US PEACE PLAN SHOWS “MIGHT MAKES RIGHT” IS THE AMERICAN GUIDING PRINCIPLE. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GOLDEN RULE?
Vince Dhimos answered a question at Quora.
Q: IS IT POSSIBLE TO BRING PEACE BY THE NEW MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROPOSAL?
The famous “Deal of the Century” was presented to the world by a Trump-Netanyahu duo on January 2. This was the first time in history that an Israel-Palestine peace plan was hatched with zero input from the Palestinians and presented with no Arab presence on the platform. The proposed "peace" plan finalizes the illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank leaving the Arabs with no alternatives. Yet, this offer of absolutely nothing at all to Palestine is supposed to be taken seriously and debated by the two sides. After all, Jared Kushner read 25 books on the subject so he is an expert, the US is the strongest world power and and we don't need no stinkin' justice for the Muslims.
We are also now witnessing a historic first, ie, a US administration fully guided by the cult of “Christian” Zionism, in a manner that puts paid to the old First Amendment concept of a government showing no favouritism to any one religion. Trump has killed that principle and Americans claiming to be conservative are somehow fine with having their cherished Constitution flushed down the toilet. Jesus said from the cross Father, forgive them for they know not what they do. But the people who are happy to trash the cherished principles of their Constitution are Americans who have had over 2 centuries to contemplate the importance of its provisions. How can they not know? And if they know, how can they be forgiven?
Other presidents had been guided by this religious cult but none had actual Zionist true believers in their administration. Trump has two, Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo. Where is America headed?
The irony is that the religion that is receiving the favouritism is not the religion founded by the early Christians and based on Christ’s teachings but a hybrid between Old Testament legalism – which Jesus abhorred – with a thin veneer of Christianity on top for show, like on reality TV. Nowhere in the New Testament does Jesus ask his followers to support a new secular state called Israel that brings together the diaspora that God created when He banished the ancient Hebrews from their land – on several occasions spread out over millennia – as a punishment for their disobedience. And nowhere in the Old or New Testament does God even hint that Israel has become obedient again and hence deserving of returning to their land. It was Zionists who pushed that non-Biblical narrative, and it was Americans who bought into it.
There are a few Christians alive today who still derive their principles from the words of Jesus, and for this remnant, “Christian” Zionism is heresy. But for most Evangelicals, it is a well-established cult that goes back about 200 years and has acquired the patina of age, making it seem like something divinely inspired – even though it departs radically from the scriptures (details here).
No matter that it legitimizes a state that got its start by massacring innocent men, women and children – a heinous crime that is almost completely papered over by historians, msm, politicians and, of course, pastors whose outward appearance and demeanour slyly suggests piety and righteousness. Jesus called this type of religious leader “whitewashed sepulchres,” clean and white on the outside but corrupt and stinking on the inside. Let me first note that the standard excuse repeated ad nauseam by Israeli apologists is that the massacres by the Jews are justified by the Hebron massacres of Jews by Arabs almost 2 decades prior to the killing perpetrated by these Israeli settlers in 1948 (and later).
But here again, nowhere do the scriptures say that a massacre of innocents justifies the massacre of other innocents. But the “Christian” US and “Judaic” Israel no longer accept the moral precepts we normally associate with Judeo-Christianity. If a white man kills a black child to avenge a murder by a black person, nothing is accomplished except one senseless murder after another.
This is the kind of injustice the Ten Commandments were written to remedy.
But thousands of years of stabilizing common-sense scriptural tradition are being trashed by the US and Israel.
Yet the whole world fears an unbalanced US president, and can only stand by and applaud. In horror.