Israelis are living in a fear society, not a free society

Larry Derfner writes: In his 2004 book The Case for Democracy, Natan Sharansky (with co-author Ron Dermer, head of Bibi Netanyahu’s brain trust) popularized his “town square test,” which he called the threshold test of whether a society is free or not. It went like this:

If a person cannot walk into the middle of the town square and express his or her views without fear of arrest, imprisonment, or physical harm, then that person is living in a fear society, not a free society. We cannot rest until every person living in a “fear society” has finally won their freedom.

The town square test was adopted by George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice and the rest of the war-on-terror crowd; it flattered their self-delusion that they invaded Iraq for altruistic purposes. What always got me, though, was that Sharansky, a true-blue Jewish nationalist, didn’t notice that his test was an embarrassment to Israel because it proved that Israel was not a free society, but a fear society. Can an Arab or Jewish citizen enter a public square in this country, especially in Jerusalem, the capital, and denounce the occupation or one of our wars without being physically harmed by people in the crowd? Of course not. If Mohammed Bakri or Uri Avnery, let’s say, were crazy enough to take the town square test, they would be set upon by the rednecks present, mainly young ones, and if they didn’t shut up and get out of there ASAP, they’d be physically attacked. At best, the cops would come break it up and likewise tell Bakri or Avnery to get moving fast, and if they didn’t, they’d be arrested, and if they insisted on going back and taking the town square test again, they’d be imprisoned.

By the renowned standard of the chairman of the Jewish Agency and one of the great heroes of modern Jewish history, Israel is not a free society, but a fear society. [Continue reading…]

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  1. DE Tedooru

    If you stress most Israelis into a HOLOCAUST PSYCHOSIS, it is inevitable that you’ll have a fear society rather than a free society. But look at Jewish history. In the SELF-segregated Jewish communities all over the world since the time of Rome, the rabbinical leadership ALWAYS used fear to get Jews– a rather rebellious bunch of free thinkers, raised since childhood to think for themselves– to, in the words of Sartre, place prison bars around their minds instead of obvious ones around their bodies. WE forget that the suffering and fate of Jesus was imposed on him– and all the other “Messiahs” of those days– by a Rabbinate more interested in totalitarian control of the people so they could be valued by the Roman Empire. As a result, Jews massively migrated to the four corners of the Roman Empire to escape, not the Emperor, but the Sanhedrin. Indeed, many a Jew in countries endemically anti-Semitic, escaped the relative safety of the shtetl, seeking the freedom of the anti-Semitic world where they were alone and vulnerable, but free from rabbinical totalitarianism.

    So long as Israel was made up of the Leninist radicals– internationalists enough so as to, in principle, NOT discriminate against Jews from whatever European nation (but that didn’t apply to Mizrahis, who were treated worst than Arabs….even Golda Meir said of them that “they’re not real Jews like the Ashkenazis.”). But now that the rabbinate and their ilk are taking over Israel by slight of hand, not majority, together with the newcomer Soviet opportunists, they are turning Israel from a free country where was able to live just fine a chemistry professor who hated Zionism among Zionists to an ever more shtetl-like racist totalitarian state. The reason for that is not HAMAS generated fear of terror, but the ever growing hemorrhe of best&brightest young Sabras that, upon getting a good education in Israel’s wonderful universities, choose to make their future FREE in Europe (East&West) and US, rather than face shtetl-like totalitarianism and corruption. Unlike the Arab youth that caused the Arab Spring, Israel’s educated youth dosen’t believe in the Israel of its Founders anymore and so will not stick around to make an Israeli Spring. They’d rather make the best of the Jewish Spring that already thrives in the Diaspora. More and more, Israel is becoming a nation of the least, ruled by the worst, using fear and oppression to do it, hence the HOLOCAUST PSYCHOSIS. As in Egypt, America’s cash largess entices the crooks to climb to the top, setting up bank accounts abroad and maintaining Western citizenship and passports to eventually go back to settle in goyum-lands, living well off the money they stole from the American placenta that is the Israeli treasury. I have never seen such a wonderful country go so bad so fast.

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