A POINT RESPECTABLE CONSERVATIVES CANNOT UNDERSTAND: OUT IS NOT IN | 2002-05-18
The Likud Party just voted that it will never ever accept a separate sovereign Palestinian state under any conditions whatsoever. It did that despite the vehement opposition of its own ruling Prime Minister Sharon, who is not exactly a noted moderate himself.
Netanyahu is likely to be the next Prime Minister of Israel, and he is attacking the rightist Sharon from Sharon's RIGHT. Netanyahu proposes to build a wall to keep Palestinians OUT of Israel.
First let me explain that that word OUT is in caps for a very good reason. A wall to keep people OUT is a right-wing solution. Walls to keep people IN are a leftist solution. Libertarians and respectable conservatives are too dumb to know the difference, so let me explain it again very briefly.
Our kind of rightist policy WORKS. It produces a place that everybody wants to GET INTO, like the United States. Leftist countries are run on policies that never WORK, so everybody wants OUT.
Communist countries always have walls to kill people for trying to get OUT. The United States has a Border Patrol and walls on its southern border to keep Mexicans from getting IN. Libertarians state loudly that there is no difference keeping people OUT and keeping people IN.
Prison walls keep prisoners IN and non-felons OUT. Guards keep the cons INSIDE, but they will also keep you from going IN. Nonetheless, there is a difference between being IN prison and OUT OF prison.
Please note I have to belabor this difference, which no child would have any trouble with, because libertarians STILL cannot understand it.