A lot of people are making a big deal about the Canadian Delegation walking out, on the speech at the United Nations, by the Iranian President. Some are even saying that Stephen Harper is acting more like a Prime Minister than they expected, because of his supposed stand against the Iranian leader.
Frankly, I find his solution to be nothing more than a sop, to appease the Jewish Community, and to try and take a high road, that is best left for real men, not puppets like Stephen Harper.
Anti Sematism is nothing new, is has been around as long as the Jews have been in existence. From the ancient Egyptians, to the Nazis, to the Skinheads, to some in the Arab world, like President Amadinejad of Iran. It is still prevalent in the Harper Alliance Party, now called the Conservatives. Stockwell Day has said how Jews will wander for all eternity, because they killed Jesus, so really, it is nothing new.
The simple reality is that the world likes to beat up on Jews, when they can’t beat up on anyone else. Iran isn’t able to beat on the USA, so it picks on Israel, hoping to draw blood, without having to pay for it.
The lies told by the Iranian President should never be left unchallenged. NO LIES that perpetuate hatred, racism, should ever be left unchallenged. You cannot defeat evil, by turning your back on it, by walking out on it. There is truth, in that Israeli troops did go too far, as did Hamas, something many forget when they talk about it. The difference is, that in Israel, and nations like Canada & the USA, we have laws that insure that those who go too far, are brought to justice.
Least, that is how it was, until people like George Bush, Stephen Harper, Tony Blair, came to power, and began to mirror those we are fighting. It is our RULE OF LAW, OUR ACCOUNTABILITY, that makes us difference to those who are evil, like Osama, like Amadinejad. OUR LEADERS ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, at least they were, until Bush and his followers became too afraid, and turned away from the very principles that have survived for thousands of years.
YES there was excesses by the Allies in WWII, but not on the scope of the Nazi’s or the Japanese, but the difference was, and is today, that those who did go too far, were held accountable. It wasn’t swept under the carpet, or excused.
As long as people turn their backs on those who would corrupt, who would circumvent the truth, for their own purposes, then evil will continue to win, continue to grow. You cannot turn your back on them, but instead must confront them, must set the truth into the record, not give them free reign.
ALL WE DID AT THE UNITED NATIONS WAS TURN TALE, AND RUN. THAT ISN’T BEING RESPONSIBLE, THAT ISN’T BEING DIPLOMATIC, THAT ISN’T BEING PRIME MINISTERIAL.
THAT IS BEING A COWARD.