"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 10:2
On his WABC radio show out of New York City on Tuesday, (Geraldo) Rivera played the race card in condemning Mitt Romney for having the incorrect audacity to suggest cultural differences at least partially explain Israel’s economic success compared to Palestinian stagnation. (audio).
RIVERA: Here’s what he said (speaking of Romney)– ‘If you could learn anything from the economic history of the world, it’s this — culture makes the difference. As I come here and I look over this city and consider the accomplishments of the people of this nation, I recognize the power of at least culture and a few other things.’ A few other things — like what? Arabs and Muslims are genetically in-, inferior to Israelis and Jews? I mean, it is really, what kind of statement is this? I mean, and to say Israel is prospering and the Palestinians are not because of culture. What about the occupation? I mean, it is so bald-faced political pandering for the Jewish vote and it makes me sick! I mean, come on folks, be fair!”
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It’s hard to take anything falling out of the mouth of Geraldo very seriously. This is the same guy who quivered with sweaty anticipation at breaking into the Al Capone vault back in 1986 – just to expose hidden dust. He is a joke and he is a Liberal, despite his occasional denials.
As far as his knowledge goes with Israel, it lies somewhere in Al Capone’s vault.
Israel is the only country in that dirt riddled, barbarian run part of the world known at the Middle East, that has thrived. Thrived on the evils of . . . capitalism. It doesn’t suppress or punish it’s people for existing nor does it behead woman for showing their faces in public. But what made it what it is, are it’s “cultural difference”. Israel tended to follow God’s precepts (and by God I mean God, not allah). This is a huge difference from Muslim dominated countries and therefore, Israel has managed to flourish, despite murderers clinging to her borders and hunkered down within her boundary’s.
Jack Coleman of Newsbuster, went on to say, “By saying what he did, Romney violated the most sacred belief of liberals, that of moral relativism, the obscene worldview that sees no distinctions between societies except skin hues and tax rates. One of the clearest demarcations between conservatives and liberals is evident in how they respond to the question, does culture matter? Conservatives answer — of course it does. Liberals hiss — stop the hate speech.”
That nails the camel on the head. Liberals pompously trot around looking for people, events and thoughts to crown as “racist”, “bigoted” and their newest favorite, “hate speech”. If you don’t agree with a Liberal, you’re all of the above. When none of the above is accurate, just empty rhetoric – rather like Capone’s vault.
Geraldo Rivera would be better off if he he retired from his journalist endeavors and started a little cafe someone on the East side of Hoboken, New Jersey. It’s run be a Democrat and no doubt needs a boost to it’s economy.