I wouldn’t define it as the largest protest in Israel’s history. That I would leave to the anti-Oslo protest in the Knesset’s Rose Garden that garnered some 500,000 protesters a little more than a decade and a half ago.
No, I would call this Tel Aviv’s biggest block party ever.
But now there are reports coming out that this block party wasn’t as spontaneous as it was meant to appear to be. Kalman Libeskind a Maariv blogger found that Stan Greenberg was involved months ago in helping lay the groundwork for this "spontaneous" protest alongside various radical left groups. And who know if some CANVAS associated training wasn’t too. Libeskind points out how much money is needed to run a "grassroots" protest like this.
Certainly this turned out to be one of the larger brainwashing attempts in Israeli history, where more people were repeatedly and unknowingly indoctrinated with concepts like communism, socialism, and anarchy all in one shot, and anyone who dares brings that up gets attacked (see the rabid comments that are soon sure to appear below).
And while there were organizers that wanted to also work on their other far-Left agendas at the same time, others felt that it was too much to push on the public simultaneously, and people would make the connection and be turned off.
Heck, some independent research uncovered that 80% of the leadership are professional left and far left-wing activists, though they are trying to hide that so as to not turn off the general public.
Even Dafni Lief was deterred from publicly admitting that she signed a letter saying she refused to be drafted into the IDF.
Lucky for us, Kadima realized that it was outside the inner circle on this event, and so Tzipi Livni did her best to try to ingratiate herself into the inner circle with her comments yesterday when she said that “Chareidim and Settlers won’t be at this protest, because they’ll be getting money from the government.”
Well thank you Tzipi for explaining to us once again why you shouldn’t be Prime Minister, and better defining for us who made up and organized this block party – the far left who you keep trying to court, but don’t want you.
Politically, except for Shas (though probably not), this political event will cause a shakeup of the Left only. Kadima will drop, and the more communist and socialist oriented parties will grow, perhaps even a new one. One can only hope that the damage they will be able to do to our overall economy will be minimal.
Now in the real world, there are issues that were raised that were legitimate (Every lie must have an ounce of truth to stand on). Just that the communist and socialist solutions (the legacy infrastructure that brought us here in the first place) are the wrong ones.
Companies are now becoming more responsive.
ToysRUs for instance has decided to bypass the Lego importer and bring in their Legos direct. They said there’s no reason the importers are price gouging so much, and Lego prices will soon be the same as they are in the rest of the world (a half to a third of what they are now in Israel). I personally look forward to that.
Food prices are dropping too.
Perhaps another result will be that Bibi Netanyahu will be able to pass more of his reform bills and introduce more privatization, break up some monopolies, and release more land, shaking us from the remaining shackles of our socialist history that is holding us down. It would be nice to see some relevant tax reform.
But still, it is worrisome what is going on quietly behind the scenes. The radical left organizations that are quietly laying down infrastructures to undemocratically shake and tumble the government and the country.
Still, they're making one mistake.
Bibi isn’t Mubarak, and Israel isn’t Tunisia.
We live in a healthy, vibrant, free Jewish democracy – and as such, protests, even radical left wing organized protests, are not a existential threat to our society, instead they are a measure of how healthy and strong our country really is.
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