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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Wreck of Darfur

Communist website Common Dreams recently broke new ground with an article by David Morse, The Myth of “Darfur”, from February 21, 2007. In a stunning show of real taboo-breaking, Morse writes:

This single-minded view of Darfur arises partly from media myopia. But it also stems from the trouble Darfuri rebels had trying to join their cause to that of other marginalized black African regions struggling against the Arab-dominated central government in Khartoum.

And more:

Harvard scholar and activist Alex de Waal describes it as “counter-insurgency on the cheap.” But the genocidal intent was clear. In his book, Darfur: a short history of a long war, de Waal cites a directive from Janjaweed militia commander Musa Hilal’s headquarters: “Change the demography of Darfur and empty it of African tribes.”

And still more:

Darfur is in large measure a manifestation of the same racism that characterized the 21-year long North-South civil war, in which Arab supremacists sought to Arabize and Islamicize Sudan and take over the country’s oilfields at the expense of the Dinka and other black tribes.

I find those quotes amazing, simply amazing. A Leftist writer acknowledges non-white, non-Western racism. What with the word, “Islamicize” appearing in the second quote, I’d say Mr. Morse is in great danger of being sent to re-education camp sensitivity training.

But my sarcasm, born of this too abundant kind of experience (think of Robert Mugabe—he gets a free pass for oppressing his people because he’s black), is not to deny the writer his correctness. The genocide, the ethnic cleansing, the apartheid in Sudan is real. It is not backed up by regular reporting from the area, probably due to the fact that reporters run the risk of literally losing their heads there. But I think it’s because of that fact that this calamity is so manifestly real. No reporters also means no staging, no selective coverage, therefore a great chance that any black Sudanese fleeing from that hell-hole will be telling the truth when on the lands of life. In contrast to certain people who are only too keen to pose their tears and retell their [self-inflicted] plight in front of the reporters, who are overwhelmingly of well-known political leaning and stance on Israel.

A real genocide. A clear case of ethnic cleansing. True apartheid. If the Left expended on Sudan a quarter of the efforts it does on the Pretendestinians, thousands upon thousands of lives could be saved. If Daily Kos featured half as vigorous a stream of Darfur diaries as it does Israel/“Palestine” diaries, David Morse would not be writing now, “Over the past three years Sudan’s troubled Darfur region has achieved increased visibility, thanks to the tireless efforts of activists”, but many years ago.

Cowardice rules the Left. President Bush would never detain all the treasonous moonbats speaking against him, not even the secret-leaking New York Times, despite all the implications to that effect; Israel continues to permit anti-Zionist Jonathan Cook to write from Nazareth; and Dan Brown and James Cameron can rest easy that their “Christianity-sinking” books and films will garner nothing but a strongly-worded letter of protest. But when push comes to shove… ah, that’s when their true colors, or should that be their true color, is displayed for all to see: yellow. Come to Havana to protest Fidel’s imprisonment of dissidents; get out a film with the tagline, “This time, the ship he’s sinking is Islam”; or take that flight to Sudan to earn your fame as the one who got the truth out regarding the genocide against the native blacks there. Naw, that’s going too far, ’cause it requires a coating of titanium on the two relevant parts, not just a gift of gab.

While you were busy preying on a modern, Western, democratic state defending itself against those who deny it the right to a single inch of land, Lefties, and cheapening words like “oppression” and “ethnic cleansing” in the process—while you were doing all those brave and doughty deeds, Cuban dissidents passed away a few more years in Fidel’s prisons; the people of Venezuela lost, one by one, their freedoms to Chávez’s “rule by decree”; the Tibetan nation stayed under Chinese colonial occupation; more and more people in North Korea starved to death under Kim’s rule; the Iranian people continued suffering the yoke of Arab cultural imperialism; and a genocide was taking place, and still is, in Sudan. All causes which the Left ought to champion, if we go by their constant rhetoric; but they wield that rhetoric against those who permit it, and hold their sinful silence as soon as true tyrants and aggressors, real suppressors of all criticism, are concerned.

