Jihad Watch and Atlas Shrugs have been chronicling anti-Semitic and, in many cases, neo-Nazi demonstrations and other incidents in Europe (Oslo, Copenhagen, Duisberg, and London, for example), in Canada (Toronto), and in the United States (New York, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, and Chicago). Just keep scrolling. It’s depressing reading, and the videos are nothing short of alarming. To echo Robert Spencer: Is this what we want for our future? And, if the answer is “No!”, what do we do about it?
David Gelertner has an excellent suggestion for starters:
The Bush administration, which has done so many small and medium things wrong and the biggest of all things right, could leave the world a parting gift by introducing some appropriate resolution in the Security Counsel or General Assembly. A proclamation that “anti-Zionism is a form of racism” might be just the thing. (The infamous “Zionism is racism” resolution, passed in 1975 and rescinded in 1991, remains a perfect symbol of depraved worldwide attitudes to Israel.) Or a U.S. resolution might call on the U.N. to take the unprecedented step of enforcing its own charter and booting out members that preach the destruction of Israel. (Article 2 part 4: “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.”) To start the ball rolling, Iran might be designated for immediate expulsion.
The resolution would be savaged and hooted down. But here and there it might make people think.
Dr. Sanity develops a psychological analysis that’s worth thinking about as well.
Meanwhile, Joe the Plumber is in Sderot and talking more sense than the rest of the press corps put together, to whom he said,
“You should be ashamed of yourself.”
“Do you think this is normal, the way you cover this conflict and information to your enemy?” he asked the journalists that gathered around him.
“It makes me sick to see the way you behave – you guys need to be protective of your homes, your children, your family.”
“I am angry,” he said, “and this is why I came here.”