Yossi Sarid
Yossi Sarid
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This time it was defeated, next time it will pass. Obscene proposals never die - they need to be nipped in the bud, or they get worse, hanging around for the right moment.

This nationalist crescendo will be hard to restrain because, without a doubt, the crazy right is on a roll. And how can one explain the paradox (Zeno's is easier to grasp ) that requires two inquiry panels for one shriveled left?

On the one hand, there is no left in Israel, that's a given already. On the other hand, it's alive and kicking, dominating and frightening and must be quashed with fire-spitting investigation panels and Draconian laws.

The Israeli left that doesn't exist is everywhere. Under every unturned stone you may discover a scorpion. Even the housing protest is sitting on scorpions, or they wouldn't have sent away the people's tribune.

Soon, perhaps already today, it will come out that the medical interns, too, rise on their left side in the morning after not having slept all night. Let it be clear from now on: Anyone who's had enough and speaks out, will be suspected of leftism.

Thus, there is no reason to be upset. "The tent protest will be forgotten like the cancer patients' struggle, and won't harm Netanyahu and his ministers' popularity," as a senior Likud source told Haaretz.

The right wing has been in power for 35 years, with short intervals, but the left keeps running our lives from its fortified strongholds - the justice system, the media, academia.

The Supreme Court has always been laundering the abomination of the occupation, with feeble reservations. It hasn't dared touch the existing socio-economic order, but it's still a Meretz branch, as far as the right is concerned.

Out of four major newspapers, two are my kind, one hovers in the middle and only one is sometimes caught practicing subversive ideology. Its day will come.

Only in academia does the leftist phantom cast its heavy shadow, from which emerge class after class of cud-chewing epigons. All the tireless efforts of post-Zionist lecturers to corrupt the youth's soul have failed.

So what the hell is happening here, that every leftist molehill looks like a mountain? It's very simple - someone, or some people, must be blamed for the blunders, botch-ups and fiascos.

The enemy from within is the most dangerous. Don't let it undermine our existence, between Yisrael Beiteinu's Faina and the Knesset's flora, in the twilight zone of hallucinating patriotism.

Although they must take care not to destroy that left altogether, because what would the right do without it, who would it blame for the painful disillusionment?