America and Israel Held to Different Standard While Arabs Held To No Standards by Robert Socha
World politics unfairly holds the United States and Israel to a different standard.
Its morality binds the United States (and Western Europe, too) to accept unmitigated immigration and support third-world dictatorships by funding their governments. Still, the countries whose citizens are fleeing in droves and whose economies are in shambles are not bound to change their governance, affording their citizenry the chance to live comfortably. Eastern powers do not have to behave similarly.
Its morality mandates Israel turn the other cheek to a ceasefire, but common human decency does not bind the entire Arab world to live peaceably with their neighbor.
With the current Administration’s ineptitude, these countries we have supported for decades are now hedging against us, bringing us to the precipice of WWIII. Never in my 51 years has the brink of worldwide war been so palpable. Similarly, Israel’s necessarily powerful response to Hamas’ atrocities has flipped the script, and the Muslim invasion of the West screams bloody murder, manipulating Western laws to their advantage without taking responsibility for instigating the action. Western governments choose to try and appease an incalcitrant mob instead of curtailing the violence through the same rule of law. The sins of the fathers finding them out.
Similarly, the same body politic holds Republicans and Christians to a different standard.
In these United States, Democrats can impugn their opposition without remorse but can spew venomous hatred and lies against their enemies unmolested, retreating behind closed doors without remorse. Republicans, on the other hand, are sentenced to hard time for creating a meme that mocks the Democrat Presidential Candidate, are indicted for acting Presidentially, and receive extremely cruel and unusual punishments extended to those who chose to defy the outcome of the 2020 Presidential election on January 6. The palpable hypocrisy mocks justice.
Likewise, Christians cannot express their disgust at societal debauchery, but sexual deviants can flaunt their wares, force-feeding their hedonistic hegemony. Acceptance and tolerance of views deemed abominable are only a requirement for those who follow Christ.
Considering the foundations of Republican government and the idea of self-rule, it is indeed becoming to hold ourselves to a higher standard and demand civility. These standards should inspire the masses to good conduct and maturity, building our lives on the foundation of responsibility and action, working together so that everyone can benefit from the cultural objective of personal responsibility for our choices. Strength rejoicing in the challenge[i]. Nevertheless, forcing a population to irresponsibly allow unfettered masses to immigrate without following a predetermined set of rules and responsibilities for the immigrant is a precursor to social unrest not seen since the French Revolution. Additionally, forcing that same populace to fund defunct nation-states is not a sustainable standard. Instead, we should encourage their governments to adopt the idea of self-rule and foster sustainable international competition.
On the other hand, Christians are naturally held to a higher standard and should endeavor to hold on to the challenge. Christians should also be quick to repent and look to the Author of Faith to help restore their souls should they stray from the straight and narrow. Notably, there are no perfect people, and with a penitent heart, one who has not lived up to the standard should be rebuked, restored, and encouraged to do the next right thing.
The examples we must emulate cannot afford to factor in at the lowest common denominator. We should not celebrate mediocrity and should not honor misfortune. We should encourage the spirit that defies the odds and overcomes severe obstacles, benefiting all concerned[ii]. We must aspire to good works and great expectations to be the light and a shining example of bringing hope to a hopeless situation.
[i] Hillsdale College Motto
[ii] Taken from Rotary International’s 4-way test
About the Author
Robert Socha, BIO Robert Socha (so-ha), was born in southern California. He served 5 years 3 months active duty in the United States Air Force; honorably. After his service he took an Associate’s Degree in Practical Theology, where, through his studies, developed a deep love of God and Country and sincere appreciation of the value of Liberty. Robert and his beloved wife of 21-plus years are raising 4 beautiful Texan children. They moved to Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2013, to put their children in Hillsdale Academy. Robert is a sales professional. He and his wife consider Michigan a hidden gem, and absolutely love this city and state (current political environment notwithstanding) they’ve adopted.