Some 1.25 million Arabs are citizens of Israel. Most deny Israel's right to exist as a sovereign Jewish state. These Arabs do not suffer from the egalitarian syndrome that dominates Israel's Jewish elites.In the Arab world, they tried to keep the refugees in refugee camps. In our case, the Israeli state took them all in. Israeli Arabs vehemently oppose any settlement which would transform them into Palestinian subjects, denying them Israeli citizenship. What do the Arabs of Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and Gaza know about Abu Mazen's Palestinian Authority that Western policy-makers and public opinion molders do not know?!
A propos of the Muslim massacre at Fort Hood and the media's failure to fault Islam for this massacre, I am updating an 1999 article of mine. I invite readers to think about the educators of our "politically correct" or non-judgmental media, because the core of the problem consists not in cowardly or obfuscating journalists but rather the universities that educated them.
We boast of these universities, even though they produce so many moral idiots. I mean men and women stultified by the academic doctrine of moral or cultural relativism. Because it is this doctrine that prompts "politically correct" fools to hire Muslims to serve on US military bases and even head the US Department of Homeland Security. I am speaking of a doctrine that has corrupted even the President of the United States, a doctrine that prompts him to turn a blind eye toward Muslims or Arabs who call "Death to America" and "Death to Israel."
What is even more fundamental, I invite readers to think about the normless democracy now prevalent in the United States, a democracy whose cardinal principles, equality and freedom, no longer have rational and ethical constraints. America is so proud of this democracy, not knowing it is self-destructing vis-à-vis a religion whose deity exalts death.
This said, I turn to the article I wrote in 1999, whose philosophical source is my critique of the American education which appeared in the Congressional Record, Senate, July 31, 1968. [See article below]
Some 1.25 million Arabs are citizens of Israel. Most deny Israel's right to exist as a sovereign Jewish state. These Arabs do not suffer from the egalitarian syndrome that dominates Israel's Jewish elites.
The egalitarian syndrome I have elsewhere called it "demophrenia" has not been studied by modern psychology. This democratic syndrome impairs the ability to make moral judgments and to use political authority with a good conscience. It makes the use of might in defense of right suspect in the minds of egalitarians. Those infected by this mental deficiency are prone to political paralysis when confronted by threats requiring them to assert themselves or to use power over others. Recall how the Shamir Government was incapable of using adequate force to suppress the intifada. The egalitarian syndrome led to Oslo.
Some will object by saying the Government of Israel is afraid of adverse world opinion. But fear of world opinion is itself a symptom of the egalitarian syndrome. When Arabs screamed "Slaughter the Jews!" they didn't give a hoot for world opinion, and precisely because their immunity system has not been impaired by the egalitarian syndrome.
The egalitarian syndrome stupefies the mind; it destroys moral outrage and honor. This is why Israeli prime ministers released and armed Arab terrorists, i.e., experienced Jew-killers, to provide for Israel's security! We have here a profound mental disorder. One wonders why psychiatrists haven't flocked to Israel to study this unique phenomenon.
Those afflicted by the egalitarian syndrome tend to disregard the implacable hostility of Muslims toward Israel. This has inhibited Israeli governments from exercising Jewish sovereignty over Judea and Samaria. Such is the influence of the egalitarian syndrome that even the Likud has accommodated itself to "Post-Zionism"! One may even say that the Right has ceased to exist in Israel as a political force.
To be sure, the most intractable strain of the egalitarian syndrome will be among left-wingers, Israel's blind-deaf-mutes par excellence. Their thoughts and attitude toward the Arab-Jewish conflict are colored by the Marxist notion that human conflict is rooted not in some defect of human nature, such as the lust for wealth or power, but rather in the penury of nature at large. Nature is miserly: it does not provide enough for human needs.
Hence, to overcome human conflict, it is not necessary to perfect human nature, but to conquer external nature, that is, to overcome the economic scarcity and inequality that drive men and nations to war. [Enter Barack Obama and Binyamin Netanyahu.] And of course modern science and technology now make the idyllic state of universal peace possible, beginning, of all places, in the Middle East!
In other words, if all Arabs had indoor toilets and washing machines, VCRs and Volvos, PCs and Internet, that would mark the end of the Arab-Jewish conflict. Or so many leftists suggest. [I have personally heard the equivalent even from the lips of Netanyahu!]
Despite their "sophistication," these egalitarians do not and cannot take Islam seriously. Like Marxists, they regard ideologies as the "superstructure" of material forces. Change the economic or technological infrastructure of the Arabs and their thoughts and attitudes about war and Israel will change correspondingly. In other words, Muslims can be bought.
The egalitarian syndrome - a consequence of moral relativism - closes the mind to the malevolence and violence permeating the ethos of Islam. This syndrome cannot be overcome by logic or even by empirical evidence.
The West needs to overcome its relativism; it must drastically reform non-judgmental social sciences and humanities. This requires nothing less than a political revolution: a transformation from a normless to a normative democracy, one whose government is not silent about evil and ready to act vigorously against it.
Prof. Paul Eidelberg
Article courtesy of Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar
These days, final preparations are being made for the fourth Sovereignty Conference, which will be held on Sunday, the 16th of Tevet, February 12th, in conjunction with the periodical Basheva (and will be broadcast live on Arutz 7). In this conference as well, in which ministers, members of Knesset and public figures will take part, the various ideas of how to promote sovereignty will be presented. However, in contrast to previous conferences, in this conference, Matar and Katsover intend to outline a plan that will offer a first response to the challenges of sovereignty.
Palestinian leaders preach nonstop hatred of Jews and continually incite murderous violence against them. Palestinian schools teach children of every age that suicide martyrdom must be their highest goal. These attitudes are deeply ingrained in their culture, and getting their own state won’t change them. In fact, any Palestinian state would almost certainly be taken over by Hamas, whose charter explicitly calls for the death of all Jews everywhere.
The government of Israel has evacuated Amona – Does the Left or the world like us any better? Do they respect us more? Isn’t it better to apply the law in Judea and Samaria, to absorb exactly the same condemnations that we get in any case, but to do it to rescue the Land of Israel and Amona as part of it?
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Everyone is so concerned to be politically correct and so worried about being perceived racist, that they fail to see that in fact the true racists with the truly incorrect political agenda are the ones pointing the finger and doing the name calling. (In psychology it would be called reaction formation; the suppression of one impulse by the promotion of a counter impulse.)
Having met up with my pen friend we went ‘somewhere’ and there was this big open paved garden type area and there were platforms going nowhere which you ascended by climbing stairs. Through the middle of the paved courtyard-garden ran a little pond. I was fully aware of its existence but so focused was I on taking a good photo that I was walking while looking through the viewfinder of the camera. I fell straight into the pond.
Since 2004 he has been writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com and teaches English to Business English and Flight Attendant College Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
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Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]