“As a thief is disgraced only when caught, so too is the house of Israel disgraced…On your clothes are found the lifeblood of the innocent poor, and yet in spite of all this you dare to say ‘I am innocent!’…The leaders dress the wound of Israel as though it were not serious, and yet, are the people of Israel ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all…They do not even know how to blush. They cling to deceit and no one repents of their wickedness, saying ‘what have I done?’…And although you wash yourself with an abundance of soap the stain of your guilt is ever before me…”
– Book of Jeremiah
“Global opinion surveys are being closely examined and the Foreign Ministry has been granted an extra $2 million to improve Israel’s image through cultural and information diplomacy…The country needs to position itself as an attractive personality, to make outsiders see it in all its reality. We are focusing on crisis management, and that is never going to get us where we need to go over the long term.”
– Israel’s Foreign Ministry as quoted in the New York Times
By Mark Glenn
It was one of those old-worldisms my Lebanese grandfather used to often say which I’ll never forget–
“Powder and paint make her the woman she ain’t…”
That may be true when it comes to your average gal, where a little help from her friends at Maybelline and Revlon might be enough to tip the scales in her favor and bring the situation over towards the “plus” side of the equation…
For others however, sometimes it’s better to just leave sleeping dogs lie, no pun intended. As the old saying goes, “beauty is skin deep, but ugly goes straight to the bone”, and in some cases there isn’t a brand of hocus pocus or a mascara wand with enough magic in them to turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse. When Mother Nature has spoken, she has spoken, and as we see all too often, trying to circumvent her decisions can end in disaster. In such cases, the cure can be worse than the condition itself, where someone can go from simple run-of-the-mill ugly to fugly in the time it takes to say “Mazel-Tov” and then, the next thing you know you’re dealing with a face even a mother couldn’t love.
Don’t get me wrong. I think women – despite whatever outward appearance they may have gotten from their mommas–are inherently beautiful. In the right circumstances they are smart, sensitive creatures and I shudder to think what “civilization” would be like without their civilizing influence.
MOST women, that is. Some of course are not like the aforedescribed at all. They are (put in apocalyptic language) beasts, and hell-bent on making this life as miserable as possible for everyone. And of those types, none better fits that description than the wicked witch of the Middle East, Israel.
Merely consider her history. There’s never been a day in her life going all the way back to the earliest chapters of the Old Testament she wasn’t smiting, slaying, seducing or stealing from someone. By all appearances (and using her own family album as proof) it would seem she was a bad egg from the very moment she first set feet on God’s green earth and started hearing voices in her head telling her she was better than everyone else and destined to rule the world. Indeed, as once described by one of her own (who finally had enough of her ugliness and hit the road in search of greener pastures) she is “displeasing to all that is good and contrary to all men”, something clearly corroborated when we consider how she has dealt with the backlash from her own behavior throughout her history…As she rampages through the peace and order of someone else’s existence and all hell breaks loose, is there a reckoning on her part? Is there an examination of conscience over the suffering she has brought to others?
Perish the thought. Rather, covered in someone else’s innocent blood and gore, time and again she wanders back to the mirror to glare admiringly at herself and her actions. Just as Jeremiah (another guy on the receiving end of her wrath) wrote, “Are the people of Israel ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all…They do not even know how to blush. They cling to deceit and no one repents of their wickedness, saying ‘what have I done?’…
And it is no different today. The only variance between Israel’s behavior back in the “good ol’ days” and now is that today she has high-priced plastic surgeons to “repair” her image so she can then get things ready for the next rampage.
And this is precisely what we see taking place as of late. Caught red-handed (literally) in the dirty business of Jewish ritual murder in that Black Mass known as Operation Cast Lead (resulting in 1,500 innocent people being holocausted) her High Priests and Priestesses are now frantically involved in emergency reconstructive surgery of Israel’s ugly image. Desperate to distract an increasingly-aware world from the deliberate and religiously-inspired carnage recently taking place, her various make-up artists and magicians work like busy little bees with the same kind of confidence found the opening script lines from the hit TV series the Bionic woman –“Gentlemen…we can rebuild her…”
Everyday, a new face, a new “do”, something – ANYTHING – to razzle-dazzle the masses into falling in love with her again and forgetting what a horrifyingly hideous thing she truly is…Everyday a new press conference where she pulls off the bandages and–“Ta Daaa!” –reveals (what she hopes will be seen as) the face of the kinder, gentler Jewish state. Laying awake nights in terror over the fact that the rest of the non-Jewish world has started doing the math and is beginning to realize the great experiment in Jewish self-rule in the Middle East is – by its very nature – a wild, vicious animal that cannot abide by the norms of civilized society, she is now desperate to get curious onlookers looking in another direction.
As such, her plastic surgeons are hoping against hope that, just as dear old grandpa used to say, “powder and paint’ll make her the woman she ain’t.”
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