He’s dead. No joy, no sadness, just relief. He will no longer harm anyone ever again. The following are two Facebook posts I made after being rather infuriated by gushing lovey dovey “We Love Shimon Peres” posts.
Alright Facebook. Another politician dead and here come the deep meaningful posts about what we can all learn from his life. The gushing, the love, and even the people who didn’t like him at all saying things like “Say what you want about Shimon Something, but he positive positive blah blah. He may have destroyed the lives of tens of thousands of people and worse, but at least he was a great blah blah blah.”
The aura of thought police is exuding, totally exuding today. I’m not interrupting or trolling comment threads about this Peres guy, except I will say this on my own.
There are many, many people who hate the guy’s guts, and justifiably so. It should be legitimate for them to have their own catharsis of relief that he’s gone.
That’s how it is in politics. You take from one group you give to the other. Those that were taken from have a right to resent it, and resent it intensely. Those that gained from it will likely love him, but only they are allowed to post things because they liked him? No.
Me personally, I don’t care. The world is not better or worse off now that he’s dead, because he’s been inactive for a while. But the people whose lives have been destroyed by him should not feel embarrassed or afraid to call him every bad name in the book and if their life or their home was destroyed by him, they should feel that it’s OK to cry in relief that this man is no longer breathing the same air that they are.
It’s OK to say bad things about dead politicians. It’s not pasul. You can do it, and it’s legitimate.
Here’s a follow up on the lovey dovey Peres posts. As expected the Jewish thought police rang the alarm on me defending those who do not mourn the passing of Shimon Peres. I am one of those people and there are many many others.
There were the hysterical types calling me names, but they are more entertaining than annoying. Then there are the sagacious types who respond with counterpoints that sound reasonable but actually are not reasonable at all.
One case in point is a friend of mine who responded to me by saying something along the lines that Jewish etiquette encourages seeing the good side of people that just died, even politiciians, and that after the shiva we can all engage in a “dispassionate” debate about the merits and failures of the politicians.
Dispassionate? Dispassionate? If you have something critical to say you have to be DISpassionate and wait, while everyone else gushing over an evil man gets to be as passionate as they please, immediately upon hearing of the death?
No. Double standard.
Think about it this way. Imagine you are a person whose son committed suicide in the aftermath of the expulsion from Gush Katif. Your family is ruined, you livelihood gone, you live in a caravan and your marriage is a shell. You hate this man with a PASSION and you have to watch everyone else say great things about him while implying that anyone who says bad things about him now is doing something illegitimate.
You, the victim of Peres, on the other hand, even though your life was destroyed by this man, YOU have to wait, and you can only be DISpassionate even if you are allowed to criticize, eventually, after a certain buffer zone invented by the other side.
So I say no. We call the emperor nude when we see it. We do not praise him and then when nobody cares anymore, only then point out his nudity DISpassionately in retrospect, when it’s not in the news anymore and nobody is paying attention.
So I’m turning the tables. I say, if you have anything good to say about Shimon Peres, be quiet now, let his direct victims have their say first, PASSIONATELY, and then one week from now after shiva, anyone who wants to praise his legacy do so DISpassionately, when nobody gives anymore.
Otherwise, you are grievously insulting everyone whose lives this man destroyed.
And keep in mind, anyone he ever helped, by definition, he did it by taking money by force from others.
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This article doesn’t surprise me. It just shows how deranged Shimon Peres was.
Over 1,500 Israelis have been killed in countless terror attacks by PA Arab terrorists since the signing of the Oslo Accords, but on the 20th anniversary of the signing of the accords between Yitzchak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, President Shimon Peres declared them a great success and the right thing for Israel.
In an interview on Army Radio, Peres praised the accords as “the right decision,” one which led to a “great revolution.”
Because of Oslo, said Peres, Israel is facing an Arab world in disarray, and has a true negotiating partner in Mahmoud Abbas. Without Oslo, Israel would likely have face more major wars in the last 20 years.
Since 1993, Israel has undertaken two major operations against Arab terrorism in Judea-Samaria and Gaza: Operation Defensive Shield, launched in 2002, to stem an out of control wave of PA terror that killed over 1,000 Israelis during the second intifada, and 2012’s Operation Pillar of Defense, Israel’s response to the firing of over 10,000 rockets in a period of just a few months against Israel by Gazan Arab terrorists.
Peres spoke with equanimity about the 2005 disengagement, in which over 10,000 Jews were made homeless when Israel handed over Gush Katif and northern Samaria to the PA. Despite the fact that hundreds of the victims of the disengagement are still homeless nearly a decade later, Peres would do it all again – and in other locations in Israel, if necessary.
