Man, how far this show has fallen. You ever have a friend who starts hanging out with a borderline psychopath and a terrible influence, and you see it start to ruin them as a person?
That’s the story of Dave Smith and Scott Horton. Dave was once a reasonable, rational, moral person and now finds himself praising Osama Bin Laden’s prose and running cover for Hamas after they raped, beheaded, executed, and kidnapped hundreds of Jews.
Dave and Scott seems to think the Israeli Jews are a uniquely evil empire for having the gall to live in their ancestral homeland and for defending themselves from being exterminated. They both drone on and on and on about how Israel is an “apartheid state,” despite the fact that Israel has millions of Arab Muslims living in the country who have special carve outs in Israel’s founding documents that I’ve them special rights, and despite the fact that they literally have an Arab Muslim party in their parliament.
Yet I’ve never once heard Dave or Scott accuse any Islamic nation of being an apartheid state. Jews are physically incapable of living in almost any Islamic country in the world lest they be slaughtered, and yet Dave and Scott cannot stop screeching about how terrible Israel is to Arab Muslims.
Part of it, I’m sure, is that Dave wants to be the subversive radical. Part of it is that he wants so badly to ensure that he isn’t seen as biased due to his Jewish heritage, that goes too far in the opposite direction. But mostly I think it’s Scott Horton’s influence and his leftist hatred of Israel that he masks as anti-war sentiment and libertarianism. But in the end, Dave and Scott really are in lock step with the NeoMarxists at least on this issue.
It’s a sad thing to see someone fall so hard from grace that they think it’s warmongering to defend yourself or to try to bring to justice the people who just raped and slaughtered hundreds of your sons, daughters, wives, and mothers, but that really is where Dave is at these days.