Sunday, September 30, 2007
Posted by Daniel Greenfield 8 Comments
The game is a masquerade. In the masquerade everyone dons their masks. The peasants may become lords and the lords, peasants. The sheep may dress as wolves and the wolves as sheep. The cowards will roar like lions and the traitors will puff out their chests like the noblest of patriots.
The name of the masquerade is politics of course. Just in time for a major peace conference and a proposed laundry list of concessions that will move Israel one dangerous step closer to oblivion, Olmert and Barak suddenly appear to have found their cojones. Olmert approved an attack on Syria which if true, sounds as if it should rank among Israel's most daring operations. Barak meanwhile is busy playing the hawk, mustering out his most militant rhetoric, blustering that there is no Palestinian partner in peace... even as his own government prepares to make massive concessions to the terrorists.
There is a reason why politicians hate extremists and why to a politician the worst curse word, the worst accusation is to be labeled an extremist. Because extremists are open about what they are. Love them or hate them, embrace them or revile them, you know what an extremist's views are. By contrast the successful politician closely prescribes to Machiavelli, you can only guess at his views by the track record... because the politician is always participating in a masquerade. But while it may be impossible to be sure of what a politician is, you can be sure of what a politician isn't... a politician isn't what he is trying so hard to appear to be.
Even as Olmert and Barak down their lion's masks and roar at the audience and paw the air, the police has begun a crackdown on Women in Green. Women in Green of course were notorious for doing their best to obstruct previous concessions and agreements. Olmert and Barak's sudden militant posture only makes it obvious that it is a feint intended to distract the voting public from their true intentions, which are not militant but pacific. That is why the release of Arab terrorists from Israeli prisons continues unabated. That is why the sham disarmament agreements which have yielded only more terror, are part of the larger pretense... the next step of the concessions.
In the madness of the cowardly, Olmert and Barak have decided that they can get the best deal with a weakened Abbas, a puppet they can use to ward off Hamas, foolishly forgetting that agreements with the Palestinian arabs have no value whatsoever and that in Arab politics, the militants are always destined to win in the end.
We have a hint now of what will be handed over, the final status lines that will be drawn and redrawn, the blade carved into the heart of the City of G-d by the traitors who spin the wheel of fate as if it were merely their own fate rather than that of a nation.
Every act is leading up to the second phase, of which the first phase was the creation of a terrorist state. The second phase will be the creation of a terrorist nation... if it is not stopped before it is too late.
Meanwhile the masquerade is in full swing, the clown President waves at his public, the ringmaster Defense Minister cracks his whip, the acrobats distract the public with scandals and the trick is about to happen on stage in which the lady which is the land of Israel will vanish but not reappear.
The festival begins. Devil's night.