It has to be difficult to be a palestinian these days. After decades of being pawns in the Arabs’ never ending war against Israel, the years of raising their children with a seething, irrational hatred of jews, of suicide bombings, rock-throwing, missile-lobbing, and sneaking into Israel to bravely fight for your dream of a state by brutally butchering mothers, fathers, and their children under cover of darkness, only to see your neighbors’ states go up in flames in attempts to bring down their corrupt governments and replace them with modern-day islamic states, working toward the inevitable caliphate that just might grant you your own state, but not your own sovereignty and freedom. And as this history roils around your deadly but impotent actions, the constant talk on your behalf, which never seems to translate to anything else, has finally been taken up by the most impotent talker of all: Barack Hussein Obama.
In his “Arab Spring” speech, the pResident called for Israel to give up land it won when it was attacked by its neighbors in 1967, in order to create this state. This was neither unexpected or courageous on the part of the pResident. The striking part was not bold, but it was insulting to the people that he purports to lead. From the Huffpo:
Second, we do not want a democratic Egypt to be saddled by the debts of its past. So we will relieve a democratic Egypt of up to $1 billion in debt, and work with our Egyptian partners to invest these resources to foster growth and entrepreneurship. We will help Egypt regain access to markets by guaranteeing $1 billion in borrowing that is needed to finance infrastructure and job creation. And we will help newly democratic governments recover assets that were stolen. Third, we are working with Congress to create Enterprise Funds to invest in Tunisia and Egypt. These will be modeled on funds that supported the transitions in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall. OPIC will soon launch a $2 billion facility to support private investment across the region. [Emphasis Mine.]
Let that sink in for a moment.
His own government is busted. Broke. Bankrupt. The cupboard is bare. While he pays lip service to fiscal responsibility, he continues pushing an agenda that spends money, and that requires us to borrow, even though we are starting to look like a really bad credit risk. He isn’t willing to limit government, and with the limitation, curb the insanely irresponsible spending and borrowing, instead opting to raise taxes on an economy already on its knees. He isn’t willing to grow the future here, and wants to redistribute wealth we don’t even have to a part of the world that is flush with petrodollars.
Here’s a unique idea. Instead of borrowing from the Chinese so my grandkids will be paying them back, and giving it to the arabs, why not let the arabs redistribute their own wealth so their people can realize their dreams on their own dime? It might sound flippant, but it wasn’t meant to. We are talking about muslim countries that make billions every year in oil revenues. The President was right about one thing: Its stupid to rely on one thing alone to build an economy. However, they have money of their own. And it seems to me that the faith they keep wanting to kill us for not having requires them to make their own “investments in people”. If things are as dire as the pResident and others would have us believe, then it is time for these faithful who have been “acquiring wealth for wealth’s sake” to step up and start making their own contributions.
From “The Religion of Islam” website:
Like prayer, which is both an individual and communal responsibility, zakat expresses a Muslim’s worship of and thanksgiving to God by supporting those in need. In Islam, the true owner of things is not man, but God. Acquisition of wealth for its own sake, or so that it may increase a man’s worth, is condemned. Mere acquisition of wealth counts for nothing in the sight of God. It does not give man any merit in this life or in the hereafter. Islam teaches that people should acquire wealth with the intention of spending it on their own needs and the needs of others.
Needs like, oh, I don’t know…helping young arabs get to resources to achieve their dreams?
Apart from zakat, the Quran and Hadeeth (sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him) also stress sadaqah, or voluntary almsgiving, which is intended for the needy. The Quran emphasizes feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, helping those who are in need, and the more one helps, the more God helps the person, and the more one gives, the more God gives the person. One feels he is taking care of others and God is taking care of him.
Granted, this doesn’t allow him to buy world votes with our money, but frankly, I’m tired of Democrats buying any votes with our money. Spending it the way he proposes doesn’t even buy him the dependency that he gets from Democratic voters, and he should have learned that adoration is fleeting by now.
I’m tired of being insulted.
I’m tired of being lectured about racism when I express a dissenting point of view.
I’m tired of being lectured about hate when I observe hypocrisy.
I’m tired of being told about evil corporations by wealthy union bosses who enrich themselves while destroying the competitive ability of American businesses and eventually put their members out of work.
I’m tired of having democracy flung in my face when I live in a republic.
I’m tired of the constant double-standards that will say that the ends justify the means when they can no longer deny that the left is corrupt and refuses to respect the law.
I’m tired of an insatiable government that continues to grow, and consume, and usurp, and to infantilize its own people.
And I’m afraid that complacency will keep us all here, until every act we perform in a day will be subject to the approval of a faceless bureaucrat tucked away in the bowels of a federal office building somewhere on the eastern seaboard.