marco Rubio. These gentlemen may not even win in their home state, a usual given for any candidate (except Al Gore). They are calm, collected and sane, or at least until desperation set in and they knew they had to get media coverage or wilt away. Then there is the one who may be rightfully claiming to be the sole Trump alternative, Ted Cruz. He can be found at the far right end of that spider silk spaghetti strand which has Bernie at the left end. The reality is the average American likely has no candidate who will make it to the November election for President.

 

The Donald Donald Trump That is

The Donald
Donald Trump That is

 

The truth is Hillary will be the Democrat candidate if the party establishment gets their wish; otherwise, whoever wins the Republican nomination will be President by default or the United States will complete their fall into irrelevance in the world and the world will enter another age of Islamic expansion, something which may already be unavoidable. More about that distressful thought in our concluding summations. The Republican “establishment” which is also referred to as the Republican elite, an oxymoron if ever we heard one, are desperately seeking anybody with sufficient name recognition, personality, and had not already lost a bid for the Presidency to represent sanity before the loud mouth or the Texan are the only choices remaining. Their BIG money candidate, Jeb, we really need another shrub in the White House, Bush bombed in an unbelievable fashion. Their calm brain surgeon found out that running for President is not for the polite or faint at heart and may be more rocket science than brain surgery. There was no astronaut or rocket scientist volunteering, likely too smart or already been as high as they desired to go unless you’re looking for volunteers to go live on Mars for the duration, something there may be millions of more applicants after the November elections and the people realize who their choices were and allowed the crazies to finish what they started. This might be the first election in American history where everybody stayed home allowing only the most deranged who actually thought their guy was actually a sane choice to vote. We might just get the answer to what if they gave an election and nobody cared?

 

But the United States is far from alone in allowing the leftists to run the show. The next main candidates are the Europeans where there is a glimmer of hope, something that has been missing for quite some time. Even the presumed conservatives are actually leftist in favor of European suicide. For those at a loss, suicide for the Europeans is known as the European Union (EU). Those who have “drank the kool-aid” believe that the EU is what allows everybody to play well and not shoot at each other as had been the practice since forever. With modern warfare if fought as the Europeans had always engaged, all-out with everything they have, then Europe would not survive its next war, and that is what ended European wars, not the EU or any other organization. The EU is actually not a representative governing body in any sense of the term. It is a pure bureaucracy which the European governments send their best manipulative schemers to try and make sure the EU either hurts them as little as possible or grants then the only lifeline that can exist as nobody would fund their lack of productivity if left to their own devices. Only an overbearing and overriding bureaucracy would be capable of demanding that France, Britain, Germany and anybody else with an operative economy would continuously bail out the other nations who apparently are incapable of self-governance or managing an economic model other than holding a hand out and demanding to be saved time after time. There is a potentially saving grace should the British, who wisely retained their currency, actually exercise self-government and vote to leave the EU as that could actually result in the other members of the EU who have an operative governance leaving it as well. The alternative is for them to constantly sacrifice the wellbeing of their own populations in order to service the wellbeing of other nations’ all too needy populations. Of course all of this is predicated on Europe surviving the influx of immigrants who plan on altering the basic nature of the culture into a foreign model which failed completely which is why they are fleeing under the rouse of being refugees from Syria. Europe’s salvation is in the hands of the people; and if they do not care if their children can have a future which is at least as free and libertarian as theirs even with the high levels of socialist governance, then their children will live to witness an all-encompassing tyrannical theocracy descend as a smothering blanket eclipsing every standard of free-choice previous generations enjoyed.

