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April 9, 2010

Israel Alone

Filed under: Iran, Israel — Tags: — Jesusland @ 00:01

Eric Hoffer: philosopher, social writer, Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Israel is an island of democracy in an ocean of Arab fascism.  They are an armed camp surrounded by hostile neighbors.  They have to be.  Today, America is their one and only friend.  The Muslim world’s decades-long agenda to marginalize them and turn them into a pariah state has succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.  We see the fruits of that success everywhere, from the grassroots street protest to the highest levels of American government.  Israel as a country is what the Jewish people used to be among the nations– outcast.  From the Syndicated News Articles by Eric Hoffer:

The Jews are a peculiar people: things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews.  Other nations drive out thousands, even millions of people and there is no refugee problem. Russia did it, Poland and Czechoslovakia did it.  Turkey threw out a million Greeks and Algeria a million Frenchman.  Indonesia threw out heaven knows how many Chinese and no one says a word about refugees.  But in the case of Israel , the displaced Arabs have become eternal refugees.  Everyone insists that Israel must take back every single one.

Other nations when victorious on the battlefield dictate peace terms.  But when Israel is victorious, it must sue for peace.  Everyone expects the Jews to be the only real Christians in this world.  Other nations, when they are defeated, survive and recover but should Israel be defeated it would be destroyed.  Had Nasser triumphed in June [1967], he would have wiped Israel off the map, and no one would have lifted a finger to save the Jews.

No commitment to the Jews by any government, including our own, is worth the paper it is written on.  There is a cry of outrage all over the world when people die in Vietnam or when two Blacks are executed in Rhodesia .  But, when Hitler slaughtered Jews no one demonstrated against him. The Swedes, who were ready to break off diplomatic relations with America because of what we did in Vietnam , did not let out a peep when Hitler was slaughtering Jews.  They sent Hitler choice iron ore, and ball bearings, and serviced his troops in Norway .

The Jews are alone in the world.  If Israel survives, it will be solely because of Jewish efforts. And Jewish resources.  Yet at this moment, Israel is our only reliable and unconditional ally.  We can rely more on Israel than Israel can rely on us.

And one has only to imagine what would have happened in the six day war [1967] had the Arabs and their Russian backers won the war, to realize how vital the survival of Israel is to America and the West in general.  I have a premonition that will not leave me; as it goes with Israel so will it go with all of us.  Should Israel perish, the Holocaust will be upon us all.

Eric Hoffer was one of the most influential American philosophers and free thinkers of the 20th Century.  He was known for his thoughts on mass movements and fanaticism, for which he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983 by President Reagan.  This was written by Hoffer in the LA Times in 1968 — 42 years ago.  Nothing has changed.

4 Comments »

  1. thank you jesusland. Hoffer seems to be a jewel whom this world would rather see buried at the bottom of the deepest sea. thank you for digging him up …

    Comment by paleocon — April 9, 2010 @ 09:36

  2. Youre welcome paleo. If Hoffer was good enough for Thomas Sowell, then he’s good enough for CCHQ:

    http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=2868

    Comment by Jesusland — April 9, 2010 @ 10:07

  3. You are reprinted work from the Hoffer estate without permission. We ask that you only quote it from “The Syndicated News Articles by Eric Hoffer” Thank you.

    Comment by E. Martin — August 16, 2011 @ 14:10

  4. There is no profit made here, and more importantly, no intention to make a profit. Fair use applies. The quote you requested was also added.

    Comment by Jesusland — August 16, 2011 @ 14:34


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