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Sunday, May 06, 2007

For the Geographically-Challenged

How many times did I see the comparison of the Zionists to the French colonials, and the “Palestinians” to the Algerians? A lot. How many times did I see that comparison made with absolutely no regard to the fundamental difference between the two places? About as many times. So, beside a post dealing with that, I now bring a visual depiction to show why that analogy doesn’t work.

Map: Top: Distance of 756 km between Algiers and Marseille, with caption, "A motherland to flee to, a sea apart..." Bottom: Distance of 16 km between Netanya and Tulkarm, with caption, "...next-door neighbors, and this IS the motherland!"
A map-based reality check. Click to view full size.

Picture yourself living in a major city of your country with the enemy just a simple rocket’s launch away from you, and then you’ll realize what the inhabitants of Sderot have to go through every day. And maybe you’ll realize why the demand that Israel give up its lands is far removed from a call for states like France and Britain to decolonize.

The Algerians, by the way, are now, in one of those fickle twists of history, the colonists in French cities, forming no-go zones neighboring those of their non-Muslim French hosts, complete with shariah law, cousin marriage, mosques where the doctrine of Islamic world domination is preached and quarters where terrorist plots are hatched. Such is true for much of Europe. You tried to appease, but it has come to you nonetheless. Soon you will be faced with a stark choice.

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11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chickens are coming home to roost in Europe, deservedly, in my opinion. We will see how long European self-righteous pacifism lasts. Already the Japanese are discovering their inner Samurai in response to threats from North Korea. Europeans may find themselves channelling their own inner tribal warrior before long. It happened twice in the last century.

May 06, 2007 5:41 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

ZY:
This post reminds of the response I once gave a "Jew for Jesus" in college:
I opened a pocket dictionary to "Christian," hilighted it, and gave him the dictionary to study.

Lost a good dictionary that way, but the guy was totally flabbergasted...

May 06, 2007 6:14 PM  
Blogger ZionistYoungster said...

Anon,

People just insist on learning the hard way.

To be sure, "Learn from history" is not a very helpful statement by itself, because history is varied. It was World War I, caused by the bellicosity of the powers of then, that paved the way to the appeasement leading to World War II; and now it seems people prefer to be stuck in 1972 (Vietnam).

Michael,

Yeah, the "in your face" method is bound to shock people into recognition.

I just can't stand it, reading those diaries and their comments on Daily Kos, the sheer ignorance of the situation here. These people really think like it's some kind of Falklands War, some kind of conflict between two overseas enemies; and they demand we abandon our lands as if we had some kind of alternative location of vast space to retreat to. From people who claim to speak out of compassion, the callousness is amazing. They never had anything close to this experience--the experience of next-door neighbor enemies and nowhere else to go--so they can't imagine it, and they keeping talking their nonsense.

May 06, 2007 10:51 PM  
Blogger ZionistYoungster said...

Keep your fingers crossed for Europe, y'all. Sarko's been elected Big Cheese of France.

May 06, 2007 11:21 PM  
Blogger kahaneloyalist said...

I am not sure how much difference Sarko will make for the French, he has to know how strong the Muzzies are becoming in France, I dont think he dares offend them too strongly or his party might never recover. Unless he is willing to rid himself of the Muzzies all together, which I doubt strongly.

If your interested in the French Patriotic, but not anti-Jewish perspective, this blog is worth checking out http://galliawatch.blogspot.com/ the author tiberge, from what I have seen seems to be a de Villiers Nationalist.

May 06, 2007 11:55 PM  
Blogger ZionistYoungster said...

KL,

I'm afraid you're probably right. I (together with a lot of those on our side) have been so clamoring for a piece of good news that I've let it wash me all over. Time will tell how tough he is.

Thanks for that link, I need to read it more thoroughly, as well as read about de Villiers. I'm not well-versed in French history.

May 07, 2007 12:08 AM  
Blogger kahaneloyalist said...

French history, especially since the Revolution is very complicated, with enormous numbers of different factions and ideologies, and sub-ideologies coming to the fore and falling away.

De Villiers, is a French Nationalist who has had a political party since 94, Mouvement pour la France, they have started to have serious growth in recent years, but are still pretty small. They want to severly limit or even end Islamic immigration to France, believe that France needs to return to Judeo-Christian values(de Villiers words) and support Israel to the hilt. They regard Islam as the ultimate enemy to Western civilzation and by its nature totalitarian. They support free markets, and their base is mostly middle class and some upper class.

May 07, 2007 1:47 AM  
Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

hiya ZY..its now a wait and see game..I feel sorry for the French Jews now..sigh

May 07, 2007 4:01 PM  
Blogger ZionistYoungster said...

Thanks for the briefing, KL. He sounds, then, like one among so many people the world needs right now as leaders but has little hope of getting (unless the demand becomes absolutely pressing, but that'd take a lot, G-d forbid).

Angel,

We're faced with an unknown. I've read, like most of us, that Sarkozy is pro-US, fiscally conservative, tough on crime etc., but recent history is replete with leaders who confounded expectations (for better or worse). And don't forget he's French. The opposite of "predictable" is "French".

May 07, 2007 5:35 PM  
Blogger kahaneloyalist said...

ZY, it seems we keep getting sheep in wolves clothing for our leaders...

May 07, 2007 6:50 PM  
Blogger ZionistYoungster said...

Yeah. Begin, Bibi, Sharon, Bush II--all expected to be tough, but in the end either making concessions to the enemy, or caving to political correctness, or both...

May 07, 2007 9:14 PM  

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