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Relativism Versus Reality: Ralph Peters and Endless War

Posted by Glezele Vayne on May 26, 2010

BS”D

Prof. Paul Eidelberg

Since 1968, when my essay “The Crisis of Our Times” appeared in the Congressional Record, I have written several books warning of the subversive influence of the university-bred doctrine of moral and cultural relativism. Nineteen years later Allan Bloom wrote The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today’s Students. And now Melanie Phillips has just published The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle over God, Truth, and Power, which blames relativism as the root cause of the Western decadence.

Relativism dominates the social sciences and humanities. It has stultified generations of college students who become our politicians, diplomats, judges, and journalists.  Relativism, known also “moral equivalence,” was the target of my recent critique of former US ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk who, like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is a university graduate that advocates the “two-state” solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. 

Such university-education officials can’t cope with stark reality: Jews and Muslims have utterly antagonistic ideas of human nature and society. One exalts peace and democracy, the other war and autocracy. The two-state solution implies moral equivalence.  That Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu endorses this solution only reveals his lack of moral courage, since his insistence on a demilitarized Palestinian state confirms Islamic bellicosity. Read the rest of this entry »

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Swedish foreign minister compares Netanyahu to Hamas

Posted by avideditor on April 13, 2008

The Swedes should kick this mad man out of his post. This moral equivalency has gone to far. Netanyahu believes in protecting the Jewish people, while Hamas worships the culture of death and would gladly kill all its own people as long as it kill the jews. The european media is partly to blame for this because of their extremely bias coverage. But I still hold the responsibility to Sweden to remove this man. I am boycotting the country until this mad man is forced to step down. I recommend others do the same. Feel free to cross post this. Anyone willing to boycott sweden with me just say yes as a comment.

Swedish foreign minister compares Netanyahu to Hamas: “

Israeli diplomats are furious over a radio interview yesterday with
Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt in which Bildt compares Israeli
opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu with Hamas.

In
an interview with a Swedish radio station, Bildt was asked how it was
possible for Israel to make peace with the Palestinians while Hamas
controlled the Gaza Strip.

‘It is possible to make peace without
Hamas the same way it is possible to make peace without Netanyahu on
the Israeli side,’ Bildt said.

Israeli diplomatic officials
called the comparison ‘chutzpah’ and said that Bildt had a long history
of making pro-Palestinian statements.

‘It is a horrible and
stupid statement that displays complete ignorance about the Middle
East,’ a Foreign Ministry official told The Jerusalem Post. ‘He clearly
does not understand the difference between the leader of an Israeli
political party and a group that is engaging in the terror that
threatens Europe as much as Israel.’

While the comparison
is odious, I’m more surprised to see ‘Israeli diplomats’ coming to
Netanyahu’s defense than I am to see that Bildt made the comments. Both
Bildt and Sweden have made comments like this before. Sweden is a member of something called the Negotiations Support Unit,
a group of European countries who are encouraging the ‘Palestinians’
not to compromise on the ‘right of return,’ and instead to flood the
state of Israel with ‘refugees’ so as to do demographically what they
could not do militarily. Other members of this group (in case you are
wondering) include Britain, Norway, Denmark and Holland. And Sweden was
where an Israeli ambassador would have been prosecuted – but for his
diplomatic status – for unplugging an ‘art exhibit’ honoring a suicide bomber.

Netanyahu,
on the other hand, has been lambasted in the Knesset and the media here
recently for allowing a wealthy Jew to pay the costs of his vacation  public relations trip to England
two summers ago in which he spent the entire time speaking on behalf of
the government’s conduct of the war in Lebanon (before a lot of people
realized how badly the government was running the war, Netanyahu was
playing the loyal opposition). No ‘Israeli diplomats’ have come to
Netanyahu’s defense. Only Manchester millionaire Joshua Rowe has.

Cross-posted to Israel Matzav.

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