Well I love life

Sometimes you merely have to look at what ideas each side in a battle supports. I’m not going to tell you what to decide, only what’s at stake. It is explicitly a battle of those on the side of life vs. those on the side of death.

As someone who loves life, this credo of the Islamist totalitarians scares me to the core: http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-omits-hasans-chilling-we-love-death-more-you-love-life

The Israel Test

Prager University has put together a video that points out the root cause of why Israel is hated by many of its neighbors. The moral point here is to illustrate Ayn Rand’s observation of destructive envy and hatred, hatred of the good for being the good.

It’s also a good distillation of the history of the State of Israel before it was founded. The common belief is that Israel was hastily founded as a refuge for Holocaust survivors, which is not the case. The nation was built up by 19th-Century “Zionists”, who performed title searches and peaceably bought the land when the area was under the control of the British Empire. The settlers then cultivated the land, and made it possible for all peoples to flourish and prosper, long before the 1948 founding of Israel.