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What diversity means to the mayor

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Feb 23, 2020 at 17:03

Mayor Huldai believes in diversity. He welcomes white leftists, black leftists, Jewish leftists, Christian leftists, Muslim leftists and LGTB leftists. He also understands the importance of not making Tel Aviv's Arab residents feel alienated by crudely pointing out any open contempt for Israel's enemies, which is somewhat ironic since it implies that those same residents might have emotional ties with said enemies.

This seems somewhat similar to President Obama's effort to release the jihadis imprisoned in Gitmo. He used to say that it would send a message about who we are, that we will be magnanimous and restrained and by setting a good example, those mean jihadis would come around and see the light. How did that work out?

No, Mr. Mayor, your tolerance will be unrequited and you will be seen as a weakling and a patsy. If possible, the jihadis would send a rocket to blow up every block of your city, and then they'd pass out candy to celebrate. Meanwhile, maybe you could expand your definition of diversity to include differing viewpoints.

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Tactics, Strategy, amd Policy [426 words]
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