The Real Reason Why The Left Hates Israel!Posted: April 30, 2016
Many have written about this topic, and many have touched on valuable points when it comes to the Left’s hatred of Israel, but it can all be summed up with one word, “WEAKNESS”. The Left’s inability to broker a deal in the Middle East has in fact caused endless wars and death across the globe, and Israel is the easy target of their incompetent blame. The story is more complicated than one column can explain, but it involves the international Left, not just the kooks in the United States, but Leftism in general and it’s complete and total failures.
Without getting too far into the weeds of the historical blunders of administration after administration, around the World, let’s attempt to outline why the Left hates Israel.
A BRIEF HISTORY IN EUROPE
When the Brits decided to start de-colonizing after WWI, they attempted to lay out a strategy to divide up the land in the Middle East that would bring about, what they hoped, was a peaceful arrangement for everyone. One has to factor in that they were going broke from the war and still had strategic resource interests in the Middle East when they attempted the divide. The “Colonialist” label had also become a huge negative in British society, following generations of occupation around the World. Those occupations were perceived as the reason for the endless stream of conflicts that had found their way into British history books for multiple generations. A turning tide of Socialism was also growing in Europe and it took a deep root in Britain and across Europe. So with the political landscape evolving, and the state of economic affairs in Britain, it only made sense to reduce its presence in the Middle East and throughout Africa.
By the end of WWII the financial situation in Britain, and across Europe, had turned to dire circumstances, and the political one as well. After many years of war, the British were willing to do just about anything to find peace, and the Brits needed a much deserved break from war to lick their wounds. With what had transpired during WWII, with the Holocaust, the World was especially sympathetic to the plight of Jews. Without getting too far in depth, there had been many more actors than Hitler on the stage that had contributed to the Holocaust. Some had willingly turned a blind eye to it, including some of the American press, such as The New York Times, who made a concerted effort to avoid World reports on the subject. (The New York Times was one of the most popular newspapers in the U.S. at the time) So in short, the World needed a place for Jews to call home, and thus Israel was born. (Unfortunately for them, it was smack dab in the middle of a hostile region that was sympathetic, and also contributors, to the Holocaust.)
So that sets the stage for Europe. (It’s probably not necessary to go into Germany’s situation, or how the Cold War began, but it was a major contributor to the modern day Left’s hatred towards Israel.) So now let’s set the stage for America. The U.S. had its own atrocities to grapple with. From the Japanese internment camps, to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which ended the war with Japan, (All of which happened under Democratic presidents.), there was a worldwide shame towards the United States for how it had decided to end the war with Japan. It also cast a gray cloud and a perception of unfair dominance about the U.S. across the globe. The German front was a complicated environment to debunk, because we partnered with our enemy, Russia, to defeat Nazi Germany. (The rise of the U.S.S.R. was occurring as WWI and WWII played out.) And Russia wasn’t exactly the nicest guy in the room.
After WWII, there were only two economies left that hadn’t been completely decimated by the war. One was the United States, and the other was the newly formed U.S.S.R. There were minor economies, and important ones, but the main actors on the stage were the U.S. and the Soviets. The U.S. and the Soviets immediately brokered for control in the Middle East, and the main player on the stage was Egypt. (Nasser was a key player in the outcome of WWII and continued to manipulate the West against the East until he died of a heart attack in 1970.) All parties had a stake in the Middle East’s major global energy source, and also a strategic route for commerce worldwide.
As time went by, war after war escalated in the Middle East against Israel and against rivaling countries within the Middle East, and the U.S.and Europe felt like they were losing their strategic footing in the Middle East, because of the alliance with Israel. But in fact, the U.S. and its allies were losing their footing in the Middle east because everyone refused to address the real 800-pound gorilla in the room. And that was the fact that the U.S., the Brits, the rest of Europe and Asia had created a monster. The World had aided in the rise of tyrants in the Middle East, and politicians were the last people on Earth that were ever going to admit, that in a time of so called peace, that they were responsible for reigniting war across the World.
Administration after administration, both here and abroad, were engaged in a massive cover up of their own doing. As terrorism escalated throughout the World, from the 1950’s to the present, the majority of those involved at the time and to the present resorted to blaming Israel for their own weaknesses and stupidity. Israel was an easy target, because every time something happened, the tyrannical regimes throughout the Middle East would blame Israel’s unlawful occupation for their aggressions. So naturally, it was easier to claim relevance to the attacks then to address their own feckless and weak policies that had exacerbated the problem to begin with.
All presidents of the United States, from the beginning of the Cold War to the present, have failed miserably in the Middle East, except for one. Surprisingly it was Richard Nixon. Imagine how the Left must feel about that? He was a key player in pulling Egypt out of the iron grip of the U.S.S.R. and delivering them as a staunch ally to the United States. How did he do it? He backed Israel during the 1967 war, that decimated Israel’s neighbors and put the U.S.S.R on its heels, and he did it with brute strength and against the will of a Democratic congress. So you can see where the Left might have some animosity towards Israel considering that they have always been on the wrong side of the conflict in the Middle East. Not to mention that their choice of dealing with the problem has always made it far worse than it needed to be.
Now that you know the background that has contributed to the growing hatred towards Israel, it might be easier to understand. The Left believes that if they say something enough times it will become the truth, regardless of their actions or the consequences. Israel is a constant reminder of the abject failure of Left, not only in the United States, but worldwide. It’s a tiny country that refused to take bad advice from Leftists and proved that it was the right thing to do. That’s why they’re still standing today, and that’s the real reason why the Left hates Israel.