March 29, 2019

WHICH IS WHY THE LEFT SEEKS TO DESTROY IT: Good News, AIPAC Remains Bipartisan.

Readers have likely heard of O’Sullivan’s Law: “any organization or enterprise that is not expressly right wing will become left wing over time.” The corollary is that the left seeks to destroy the unusual organization that successfully resists this evolution. The left is going after AIPAC precisely because it cooperates with Republicans and Democrats, and because it cooperates with the Israeli government whether its led by the left or the right. In fact, if anything, to maintain bipartisanship AIPAC has to bend over backwards to placate Democrats, given that the Republican Party is far more instinctively pro-Israel these days than are the Democrats.

The felt need to destroy AIPAC is why JStreet exists; JStreet claims to be pro-Israel, but it will cooperate far more readily with those who want Israel destroyed than with pro-Israel forces to its right. It’s also why MoveOn is going after AIPAC, and so on. I have my own issues with AIPAC, but the constant refrain on the left that AIPAC is “right-wing” in fact should be translated to “it’s not left-wing, and anything not left-wing is implicitly right-wing and must be destroyed.”

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