The Left is like Gandhi. They wear it with pride. But there is nothing to be proud of a man who stood up to the civilized, war-worn British, but turned a blind eye to the Islamic aggression that led to the formation of Pakistan, and would have done the same had he lived in Aurangzeb’s time. He was not of the stature of Sikh guru Tegh Bahadur, who resisted the Muslims knowing he would meet his death that way; or our own great sage Rabbi Akiva, who did likewise toward the Romans. Not all who call themselves “fighters against tyranny” are truly such, but only those who do so to dire potential consequences. The Robert Spencers, Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s and Danish cartoonists of our day.

Let me close this concourse of hypocrisy (apologies to zombie) with the final quote from David Morse:

Having brokered the CPA [Comprehensive Peace Agreement —ZY], the Bush administration has an obligation to monitor its implementation. Having played a role in excluding Darfur, and seeing the consequences, the administration needs to recognize that no lasting peace can be achieved in Darfur or the South at the cost of the other. Sudan must be addressed as a whole.

Interventionism? US intervention in another part of the world in order to maintain the peace and bring the natives an opportunity for a brighter future? The same thing that the Bush Administration set out to do in Iraq (maybe not as the initial plan, but definitely for the last three years or so) and the Left now bashes, decrying it as “Western colonialism”?

Heaven help us if those hypocritical chickendoves and latter-day Gandhis ever get hold of the reins of power. It will then be Vietnam squared.

Merry Purim, and don’t forget forget to bring an extra noisemaker for the Haman of our time!

Flyer: This Purim... bring two [noisemakers: one for Haman and one for Ahmadinejad]
Bring two. Hat tip: Solomonia.


UPDATE (Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 09:08): Professor Edward Bernard Glick has the article The Darfurians and the Sudanese on The American Thinker today, going in-depth on the issue of American interventionism and Leftist hypocrisy regarding Darfur. Note that “Darfurians” refers to the Leftists who talk the talk without walking the walk on Darfur, not the inhabitants of Darfur—perhaps an obvious point, but it had me confused at first, so I wish to spare other readers that initial confusion.

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14 Comments:

Blogger kahaneloyalist said...

From my experience with Leftists I would say they tend to be bullies. They go after people and groups who wont hurt them, but shy away from the dangerous. In short they like beating people up, but hate being in actual danger. So they go after softies like Israel and the US but stay away from Venezuala and Iran.

February 28, 2007 4:57 AM  
Blogger ZionistYoungster said...

Right you are about the bullying. Look at the latest threads on LGF on leftists burying their Digg links. And their fear of being in actual danger, their knowledge that they couldn't hope to win in such a situation, is the reason why Socialist nanny-states everywhere make it their highest priority to prevent the common people from being able to defend themselves--because they know their regimes would be toppled by popular revolution if they kept the common people capable of it.

February 28, 2007 11:15 PM  
Blogger kahaneloyalist said...

About Darfur, do you think there is anything that can be done to end the slaughter?

February 28, 2007 11:46 PM  
Blogger ZionistYoungster said...

Either to arm the black Sudanese to the teeth, or to send a military force to them there. Both actions by a Western power would raise cries, of the sort that we are familiar with from Iraq, from the Left.

Another thing is, if those black Sudanese are Muslims (to the best of my knowledge, some are, but some are Christians), the gratitude toward a Western power for helping them would subside after a few months, and then the insurgency would begin, again as in Iraq.

The same story all over again, ad nauseum: no possibility of achieving victory by politically correct means. "Cultural imperialism" is the only way.

KL, please pray hard for the restoration of G-d's Justice, so that the Bedouin rapists who have been defiling our women will be brought to punishment speedily in our days. And if you're fasting tomorrow, then I wish you a beneficial fast. B'sorot tovot.

March 01, 2007 12:22 AM  
Blogger kahaneloyalist said...

I am fasting and I wish a easy fast for you as well.

Those beduins kidnapped those women if Israel was under Jewish law those Goyim would be killed for such a offense.

