Prof. Paul Eidelberg
Israel’s Government has been contaminated by, the Moral Equivalency Syndrome, the MES. This MES is rampant in the democratic world. In this messed up world, Hamas, a terrorist organization that used its own children as human shields, has been raised to the level of Israel whose medical and agricultural discoveries have saved sick and starving people in Africa.
The Moral Equivalency Syndrome has metamorphosed into a more acute degeneration, the Moral Reversal Syndrome, which reminds us of Isaiah’s warning “Woe unto them that call evil good.”
Moral Reversal animated the Euro-American left-wing supporters of Hamas despite the latter’s use of women and children as human shields in Gaza.
Moral Reversal has been propagated by Euro-American social scientists, typically left-wing atheists.
Strange as it may seem, however, the Moral Reversal prevalent in the pedagogy of the Left is also evident in the political policy of Israeli Prime Ministers who have negotiated with the Jew-killers of the Palestinian Authority. PA Arabs, contrary to the MES, are “evil.” We apologize for using judgmental language, but if we are not to trivialize the behavior of Arabs who use their own children as human bombs to kill Jews, what else shall we call them? Shall we call them “martyrs” and thus justify the insult of Muslims who call infidels apes?
More significantly, if we call these Arabs evil, the Moral Equivalency Syndrome places Israeli Prime Ministers who consort with them on the same level! Let’s start a new page.