People are dying in Darfur. Let me be the first to go on record and stamp my passport to hell right now now by saying I don’t care.
Yes, you heard me correctly. I do not care. I do not lose sleep over it. It does not affect my daily life. It never will. I may be an awful person, but at least I have integrity. I admit that I do not care. I admit I cannot force myself to cry over people I have never met, know nothing about, and who have never done anything to help me.
Before I lace into the people who claim that they actually do care, and do as much to actually make a difference as I do, I stumbled across an excellent article on Doctor Bulldog’s website http://doctorbulldog.wordpress.com/2007/07/29/sudanese-defense-minister-accuses-jews-of-fueling-the-conflict-in-darfur/#comment-13903 that should be mandatory reading for every liberal Jewish person worldwide.
The Finance Minister of Darfur blames the Jews for the crisis in Darfur. Yes folks, in a place where Muslims are killing other Muslims, and no Jews are to be found, the Jews are responsible. I would like every Jewish liberal who has been ringing their hands trying to come up with a way to save these people to snap out of it. If you are a Jewish liberal, here my words loudly:
The world hates you. They want to kill you. You are the source of all the evil in this world. If you need proof of this, I can tell you about my father’s experiences in 1940s Germany. Nothing has changed. You cannot make the world a better place, because most people that you want to help think that the world would be a better place if you were dead. These thoughts would be turned into action in a moment’s notice if it became feasible. I know it goes against everything you think the Torah teaches you, but your interpretation is wrong. Jews, for once, have the courage to deliver a message to the world that it has been delivering to us for years…the message of, “Go f*ck yourself.”
There, I said it. Now do not get me wrong. I do not want innocent people to die. What I want is for other people besides us to for once in their miserable lives contribute something positive.
Let’s start with Muslims. There are a billion Muslims in this world. Why did they sit by and let Bosnia deteriorate? Why are they letting Darfur go to hell in a handbasket? If all Muslims are brothers, which is a noble sentiment, why are they not helping their brothers? Perhaps many of them are, but it is obviously not enough. All human life is precious, but how many people in Syria or Iran sent Israel anything but homicide bombers? Jews should support Israel and other Jewish causes, and refuse to lift a finger to help Muslim nations until hard evidence is presented showing that these nations are taking care of their own.
The United Nations, that useless, worthless, hopeless excuse for an entity, could upgrade itself to a moderately colossal failure by doing something for once in its wretchedly ineffective existence. Steeped in a tradition of letting people die that gained no attention in Rwanda, this antisemitic and anti-American monstrosity continues to allow Darfur to destroy itself.
I am not advocating that these plutocrats that fly lear jets to New York City and then drive one block in limousines to expensive lunches actually do something. It is too late for them. I recommend we fire them all and hire people who actually will do things. In the same way Jews should not help save Muslims who want to kill Jews (We absolutely can and should help all people including Muslims who do not hate us), the United States should not help the United Nations as long as it continues to hate us.
The reason why I could care less about Darfur is because I know that the people who claim to care will forget about it soon enough. It is the latest cause celebre. In the 1980s it was “USA for Africa,” in the form of helping Ethiopia. In the 1990s it was trendy to wear ribbons and ignore Rwanda. Today it is Sudan, and office pools around the country are betting on who we will pretend to care about next while doing nothing about it.
I am tired of ribbons. I am tired of smugness. I am tired of people criticizing President Bush for saying “Mission Accomplished,” after ousting Saddam Hussein when they think that wearing ribbons means anything has been accomplished. I am tired of people who want to commit troops to Darfur to improve their lot in life while simultaneously wanting to cheat the people of Iraq from this noble goal.
For those who want to appear trendy at wine and cheese parties, please do not ask me to respect you. Words mean nothing. Life is about deeds. Social justice itself is a miscarriage of justice. It places concepts over metrics, feelings over dollars, and wishful thinking over actual results and lives saved.
Liberal Jews need to understand that trying to love those who hate you is pointless. Ironically enough, the one group of people that love Jews is Christians, and liberal Jews hate them. I have apologized to Christians many times for the 70% of Jews that need cranial-glutial extraction surgery.
If Christian America wants to tell Jews to “go f*ck themselves,” I will understand that. The liberals in my community are ungrateful brats, and they should stop trying to help those who do not help themselves.
It is for this same reason we should ignore Darfur. We need to strengthen our own people, that being Jews in America and Israel. Given that many people worldwide hate Jews, the Sudan Finance Minister’s antisemitic rantings should be more than enough reason for Jew haters everywhere to donate money to their brethren. Perhaps if the people of Sudan threaten Israel with homicide bombers like the Gaza lunatics do, the Iranian and Syrian blood money will flow and they can all bathe in it.
For the millions of Arabs and Muslims that are good decent people, help your brothers. God requires you to do so.
For Jews, I still recommend that we only help our own, as every other culture on the planet does without being criticized. For those of you on the left who must be bleeding hearts that want to help people, make sure that they do not hate you. My father did not escape the Holocaust so that he could donate his charity money to Nazis today, wherever they live.
Lastly, to activists everywhere…take off those stupid ribbons. They do nothing to help anybody. The money spent on ribbons can be used to help people. Charity according to Jewish law is more noble when it is anonymous. Do good deeds quietly, without the self satisfaction of letting the world know how righteous you are.
I am not righteous. I could care less about most things. Yet when I look in the mirror, I know I am not making things worse. I know who I am, and I will not help those that wish me harm.