November 30, 2005

The Yellow Party of the United States

Y'know, this garbage would be funny if it wasn't so pathetically serious:

The Green Party of the United States has endorsed a statement calling for a comprehensive strategy of boycott and divestment that would pressure the government of Israel to guarantee human rights for Palestinians.

The resolution, introduced by the Wisconsin Green Party and passed in the Green Party's National Committee, seeks reversal of Israel's current policies.

"Israel's treatment of Palestinians -- those who are Israeli citizens as well as those in the territories -- is comparable in many ways to South African apartheid, and has resulted in a cycle of violence and lack of security for both Israelis and Palestinians," said Mohammed Abed, a member of the Green Party of Wisconsin.

Greens allege that the 'peace process' will ensure neither peace nor human rights, and have called the Gaza Disengagement Plan a smokescreen to buy time and accumulate political capital for the Sharon government while it pursues a plan to force Palestinians into disconnected reservations on less than half the West Bank. (My emphasis.)

And now the big yawner:

The Green Party is already on record as supporting the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and to receive compensation for their losses; immediate Israeli withdrawal from all lands acquired since 1967, including the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem; maintenance of Jerusalem as a shared city open to people of all faiths; suspension of U.S. military and foreign aid to Israel; complete dismantling of the Israeli separation wall; and serious consideration of a single secular, democratic state as the national home of both Israelis and Palestinians. Greens have affirmed the right of self-determination for both Palestinians and Israelis.

The self-righteous syrupy drip is so viscous I just can't stand it.

Need I address these inanities one by one? No. But let's look at that last sentence: "self determination for both Palestinians and Israelis." Hey -- sounds much like the original 1948 UN setup! Of course, back then, the Palestinians and surrounding Arab states would have none of that; indeed, they invoked the UN's own "right to self determination" clause to decree that they refused to accept the [UN] partition plan (even though the former was not previously a sovereign state), and proceeded in their attempts to obliterate the new Israel.

I wonder if the Greens have the cojones to urge divestment of each and every Arab state that refuses to recognize Israel fully -- and that teach in their schools that Jews are akin to "devils," among other rubbish.

Nah. It's too easy to pat oneself on the back because "you're on the side of the 'oppressed.'" Never mind that once, a puny new and oppressed nation, comprised of arguably the most historically oppressed people ever, turned back much larger nations -- in area and population -- time and time again in their determination to merely exist. And now as they grapple -- still -- with that same problem (albeit less severe) and its many moral and political implications, we have idiots like the Greens calling for their heads.

You ought to be ashamed.

(h/t: John Ray.)

Posted by Hube at November 30, 2005 09:43 PM | TrackBack

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"I wonder if the Greens have the cojones to urge divestment of each and every Arab state that refuses to recognize Israel fully -- and that teach in their schools that Jews are akin to "devils," among other rubbish."

I am a Green and I support the divestment from Arab states that teach their children that Jews are devils and do not respect the sovereignty of the Israeli nation or the right of its citizens to be safe within its borders or anywhere in the world for that matter. Just as I do for the Palestinians.

Posted by: DanaGarrett at December 1, 2005 03:52 PM

Thank you, Dana.

Does the National Green Party have such a resolution available much like its Israeli divestment lit.?

Posted by: Hube at December 1, 2005 04:51 PM


I don't know if they do. I don't keep up w/ the National Party that much. I didn't know about this divestment from Israel business until I read it here.

Posted by: Dana Garrett at December 1, 2005 10:05 PM

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