The United Nations, the non-binding world parliament of color, has denounced Israel for the 6,000,000th time. Ordinarily this is not news. See the boilerplate below for just how routine this particular resolution (2334) was:
Condemning all measures aimed at altering the demographic composition, character and status of the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, including, inter alia, the construction and expansion of settlements, transfer of Israeli settlers, confiscation of land, demolition of homes and displacement of Palestinian civilians, in violation of international humanitarian law and relevant resolutions
Reaffirms that the establishment by Israel of settlements… has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.
Israel continues to colonize the West Bank, the third-worldist voter bloc in the UN musters more than enough support to symbolically condemn Israel because demographics can only be altered in favor of third world peoples, a maelstrom of kvetching ensues, nothing happens, etc.
What is different is that the United States, in its last days under the Obama administration, has seen fit to abandon Our Greatest Ally™ by not blocking a UN resolution. For the first time in recent diplomatic history, Israel has been deprived of its faithful golem. At least, that is how the shrieking zionist lobby and their politicians in the United States see it.
Have you heard the news? There’s a humanitarian disaster unfolding in a Leppo because an evil dictator is dropping bombs and airstrikes on his own people. Civilians are being killed in a war. We’ve got to do something, and by something I mean bomb the winning side because reasons (which will prolong the war actually).
Ugh. Pothead and former governor of New Mexico or somewhere Gary Johnson had it right when he asked America, “What’s a leppo?” What indeed. The American public knows jack shit about anything going on in the Middle East full stop, leaving few checks against the foreign policy inclinations of a bunch of hacks and (((lobbyists))) in Washington. A Jacksonian policy would be best for the country and the world but that is yet to be realized. If the public are simply too uninformed, gaslighted, or stupid to decide on foreign policy, there should be none, lest command of the arms of the state pass into the hands of bandits and psychopaths.
But speaking of foreign wars… Does anyone care about the US-backed Saudi invasion of Yemen? Does anyone realize that the anti-Assad coalition includes jihadists? Nah. It’s all about saving Aleppo from… uh… war! Here is basically the “muh leppo” casus belli being advanced by liberals and neocons:
Because the Syrian government is defending itself against a rebellion and people in areas held by rebel forces are getting killed as a result of its military operations, the United States should engage in acts of war against Syria on behalf of the rebels. It is the right thing to do because people we don’t side with are killing people our media classifies as civilians. Here are some pictures of bloodied children, especially fair-skinned ones. Also Russia backs Syria so we should oppose it because Russia is the permanent enemy of freedom and democracy.
People who advocate for the United States to escalate the war in Syria (which is currently being won by the de jure government) should be called what they are: traitors and lunatics. People who think we should assist a rebellion which includes Islamists against a government which poses no threat to us (and which had in fact done well keeping a lid on sectarian conflict for years) should be viciously cross-examined until they confess their agenda. People who are willing to use pictures of bloodied or dead Levantine children to convince us to ally with Bedouin salafists are engaging in levels of duplicity that shouldn’t even be possible. People whose century-long neurotic obsession with destroying Russia clouds their impartiality on issues of American foreign policy should be parted with.
Among schoolgoys, there is a rather vindictive prank one can do to a classmate who has left his backpack or bookbag unattended, known as skinning. The bag is emptied of its contents, turned inside out, and then zipped back up with all of its contents inside.
In 1988, Peggy McIntosh published one of the seminal works in the far-left dominated academic field which has come to be called “Whiteness Studies” in a number of circles. “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” is an excerpt taken from a working paper produced by the women’s studies department of Wellesley College, and lists 50 “daily effects of white privilege” in the first-person perspective of the author from her experiences. Though McIntosh tried to cover herself by claiming her examples shouldn’t be generalized, her work is obviously not read that way in the identity politics dominated Obama years. If even some of these privileges existed in the 1980s, you would be hard pressed to find them now. A sacred text of the anti-white/third worldist/regressive left, Invisible Knapsack could use a good skinning. Here is a critical assessment of privileges 21-30.
- I am never asked to speak for all the people of my racial group.
This complaint has frankly never made any sense to me. In the United States, non-whites are largely encouraged to be as tribally collectivist as possible and participate in organizations on the basis of their race and ethnicity, especially when it comes to grievance-mongering, rent-seeking, or demanding additional privileges in schools, workplaces, government, etc. Groups like La Raza, or the Congressional Black Caucus come to mind, to name just two. Many politically active people of color wear their tribal affiliations on their sleeves, and they like doing it. Why is it then considered so odious for members of their out-group, i.e. White people, to treat them as ambassadors of their in-group? I thought you were extremely proud to be X? You don’t like being asked about X by Y though? Huh.