FORT WAYNE, Ind., July 15, 2015 — On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain declared “peace for our time.” Less than one year later, German Chancellor Adolf Hitler began exterminating six million Jews.
The Holocaust happened because many Jews were too naive to believe that anybody would carry out such atrocities. Far too many Jews got on the boxcars voluntarily because they trusted the government.
The government lied, they died.
Now Iran is threatening a second Holocaust. With help from President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Iran may succeed. Politically liberal Jews have a painful decision to make. Their religion of Judaism and their political liberalism are in direct conflict. Something has to give.
Based on past liberal Jewish traditions, the liberalism will survive and their Judaism will wither on the vine.
The agreement Kerry actually negotiated is far different from the agreement Obama and Kerry have been describing.
How we got here: After September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush waged wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. There was not enough time to take on Iran as well. Democrats have falsely claimed that they would have attacked Iran and not Iraq, and that Bush made the wrong choice.
At the time, Saddam Hussein was the big threat.
The Democratic Party is now a full-fledged anti-war party. Had Bush toppled Iran, liberals would have screamed that Saddam Hussein was still in power and Iraq was the real threat. This is because the Democratic platform was to oppose everything Bush did.
In January 2009, President Obama vowed to take the exact opposite approach to Bush.
When the Iranian people rose up in the 2009 Green Revolution, the best chance ever to topple the mullahs landed in Obama’s lap. The people begged Obama to help them, and he stood down. He was elected to end wars, as he kept reminding everybody.
The mullahs put down the Green Revolution while the world stood by and did nothing. Once the mullahs correctly calculated that American military options were off the table, Iran got more aggressive in their pursuit of a nuclear bomb.
The mullahs correctly calculated that Obama and Kerry were desperate for a foreign policy triumph to boost their legacies. Kerry in particular wanted a deal at any price. The mullahs kept increasing their demands until Kerry finally caved.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly warned the world that the mullahs in Iran are not rational actors. They are genocidal madmen motivated by radical Islam. They want to wipe Little Satan Israel off the map before finishing off the Great Satan America.
Liberal Jews were caught in a vise.
They did not necessarily want to see Israel or America obliterated, but as liberal Jews they had to obediently follow Obama. Throughout his presidency, they have blindly followed him and taken everything he says at face value solely because he says it.
Myths about the deal: The Iran Nuclear deal does nothing to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. This deal contains verbal assurances without enforcement mechanisms. There are no penalties for cheating, and Iran repeatedly cheats on agreements it makes.
President Obama insists that this deal has tough enforcement provisions, but he offers only his word as evidence. Based on his proclamations about everything from Syria to healthcare, his word is not his bond.
He protests that if Iran cheats, a “snap back” provision exists to immediately put the sanctions back in place. This is totally false, and an analogy involving young college kids offers a parallel.
While undoing her bra, a boy tells a girl that if she changes her mind along the way, she could just “snap back” her bra back into place. She isn’t dumb. Once the thing comes off, it is not coming back on. When Obama and Kerry say that sanctions can just be snapped right back into place, they are delusional.
Are they really more naive than college girls? The evidence would suggest that yes, they are. A bra is a type of sanction. It is a layer of protection. Anybody who voluntarily gives up protection has to be prepared for others with their own agendas to take advantage.
Iraq sanctions broke down because the Axis of Weasel led by France wanted to do business with Saddam Hussein. This led to the United Nations Oil for Food scandal. Once sanctions break down, they are finished.
Companies are already lining up to do business with Iran.
Sanctions did not stop Hussein. He violated 17 United Nations resolutions. He was removed by force. The mullahs now have a free hand that Saddam could only have dreamt about. The mullahs will do what Saddam did, but more effectively. They will deny inspectors the right to conduct accurate inspections for as long as possible.
Based on past history, the world will do nothing.
For liberal Jews, the rubber has met the road. For six years, liberal Jews have convinced themselves that Obama is pro-Israel due to shared values. Those values were liberal in nature, and had zero connection to Judaism. Abortion, gay marriage and climate change provided a deep bond that ran one way. Knowing that liberal Jews had nowhere to go politically, Obama was able to kick Israel in the teeth without domestic consequences.
