How I learned to stop worrying and love the world

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

A World Gone Nuts, or How Soon We Forget

There is something very wrong with the world. And this blog encapsulates this problem.

This blog is written by a person who won't allow you to comment and doesn't have his email or any other contact information in his profile. Yet he can spout his antisemitism (and that's what it is, one post he compares the Operation Wrath of God team to literal Nazis sent by Hitler) in his echo chamber without any rational person coming in and setting him straight.

Is he alone? No. Go to youtube and you can see plenty of antisemitic propaganda. I've seen folks in the comments sections of videos lament the fact that Hitler didn't finish the job. Others pretend antisemitism is a cop out for Israel supporters, but then they'll use terms like "Jewish filth" or "Jewish piggies". Are these people for real? This whole "antisemitism is a cop-out" needs to stop. There's a reason you keep being called antisemites.

And then we have the grand ol' Independent (an Orwellian name if there ever was one).

Perhaps the editors have never heard of argumentum ad populum (appeal to popularity)? For those of you who don't know, it's the logical fallacy that says that because an idea is popular, it is correct. It would be like saying since most Germans supported the Nazis, the Nazis were right. It's quite obvious how such an argument falls flat.

Of course, the Independent is about anti-Israel a publication as you can get. They don't seem to get that the only flag that matters there has a Shield of David on it. Nor do they seem to understand that a ceasefire is a victory for Hizbollah (though I don't know if they'd be disappointed with such an outcome). Israel must finish its goal of the destruction of Hizbollah. They are doing the work of the world, and the world is shunning them for it.

When will this nonsense of painting the aggressors as victims end? Israel has to live up to standards that no nation could, and frankly, standards no nation should have to live up to.