Monday, January 16, 2017

The Middle East and the favorite daughter


Given that real human nature remains ethnocentric, with group-selection as the main unit of selection, the most natural and rational political configuration is an ethnopluralism of ethnostates. This means that the state of Israel has a right to exist for the Jewish people, but this also means the same for the Palestinian people. This also suggests that Israel has to stop its expansionism, even if it has a religious idea to do so. Islam also has a religious idea to expand.

People create ideas first, ideas don't create people, and the ethos of a person and their environmental circumstances relate to the ideas they propose. You have to admire the courage of Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son in law, in taking on the Middle Eastern file for Trump where so many diplomats have fallen. Can we assume some sort of natural competition (even if underground) between Trump and Kushner for the admiration of Trump's daughter? Chutzpah has conquered prudence in the Middle East, will it conquer again, or is Kushner headed for a fall?

If Kushner succeeds, if the expansion of Israel continues, and if the entire world can't stop them, then it seems to me that the world will have to take another look at those conspiracy theorists.

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