 

Israel also has been within the clutches of leftist belief that freedom can be won through appeasement and surrender to those that wish to obliterate their existence. Those powers which wish to bring about the end of the Jewish State go far and wide beyond simply the Arab Palestinians or even the Arab or Muslim powers in the world. It has been a hushed up truth that Europe has regretted ever permitting Israel to come into existence and had worked behind the scenes, more often than blatantly out in the open, to the detriment of Israeli interests. It began before 1948 with supporting the formation of Jordan on the vast majority of the British mandate and then the United Nations (UN) plan to divide the remainder into an Arab and a Jewish state and even after the Arabs refused that solution, except for the few exceptions, sought to allow the Arab states to eclipse Israel at her birth. There has been a concerted effort to support Arab terrorist demands upon Israel with the constant support for Arab Palestinian demands and the constant threats to end trade with Israel or differentiate on Israeli goods, condemnations of Israeli building in Area C which under the Oslo Accords was Israeli controlled area. But why allow actual agreements get in the way of denouncing Israel. Additionally, the Israeli government actually had the audacity to try and have any NGO (non-governmental organization) which are highly political and can amplify public positions, report their funding, especially if they receive supportive measures from other countries. That support is supposed to be through media or speeches given by their political leaders from abroad. Ah, but there’s the rub that grates against the better and proper judgement, the place where undue influence corrupts the scene.

 

Every nation in the world, whether free or dictatorial, agree on one item, the health of the state demands that any foreign elements or influences, political or otherwise, organization or agency, must identify itself as such, disclose who they actually represent and must reveal their foreign funding, especially and doubly so if they come from another government or foreign NGO or super organization such as the United Nations, European Union, Gulf Cooperation Council, United Workers Union or whatever for the government to recognize and classify them as foreign agents with one glaring exception, Israel. This begs the question of why, plain and simple, why? The reason is even more revealing and devious than are the duplicitous actions of the very governments paying for these interests and their caterwauling and screaming foul simply because Israel wishes to have the exact same truthfulness action made into law that each of these other corruptions have on their own country. Imagine the hue and cry should Israel operate an NGO in France under the name of Francophobes Unite? What many point to as evidence that Israel has just such an organization operating in the United States in AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), which does not receive either direction or funding from the Israeli government, and which reports every donation they receive openly to the IRS as an nonprofit political action group is required to do under United States laws, and whose funding would likely be available under FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) regulations, is a wholly privately funded by United States citizens’ contributions and not an operative of any foreign government, especially Israel. There is an alphabet soup mix of foreign funded, extreme leftist, anti-Zionist, pro-Arab Palestinian, Arabist, anti-Israel, faux-peace, surrender, appease and easily said to be outright anti-Israeli independent NGOs financed virtually completely by foreign interests and governments including many financed by the EU and European governments operating within Israel. They are further backed within Israel by a leftist media and a vocal extreme minority which cannot get their way through the ballot box so have resorted to allying with these foreign benefactors to lobby and bully the government and people of Israel attempting to bludgeon all opposition into submission and using Lawfare and a leftist stranglehold on the courts and legal system. When Israel attempted to make such organizations report their funding, the proof of this overt interference in Israeli self-government was made obvious by the explosive media frenzy and governmental uproar from across the width and breadth of Europe as well as the boisterous explosion largely around Tel Aviv and outside the Knesset in Jerusalem. Then came the threats to take the government to the courts challenging the law should it pass and European governments threatened their own forms of intimidation including taking the matter to international courts or to adjudication under their own courts claims to have international jurisdiction, especially for all things Israel such as to arrest any Israeli government or military official if they step foot outside of Israel. One knows this had gotten to the extreme when the British government had to grant special protective measures to prevent the arrest as ordered by a British court in response to anti-Israeli Lawfare for Tzipi Livni to enter the country and remain free while answering an invitation from the British government. What other democratic nation has such legal warrants sworn out against any public figure, government member, military commander and even individual soldiers whenever they step outside their national borders. Such lunacy is beyond belief but a reality for Israelis. These actions are manifestations of leftists out of control as well as a little something else. Oh, and we in Israel are informed that any belief that such steps are a sign of anti-Semitism is just our being too sensitive. Oh really!?!

