23 June '15..
For some reason within the American idiom the term "brass tacks" means down to basics.
I am not certain that the term is used much any more, but there was a time when people would sometimes say, in the midst of a dispute, something like, "OK, let's get down to brass tacks."
Here is a brass tack for you:
The small bit of land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea is Israel, the Land of the Jews, and has been for thousands of years.
Just because western-left racists politically join with bigoted anti-Jewish Arabs does not make it otherwise.
There are no people on this planet - unless someone can drag up a Jebusite - who have greater objective and moral claims to their own home than do the Jews of that small part of the Middle East.
As the Elder notes, Jews are from Judea and Arabs are from Arabia.
Period. End of story.
Just because Muslims stomped out of their enormous peninsula in the seventh century, conquered the entirety of the Middle East, and almost conquered Europe, does not mean that they have some Allah-given right to the tiny Jewish home.
All of Israel, small as it is, is the land of the Jews and former conquerors gain no special dispensation due to their previous aggression and imperial rule.
This is particularly true given the unfortunate facts of Jewish history which are characterized by conquest, dispersion, persecution, and genocide.
These are the brass tacks.
The Jewish people will not be denied sovereignty within our traditional homeland and anyone who thinks otherwise, including fellow western-left Jews, can go screw.
The Day of the Dhimmi is Done.
That used to be a sort-of motto of mine.
Perhaps it needs to be resurrected.
Maybe it should have been the very name of this blog.
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