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Obama Says Israel’s Prosperity Obstructs Peace

Posted by DrEdwardHudgins 3 years, 8 months ago to News
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Obama blames the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict on, of all things, Israel’s prosperity. He’s wrong and if he understood the moral source of Israel’s affluence, he’d understand the path to peace.
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  • Posted by term2 3 years, 8 months ago
    Obama is a muslin and a socialist and an entitled arrogant black cultured person. That explains everything he says and means I don't have to waste time evaluating each of his statements any more. He is quite consistent too, which makes it easier
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    • Posted by ProfChuck 3 years, 8 months ago
      Obama is clearly a Muslim sympathizer but it is not clear that he holds any real beliefs other than in his own delusional superiority. Even Muslims believe in a greater power, I doubt that Obama believes anyone or any thing is greater than he is. He is the ultimate narcissist and views all the world as beneath him.
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      • Posted by lrshultis 3 years, 8 months ago
        Same old nonsense of some necessity of needing to believe in something greater than oneself in order to be worthy of consideration. It is near impossible for a human to not be aware that there is more to existence than ones self. Obama's main trouble is believing a crappy philosophy tainted by religion that does not let him know much about science and its applications. How can his altruistic bent be translated into any kind of selfishness since he gets his jollies by being worshiped by others.
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  • Posted by  $  Thoritsu 3 years, 8 months ago
    Wholly consistent with the anti-capitalist, anti-success theme of his administration. The woes of one are fully the responsibility of the success of another. Jealousy institutionalized, with a ignorance or disinterest in wealth creation. .
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    • Posted by blackswan 3 years, 8 months ago
      When you look at technology as magic, then only magicians are able to create it. If you look at technology as something to be learned (by anyone), then it's available to anyone with a little effort. Obama is saying that technology is magic, and there are no Arab magicians. Imagine that.
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  • Posted by strugatsky 3 years, 8 months ago
    The POS in the White Castle is bent on destroying everything that is good in the world. He will not be satisfied until we are below the level of Kenya - that would be success. Where he is coming from is understandable - not that he was deprived as a child - far from it, he enjoyed a very comfortable living in the US, as opposed to his travels elsewhere, and certainly had a privileged college years, thanks to America's self-destructive Affirmative Action. Very similar to the 9/11 hijackers, who also enjoyed privileged life and, in fact, the same pattern as seen by most high profile terrorists - privileged, spoiled life with communist indoctrination. So Obama's pattern (and loyalties) is clear. What continues to amaze me is the utter and hopeless stupidity of the average American (of half of Americans, to be sure) who is thrilled to the tears looking at this destructive piece of shit.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 3 years, 8 months ago
    To the astute person, the above statement tells you everything you need to know about Obama. It reveals his view of prosperity, success, the acquisition of wealth, and the geopolitical consequences of industry. To the moochers, it is the confirmation that the world owes them a living.
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  • Posted by  $  jbrenner 3 years, 8 months ago
    From Dr. Hudgins' article: "The Palestinians, it seems, value ethnic solidarity, killing, and death." I would add envy to that list.

    One thing that Objectivism nails on the head is its position on envy.

    http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/env...

    Nice article, Dr. Hudgins.
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    • Posted by 3 years, 8 months ago
      On a FB thread someone commented that would-be invaders covet Israel's wealth. I suggested that many would-be invaders don't "covet" in the sense of wanting to possess. They "envy" in the sense of hating the good for being the good. They want to destroy achievements rather than possess them. Their souls are so corrupt that they would not be able to enjoy achievements, even those of others.
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      • Posted by  $  Maritimus 3 years, 8 months ago
        Hello, DrHudgins,
        I have not had the time to ponder this carefully. As I read what you wrote above, it flashed in my mind that there is something in Islam that enhances the development of envy. Arguably, Hindus have lived in direr poverty than Middle East Arabs, yet they do not seem to be nearly as much afflicted with envy. Jus a thought.
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  • Posted by DrZarkov99 3 years, 8 months ago
    Arab societies seem to be totally lacking in empathy, even for their peers. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Syria could have taken in the Palestinians, assimilating them into their familial nations. Instead, the Palestinian Arabs have been kept in internment camps since 1948, indoctrinated with hate for the Israelis. Are they actually too stupid to resent the fact their Arab "brothers" have treated them like pariahs, worth no more than cannon fodder?