The PA has declared that any territory Israel cedes in Judea and Samaria must be “Jew-free,” but Peres does not see that as a problem.
“Some Jews will want to live under a Palestinian regime or in one of the three settlement blocs that the PA has agreed to allow Israel to keep. Just like there are Jews living in Argentina, there can be Jews living anywhere,” Peres said.
Besides demanding that Israel remove all Jews from lands Israel cedes, the PA has also stated numerous times that it does not recognized the concept of “settlement blocs,” and expects Israel to withdraw from all of Judea and Samaria, with slight “border adjustments.” In any event, the PA has said, there is no way it will allow Israel to hold onto Ariel, a city of over 20,000 in central Samaria, and the center of one of the blocs Peres spoke of. The PA is also demanding that Israel had over the Barkan Industrial Zone, a large industrial center where thousands of Jews and Arabs work.
Peres added that there was no connection between the disengagement and the large number of missiles fired at Israel by Gaza Arab terrorists after 2005. “There were missiles before we left Gaza,” he said.
Peres also praised PA chief Mahmoud Abbas. “He has declared that he is not interested in Akko and Jaffa,” Peres said in the interview.
While Abbas has indeed made such statements – in English – the PA has made it very clear to its own people that as far as it is concerned “Palestine” stretches from the Mediterranean to the Jordan, and that there is no place for a Jewish state in the Middle East at all.
Its very important to remember how Peres opposed Israel going into Jenin in 2002, when Israel went into there to stop the Arab Nazi Homicide bombers from murderering more Israeli civilians.
Peres is a total opportunist. Back then even with Arafat ordering terrorist atrocities against Israeli civilians, Peres still kept appeasing Arafat.
Peres was obsessed with his legacy of Oslo and didn’t care how many Jews were murdered by Arab terrorists because of Oslo.
Remember this lie by Peres to protect his Oslo legacy of appeasement with Arafat.
Peres calls IDF operation in Jenin a ‘massacre’
Ha’aretz ^ | 9 April 2002 | Aluf Benn and Amos Harel
Foreign Minister Shimon Peres Peres is very worried about the expected international reaction as soon as the world learns the details of the tough battle in the Jenin refugee camps, where more than 100 Palestinians have already been killed in fighting with IDF forces. In private, Peres is referring to the battle as a “massacre.”
IDF officers also expressed grave reservations Monday over the operation in Jenin. “Because of the dangers,” they said, “the soldiers are almost not advancing on foot. The bulldozers are simply ‘shaving’ the homes and causing terrible destruction. When the world sees the pictures of what we have done there, it will do us immense damage.”
“However many wanted men we kill in the refugee camp, and however much of the terror infrastructure we expose and destroy there, there is still no justification for causing such great destruction.”
Peres, who is feeling increasingly isolated in the government – Sharon added three hardline ministers to his cabinet Monday – believes Arafat is still irreplaceable at this stage.
He does not regard the documents that Sharon presented Monday in the Knesset as a “smoking gun” that irrefutably proves that Arafat was directly linked to ordering terrorist activity. And Israel’s isolation of the Palestinian leader, he believes, only enhanced his prestige and turned him into the key player.
Despite his harsh criticism, however, and his belief that Labor will not be able to remain much longer in the government, Peres is in no hurry to quit. He is telling his closest associates that after the fighting ends and U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has visited, the decision will be made. If Powell presents a political plan, Labor will want to fight for it in the government.
Great article about Peres.
Peres was wrong on every issue.
Peres opposed bombing Iraq’s nuclear facility in 81.
Peres opposed Israel going into Jenin in 2002 after Palestinian homicide bombers from Jenin were murdering Israeli civilians, including the Passover massacre.
Peres opposed killing Yassin in 2004.
Peres said this after Israel killed Yassin in 2004.
And what was it that Shimon Peres said after the Yassin assassination Peres said: “We must look terrible . . . for killing an old religious leader in a wheelchair coming out of a mosque. . . . I never thought they would dare to go through with it. . . . Had I been a member of the government I would have voted against this. . . . only by assassinating the reasons for terrorism can we assassinate terrorism.”
Earth to Peres.
Hundreds of Jews who had there limbs torn off by homicide bombers sent by Yassin.
The PR shots of Yassin in his wheelchair will be remembered by those that don’t see the crippled Jewish bodies of all those that he ordered to be bombed by Hamas.
Yassin was a mass murderer of the same ilk as Saddam Hussein.
Saddam never killed a Kurd he just inspired others to do his dirty work.
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