Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Refusing to be a Victim

Another quick thing from an e-mail, worth pondering.

Someone sent me a link to Bill Maher interviewing Netanyhu on HBO.

I don't own a television, and have never heard of Maher. I've also never seen Netanyahu giving an interview. I'm not sure if this is typical of either of them.

What interested me most was Netanyahu's final point, which I will paraphrase: many Americans are exalting victim-status but since WWII the Jewish people (especially in Israel) are refusing to be victims any longer; thus Israel is treated with unfair harshness and anti-Israel myths are accepted in an emotionally-fueled but factually-incorrect attempt to find a pure victim.