Jan 21, 2018

In a democracy people get the leaders they deserve

the news last night had a story about left-wing protesters getting more aggressive in their protests outside the private areas (home, shul, etc) of Attorney General Avihai Mandelblit. It seems they made a bit of a ruckus and Mandelblit had to be removed by his security detail. The story includes the point that because of this he was unable to say kaddish for his mother after kiddush levana, as he had to be removed quickly.

French philosopher Joseph De Maistre said "In a democracy people get the leaders they deserve".

Just two weeks ago Left-wing politicians refused to offset votes in the Knesset for Right-wing MKs that had to be absent due to deaths in their families. Angry politicians on the Right called their actions inhumane.

protests are legitimate. Why they think vulgar protests by the private areas of Mandelblit will get him to do what they want him to (regarding his influence over the investigations into PM Benjamin Netanyahu), is beyond me. It is clear though that these left-wing protesters really did get the leaders they deserve.



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6 comments:

  1. a certain "avi" regularly comments on your blog, demanding that the police or army (depending on the circumstances) shoot charedi protesters when he feels that they are acting inappropriately. i wonder if he will now write in demanding that left wing protesters be shot? if not, why not?

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    1. By the way, you don't need quotes around my name. Unlike you, I'm not afraid to identify myself.

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    2. There is a difference between "acting inappropriately" (which should certainly be handled by the police, but not lethally) and potentially dangerous violence.

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  2. I never demand anything. The difference is that Cheredi use of violence is a Shita. They are no better than terrorists, using violence to force their views on everyone else. These protesters are generally non-violent, and there is no underlying culture of violence to impose religious or other dogmatic views on anyone.

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  3. Avi, you are an anti semite. I'm chareidi. I don't use nor condone violence.

    What happened here is sickening and like always you turn your comments into an anti chareidi rant.

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    1. I am not an antisemite just because I am against zealotry. Unlike some, I don't excuse Jews of any stripe.

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