If you are going to be a perpetual victim, whether on welfare in the US, the poor downtrodden public union worker, or even the Palestinian Authority, itself, which has been on the dole from the West for my entire lifetime, while educating its kids to believe the best they can do for themselves is become not-so-smart-bombs, you are not going to improve your life materially. Why?
Because your whining gets in the way of doing what needs to be done to succeed.
Whatever his faults, Mitt Romney does understand making money, that’s a good thing in American leadership. We’ve seen in the last four years what happens when we elect leaders that don’t. Last weekend he talked, in Israel, about the differences between the Israeli culture and Palestinian culture, and he’s right. Of course the welfare queens of the PA, backed by the lame stream media (who obviously quit working for profits years ago when the sold their soul to the left) started whining about racism. Is it racist to note that Palestinians succeed far more under Israeli rule than under Palestinian? No it’s simple truth. Backed up by the cases of Egypt, Syria and others.
There are some broad and important political issues raised by a minor flap concerning presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s visit to Israel. To look at these questions in a detached and honest way can tell us a lot about the future of the world and of U.S. policy.
The controversy began when Romney said at a meeting with donors:
As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality.Romney said the economic history of the world has shown that “culture makes all the difference.”
Palestinian leaders complained, saying that this showed Romney was racist and out of touch with the realities of the Middle East. Actually, their reaction showed that they are counterproductive leaders who are out of touch with the realities of the Middle East and human history.
The basis of the complaint is two-fold:
First, is a reference to culture in some way “racist” and why is Israel so far ahead of the Palestinians?
Racism refers to a belief that some people are inherently and biologically inferior. Consequently, nothing that they do can alter their inevitable backwardness.
This has nothing to do with culture, which is an alterable state of being. Indeed, racism has been disproven precisely because of the abilities of society to change their culture. Once, the Britons were a bunch of barbarian tribes who endlessly warred on each other and painted themselves blue. They have progressed considerably since then. (Joke: And yes, I have been at British football/soccer games and still believe it.)
The same thing is true in the United States, if you don’t like your lifestyle, get off your couch, quit whining, and get out the door and do something about it. Nobody’s stopping you, most of the greats in American business started with less than you, of course they did know how to work, and work hard.
Success is reputed to be 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration after all.
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