Countries require permission to exist — from those they govern
People, this guy is a moron. I read what he’s basing his views on and when you scroll down to see where this info came from it’s all Harvard press and Princeton press and Oxford press. It’s all bullshit. It’s actually oxymoronish for him to even be claiming he’s some socialist as this shit he’s reading is all under socialist leaders. Let’s all keep him at his words as he’s just hating himself and isn’t smart enough to understand that. I’m done with this loser.
Lets begin by saying that if Israel doesn’t have “a right to exist”, neither does any other country, and if supposed violations of human rights are a justified cause for ending such a polity by force, then most countries in the world need to be forcibly dismantled, and that of course includes Russia, China and Iran, who oppress their own citizens, and do not allow any political dissent. Yet Israel is the only country in the world whose right to exist is constantly questioned by the likes of you. Is this a coincidence, or is there an ulterior motive?
I will continue by saying that your argument as though the dismantling of the Israeli government is somehow not genocidal towards Jews is silly and disingenuous. In the absence of the state of Israel and its army, the Jewish people will immediately be obliterated by the Arab population, which harbors genocidal aspirations towards the Jews and voices them constantly loud and clear. Indeed, this is the only reason why Israel needs to control the security of the entire country, and rule over 7.5 million Palestinians (a number which by the way is grossly inflated). Because if didn’t, there would immediately be rockets launched at it from that territory, just as happened in Gaza.
I do not where you live, but I’m guessing you are not under constant threat of missiles and random terror attacks, deliberately aimed at the civilian population. If you were to live under such conditions, perhaps your views would change.
"2,500 Hamas militants went on a murder and kidnapping rampage in southern Israel"
LOL Or a more accurate description; Hamas launched a perfectly executed military campaign.
At first, author put everything from head to feet. Gasa citizens are not native there. Listen to hamas. They say that will not care for citizens because 85% are refuges from some other places and world has to take care of them. Second, Israel left in Gasa great economy, big greenhouses, communications and so on. Third, they are not poor. They got millions of money and goods. They used this money to get weapons and create tunnels. Blockade started when they started to use rackets against Israel. They voted for hamas, they dig out communication pipes and started to do rackets from them to use against Israel that was giving them water, electricity and so on like dogs that bite hands that gives them food. Hamas did not build anything in Gasa for people, only underground tunnels under everything including hospitals, schools and so on. Their documents say only one goal - kill Jews.
Great essay! Thanks!
We could state that "No Government a right to exist" that does the following:
1) Puts a subset of the governed into ghettos, restricting their movement and Citizen rights.
2) Citizens are separated into two or more legal classes, with rights and freedoms that others cant have and enjoy - (its equal rights for all or none at all).
The irony of Europe's Jews and their new country Israel, is that after being ghettoized for centuries, the Jews finally get their own country and then right from the start they ghettoized the natives. And here we are.
America, thanks to Teddy Roosevelt, sidestepped this delicate process by both giving native peoples the same American Citizenship rights ("We are all Americans now") and also gave them their own self governing territories to call their own.
The British said, " you cant have a nation within a nation" and Teddy effectively said, "yes you can if they are all equal citizens in support of the sovereign State.".
So far Teddy has been right.
Excellent article.. I have proposed a No State Solution.. Read it here if interested..
Natural Law And The Natural Society
Countries are land masses that require nothing more than actual existence to exist, no rights required.
Governments on the other hand, can be created with or without the consent of those they govern.
America started out as a constitutional republic but it has been morphed into a democracy with the acquiescence of the majority that preferred to leave it to its own devices, in the absence of anyone caring enough to force it to remain consistent with a commonplace interpretation of its Constitution.
Bingo! Sadly most of us who are governed or accept some form of government to govern us, do not realize the treachery we have engaged in. It is often subtle and behind the curtain so as to not arouse the citizen's suspicions that all government is akin to a warden running a prison. Only the true inmates of government are running the asylum and we poor devils pretend we are free if we are allowed to go from one cell to another.
Well said and should anyone actually read the entire article before getting their feathers ruffled you can see how our government has made another case to further silence us and take away another civil Liberty. The thing I found quite compelling is how this happened in the first place. An incursion that large and faceted against Israel wasn’t planned overnight and with the way Israel gathers intelligence how this “slipped through the cracks” is a question I hope gets an answer. Just like the thought of FDR knowing the Japanese were coming or Bush knowing the towers were going to get hit always somehow become “conspiracy theories” but the answers we get always raise more questions. Knowing the constitution is a great point showing how much has been stolen from us and also a great rebuttal to the morons who walk around spouting narratives they believe are right. Unfortunately, that piece of paper has been shredded and we are not the country our forefathers envisioned when it was ratified. The British drew those lines being the victors of a war nobody over there was involved in and possibly started the war to end humanity. Funny twist there actually. What I’d say is we have upper education glossing over history and tilting outcomes to one side and a communist social media app influencing lemmings. We cannot lose our right to free speech but we can ban TikTok and put higher education in a bind by pulling any federal and state funding. Getting long winded now but great article and I hope everyone reads it to the end.