In observance of Foul-up Friday, Cory Booker stumbled into the Twitter spotlight via a photo of the New Jersey senator holding a sign endorsing the removal of Israel’s border security. The placard advertised a “no walls” approach to international living in general:
“From Palestine to Mexico, All the Walls Have to Go.”
What does that even mean? What kind of imagined world needs no protective barriers?
How about no locks? Imagine the beauty of the planet if they were banned. Working out at the Y this weekend? Leave your Master Lock at home. And your locker open.
In fact, let’s get rid of all doors. Why block me from entering your living room from the street? And what about clothes? They’re a barrier. Why shouldn’t everyone be able to get into your pants, the way they can get into your country? Is the #MeToo movement pro-Trump’s wall?
Shame on them.
Let’s all float around like angels and hug in the buff. From the un-safety of one another’s wholly-accessible homes.
What a wonderful world it would be. We’d merely need to eradicate…well, every reality related to humanity.
In fact, if we could only eliminate human beings — therefore extinguishing human nature — the walls and the locks and the doors could stay.
In lieu of that, members of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights dream of a partitionless world. They’re the activists flanking Booker in the photo, which was taken at the left-wing Netroots Nation conference.
“Excited to be here at Netroots Nation talking with progressives like Sen. Cory Booker about our shared commitment to freedom, justice, and equality for all people. #NN18”
— US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (@USCPR_) August 3, 2018
As reported by The Times of Israel, the anti-Israel group has financial ties to terrorist organizations, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
“Hi; we’re sympathetic to terrorists; we think you should destroy the fortification that protects your country from them. … I mean, ‘Avon calling.'”
Since publication of the photo, Booker’s office has issued a statement claiming he was unaware of the sign’s message. Wouldn’t that be something important to discover before you hold it up and say “cheese?”
“Just before delivering a speech in New Orleans, Senator Booker was approached by dozens of people for photos. In one instance, amid the rush, he was posing for a photo and was passed a sign to hold—he didn’t have time to read the sign, and from his cursory glance he thought it was talking about Mexico and didn’t realize it had anything to do with Israel.”
In an email sent to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, a spokesperson explained that Booker isn’t against Israel protecting itself from terrorists:
“He hopes for a day when there will be no need for security barriers in the State of Israel, but while active terrorist organizations threaten the safety of the people living in Israel, security barriers are unfortunate but necessary to protect human lives.”
Yes — necessary. During the Second Intifada — a run of terrorism that killed more than 1,000 Israelis — the tiny Middle Eastern nation constructed its security fence. The blockade has greatly decreased suicide bombings, and it’s viewed as one of Israel’s most powerful deterrents to terror.
But who wants to prevent bombs? Ask Leah Muskin-Pierret, pictured beside Booker. The Tufts University alumnus donated money to the defense fund of terrorist Rasmea Odeh, who was convicted in the 1969 murder of two Israelis via car bombings.
Puzzlingly, Muskin-Pierret is wearing a shirt in the snapshot that reads, “Palestine is a feminist/queer/refugee/racial justice issue.”
Does she not understand the Middle Eastern Muslim position on homosexuality?
(Spoiler: they’re against it, and then some.)
Does anyone in the photo know what they’re doing??
Politicians are responsible for the signs they hold and the messages they send. I give Booker a D- on this one. Furthermore, it says a great deal about the Left that such an organization is present at a conference for “Progressive” activists. The media accuse the Right of harboring Nazis, but the other side is sitting pretty with groups linked to terrorists.
Moreover, presumably, the conference was held within a building — by definition, an array of walls — no doubt fitted with locking doors; its attendees, including those pictured, surely stayed in hotel rooms with walls and doors and deadbolts…even as some, oddly, protested walls.
If you want to rage against walls, don’t choose to be surrounded by them while you do so. And get rid of those divisive cotton and polyester barricades on your body. And don’t drive cars with panels or doors or windows. There’s no need for protection. One Love.
Oh, and by the way: enjoy those doorless, stall-less public restrooms.
Really, the only way I can take someone protesting walls seriously is if they’re naked in an open field. And if they arrived there via go karts, bicycles, or dune buggies. Maybe a hang glider or two. Do that, and I’ll consider you consistent. But I’ll do so in my Star Wars t-shirt and basketball shorts, inside my brick building, behind locked doors; because, unlike some pro-illegal-immigration, terrorist-sympathetic nudists, I like walls.
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