Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Land for Peace? What Happened to Being "Citizens of the World?"

I don't often delve into foreign affairs, seeing as how we have enough problems here at home to solve. But something dawned on me yesterday.

The Palestinians will go before that august body of anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism, the United Nations, to declare war on Israel demand statehood. Their claim is over land.

I find it curious that, in this era of non-citizenship, we're all supposed to be good global citizens, think globally and act locally and all that. It's the reason why those on the left believe that the idea of being a patriotic American is an archaic, outdated one.

In order to be terminally hip, you're not supposed to be nationalistic in any way, shape, or form. The land upon which you live isn't supposed to be any better or any worse than where anyone else lives. All cultures are equal and all are equally good, isn't that the basic premise of multiculturalism? Aren't we supposed to be one, big, happy, global family?

Why, then, are one select group exempted from this New World Order? Why do the Palestinians get to demand that their land is superior to the land of the Israelis? Shouldn't that notion be, you know, outdated?

American schoolchildren aren't exposed to anything that resembles accurate American history, as far as I can see. One child was prohibited recently from bringing an American flag to his school in the name of safety. That dangerous stick thingy that holds the flag could be used as a weapon, donchaknow. It's not like a pencil, whose sharp, pointy end could be (and has been) used as a real weapon (on me). Any excuse will do, as long as it works to foster the notion of America as the world's bad guy.

But the Palestinians can demand that they live in Israel? Let's forget for a moment that their governing body is aligned with a terrorist organization that has pledged to wipe Israel off the map. Let's also forget that Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East and has the booming economy to prove it. Do you think there would be more prosperity in the Mideast if the surrounding countries were truly free?

Can you say, "double standard?" I knew that you could.

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