Liberal Jews tolerated attacks on the Jewish state because liberalism mattered more.
Now Israel is facing another existential threat to its survival. On one side of the fence is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, who has dedicated his entire life to protecting the Jewish state. On the other side are a partially black leftist professor and a WASPy New England liberal.
Neither of these men have any emotional connection to Jews or Israel.
Liberal Jews have to ask themselves if they are willing to trust two non-Jews with a track record of weakness and indifference to a community they do not belong to and do not really know. Rational people understand that to understand Israel, it is best to speak with and listen to Israelis. Israelis are overwhelmingly against this American surrender disguised as a deal. Liberal Jews are not always rational actors. Their emotional love for political liberalism allows them to side against pro-Israel Republicans and with Democrats either indifferent to or anti-Israel.
Liberal Jews are anti-Republican because of a misguided, pathological belief that evangelical conservative Christians are trying to convert them to Christianity. For some reason, this poses more of a threat to them than Islamists willing to decapitate them and blow their entire existence to kingdom come.
Democrats will bend to radical Islam provided that there is bold action on climate change. In a notable irony, Islamists tend to murder gays and women solely for being gays and women. Liberal Jews still see conservative Republicans as the bigger threat, primarily because of abortion.
Behind the scenes: Liberal Jews insist that they conduct tough sessions with Obama behind the scenes. Since these alleged conversations take place in private, there is no way to verify them. What is known is that Obama does what Obama feels like doing. He has little regard for those who challenge him. He publicly mocks anybody who disagrees with him.
After several years of bullying Republicans, he turned his tactics of humiliation and degradation on Democrats who challenged him on trade. If liberal Jews really challenged him, they would lose. They would have zero leverage. He is leaving office in 18 months. He knows they will vote for his Democrat successor anyway. Their only option is to do what liberal Jews tend to do, which is to shut up and take it.
There is zero proof that Obama’s position on Israel has softened since he took office.
If anything, relations between the two nations have gotten worse. Even if private conversations between Jewish Democrats and Obama took place, the most likely result is he dismissed their concerns and they accepted his rejection to avoid a more humiliating public rebuke.
The end result: Liberal Jews have one last chance to derail this deal. Republicans are unified in opposing the deal. Israelis are unified in opposing the deal. Obama and other Democrats looking to be the 45th president support the deal.
Liberal Jews can block the deal, which would align them with their arch-enemy Christians in the GOP.
They can fall in line with Obama and pray that he is telling the truth about the deal.
If he is lying, or even if he believes what he is saying but turns out to be wrong, Iran becomes a nuclear power. Liberal Jews need to ask if they are willing to place their entire 6,000 years of history in the hands of two men with a dismal track record on foreign policy and an antipathy toward Jewish concerns.
The Iran deal happened because Jews are the least regarded people in the Democrat coalition of disparate identity groups. When blacks complain, Democrats quiver and give blacks what they want. When gays complain, Democrats shake and make sure change is swift and severe. Squeaky wheels get the grease, and liberal Jews have been successfully conditioned to obey their Democrat masters without question.
Since there is no punishment for treating liberal Jews shabbily, they get treated shabbily.
Will liberal Jews develop an ounce of pride and finally stand up for themselves?
Time will tell. With Iran building a bomb, that time is running out. If Judaism and Israel are to survive, one of two things has to happen. Liberal Jews have to put their Judaism first and be willing to break with a Democrat president and Secretary of State on a messianic suicide mission.
A more likely scenario is the politically conservative Israeli electorate taking action against Iran. They will be doing so without liberal American Jewish support, which will be good enough provided liberal Jews do not join the worldwide condemnation Israel receives whenever it defends itself.
This latter scenario does not require liberal Jews to do anything worthwhile. It just requires that they shut up, sit down, and let the Israeli adults handle things. Liberal Jews are already trained to do this by Obama and his fellow American leftist leaders.
Now they only need to do this when Israelis act in the best interests of their nation and ours.
Being useless is better than being destructive. In the coming weeks, the world will know if liberal Jews will get on those boxcars again just because they are made promises that they desperately and pathologically want to believe.