'What could Jews do to Arabs that their own dysfunctional leaders haven't already done?'
As the Annapolis peace conference unfolds, Arab state controlled media are doing what they do best. They are warning their 'representatives' not to make any peace deals with Israel.
So let's be clear. Arab state controlled media are warning their own Arab governments not to enter any kind of peace accord with Israel. Think about that.
If conspiracy theories are a wonderful exercise in fantasy and escapism, Arab world conspiracy theorists are the gold medal Olympians of the fantasy competition. In the Arab world, virtually every Arab conspiracy is worthy of a Pulitzer prize in the ‘Fiction‘ category (as we have noted many times before, the only other endeavor in which the Arab world has distinguished itself on the world stage is Jew hating). Of those Arab world conspiracy theories, we noted, ‘Imagine an entire life, lived as a psychotic episode.
Conspiracy theories serve one of two purposes. They either serve as a reason for the successes or as reasons for the failures of a particular group or of an individual. The Arab world fixation with Jews and the reasons for Jewish successes serve as the classic fodder for conspiracy theorists.
Arab world conspiracy theorists want to believe that they merit very special attention from Jews because for some obscure reason, the Jews are fixated on the Arabs.
Now, let’s think about that for a minute. Does anyone seriously believe that there are any Jews, anywhere, that are fixated (read: obsessed) on the Arab world? Does anyone really believe that the vast majority of Jews wake up every morning and ask themselves, ‘What can I do to screw an Arab today?’
Does anyone really believe that Jews- like everybody else- put aside concern for their family, jobs, community and whatever needs they might have, just so they might focus on undermining the Arabs and Arab world?
What could Jews- or anyone else, for that matter, anywhere, do to Arabs what their own dysfunctional political and ‘religious’ leadership haven’t already done to insure the failure of Arab society? As it is, according to the UN Human Development report, the Arab world already has just about the lowest levels of education in the world, save for sub Saharan Africa.
We have noted before that
Currently, there are less than 100 universities in the Arab world. Of that number, at least 10 are ‘Islamic’ universities that do not teach anything other than theology. Notwithstanding the obscene wealth generated by these oil rich nations, there is not a single Arab institution of consequence. There is no major research and no important scholarship that originates in the Arab world. In fact, the greatest scholarship concerning the Arab world and Middle East, originates outside the region, in America or Europe.
(Apparently, this fact is lost on the Arab conspiracy theorist that blames the low number of Arabs that have won the Nobel prize as yet another ‘Jewish conspiracy.’ Or, Muslim Nobel Prize winners are masquerading as Jews and Christians)
Arab world economies are basket cases (Syrian economists still talk in old and failed Soviet terms of ‘five year plans‘). While there are car manufacturing plants in Africa, there are non in the Arab world. The last few years has seen the first household appliance ‘manufacturing plant’ in Egypt. In fact, the washers and refrigerators are really only assembled in that plant- with parts from other nations (ironically, including Israel). Does anyone believe that it is Jews that are holding back Arab powerhouse economies that might usurp western manufacturers of clothes dryers? Does anyone believe that if not for a few Jews, the Arab world would be a leading player in the space race instead of being a leading player in the hotly competitive clothesline industry?
While the Arab world is under the tyranny of dysfunctional leaders, the entire western world- Jews in Israel and the world over included- hopes that one day, freedom will empower the ummah. If there were so many Jews conspiring against the Arabs, why would they be at the fore of wanting to empower the Arab world? Are the conspiracy theorists telling us they are happy with the current state of affairs in the Arab world? Are they saying that they are happy with the dysfunction, misogyny, illiteracy and bigotry that is underwritten day and night by these regimes?
Many in the Arab world say that Israel, not Jews are the problem. The very existence of a Jewish state in the region is an affont to Arabs. Lets examine that.
If Israel as a political entity were to vanish tomorrow, does anyone believe that Jews living in what is now Israel, would be treated kindly? Generations have grown up hearing the political, media and even religious mantra of ‘SLAUGHTER THE JEWS! Religious edicts, fatwas, have been issued by lunatic Saudi clerics saying that it is incumbent upon Muslim men to rape Jewish women and children. Does anyone really believe that given the chance, that would not happen? The GIA in Algeria raped Muslim children (boys and girls) as young as 6 years old, before murdering and dismembering them, in the name of religion. How could anyone believe that kind of violence would not be directed at non-Muslims? Does anyone really believe that if Israel ceased to exist as an entity, Arab despots would step down and embrace freedom instead of monumental corruption and tyranny that has come to define them?
In a world full of conspiracies, many in the Arab world are convinced that they have been ‘chosen’ by the Jews are conspired against. Because they are somehow so special, so very special, it is they who are selected. That is not unlike the paranoid schizophrenic who tells his psychiatrist that he believes the CIA has implanted a listening device in his anus. They broadcast subliminal messages as to when he must defecate, so as to download the mental transcripts of his exchanges with aliens as well as his most private thoughts. That paranoid schizophrenic constructs an entire world around his delusions- a world that at once validates himself as a ‘victim’ and at the same time, highlights his own ’specialness.’
There is of course, another truth about conspiracies and conspiracy theorists. Whether they like it or not, conspiracy theorists invite comparisons with the object of their obsessions. In the inevitable comparison between Jews and Muslims in cultural, societal and religious terms, the contrasts could not be more stark. The direction taken by each group are seperated by 180 degrees. Most, if not all of the direction taken by the Arab world is the direct result of the choices made by dysfunctional Arab leaders.
In our world, environment helps to shape values. The values found in free societies are very different than the values taught in dysfunctional, oppressive and repressive regimes.
The values of free societies are passed on to free citizens. We engage in free dissent, debate, argue and we are free to challenge each other, our government and especially, ourselves. We are free to formulate our own opinions and if we wish, we are free to change those opinions.
The values of repressive and dysfunctional societies become the values of citizens living in those societies. Subjugation, repression and hate are a part of everyday life in those societies.
When we compare the values of the western free societies with the dysfunctional and oppressive values that are force fed in the Arab world, we have to ask ourselves a question.
The choices made by these dysfunctional Arab leaders cannot be blamed on Jews, Martians or Wiccans- no matter how badly the Arab conspiracies want that to be so.
‘The Arab world see the rejection of their values as a rejection of themselves- they do not see or understand that by rejecting the ugly values they have had forced upon them, they can only elevate themselves.’
Insisting that they are not responsible for their destiny will only insure another generation of Arab world failure.
All the while, the world moves forward.Portions of this post have been previously published.