If You Are Going to Fight, Fight Smart

The author Ryan Bellerose

It’s the court of popular opinion and we are losing.

I see way too many Zionists having trouble understanding that in the real world, people who tell you they want to kill you and actually pay money to people who have killed you, are probably not gonna be rushing to the negotiating table. They are not going to be ” fair and balanced”.

You have to start seeing this war as what it is, a war for the future of mankind. The best way to analyze it is to compare it to a court battle between two very different groups who have very different outlooks.

Israel has always believed in rule of law and at least attempting to do the right thing. They have the Jewish ethos of being “fair and balanced”. And frankly that is biting us in the ass in this battle. We need the Jews who find ways to find loopholes and figure out ways to win rather than the “lets all be friends” Jews who think if you hug antisemitism, they will eventually like you.

The palestinian Arabs have an ethos of “win at all costs because God wills it” and its starting to show.

Why does this matter?

Because instead of having cutthroat lawyers who will follow the rules but always look for ways to stretch them to give us the best possible chance of winning, the Jews are always trying to “see both sides” and “listen to the other side’s narrative.” Ask yourself how many times you have heard pro-Israel advocates tell us “We MUST listen to the other sides narrative.” Now ask yourself how many times you have heard pro-palestinian advocates say the same thing. Ask yourself, if you are willing to listen to them and meet them part way but they do not show you the same courtesy, what happens? What do bystanders think when they see you giving credence to the other sides ahistorical nonsense while they remain absolute steadfast in denying your valid historical claims? 

It’s nice to say ” I think dialogue is important and we should listen,” it’s quite another to just let someone flat out lie and spread nonsense. I am telling you this as a non-Jew who could easily have been swayed to the other side had I not already had a strong base of knowledge. The other side relies on ignorance, and in case you haven’t figured it out yet, the majority is incredibly ignorant about Jews, Judaism and Jewish history let alone Israel. So when someone says something ridiculous that would be laughable to you, you need to understand that to someone who doesn’t know much about Jews, it might sound credible – especially if they get a “pick me” Jew to help lend it credibility. Why else do you think these Jews, who are barely even nominally Jews, are so ” Jewish” when it comes time to throw Israel under the bus? You might think “They are saying things that so obviously untrue that nobody is fooled” but believe me, people are being fooled. All you have to do is look at how many people claim that Arab conquerors and colonizers are somehow different from European ones, and how the Arabs are somehow indigenous to everywhere now. Stupid? Yes. Widespread belief? Also yes.

Back to the court analogy, their lawyers are cutthroat and have no problem breaking rules. They advocate entirely for their side and often do so by veering into antisemitic territory. They lie, cheat and steal because to them, losing means losing their meal ticket. The billions of dollars a year that the palestinian B.S industry generates goes mainly into a few pockets but make no mistake, a lot of people eat at that trough and are vested in keeping it going.

On our side we have a bunch of advocates who have forgotten that we are advocating for Israel and the Jewish people, not ourselves and damn sure not the “palestinians.” We do not need to make their arguments for them or even give them credence. Our JOB is to advocate for Israel and to fight the lies and nonsense of the other side. I am not saying we need to cheat or lie – in fact its better for us that we remain 100 percent honest – but we also don’t need to make their arguments for them. We need to be on the offensive, ask them the tough questions and demand answers when they attempt to pivot or avoid.

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Ryan Bellerose

A member of the indigenous Metis people, Ryan grew up in the far north of Alberta, Canada with no power nor running water. In his free time, Ryan plays Canadian Rules Football, reads books, does advocacy work for indigenous people and does not live in an Igloo.