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How to End Rejectionism

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Submitted by Gary Black (United States), May 24, 2002 at 17:47

First, I would like to thank Daniel for his informative and factual interpretation of the events of the Mid-East. It is all too obvious that rejectionism must end in order for any hope of peace in the region. There seems to be two ways to accomplish this:

1. Total military victory for Israel over the rejectionist states (including the Palestinians) - or

2. A sustained multifaceted campaign of pressure, information, courage, strength, resolve, and intolerance of terror all supported by a military option. This campaign should be directed steadily and consistantly toward the common citizens and leadership of the rejectionist states, other Islamic states and Europe (which might as well be an Islamic entity).

Option number 1 has already been looked at and the economic drain and cost in human terms would be unacceptable to both Israel and the United States.

That leaves option number 2, which of course, allows for military action to attack and destroy terrorists.

Additonally, it seems abundently clear that rejectionism and totalitarianism are working closely together when we look at the Middle-East theater (Israel being the only non-totalitarian state in the region). The first step in eliminating rejectionism is to eliminate the totalitarianism first. History has proven that totalitatianism needs two important ingrediants to flourish: control of the media and a scapegoat. Clearly the totalitarian states in the region have tight control over the media (as evidenced by the vast amount of information contained in this website), and of course they have history's most preferred scapegoat, the Jews.

Since I don't expect all Jews to commit suicide any time soon, we should focus on the total control of the media by totalitarian states. This control although strong, could conceivably be broken. Perhaps Israel should develop a way to non-violently disrupt media broadcasts and publications in the occupied territories and throughout the Arab world. Perhaps there is also a way for the publication and broadcast of truth to be disseminated to citizens of the rejectionist areas. No doubt it would be a monumental task to convince people who have been subjected to Nazi-style rejectionist propaganda for their entire lives to change their minds about destroying Israel, but it seems possible.

I wonder what would happen if all the Arabs and Palestinians woke up tomorow morning, turned on Al-Jazeera and found Ariel Sharon standing next to a couple of Israeli flags speaking to them in Arabic about their certain defeat and that Israel is about to invade their homelands with 1 million Jewish martyrs. Would it be reasonable to think that this would create a slight problem for the totalitarians?

I know this sounds ridiculous, but if there were a way to break the state controlled media in the region, there might be a way to eventually facilitate the removal of these facist/Islamist regimes. By the way, it was the Voice of America listened to on short wave radio on mountaintops that helped topple communist totalitarianism in Eastern Europe.

Thank you again for your informative website
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