Navonim - The Ramblings of Garnel Ironheart

Navonim - The Ramblings of Garnel Ironheart

Friday, 16 October 2009

The Good Jew

Richard Goldstone probably thinks he's a decent man. The judge whose work will be used as the basis of the new blood libel against Israel probably thought he was even expressing Jewish values by courageously condemning Israel in his recent report on the recent 'Aza war. Good liberals often like to think that way, patting themselves on the back for their honesty, as if the amount they condemn their own people is some measure of a personal sense of morality.
Those of us out in the real world who were critical of his biased report (he is alleged to have fallen asleep while the Israelis were presenting him with evidence of the endless rocket attacks from 'Aza) were in turn criticized for labelling him as a self-hating Jew. Yes events have once again borne out the correctness of this assessment.
As The Jerusalem Post reports, the UN Human Rights Council has unsurprisingly accepted his report as fact. Well, maybe not the entire report. The parts about Hamas using its people as human shields and firing rockets into Israel seem to have been removed from the report as being irrelevant but the juicy bits on how bad the Jews were are still in their intact. And therefore:
Despite Israeli lobbying efforts against the Goldstone report, the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva endorsed the document on Friday, a move that will send it on to more powerful UN bodies in New York for action.
Jurist Richard Goldstone sits next to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay while delivering the report at the session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva on Sept. 29.
The resolution passed 25-6, with eleven countries abstaining. Five states, including France and the UK, declined to vote.

Of course this was no surprise. From the moment Goldstone first lifted pen to paper, it was a foregone conclusion that a liberal Jew appointed by the central source of anti-Semitism in the world would come up with a new weapon to attack Israel with. What is suprising is the author's response:
Goldstone, who agreed to lead the fact-finding mission only if he could investigate Hamas as well, said he was "saddened" by the resolution. "There is not a single phrase condemning Hamas as we have done in the report," Goldstone was quoted as saying by AFP, the French press agency
It is said that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. Winston Churchill said ""If a man is not a socialist in his youth, he has no heart. If he is not a conservative by the time he is 30 he has no head". Judge Goldstone either has no head or he is still awaiting his mugging. How can he possibly be surprised that a panel stuffed with representatives from most of the anti-Jewish states in the world wouldn't tamper with his already screwed-up report to make it even more damning to Israel?
There is a price to be paid for being a good Judenrat Jew. It comes when the person realizes that despite all his efforts to make nice with the anti-Semite, he's going to wind up getting shot just like all the Jews whom he sold out to save himself. Perhaps Goldstone is starting to get an inkling of that now.


David said...

No argument from this quarter. I wouldn't venture a guess as to whether Goldstone thinks he's a decent man or not, but the evidence is against him on this.

The Leader, Garnel Ironheart said...

I would venture a guess. I think that when he was making the report he thought he was a great man, all liberal and even-handed and moral. That's the irony of self-hating Jews. They're actually quite in love with themselves.

Devorah said...

An excellent post. It infuriates me to no end when Jews argue publicly against Israel. You've hit the nail on the head when you mention how these Jews feel like they're being even-handed and moral. See also: Haaretz.

I think further encouraging this trend is the influence of the media. According to media, which academia has embraced unquestioningly, being a Liberal means being Moral. Being conservative, or Republican, is siding with the devil. You're a bad, bad person. It doesn't help that Republicans generally care more about big business than about the poor or the disadvantaged. (Jon Stewart has a funny segment on the Republicans voting against Senator Franken's anti-rape bill, which would hurt companies like Halliburton, but tirade against ACORN)

This is kinda what you had to say in the previous post, only without the abortion and birth control part. :-)

Academia and the media has decided that Israel is the bad guy. The little guy, Palestine, are just full of salt o' the earth women and their doe-eyed children. Israel obviously hates children!

World opinion has always, always been against Israel. And the Jews. I don't believe it will ever change, and it's there because God has decided to remind us continually that we only exist because of Him. We're still having the argument we've had more than sixty years ago - does Israel have the right to exist? Most believe that it does not. Even Israeli Arabs, who enjoy free and excellent medical care, tolerance, welfare, and other subsidies - close to 50% have stated that they do not want Jews to live in Israel. And sadly, many Jews agree. Check out some of the unfortunate sayings from leaders like Ben Gurion.

Off the Derech said...

Garnel: I assume you're as unbiased and fair-minded when you discuss Israel as you are when you discuss religion. In other words, your opinion isn't worth a dime.

David said...

Again, I'd be reluctant to venture a guess, but I'd be surprised if the guy was really all that in love with himself. Being a self-hating Jew (and, much as I dislike that term, I won't quibble in Goldstone's case), almost by definition, involves a fair amount of cognitive dissonance. Self-hate and amour-propre are ill-wed companions.

N said...

There is a pasuk in isaiah which states that before moshiach comes, our worst enemies will come from within our ranks. goldstone fits the bill...

The Leader, Garnel Ironheart said...

Hi N and welcome,

I like your blog so far so I've linked it on mine.

And yes: Macharivaich memea'ich yetze'u.

The original pasuk refers to non-Jewish oppressors who, in the end of days will finally leave us alone but it is common interpreted as you've mentioned.