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from August 27, 2010:
Repetitive compulsive Mideast peace conference #8,743
Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 05, 2011 09:52 AM | Send
Paul Nachman writes:
I’ve long said that Robert J. Samuelson is one of the few adults in our national public life. John Bolton goes on the list, too. Here he writes why the 9/2 resumption of the “peace process” is worse than useless.
I’m sure it’s a worthwhile piece, but really, after the 300th—or is it the 30,000th?—repetition of the transparently absurd pursuit of the inherently impossible, is it necessary for intelligent people to go on pointing out that it’s transparently absurd? Isn’t it better just to let the absurdists go on doing what they’re doing? It’s like the way I’ve viewed various black spokesmen for a long time, and the way I’ve come to view the right-wing anti-Semites. The things they say are so whacked out, so far below the level of rationality, that it’s not necessary to criticize them or notice them. They’re in a world of their own. And we don’t have the power to bring them out of that world. And—here’s our liberation—it doesn’t matter that we don’t have the power to bring them out of that world, because, in the case of the anti-Semites, no one is going to pay any attention to them anyway, and, in the case of the “peace” negotiators, nothing is going to come from their efforts anyway. So all we can do, and all we need to do, is ignore them—though, being human, and not being able to shut things out completely, we may notice them from time to time and express our astonishment or amusement or despair that human beings are capable of such folly.
Stewart W. writes:
Ha! I believe you’ve just added to our lexicon: “Repetitive Compulsive Mideast Peace Conference Disorder.” I wonder if treatment for that disease will be covered under Obamacare?