Jews are culturally superior to Palestinians and that’s why their economy is stronger, according to Racist Mitt Romney in remarks he stupidly made recently on his stopover in his second homeland (and his first priority), Israel.
Romney, speaking to a group that included Las Vegas casino owner Sheldon Adelson and New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, said higher personal wealth among citizens in Israel was an indication that the country was accomplishing something its neighbors were not.
Gee- perhaps years of oppressive and damnable occupation has something to do with that, eh Mitt?
Citing the book “The Wealth and Poverty of Nations,” Romney detailed his interpretation of author David Landes’ thesis. “He says if you can learn anything from the economic history of the world, it’s this: culture makes all the difference. Culture makes all the difference. And as I come here and I look out over this city and consider the accomplishments of the people of this nation, I recognize the power of at least culture and a few other things,” Romney said.
Sure… right. Racist. The Palestinians (and all decent people who know anything about the occupation of Israel in Palestinian territory are outraged at such stupidity.
[Romney’s] remark Monday in Israel drew a sharp reaction from Sa’eb Erekat, chief Palestinian negotiator and a member of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization. “This man, before he came here, he should have got some education about Israelis, Palestinians, and the region,” Erekat said. “The Romney statements on Jerusalem and the racist statements about the Israeli culture being superior to the Palestinian culture reflect someone who needs to be educated, who needs knowledge. His statements are serving those extremists in the region now, and will serve extremists unfortunately.” Erekat said Romney ignored the reality that Israeli occupation was the main reason Palestinian areas were suffering economically. “He does not know the situation on the ground, he does not know the settlement activities, he does not know that the Palestinian economy suffers most because of the Israeli occupation, because of the road blocks and closure and so on,” Erekat said.
I wish it could be laid at the door of ignorance but the fact is, Romney is a feckless Zionist who cares nothing for anyone but the Israelis. It isn’t ignorance driving his rhetoric, it’s racism.