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Friday, August 26, 2011
You may have heard that Israel plans to let Google drive their camera car around and add Israel to their Google Earth photo database.

What you may have missed is that the Lefties are trying to organize and make sure there are anti-Israel slogans and banners everywhere the Google camera takes a picture.

You’ve got to ask yourself a basic question.

No, it’s not “Why do they hate their own country so much?” and its not, “Why would they want to destroy such an important and expensive project that someone is trying to build?” (though those are valid questions).

But rather, “Who’s bankrolling the organization of all these events?”

It’s easy to say, “Oh, it’s free, social media and all that”, but it’s more than that.

There are buses that take these anti-Israel activists and militants around the country every Friday to confront the IDF. Tents are paid for. Their leadership seems to always be available for an interview (with the right people at least) as if they don’t work (unless this is their job). Planes are hired to photograph settlements. Lawsuits all the way up to the Supreme Court seem to be a weekly event. There’s a lot of money being thrown at these agendas, and lots of people seem to have a lot of free time to pursue them. NIF funneled funding is behind parts of it, but it can’t be behind everything.

It’s a question that really needs a good answer. I don't have that answer.

Meanwhile, here’s a story to finish off the post with.

Last week or so, a religious person (but not a Settler) went to the tent party to sit and talk and learn their side of things, perhaps to show support if he agreed with them.

He sat in one of their groups, heard them out, and one of the men there started telling him that the national-religious are wrong for not supporting their cause.

The religious man explained that he is not against finding ways to improve everyone’s lot, but entitlements and socialism are not the answer. He then began to explain economics, privatization and capitalism to them and how those tools could be used to solve some of the the problems. The group sitting there were completely engrossed with what he was explaining to them. It was like nothing they learned in University.

One of the Tent leaders noticed something was amiss. A religious man was talking and all the tent people were listening intently to every word, asking questions and interacting.

He came over, listened a bit, and then told the religious man he had to leave.

“Why?” the man asked.

“Because you are confusing them,” was the answer he was given.

And with that the religious man left, not seeking confrontation by confusing Israel’s University youth with economic philosophies and theories apparently not part of their curriculum, and certainly the diametric opposite of the philosophy of the tent party leadership.


Eitan said...

Liked this one a lot.

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