Why is it that with so many lawyers in political jobs these days mainstream politicians in the major powers fail to see the dangers of setting a precedent or allowing one to be set? If the principle behind Israel’s collective punishment of the families of Palestinians thought by them to be terrorists had been soundly condemned at the UN, rather than being allowed to continue because of the US veto, then it would not now be possible for Switzerland’s mainstream ultra-right wing, anti-immigrant party, Christoph Blocher’s Schweizerische Volks Partei (Swiss People’s Party) to be pushing the very same principle in the current election campaign.
Blocher’s near-Nazi SVP idea is that any immigrant or non-Swiss who commits a crime, benefit fraud or other “bad thing” will be expelled from Switzerland. Not only that person, but their entire family and dependents too! That’s exactly the same as the Israeli policy of demolishing the homes of relatives of terrorists. Well, people they call terrorists anyway just like the German’s in the Second World War called the French Resistance fighters terrorists.
But this post isn’t intended as a criticism of Israel, they have a right to exist and to set laws. They are after all a democracy, albeit one that has determined that a single racial group must be and remain dominant for ever more as the holders of power over all the land of Israel.
This isn’t a criticism of Christoph Blocher, the millionaire leader of the SVP, either. Just because he as Justice Minister sacked the state prosecution chief who didn’t agree with his policies doesn’t mean he’s a monster. He is just pushing a policy to purify Switzerland so that it contains once again only one single racial group that must be and remain dominant for ever more.
Ironic, isn’t it? The near Nazi and the Jewish State, allied in action and intent if not in name.
Weak people and weak States will always attack a minority and blame them for their misfortunes. In all honesty I cannot really blame the two creatures for acting completely in character. But I can, and do, blame those politicians with influence that have so little vision that they cannot see 5, 10, 20 years into the future. The actions they allow their friends to adopt now will be the same actions they will want to criticise in the future when they are adopted by someone who is not their friend. And they won’t have a leg to stand on.
A little bit more “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” and a bit less swinging a closed bible around as though you mean to use it but never do wouldn’t go amiss. Religious intolerance. An oxymoron if ever there was one.