It is depressing that this need even be written:
Thanks to the videos and testimonies made available by the Israeli government, we know more or less exactly what happened during this incident, and it completely contradicts the version being constantly vomited over all of us by Israel’s critics over the past few days.
These critics (there are less dignified, though more accurate terms with which to describe them, but I will digress for the sake of probity) claim that the Israeli commandos came on board firing weapons and wantonly slaughtering innocent peace activists. The videos prove that the commandos boarded the ship carrying non-lethal weapons and that no shots were fired. They further prove that the soldiers were immediately attacked by a mob armed with clubs, knives, and other deadly weapons. Videos and photographs corroborate commandos’ testimony that they were beaten, stabbed, and taken hostage until they finally reacted with the deadly force necessary to save themselves.
In response to this evidence, most politicians, journalists, and activists around the world have ignored it, lied about it, or tried to claim that it is simply not true.
That would be because ‘anti-Semitism is the Socialism of fools’ (hardcore Socialism/Communism, of course, is the intellectual movement of choice for idiots*) – and there are a lot of fools out there holding down jobs that impinge upon public policy. I understand that seeing all of this revealed is useful for the long-term survival of Western society, but couldn’t we have just isolated out the gene that encourages this sort of idiocy, created a targeted virus that made said holders of the gene turn a visible (and harmless) shade of green, and solved the problem that way?
*If your economic/political philosophy is not compatible with a self-sustaining agriculture, it is by definition a bad philosophy. The only thing Communism ever does well is in turning living peasants to dead ones by the truckload.