Alice Walker is the most literate of the Flotilla Fools. She explains, via CNN, why she is doing this:
Our boat, The Audacity of Hope, will be carrying letters to the people of Gaza. Letters expressing solidarity and love. That is all its cargo will consist of. If the Israeli military attacks us, it will be as if they attacked the mailman. This should go down hilariously in the annals of history. But if they insist on attacking us, wounding us, even murdering us, as they did some of the activists in the last flotilla, Freedom Flotilla I, what is to be done?Translation: Ooooh, look how brave I am. They might kill me, but I’m going anyway—to bring my valuable cargo of letters expressing solidarity and love
That’s funny. I thought the flotilla’s purpose was to bring humanitarian aid into Gaza. At the moment, The Audacity of Hope is stuck in a Greek port undergoing a seaworthiness exam. The crew now includes Ha’aretz’s most anti-Israel reporter, Amira Hass, who is documenting the daily routine of “What to do in case of an Israeli army attack” lectures.
There are nine other passengers in their sixties, and many others between 40 and 60.Note the ridiculousness of the quotes. There is no humanitarian crisis. Gazans are now importing luxury cars through the smuggling tunnels, and building luxury hotels and malls. Israeli allows everything but weapons and construction material inside. Oh. Wait. They’re allowing construction material now, too. So why is the flotilla still coming? Let’s go back to Alice Walker again:
So why are they doing this?
“I’m appalled, as are many friends and colleagues, by the conditions in Gaza and by the silence of the international community regarding the ongoing blockade in Gaza,” says Lyn Adamson, trying to explain why they are taking this calculated risk.
Adamson, 59, a Quaker from Toronto, is active in a number of social justice advocacy groups.
“In the absence of effective action by the international community to pressure Israel and Egypt to change their policies … we, at the grass roots, must take action,” she says.
It is justice and respect that I want the world to dust off and put – without delay, and with tenderness – back on the head of the Palestinian child. It will be imperfect justice and respect because the injustice and disrespect have been so severe. But I believe we are right to try.Ah. “Justice and respect.” This is how, she says, she is repaying her debt to the Jews who marched with Martin Luther King: By freeing the Gazans from oppression. Alice Walker is a deluded fool. The only oppression Gazans are suffering from is the oppression of Hamas rule. There was no blockade until Hamas took over the territory. Since that time, Sharia law has been slowly but surely enforced on the people of Gaza. Women are being forced to wear headscarves. Christians are being driven out; their churches and meeting centers bombed. Segregation of the sexes is being enforced. Has Alice Walker written a word about that?
The term “useful idiots” has been used so much in the blogosphere that it is nearly meaningless now. But these fools are, in truth, the perfect example of Stalin’s useful idiots. The publicity they reap for the Hamas overlords is worth millions. News organizations are “embedding” reporters in the flotilla boats, as if this were a war against Israel and their reporters need to write about it. And yet, this is a war against Israel, waged by terrorists, and fought by useful idiots like Medea Benjamin and Alice Walker.