12 September 2012

More stupidity from 'Pro-Palestines'.

Then there's this, from The Commentator. Note, when you click on the link, the placard the young woman is holding up in the lead photo, while greeting perfectly innocent tourists at Ben Gurion airport. "Welcome to Palestine", it says. In addition to being geographically illiterate (and she looks, on first acquaintance, to be quite intelligent), it is, of course, political nonsense.

I've spent the last few minutes rehearsing my response to her. And it would be quite caustic. Sadly, I've only just got back from Israel (and given that we arrived at 12.00 midnight, having cleared baggage reclaim, she wasn't there: no surprise - the crazies only demonstrate 9 to 5), I won't have the chance to let her know just how silly she's being any time soon. But some of you out there might. May I suggest you start practising? Swamping her (and her colleagues) with intelligent and well-thought responses might just drive her into a nervous breakdown. After all, as the headline of the article from The Commentator seems to suggest, they don't know what, to put it politely, they're talking about.

Help from the intelligent folk who read this website might just help them regain political equilibrium. Or not, as the case may be. Depends how bone-headed they really are.

What's most interesting is that the Israeli authorities, being good democrats, are quite happy to let her carry her ludicrous placard around Ben Gurion. Bet it doesn't occur to her and her soul mates that she couldn't do that in Cairo, Amman, Beirut, and certainly not in Damascus or Teheran airports.

I wonder why that is?

By Brian Goldfarb.


David All said...

Brian, these crazies never realize that Israel is the only place in the Middle East where they do their demonstrations without being jailed or killed.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Oh, they take it for granted, you see, so it never comes up in their ranting.

Brian Goldfarb said...

David, Snoopy has it exactly right: even if they don't realize it at the forefront of their consciousness, subconsciously they know that they only demonstrate (can only do it safely) in democracies.

As I noted, ironically and rhetorically, I wonder why that's where they demonstrate?