A Rasmussen poll conducted in the last week of 2008 found that while 62 percent of Republicans backed Israel’s action in Gaza, only 31 percent of Democrats did. Almost three-quarters of Republicans blamed Hamas for starting this war; only a minority of Democrats agreed. Republicans are 20 points more friendly toward Israel than Democrats. And while extreme hostility to Israel does not exist among Republicans, almost one in 10 Democrats describes Israel as an “enemy of the United States.”
Liberal Jews (about 85% of them) love to say that the only reason Republicans support Israel is to expedite biblical prophecy of the end times. However, 62% of Republicans are not Evangelical Christians. The reason Republicans overwhelmingly support Israel in these battles is because it is a moral choice.
But who’s morality are we using?
We know liberals are deluged in moral equivalence to the point of obsession. They enjoy living in a sophomoric land where one man’s “wrong,” can be another man’s “right.” For then all behaviors are acceptable, and all injustices can be explained, usually by victimhood.
You see, then it’s all about understanding and tolerating different perspectives of the truth. A truth, that is not universal because that would be unfair to people in circumstances we don’t understand. But rather a truth that is completely localized by someone who is sure to be called a victim. A victim because they cannot be held to the same standard of truth for a reason that we all must be more tolerant of. ie. The Jooooos gave Palestinians top-of-the-line greenhouses when they left Gaza, but their dirty Jooooo hands touched it and so they (greenhouses and Jews) must be destroyed. Or, Gaza is so confined that Hamas naturally conducts high level meetings and launches rockets from cramped hospitals and elementary school playgrounds.
See how you do it?
OutOfTheBlu contends this affront to the existence of universal moral truths, is really a beef with G-d and religion. Belief in a higher power renders the liberal mind incapable of remapping a rigid moral code into the false moral systems that are more concerned with fairness and tolerance than obvious, “right and wrong.”
The Muslims routinely admit the Jews’ biggest weakness is their “love of life.” Similarly, Israelis contend that the battle will not stop until, “Muslims love their children more than they hate Jews.”
Here’s a little thought experiment.
Who benefits when:
If you answered Palestinian Muslims for both, you win. Unfortunately, your gift prize is what Palestinians have given to the world.
Whatever. Go on Jews. Keep the unwavering support for a party that hates you.