There was an incident back about 2004 or 2006 It made headlines, but it disappeared in a day or two. It was relatively minor as these things go and the “Legacy Media’ soon lost interest.
It seems that a “Palestinian Freedom Fighter” got into Israel. He machine-gunned an expectant mother and her two daughters. Three or four (depending on how you count) murdered because of their race.
National Public Radio had a comment on the incident. It was something like: “..a tragedy, but you have to understand the rage of the Palestinians.”
“Understand” the murder of women and children because of their race? Ah…EXCUSE ME! I don’t understand.
It was on that day I came to the realization of just how loathsome liberals are.
And that brings us to Johnny Rotten. I don’t like Johnny; I think his music is nihilistic, dead-end, even suicidal. But….
Back in July, he gave an interview preceding a tour that was going to include Israel. He commented on some “hate mail” that he had received for going there:
But John’s anger is genuine. He wants me to record it, for posterity. “I really resent the presumption that I’m going there to play to right-wing Nazi Jews,” he tells me. “If Elvis-f*****g-Costello wants to pull out of a gig in Israel because he’s suddenly got this compassion for Palestinians, then good on him. But I have absolutely one rule, right? Until I see an Arab country, a Muslim country, with a democracy, I won’t understand how anyone can have a problem with how they’re treated.”
For more on Johnny Rotten, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lydon
George Wills recently wrote an editorial on this subject. It was in the Washington Post, of all places:
In the 62 years since this homeland was founded on one-sixth of 1 percent of the land of what is carelessly and inaccurately called “the Arab world,” Israelis have never known an hour of real peace. Patronizing American lectures on the reality of risks and the desirableness of peace, which once were merely fatuous, are now obscene
It’s a remarkable turn of events: I respect Johnny Rotten a whole lot more than I do all of the oh-so Smart and oh-so Elite in Public Broadcasting.
Thanks for the lead to: http://www.barcepundit-english.blogspot.com/
Steamboat Jack (my evil twin)