“In a mad world, only the mad are sane,” said Akira Kurosawa. At the center of this mad world lies the United Nations. “UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Israel on Tuesday to carry out a "serious review" on whether its security forces are resorting to "excessive force" in clashes with Palestinians,” reported Israel National News.
Under the moral auspices of angelic autocracies like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar, and Iran, the esteemed international body proceeded to demonize the Jewish state for defending itself. The situation in Israel “demands serious review as it only serves to exacerbate the situation leading to a vicious cycle of needless bloodshed,” censured the Secretary-General.
Running on its last remaining oil tank of moral fortitude, the Obama machine reluctantly supported Israel’s sovereign right to self-defense during this cycle of terror. Despite years of strained tensions between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu, the U.S. couldn’t help but embrace its history as the world’s last best hope, the city on the hill.
“The U.S. condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attacks, the recent terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians which resulted in the murder of three Israelis and left numerous others wounded,” stated White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, stressing the “importance of condemning violence and combating incitement.”
“Demands serious review as it only serves to exacerbate the situation leading to a vicious cycle of needless bloodshed."
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Secretary of State John Kerry initially appeared to show a morsel of empathy toward the people of Israel, speaking with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to control the chaos on the ground that has left dozens of innocent Israeli civilians killed and wounded. The calculating diplomat, however, refused to assume the same posture as Earnest.
“I am not going to point fingers [at the culprits] from afar,” cowered Kerry at a press conference in Washington.” Like clockwork, Kerry abandoned moral integrity for the sake of preserving a perilous relationship with Shiite aggressor Iran.
Hence, Kerry drew a moral equivalence and gratuitously invoked Israelis' supposed culpability as well. “This is a revolving cycle that damages the future for everybody but when I see violence like the killing of three innocent Israelis I am going to condemn it – like we condemned the settler violence against a Palestinian family [in the village of Douma].”
The U.S. Sec. of State could not help balancing the moral tipping scale. Instead of grieving with Israelis independently of external affairs, Kerry chose to muddy the waters. No longer is the U.S. an unqualified ally of Israel. Kerry did condemn the acts of violence against Israeli civilians as “terrorism,” a phrase his State Department has been reluctant to use.
The rest of the world fell far behind the United States, plunging deeper and deeper into moral depravity. The same recycled ritual of condemnation, resolution, and feigned outrage will likely ensue. The Arab world will scapegoat Israel for all the world’s ills, keeping its populations docile like sheep, oblivious to decaying government infrastructure and economic insolvency. One after another the Arab League, alongside its dancing partners in Europe, will come together in perverse unity, pillorying Israel and justifying their hatred with relativist standards of condemnation.
The soft bigotry of low expectations is the blueprint of this cruel hypocrisy. The Palestinians are not held to the same standards as Israelis; they aren’t expected to refrain from indiscriminate acts of terrorism. In Orwellian double-speak, terrorists are re-imagined as freedom fighters and brutality is re-framed as resistance. On and on this vicious cycle of madness goes. How many Jews have to be slaughtered before the world humanizes their suffering?
Madness is often defined as a loss of inhibition or an uncontrollably destructive primal impulse. But there’s a certain rhyme and reason to the UN’s moral bankruptcy. The bastard international body might as well have the executioner holding the axe in Rwanda, Kosovo, East Timor, Myanmar, and Sudan. The UN’s selective outrage is not just offensive to the human conscience, but it’s lethal to humanity itself. The Jews are once again targeted for death and then branded as innately guilty for the crime of existence. The Jewish body is stripped of humanity, tarred and feathered by the world's most oppressive regimes. The Jewish body politic is fragmented into illegitimate constituent parts that are denigrated as defective, dissociated deviants, merely cloaked as a sovereign ethnoreligious whole.
By all accounts, the UN is guilty not of indifference but toxic self-righteous indignation. The only way to understand this den of diseased demagogues is through the Dunning-Kruger effect, a “cognitive bias wherein relatively unskilled individuals suffer illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than is accurate” This sounds innocuous enough, but David Dunning, the model’s architect, postulates its destructive consequences:
Some of our most stubborn misbeliefs arise not from primitive childlike intuitions or careless category errors, but from the very values and philosophies that define who we are as individuals. Each of us possesses certain foundational beliefs—narratives about the self, ideas about the social order—that essentially cannot be violated: To contradict them would call into question our very self-worth. As such, these views demand fealty from other opinions. And any information that we glean from the world is amended, distorted, diminished, or forgotten in order to make sure that these sacrosanct beliefs remain whole and unharmed.