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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Tuesday, May 28, 2002 Charles Krauthammer, writing on the Jenin hoax, describes the despair and bewilderment "of living in a world of monstrous moral inversion.
"Twenty-one months ago, Israel offered a total end to the occupation, ceding 100 percent of Gaza and 97 percent of the West Bank to the first Palestinian state ever. The Palestinians turned that down and took up the suicide bomb. By the Orwellian logic of today, the Palestinians are justified in perpetrating one massacre after another to end an occupation that Israel offered to remove almost two years ago.
"For the 'international community,' as embodied by the United Nations, such inverted moral logic is the norm. This is what it must have been like living in the false consciousness of Soviet communism, where everyone had to publicly and constantly pretend to believe the official lies, all the while knowing they were lies. This is what it must have been like living in the 1930s, as the necessities of appeasement created a gradual inversion of right and wrong--the Czechs, for example, pilloried by official opinion in Britain and France for selfishly standing in the way of peace at Munich.
"Churchill's great gift to civilization was not just that he rallied good against evil, but that he pierced a suffocating fog of self-deception by speaking truth to lies. Where is the Churchill of today, the official of any government, prepared to tell the U.N. that its frantic hunt for a phantom massacre by Jews--while ignoring massacre after massacre of Jews--is grotesque and perverse?
The Episcopal bishops of Massachusetts, shown above in clerical garb picketing the Israeli consulate in Boston this past fall, have actively promoted the cause of suicide bombers and the murderous thugs who desecrated the Church of the Nativity, in the name of peace and justice.