Democrats and anti-war activists always like to portray themselves as against interceding in other nations’ internal affairs. They have been quick to paint interventionist acts of their opponents as the acts of “ugly Americans,” and have erroneously blamed the Islamofascist hatred of the West for American intervention in the Middle East.
But when it comes to injecting their will onto sovereign nations Progressives don’t share the same abhorrence as the Democrats and Liberal anti-war factions. In fact, this globalist, ideological gaggle of pseudo-intellectuals seems to enjoy telling sovereign nations what to do. This is the certainly the case with the Obama Administration, who, as Breitbart.com reports, even in a condolence message to the people of Israel continues to tell them they cannot have the capital of their sovereign nation in Jerusalem.
This is the arrogance and audacity of Progressivism. And it has been especially caustic towards Israel for the full tenure of the Obama Administration.
To be certain, Progressives are traditionally anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian because Israel represents a functioning democracy in a land of authoritarian rule. Progressives, by nature are authoritarian. They rule by elitist oligarchy and truly believe that there is no power above their intellect, nor should their be. Israel’s democracy threatens that mindset.
So, in a condolence statement made by President Obama on the occasion of former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres’s funeral, the Progressive White House handlers rudely struck-out the word “Israel” as the country in which Jerusalem is located on a transcript of Obama’s remarks that was distributed at the event.
The Obama White House had initially issued a copy of Obama’s remarks indicating they had been given in Jerusalem, Israel. But later Friday afternoon, the Progressive censors at the White House press office sent out “a correction” to the previous email. In this version they struck-out “Israel” from the header of the transcript.
Since the capture of the US Government by Progressives, the official US policy refuses to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. They insist this will not be done until the conclusion of “final-status talks” aimed at creating an artificial Palestinian state. These talks would necessarily incorporate eastern sections of Jerusalem.
This policy even reaches into the personal lives of Americans born in Jerusalem, Israel. The US State Department, in a most arrogant and partisan ideological move, forbids Americans born in Jerusalem from listing their capital as Israel. Stunningly, this policy was reaffirmed by a 2015 US Supreme Court decision.
Since the UN’s acquiescence in recognizing to the rightful claim of land to the Israelis – a land the Israelis have called home since well before the time of Jesus Christ, the US embassy has resided in Tel Aviv, maintaining a consulate in Jerusalem. But in 1995, during Bill Clinton’s administration, Congress passed a law calling for the embassy to be moved to Jerusalem, recognizing Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel.
While the Israeli government, having all of the sovereign right and power to do so, has established Israel’s capital as Jerusalem, Progressives and globalist presidents have used their “waiver authority” to prevent recognition of the change.
This is the epitome of the definition of geopolitical arrogance. Just like the irritating busy-body in high school who bullied people into doing things his or her way lest people be ostracized from the “in crowd,” the Obama Administration is trying to bully Israel into acquiescing to the Progressive mindset.
You can almost hear Benjamin Netanyahu from here…“just one more month of this…”
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