Do you know anything about Levanon? I cant believe how weak we are when Jews are murdered there is practically no response.

Did you know that when Yehuda HaMaccabe led us he put entire Goy cities to the sword for the murder of Jews. This was when Jews were murdered and the local government refused to punish the murderers.

March 01, 2007 1:25 AM  
Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

This says it all!: Darfur is in large measure a manifestation of the same racism that characterized the 21-year long North-South civil war, in which Arab supremacists sought to Arabize and Islamicize Sudan and take over the country’s oilfields at the expense of the Dinka and other black tribes. ..but no no no...its Israel with their 'apartheid'and blood libels and their dang WALL.., which is contaminating the whole Universe right?...great research ZY!

March 01, 2007 2:21 AM  
Blogger ZionistYoungster said...

KL,

I'm fasting too, b'ezrat HaShem. I'll keep to the fast so long as I don't feel anything serious (dizziness or such). This fast is reshut, but our situation makes a very strong call for it.

What are you referring to by "Levanon"? Sorry, I just don't know.

We two are religious, but this is all a betrayal of Secular Zionism as well. I remember, back in elementary school, reading of the Shomrim, the secular Zionist pioneers during the British Mandate days who retaliated for every attack and every act of theft carried out by the Bedouins at the time. It suited, because Secular Zionism was nothing if not about Jews being able to defend themselves, as not in the Diaspora. It seems the galut spirit has taken hold of those who claim to be the heirs of Herzl. Time for us to take the torch, and to sound a call to enlistment for those of our brothers who are sick of all this long-running scandal.

Angel,

Is that a trackback? No, I'm not asking for a trackback, it's just that it looks like a lot of the trackbacks I've seen around the blogosphere. Just wondering.

The silence of the Left will bring great judgment upon them. In my regular reading of their sites, I have grown to expect, for example, that any article or post with a womens'-issues-related title will be about "the plight of women in the Christian theocracy of America", their right to abortion on demand, and the like, and never a peep about the real plight of women in Islamic countries, all over the world, every day. Did you like my post Women Between the Extremes, by the way?

HaShem bless you and all you women of valor.

March 01, 2007 10:19 AM  
Blogger kahaneloyalist said...

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/121688

March 01, 2007 2:33 PM  
Blogger ZionistYoungster said...

Thanks. I read that, but the name didn't get into my head. That's what happens when those murders are an almost daily matter. :-( HaShem guard us.

March 01, 2007 4:37 PM  
Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

Hiya...fyi..I didn't send a trackback..just posted a comment..Easy fast and a meaningful one!..Love your comment bout the extra gragger btw!...:)

March 01, 2007 9:02 PM  
Blogger Eugene Gershin said...

Hi! Please grab anti-Olmert's Purim buttons from http://samsonblinded.org/blog/purim_banners.htm
The buttons are free and could be hotlinked. Let's make some fun of Olmert!

March 04, 2007 9:40 PM  
Blogger ZionistYoungster said...

Eugene,

I'm sorry, but the place of Haman in our time is already taken--by Ahmadinejad.

I don't want to make fun of Olmert (mainly because it's not funny that we have that wimp as leader at one of our most critical hours), I want to vote him out of office.

Thanks. Merry Purim.
ZY

March 04, 2007 11:15 PM  
Blogger seraphya said...

Just thought I would mention the organization HAeD, which is working to promote awareness of Darfur in Israel and to help the darfur refugees in Israel
http://www.haedarfur.org

The rally that HAeD had in Kikar Zion was an amazing example of ahavat Yisrael where there was one issue which everyone could come together to and agree on. Everyone from the Khachnik to the "anti-occupation"ist

March 12, 2007 1:43 AM  
Blogger ZionistYoungster said...

seraphya,

Thanks for that link. G-d bless them. For once, this is a good cause Jews rally for. It's because of that reason that, as you said, Jews from the entire spectrum of positions were present.

March 13, 2007 9:19 AM  

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