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Saturday, 31 July 2010

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Mannie Sherberg
For decades now, I've been stymied by the question I first heard as a small child: "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" I now have a whole new puzzle to ponder in perpetual perplexity: "How many pebbles would a Palestinian pebble-picker pick if a Palestinian pebble-picker weren't prohibited from picking pebbles by those poltroonish Israelis?" Sorry to make light of a serious matter, but there really is no other way to deal with the ridiculous than with ridicule. Reason, facts, logic, common sense, history -- none of these work when dealing with the sanctimonious Left -- and no one can out-do the New York Times when it comes to sanctimony and self-righteousness. The people who write and publish this stuff subscribe to two axioms which, being axioms, never require or receive any explanation: (1) Israeli self-defense is always wrong, and (2) Palestinian lives are always worth more than Israeli lives. Across the world, the Left holds these two statements to be self-evident truths -- postulates beyond argument and even beyond cavil. Maybe the time has come for those of us who subscribe to different axioms to point out that the whole NYT narrative is cockamamie nonsense -- and deserves to be treated as such.

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