by Burt Prelutsky

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When liberals want to pander to women, they praise the unworthy likes of liar-Hillary Clinton, mad-Maxine Waters and Elizabeth dinky-Warren, women who have accomplished nothing in their lives aside from winning a few elections. On the other hand, the ones they inevitably disparage are Margaret Thatcher and Golda Meir. At least, there’s a certain logic from their point of view in dismissing Mrs. Thatcher because she was a friend and ally of Ronald Reagan, and a proud conservative.

But Golda Meir — who was born Golda Mabovitch in Russia, became Golda Meyerson when she married Morris Meyerson of Milwaukee and finally Golda Meir, when she became a member of Israel’s foreign ministry because of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion’s insistence that his ministers have Israeli names — was a devout Socialist.

In fact, Socialism is what drove her to pursue a political career, first in the U.S. and then in Israel. But, like most intelligent people who eventually see the world as it exists and not as they would like it to be, she outgrew her early illusions. She reflected the words of the Bible, Corinthians 13: “When people are young, they speak as children, they understand as children, they think as children. But when they become adults, they put away childish things.”

The tragedy on the Left is that the children often don’t mature the least little bit, they just get old, bald and wrinkly.

For Prime Minister Meir, the great awakening came during the Yom Kippur War of 1973, when Israel was attacked by several Arab nations and the only world leader who came to Israel’s rescue was Richard Nixon.

In the wake of the War, Mrs. Meir convened a conference of the Socialist International in London. Her purpose, as she related to Germany’s socialist chancellor Willy Brandt just prior to the conference was “to hear, with my own ears, what it was that kept the heads of these socialist governments from helping us.”

During her speech, she criticized the Europeans “for not even permitting the refueling of the American planes that saved us from destruction. I just want to understand what Socialism is really about today.”

She went on to say: “We are all old comrades, long-standing friends. Believe me, I am the last person to ignore the fact that we are only one tiny Jewish state and that there are over 20 Arab states with vast territories, endless oil, and billions of dollars. But what I want to know from you today is whether those things are the decisive factors in Socialist thinking, too?”

When she concluded her speech, the chairman asked whether anyone wished to respond. Nobody did, which answered her question loudly and clearly.

All these years later, the names of the European leaders have changed, but the politics and the morals haven’t, which is why there isn’t a single European nation, now that they’ve concluded business deals with Iran, that would consider re-establishing sanctions on the chief exporter of worldwide terrorism.

Mrs. Meir is also the person who was a realist when it came to peaceful relations being established between Israel and its neighbors, a truth that 30 years of American presidents have chosen to ignore: “Peace will come when the Arabs love their children more than they hate us.”

* The usual suspects feigned outrage when Donald Trump announced the Fake News awards of 2017, but his made a lot more sense than the awards those on the Left hand out on a regular basis, be they Oscars, Emmys or Pulitzer Prizes.

Holding down first place was the New York Times’ Paul Krugman, who breathlessly announced after Trump’s victory that the economy would never recover.

As for the others on the list, who could possibly disagree that the Washington Post deserved proper recognition for reporting that Trump’s rally in Pensacola was a bust and even ran a photo showing an empty arena, before they were forced to admit that the photo had been taken two hours before the start of the event, which eventually drew a crowd of over 12,000?

Time Magazine earned a spot on the list for falsely reporting that Trump had removed a bust of Martin Luther King from the Oval Office, although I admit I had hoped at the time that was true.

Rounding out the top five was CNN’s reporting that Donald Trump and Donald Junior, had had access to the documents Wikileaks had hacked prior to their being disseminated; and ABC newsman Brian Ross, who delivered a false report that sent the Stock Market plunging, which at the time had Krugman on his knees thanking God. But his conversion only lasted a few hours, by which time Ross was shown to be a liar. At that point, the Market recovered and soared to record heights. At that point, Krugman took to his fainting couch with a terminal case of the vapors.

* After 38 minutes of panic in Hawaii set off by a false missile alert, the island state showed how different liberal enclaves are from those that harbor conservatives. In places like Utah, Oklahoma and most parts of Texas, if people suddenly discovered they weren’t about to be transported to Kingdom Come as nuclearized vapor, they would hurry to reconnect with their loved ones, rush out to smell the nearest flowers or go to their favorite house of worship to thank God for their salvation. In Hawaii, that Saturday morning saw a spike of over 50% above average in the number of hits on pornography websites.

Different strokes, as it were, for different folks.

* If I were in charge of whether the so-called Dreamers could stay or had to leave America, I would hook them up to lie detectors and ask them, in international sports competitions, whether they root for America or for one of those countries, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala or El Salvador, they always claim they’ve never even visited since being brought here as babies.

* This joke comes to us courtesy of Robert Shelnutt: A man was shipwrecked and stranded on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific for twenty years before being discovered. The man was proud to give the captain of the rescue ship the grand tour of the island he’d called home for all those years. He had single-handedly built three buildings. The first, he said was the shelter he had constructed the first month he had found himself stranded. The second building, he explained, was his church. When the captain asked about the third structure, the castaway waved his arm, dismissing it with contempt. “That’s where I used to go to church.”

* I recently came across a quote attributed to author-mystic Anton Wilson that caught my attention. He said: “Only the madman is absolutely sure!”

Unfortunately, Mr. Wilson died in 2007. Otherwise, I would have dropped him a note and asked him if he was absolutely sure of that.

If you want to Comment directly to Burt Prelutsky, please mention my name Rudy. burtprelutsky@icloud.com

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