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Leon DeWinter Gets Inside the Palestinian Head - Harsh Lessons in Reality to Come

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Submitted by Sofasogood (United States), Jan 19, 2009 at 13:54

The early Zionists believed that if they brought prosperity which would be shared with a poverty riddled region, that, after time, with the realization that what they had to offer was good for all, they would ultimately be accepted.

For its time, there was nothing particularly wrong with that assumption, if their assumption that others would react the way they themselves would have was right. But their faith in what they believed was a commonly shared human nature, proved to be incorrect.

(It must be mentioned also that Europeans -- especially the British and French -- played a large role in making sure this turned out to be incorrect.)

Oslo continued and expanded the delusion -- with the belief, all indications to the contrary, that all humans are ultimately rational. Amazingly, they came to this conclusion, in spite of their experience of the Holocaust.

The current leaders of Israel continue the Oslo delusions of "rationality." That, in itself, is totally irrational.

Our fantasies of the 1990's that humans have evolved past a world of "us or them" have been exposed as just that -- fantasies -- projection -- and will continue to be realized as such in the next 10 years or sooner, as those lessons are taught to us by, among others, Russia, Iran, China, North Korea, Venezuela, Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East, the Islamists at home and in Europe, European betrayal, and the forces coming into power within and around our own government who want to see a diminished and "more fair" US strength and influence in the world.

"Leon DeWinter Gets Inside the Palestinian Head" - from Richard Landes Augean Stables reveals the obvious.

http://www.theaugeanstables.com/2009/01/19/an-exercise-in-empathy-not-sympathy-leon-de-winter-gets-inside-the-palestinian-head/#comments

It seems very unlikely that there is any resolution to Israel's problems with it's neighbors.

There is but one small hope left. And it is the same small hope as a "way" to overcome Radical Islam in the West. That is Dr. Pipes idea -- first is to open all eyes wide to the reality in front of us -- next is to resolve to prevail and survive, and third is to say, "NO! You Cannot -- Will Not Defeat Us." And to keep repeating that mantra and displaying it in all its various ramifications for a long, long time -- until their dreams of domination and the fires of hatred begin to burn low once again.

There is no other way. Whether or not Israel and the U.S. will resolve to take it, is the question. And., as of now, it looks like the answer is "not."

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