 

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December 28, 2012

The Attitude Quietly Destroying Israel

Over the years many who vie for leadership positions representing Israel before the world and at home have increasingly fallen onto negative trending behaviors. Despite the difference in the rhetoric from the differing positions upon the political field from conservative to liberal, socialist to capitalist, Zionist to post-Zionist, traditional to post-modernist, all end up responding to the challenges of leadership with very similar and consistent manners, persona, reasoning, excuses, explanations and definitions. All of them appear to wilt before the pressures imposed from abroad and at home regardless of their promises that they possess an inner strength which is unassailable which will sustain them in standing in the fights imposed upon Israel by those who wish to see her destroyed. This timidity which has gripped with a special ferocity those who have held the highest of offices has been most evident in their shrinking from defining purposeful borders that include the lands for the necessary depth to provide sufficient defensive strength. This disease has crept and permeated Israeli leadership with a weakness that has led to the point that retaining all of Jerusalem has become called into question.

The examples of this affliction have been evident all the way back to General Dayan’s decision to allow the Muslim Waqf to retain unchallenged, total rule over the Temple Mount instead of placing the holiest piece of ground on all of the Earth under Israeli and Jewish control after the liberation of the Old City and Temple mount parts of Jerusalem during the Six Day War. This act of cowardice was excused as being a token of respect to Arab and Muslim sensitivities when in reality the reason was making a sacrifice to Baal to appease the Arabs and Muslims in hope that by doing such it would soften the effect of their military embarrassment and protect Israel from a prolonged civilian backlash which might otherwise grow throughout the Arabs and Muslims who had come under Israeli rule as a consequence of the war. The hatred has grown and spread throughout much of the youth which guarantees a future of increasing belligerence despite the efforts to bend over backwards to respect and honor Muslim and Arab sensitivities over the years and all much of the Israeli political class offers nothing new and support continuing on the failed paths of the past. Sure some talk a great line, but let us look at the record against the rhetoric.

The political leaders for years spoke of plans to build and settle the lands gained in defense of Israel from threats and attacks by her Arab and Muslim neighbors. These promises continued and without missing a step the leadership of Israel under Prime Minister Menachem Begin forced Jews from their homes in order to assure that every square millimeter of the Sinai Peninsula was returned to Egypt despite agreeing to accept the poison pill called the Gaza Strip which Egypt unloaded upon Israel to be a permanent injury from which Israel would never find any reprieve. This was Menachem Begin, the most conservative and most ardent Zionist who was the strength of Israel that evicted Jews rather than push for a more favorable peace when presumably negotiating from a perceived advantageous position. What was the reason for this lack of toughness from the man elected due to his fierce forcefulness? The world and particularly the United States were supportive of having the deal include the complete return of all the land to Egypt, well; all the land except that troublesome little bit called Gaza. Why did Menachem Begin not demand that Israel retain a small strip of the northernmost lands of the Sinai Peninsula where Jews had built their futures, their homes, their synagogues, their stores and were making a life for themselves yet he complied with accepting the trouble that is the Gaza Strip? Why did Begin not insist on retaining the small strip of land where Jews were living or demand that Egypt retain the Gaza Strip and be responsible for the problematic population within? Where was the spine we were told was among the strongest of all within Israel?

Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin were both considered to have folded to demands made by the PLO and Yasser Arafat which were backed not only by the Soviets but also by European leaders and the United States. It has often been pressured from the Europeans and the United States that have pressured, threatened, cajoled and coaxed numerous Israeli Prime Ministers from Simon Peres to Benyamin Netanyahu and everybody in between into surrendering positions and favors to the Palestinians whether it be the PLO or the Palestinian Authority, Yasser Arafat or Mahmoud Abbas, despite the seemingly obvious difficulties and threats such compromises would produce. Eventually, Israeli leadership is going to have to stand firm against outside pressures, both obvious and those couched in the disguise of internal political committees and organizations such as the leftist, anti-Zionist NGOs which are almost fully financially supported by European governments and nongovernmental forces and individuals. With the financial difficulties threatening to collapse the European Union, it is hopeful that their support will soon come to an end thus collapsing the internal NGOs due to loss of funding.