    We're seeing a repeat of this shameful behavior with the current flood of Syrian refugees. None of the Arab countries have invited them to become residents, with only Jordan and Turkey allowing them to even reside temporarily in camps in their territories. Blissfully ignoring this bothersome fact, our European brethren are committing slow suicide by attempting to assimilate a people who hate the European culture.

    In the eyes of most of the Muslim world, the only good infidel is a dead infidel. Those we would call "moderate" Muslims are definitely in the minority.

    Is it time we began playing "cowboys and Muslims?"
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  • Posted by broskjold22 3 years, 8 months ago
    Imagine what Obama would say about Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Before there was desert, now there are functional, even thriving communities. Before modern Israel, there was very little. Israelis made huge advances in irrigation, desalination, chemistry, electronic material processing, and software engineering to name a few.
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    • Posted by term2 3 years, 8 months ago
      But he is a Muslim so it hardly matters what the Israelis do that's good
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      • Posted by  $  Suzanne43 3 years, 8 months ago
        A Marxist Muslim.
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        • Posted by broskjold22 3 years, 8 months ago
          Marxism might be wrong, but it doesn't make a person equate culture, religion, or ethnicity.

          The West is called "pluralistic" or "diverse". In terms of culture, it is better. How do we know? Because it allows for a diversity of religious and ethnic groups to "coexist" as the popular bumper sticker states, and coexist in the riches of it's bounty.

          Now, what group is a cultural authoritarian? What group stands most against the enlightenment values of the West? Of course, it is Islam. And more specific than that, it is Islamic Terror. (A phrase that was edited out of a White House YouTube video.)

          But there is nothing that "unites" Arabs, Persians, Afghans, and Pakistanis in the sense that Westerners mean the word. These groups share Islam as a religion, but it does not "unite" them. It makes them similar. It gives them the audacity to hate. But the united states of Islam is as close to a logical impossibility as anything, as ISIS proves.

          For Obama to suggest that Israel has political power as a result of economic power shows he shares the same destructive tendencies as Islam. In veiled language it suggests that economic rights for the Palestinians will give them political bargaining power. It suggests fewer blockades, it suggests (more) welfare to the Palestinians, it suggests opening borders and allowing freer movement. What other economic rights could it possibly suggest? Of course, these. These? At a time of increasing stabbings and attacks on Jews simply because they are Jews? That is quite obviously anti-semitic.

          So, if Obama is a Marxist Muslim or a Muslim Marxist is of no concern. The point is that for him to suggest that Israel has wealth that others do not and to leverage the comment in political fashion to embolden Israel's enemies is reminiscent of some comments made about Jews in Europe around 73 years ago.
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  • Posted by wiggys 3 years, 8 months ago
    with "0" reasoning (?) if one can call it that the prosperity of the USA is what is holding back the path to peace all over the world.
    this missing link as I think of him since he is a muslim and all of them are is an IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Posted by  $  blarman 3 years, 8 months ago
    Indeed, and this is why the United States should choose to side with Israel in any negotiations with its Arab neighbors. I think the interesting thing to note is that outside of oil and petroleum products, the Arab nations provide very little economically. Conversely, Israel has no oil and has literally had to scratch tooth and nail to be productive. That struggle has made them mentally strong as well.
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  • Posted by tdechaine 3 years, 8 months ago
    Obama hates Israel and can find any excuse to demonstrate it. Saying prosperity obstructs peace is like saying the wealthy obstruct the poor: no cause and effect.
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