Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Enemies From the out Enemies from Within

Glenn Beck's New Crusade

In the 11th and 12th centuries. It was an alliance of Jews and Muslims that defended Jerusalem, unsuccessfully, from Christian Crusaders.
At the dawn of the 21st century we Israelis like to think that things have changed; little has though. Evangelical christians still covet the holy land as the place where their messiah roamed. What has changed, is that instead of a sword, they now use a smile. Instead of the pope, they now have Glenn Beck, the smug, irritating proselyte.

Forget the fact that he has no chance of swaying anybody in support of Israel. He is so hated by those left-of-center (including yours truly), that he only stands to bolster those who are critical of the Jewish State. How has he bolstered any sort of unity amongst those who do support Israel? The only unity he has been able to foment is between leftists who don't like his polemic rhetoric and the right who are rightfully skeptical of his motivations.

Also, let us momentarily ignore that he has no concept of the true meaning of the Jewish state; he merely wishes to use Israel as a talking point in his continuing crusade against Muslims; a crusade that he sees as a continuation of the work of a millenium ago, when the Christian world believed that they were the true owners of Jerusalem and the holy land.

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