In eight years Ralph Nader has gone from gadfly to a man reminiscent of those street corner whackos who seem to be speaking loudly into a cell phone—until you realize they have no cell phone.
Back in 1996, Nader may well have siphoned off votes from Al Gore, thereby ensuring the election of George W. Bush. But in 2008, as he announces his third-party candidacy for presidency of the United States, the only response he gets is a collective yawn.
As he yammers to himself, this author/politician/kvetch/bore no longer looks like a mover and shaker. In fact, every day he comes more and more to resemble an anti-capitalism crank who believes in the socialism of fools—or, not to put too fine a point on it, anti-Semitism.
Naturally, Nader denies Jew-hatred. Indeed, he gets on his high horse when the accusation is hurled at him. He is against Zionism, he protests, not Jews per se.
But his statements give him the lie. The Israelis, he claims, went “beyond the 1967 borders in order to dominate, expel, starve and humiliate an entire people.”
He means, of course, the Palestinians.
But in 1967 the Jewish State (in other words, for Naderites, a state run by Jews) was attacked by five separate Arab armies. Their aim was not to drive the Jews who were living in Israel back to the agreed-upon borders.
The Jews were already at those borders.
No, the intent of the Arabs was to kill Jews with bullets and bombs, or by driving them into the sea where they would drown—every last man, woman and child.
Humiliation of the Jews was on the minds of the Arab leaders, not the other way around, and their failure to do so wrankles to this day.
What to do about it? Well, in the Middle East there are rockets, suicide bombers and ongoing terrorism to carry on Hitler’s work.
And in America there are propagandists who willingly carry the bedpans for the Islamic militants. Pat Buchanan, for example, who believes that there is an “Amen Corner” (read Jewish neocons) who drive American policy and make it friendly to Israel.
And Ralph Nader, who, according to the Jerusalem Post, once had his spokesman address the ongoing Palestinian—Israeli problem: “No diplomatic plan can be acceptable unless it allows for the right of return for Palestinian refuges and a full Israeli withdrawal to 1967 borders.”
That’s the bomb-less method of getting rid of Jews. Just cede the land to their enemies, who will outpopulate them, outvote them, and eventually rid the Middle East of the people whose literacy, cultural refinement, scientific advancement, medical achievement and military power stands as an unbearable example to losers in the Middle East—and in the West.
In another era, Nader’s hard-left advocacies might well disturb the sleep of decent folks. But this time around, he has another function. As Hillary and Obama, McCain and Huckabee trade jibes and accusations, he’s as effective as Lunesta. And better still, you don’t need a doctor’s prescription.
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