By Dennis Prager June 8, 2010
"With the exception of the United States, nearly all the world’s nations have condemned Israel over the Gaza-flotilla incident, as have the United Nations and nearly all the world’s newspapers, radio and TV-news stations, leftist academics, and leftist organizations. Their characterizations of the Jewish state range from a society so evil that it should not be allowed to exist to a villainous nation that is responsible for a) the suffering of millions of innocent Palestinian men, women, and children and b) the lack of Mideast peace; and therefore c) the Muslim world’s anger at the West; and therefore d) Islamic terrorism itself.
"Let's hope the world is right."
"The reason mankind has to hope that the world, its leaders, its newspapers, its so-called human-rights organizations, and the United Nations are right about Israel is quite simple: If Israel is the decent party in its war with the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, and nearly all the world’s countries, nearly all the world’s media, and the United Nations are morally wrong, what hope is there for humanity? If the world’s moral compass is that broken, are we not sailing into a dark age?"
My Comment: After much thought in the 1990’s I then concluded that the West is entering a new dark age, if not the entire world, but definitely the Western world. At that time I observed how the Western world absorbed Croatian and Bosnian Muslim agitprop and disinformation during the wars in Yugoslavia. Here’s one example: reporter Roy Gutman received a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on a Serbian rape camp, that never existed! Gutman was far away, but four other reporters went to the site that Gutman reported. As they neared the site the reports from locals went down from many thousands of Muslim women being raped, to just four women! Entire histories are still being written based on this and much more disinformation. There are literally thousands of examples of other agitprop and disinformation media reports concerning the Balkans. Governments, NGOs, Islamists, progressives, and fascists are all using the lightening speed of the media to control and direct our perceptions and thoughts and suppress the truth. As Orwell said of this new world, the truth is a lie, the lie is the truth. Our moral compass is being deconstructed by the mendacious use of the media. Nearly everyone with substantial power and/or money is using this new technique that we used to call lying. In our time lying is now at monstrous proportions. It is eating away at our moral fiber, at our ability to think clearly, to formulate rational policy, to differentiate a civilizational foe from a friend. Our actions and thinking have become self destructive. How could it be otherwise, when we wrap ourselves in lies and suffer the delusion that we think we know.