Bill Maher forsvarer Netanyahu til de progressives bestyrtelse

Diverse — Drokles on March 24, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Den venstredrejede amerikanske TV-vært Bill Maher har to gode funktioner. Han kritiserer islam og forsvarer Israel. Begge til venstrefløjens højlydte protester. Senest har han angrebet hysteriet over den israelske premierminister Benjamin Netanyahus let klodsede formulering om at araberne i Israel ville komme til stemmeurnerne i stimer

I heard a lot of commentators here say, it would been as if Mitt Romney, in 2012, on the eve of the election said, ‘black voters are coming out in droves to the polls,’ But I don’t know if that’s really a great analogy. I think that would be a good analogy if America was a country that was surrounded by 12 or 13 completely black nations who had militarily attacked us many times, including as recently as last year. Would we let them vote? I don’t know. When we were attacked by the Japanese, we didn’t just not let them vote, we rounded them up and put them in camps.

Think Progress kaldt Mahers analogi ‘bizar’ og mente at “Maher’s defense of Netanyahu goes significantly farther than conservatives“. For Alternet “This seems to endorse the idea that America is a white nation and blacks are merely second-class citizens” og de argumenterede

Today, most of those countries [krigeriske/arabiske lande] are at peace with Israel, and some, including former rivals Jordan and Egypt, have strong diplomatic relations with the country. But even beyond the issue of the wars, it’s unclear if the comic understands the implications of what he’s saying. During those conflicts, Israel went to war with other countries, not other races. That should in no way impact how the country treats its domestic Arab population, which on paper has the same citizenship as the Jewish population. By Maher’s logic, the fact that we’ve been at war with several Muslim countries in the past decade would somehow logically lead to us disenfranchising Muslim Americans here at home.

The wider implication of Maher’s comments are that the United States is a white nation that could be besieged by “black nations” or the Japanese – as if our African American or Japanese American population is somehow less American. The logic that Maher is applying to Israel more or less concedes that he believes it’s a state where Arab citizens are second-class, a belief that it is increasingly obvious Israel’s leadership and electorate endorse.

Maher har helt ret. Israel afkræves højere standarder og vil selv da blive udskammet.

2 Kommentarer »

  1. Mahers fejl var at nævne de sorte, da det giver venstrefløjserne mulighed for at flytte fokus fra hans udmærkede argumentation, som de ikke kan skyde ned. Ved at bruge f.eks. Europæiske lande som eksempel, ville han tvinge kritikerne til at tage stilling til de relevante ting.

    Comment by Tyrael — March 26, 2015 @ 3:38 pm
  2. Ja, det var en klodset facon at provokere på. Men det er kun sjovt med lidt ballade i venstrefløjens lejr. Så kan han også få smagt udskamningsmaskinen.

    Comment by Drokles — March 27, 2015 @ 5:36 pm

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