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‘The Inability Of Mankind To Act Until The Emergency Comes’

13 August 2014 @ 20:17

During his radio show Tuesday Evening, Mark Levin played an audio clip from the speech delivered by Israeli UN Ambassador Ron Prosor before that non-august body of Despots.

The snippet was, as Mr. Levin commented, ‘Churchillian’, so I decided to seek out the full speech to see if all of it was in the same spirit and it is.

Here is the transcript in full [emphasis in the original]:

Mr. President,

Winston Churchill, one of the great architects of this institution, is remembered for his remarkable ability to perceive danger long before the rest of the world had woken up to the fact. In 1935, four years before World War II, Churchill criticized the international community for standing by as Germany rapidly rearmed. In his words: “The family of nations suffered from a want of foresight, an unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, and a lack of clear thinking and confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong.”

The international community is once again facing the severe lack of foresight and unwillingness to see. Every day we are confronted by stories of radical Islamic terrorism: ISIS is purging Iraq of Christians, Boko Haram has kidnapped school girls in Nigeria, Al-Shabab gunmen are raiding fishing villages on the Somali coast. And yet this Assembly does not utter a word. It can only muster its outrage when Israel acts to defend its citizens.

The double standards are absolutely appalling. In Iraq, over 1,600 people were killed in July. In Libya, clashes between rival militias killed 200 people last month. In Nigeria, Boko Haram has slaughtered nearly 3,000 people this year. It may just be me, but I didn’t hear the Arab group rally to condemn these atrocities. Instead, this group gangs up against the only democratic nation in the Middle East that is defending its citizens from the totalitarian forces threatening every enlightened country in this Assembly.

It might be too much to ask you to stand on our side in this battle between civilization and barbarism. But at least have the decency to swallow your selective outrage as Israel wages war against the extremist groups, seeking to eradicate the values that we all hold very dear.

Mr. President,

Israeli-Gadsden-Flag-300Israel is on the frontline of the war against radical extremism. The battle we fight today is the same battle that you all will fight tomorrow. Hamas, like ISIS and al-Qaeda, shares a disdain for democracy, a contempt for modernity, and a willingness to target innocent civilians.

And yet, some of you have abandoned the only democracy in the Middle East standing against the tide of terrorism. What does this say about your values? What does it mean for the next generation? This institution is being held hostage by some in this Assembly who are the worst human rights abusers.

The Arab nations, backed by some members of the non-aligned movement, may have the numbers, but they don’t have the morals. They use the majority to convene special sessions, issue condemnations, and push through resolutions demonizing Israel. In fact, I won’t be surprised if the Arab states pass a resolution saying that the terror tunnels were actually simply an irrigation system, and that the rockets were nothing more than shooting stars.

Few nations have the courage to admit that Hamas is committing a double war crime, targeting Israeli civilians while hiding behind Palestinian civilians. Fewer still have the courage to admit that Hamas is willing to see its own children killed so it can build sympathy for its cause. By not vocally and unequivocally condemning Hamas, you are condemning another generation of Israelis and Palestinians to further suffering.

There is only one way to achieve sustained quiet in Israel and build a peaceful and prosperous Gaza. Hamas must be disarmed, Gaza must be demilitarized. And the international community must divorce itself from the romantic notion of Hamas as ‘freedom fighters’.

Seventy years ago Winston Churchill bemoaned what he saw as the inability of mankind to act until the emergency comes. Today I am here to issue a warning: Stand with Israel and stand against terror before it is too late, before the danger lands on your doorstep and self-preservation strikes its jarring gong.

Thank you Mr. President.

Would that we had such a man in a leadership position of our national government.

Instead we have had to suffer through three Presidencies filled with, in the oldest case, teenage college freshmen [Clinton] and, in the middle case, insiders so inside the System that they had forsaken and then forgotten their obligations as our representatives [Bush II], and, in the present case, preteens and children [‘Obama’].

I am of the belief that we get the leaders we deserve…and we’ve deserved these ones good and hard.

The most frustrating aspect is that it seems quite a large majority of us still haven’t learned the hard lessons.  Even many of those who realize what damage The Jarrett Junto has and is inflicting on this country still refuse to admit to themselves that a Silent Coup has taken place, that The Constitution has been declared null and void, that that only sure guarantee of Ordered Liberty existing, The Rule Of Law, has been overthrown.

A corner has been turned and our only hope of avoiding enslavement to a Despotic State is to turn around and retrace our steps back to The Founding.

Any other course will lead us, ultimately, to The Gulag.


  1. 13 August 2014 @ 20:27 20:27

    Reblogged this on That Mr. G Guy's Blog.

  2. indyjonesouthere permalink
    13 August 2014 @ 22:48 22:48

    History rhythms but only if memory does not fail…and memory depends on actually studying history. It is why I have a high regard for Diana West while many are stuck in the prepared “haze” of the past.

  3. Bob permalink
    14 August 2014 @ 16:26 16:26

    “Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
    And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
    That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

    As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
    There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
    That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
    And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

    And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return! ” – Excerpt from Kipling’s “Gods of the Copybook Headings”

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