The United States may also find themselves weakened considerably as their financial situation continues to worsen and will only be further intensified and deepened as social spending continues to grow with the addition of the new federally managed health care recently enacted and currently still being implemented. As these financial woes weaken Europe and the United States, Israel will be forced to seek new allies from among the growing new economically powerful nations such as India, Brazil, China and others as they step forward and economic power shifts. The United States may very well find a solution to their pending cataclysm, but that remains to be seen and there are those who are less than optimistic of their future. The initial steps have been taken by Israel and have shown some progress such as their gaining admission into Mercosur, the trade alliance established by rising South American countries of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Israel has also made inroads to trade with both India and China all while maintaining their trade relations with much of Europe and the United States as well as other Western nations despite the efforts of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movements.

Despite these economic accomplishments, they will all amount to nothing if Israeli leadership does not gain a level of independence and freedom from intimidation by those who while claiming to champion support and fairness for Israel are actually working with a different set of priorities and an adversarial view of their relations with Israel when compared to their other relations in the Middle East and North Africa. For an example of an entity which espouses exactly this relationship concerning Israel one need not look any further than the State Department of the United States. The American State Department has from the outset, even before Israel had even been founded and was still part of the British Mandate, adopted the British outlook which was pro-Arab and did everything in their power to support the Arab interests while setting as many traps and pitfalls in the path of the Jews and especially the Zionists in an attempt to delay, or possibly prevent, the formation of the Jewish State. This was most evident when the vote came before the United Nations in November of 1947 where the British voted against even the patrician plan to form an Arab and a Jewish State simply due to their opposition to any state for the Jews. The United States voted in favor of the establishment by the United Nations in the General Assembly and recognized the Jewish State of Israel the following May by order of President Truman who acted against the advice of the State Department, the Military, most of the members of his Cabinet, and numerous other people and organizations all of whom were extremely vocal in their disagreement with the President’s position. So, in many ways things have not changed in many ways though Israel has gained support over the years especially in the United States Congress and amongst the American public.

Despite the gained favorability Israel has gained in many parts of the world, these are strange times and things are never static. It is possible that Israel and the Jews will find things becoming fraught with danger going forward as populations change and politics turn more corners as it always does. Israel may find that her only friend may be found solely in individuals while governments of the world almost universally turn against Israel for reasons of survival in a world with very different appearances. This trend is easily noticeable simply by looking to Europe and especially evident in the United Nations. In November of 1947 Israel gained approval for independence by a super majority of the General Assembly of the United Nations and just this past September that very same General Assembly gave almost universal approval and recognition of statehood to the PLO alongside of Israel allowing for the boundaries of said State to be determined in some unspecified manner which may not even require the input, let alone approval, of Israel. The enforcement of these unstated boundaries are equally undefined but very well may find many to aid in their establishment by whatever means or force required.

The future for Israel promises to demand much stronger and vigorous leadership than she has displayed for some time. With statements made by some who are currently vying to lead her plainly shows that such leadership is not currently in the offing with but a few rare exceptions. Unfortunately, none of these exceptions have even a prayer’s chance of becoming Prime Minister in the current political landscape in Israel. This has begun to show some possibility for change which may prove to be the needed answer. The world is approaching another period of great upheavals and a changing of the centers of power with uncertain results which are quite impossible to predict at this early stage. These changes will be economic and political with a strong possibility of also changing military supremacies though these changes might be a lagging result. The threat of an exploding proliferation of nuclear weapons will make for a decentralized threat assessment as any nuclear power nation carries a certain level of threat independent of their military strength as nuclear weapons alone carry an enormous threat of power when combined with a credible delivery system. Obviously any nation which develops and builds a substantial base of nuclear weapons will have to be considered a viable threat to the world, and as such, to Israel as well. Strong and definitive leadership with a level of credulity will be essential in the new world that is coming whether we wish it or not. One can only steel oneself for the new world’s threats which will seem to come from every possible direction. Add to this situation the likelihood of nuclear terrorism and you have a world gone mad. Perhaps madness will be the new normal. G0d only knows as the news lately sure seems to back that up.

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