Social fringe political party The Greens’ culture is on the record. Extreme views such as new NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon’s support for the campaign to actually protest the existence and patronage of Australian Jewish businesses is proof of their rationalised racism. (Source, Source)
These hateful pretenders of respectable politics and philosophies are transparent in their anti-God attacks on our society, of which all cultures are valuable and valid participants, because no one has heard of their vocal and actually violent opposition to the atrocities Israel endures. This is the hypocrisy Senator Rhiannon is displaying: the public and well known condemnation of one evil, and the effectively silent ignorance of any inconvenient to her extreme flavour of politics.
Israel is the only functioning democracy in the Middle East, a fact quickly lost on Israel-haters. They are the only nation surrounded by neighbours all wishing them wiped off the face of the earth – actual diplomatic positions and public policies of countries like Iran. They are accurately accused of attacking women and children. But Israel’s accusers conveniently ignore the fact that Israel’s cowardly enemies hide amongst women and children, schools and hospitals. If someone with his family was threatening mine, and my only option was to hurt his whole family to stop him from hurting mine; I would stop him. I would hate it, I would be traumatised and feel devastated for the innocents: but I hope I would not hesitate.
My heart absolutely does break for the lost, innocent lives, on both sides. But if I am honest with myself, I recognise the position any government would be in with enemies able to strike at any part of our country, constantly doing so, and then cowardly hiding behind the skirts and swings of their citizens. There is no justice possible in such a situation. Damned if you do; damned if you don’t.
That any Australian could luxuriate in the comfort of our physical, philosophical and political safety and comfort, and not equally sympathise with the suffering and loss on both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict, but rather unconditionally vilify one side over another is tantamount to the political amorality of 1930s Germany.
The guilt of that country’s citizens in that time was the silence of more intelligent, more righteous people who did not vehemently condemn and oppose such vile schools of thought. Federal Greens leader Bob Brown says the federal party does not officially back these protests, but stops a long way short of muzzling the rabid rantings of Senator Rhiannon.
Here’s what the Bible has to say of Israel, Truth evidenced time and again in modern history, not the least of which is the undeniably supernatural survival of Israel during the famous Six Day War.
“I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.”
Pray for peace in Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper.
You can’t oppose Israel, God’s chosen people, and be blessed. Watch the “coincidences” of history as nations shift their attitudes and relations with Jews and Israel, and their relative domestic and international prosperity at those times. God created the Jewish people to communicate the world‘s need for a Saviour. It took Egypt centuries to recover. It took Germany decades to recover. Do not ignore history, or you’re as guilty and stupid as Holocaust-deniers.
Whether or not you believe all of God’s Word without taking anything away from it or adding to it; you cannot claim to be worthy of my vote if you do not learn from the history of those who’ve persecuted Israel, and those who’ve blessed her.
Will you protest Jewish businesses and vote Greens; or pray for the peace of Jerusalem? Whatever you do, don’t be silent on any evil. At least have the integrity to criticise it all evenly, if not appropriately.