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The Futility of Hope

What a surprise.  We're heading nowhere faster than a speeding bullet.  We gnaw on decaying bones while fresh meat hangs in front of us, going bad.  They do not just hold differing opinions, they are handmaidens of the devil, dragging us either towards some Nazi, socialist, new world order…or deeper into the new American aristocracy where wealth and personal success are the sole measures of a person's worth.

Wanda Sykes skewers Rush "I Am The Walrus" Limbaugh and the conservative media orgasms in hysteria and outrage. (Someone should tell pundits and pols that the very word "outrage" has, through serious scientific research, been shown to have the opposite effect as the one intended.)  Their sexual thrill was only slightly less intense when the Prez stupidly asked for Dijon mustard at a hamburger joint.  Puleeze.  Who puts mustard on hamburgers?  The guy must really be a Muslim.

Dick "Duck" Cheney decides that ol' Rush is a better banner carrier for the Republican Party than Colin Powell. After all, Rush has accomplished so much more. And has a lot more money. And smokes expensive cigars.  And Cheney.  Lord, love a duck, he's morphing into Mephostopoles right before our eyes.  

Not to be outdone, the left is dancing around a May pole singing, "The Elephants Are the Party of No" to no particular tune at all, and the Democratic leadership in Congress's version of collegiality is to wave a piece of legislation in the face of Republicans minutes before asking for their support.

Barack "I Am He Who Has Come" Obama could charm the ears off Dumbo, but where's the backbone, the tough decisions, the determination to wrestle the financial octopus that still controls our fate into submission?  When does he throw down the gloves to someone…anyone…to demonstrate there's some there there?  May's Atlantic Monthly has an article, "The Quiet Coup," that'll chill your bones.  It's how the financial community has D.C. in a death grip.

On a happier note, if you've been doing your uppers regularly, the health care industry – at least those who profit from it most luxuriously, march to the White House and offer a proposal so modest that Jonathan Swift would have missed the satire. Maybe, under the right conditions, if the stars align and no one gets sick for the next ten years, we'll be able to save 1.5% a year in health care costs. Maybe. And the White House June Taylor Dancers put on a flower display in the pool that leaves one breathless. (For those of you under 50, you'll have to take my word on that one.)

No one's willing to sacrifice. No one's willing to give an inch. We're as polarized as the battery that powers the Energizer Bunny…and equally as obnoxious. The administration offers budget cuts that border on the minuscule, but every affected Democratic member is up in arms. "He gotta have that helicopter…why, without it, not only will he probably crash land in a foreign country, we'll lose 800 jobs."

Yes, if your district loses the helicopter, it'll cost jobs & maybe even cost votes. But what the hell are you in Washington for — to create an impenetrable shield that protects your seat for life or to serve the interests of your district AND the country?  (Sorry, a stupid question if ever asked.)  Ah screw it.  Agree to take the pain if it's spread fairly, but fair does not mean everyone but you — and you know who you are…assuming you read this, which is a helluva assumption.

In a recent New York Times Magazine interview, the president admitted that not every initiative is going to work, but that the administration cannot allow the perfect to be the enemy of the good. Exactly right, which is why people of good faith (if there are any) from across the political spectrums should be talking and wrestling with various approaches, reaching consensus, or even agreeing to disagree.

About Mark Schannon

Retired crisis & risk manager/communications expert; extensive public relations experience in most areas over 30 years. Still available for extraordinary opportunities of mind-numbing complexity. Life-long liberal agnostic...or is that agnostic liberal.
  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    Nice job, Mark. I guess you hit the money line with “how are we to recapture the value system that has been our moral compass?” Wise men ask hard questions. And nobody wants to face the one you posed. They’ll spout mountains of bullshit, digging in the bowels of a corpse like Marx (or Friedman), pretending to wisdom (I won’t name names – the guilty know who they are), but “moral compass?” – that concept is way beyond them. You might as well hold a computer in front of a chimpanzee.

    Your nation is lost Mark, and badly so. At least you are not as lost as so many of your fellow-countrymen. You still have that moral compass.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    Very powerful imagery, Mark.

    I should hope this is only a transition period, that you have to go down before you can go up. And we haven’t reached our low point yet.

    What I think should be an even greater concern – the direction this presidency is taking.

    I’m about to submit an article which sorts of combats your sense of pessimism, but I’m not certain any longer how successful I’ll be.

  • Ma rk

    …and that from Mr Moral Highground who, much as the idea disturbs him, advocates mass murder.

  • Ma rk

    (3 re 1 natch)

  • Jordan Richardson

    Interestingly, America’s “low point” is still much, much, much higher than the majority of nations on this planet could ever hope to achieve.

    Perspective is everything, yet so few Americans realize how truly fortunate they are and, indeed, are always likely to be.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    I realize, Jordan, that it’s relative. But in a way, what you don’t know doesn’t hurt you. Anyway, I am kind of in favor of a general leveling of humanity. Perhaps then we shall all realize that we’re in this together.

    Yes, Mark, I had the same thoughts.

  • Mar k

    When a child dies of hunger or disease every few seconds in a world economy that funnels goods to the rich, it’s hard to think in terms of ‘good fortune’.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    Quite right! I think it’s obscene how Washington is trying to save Wall Street.

  • Bliffle

    Even that 1.5% savings in healthcare costs is illusory. All they really offer (with their empty promise) is to reduce the rate of GROWTH in cost from 6% to 5%! Costs will continue to grow at 6% until 10 years from now (if they are to be believed) when they will ‘only’ increase at 5%.

    But, of course, even that mild improvement will never occur because there is no enforcement.

    My, my. How will we ever pay our insurance premiums? How will we keep the insurance company execs up to bonus par?

    They have the answer: Mandates!

    EVERY US citizen will be REQUIRED to pay insurance premiums. You won’t even have the option to just die.

    Every child born in the USA will be under the burden of a ‘mandate’. They will be born indebted. We’ve brought back indentured servitude.

    It’s the new slavery! Every child will have to work off the personal debt he incurred by being born into this nation. Just as the old slave traders enslaved africans to pay off their boat fare to the USA.

    The USA will be one big plantation. An insurance plantation. And it’ll be just like the old plantations: good for the masters, bad for the slaves. Very very bad.

  • Mark Schannon

    And yet, ladies & germs, all continue to blame the government when the fault, dear Horatio, lies with ourselves. We do indeed get the government we deserve.

    You get onerous financial regulation when business demonstrates it can’t even protect itself let alone consumers.

    You get EPA & OSHA & unions riding the Iron Horse when companies make it clear that, without the government’s various whips, all they’ll do is “maximize shareowner value”…in the short run.

    Mandate health insurance? Ohmigosh–what a crime against humanity. Except, who do you think pays for all those without health insurance? The tooth fairy? If health care is a fundamental right, then having insurance should be a fundamental responsibility.

    Government is not the cause–it’s an effect. When we the people start acting like adults (gotta pause while I fall off my chair laughing), we can just say no to government intervention.

    Ruvy & Roger: I don’t know if this country is lost or if we’re just in a slump. I’m not that smart. Or maybe I was just in a lousy mood when I wrote this & saw only the bad.

    And, hell, I only talked about domestic policy–didn’t have the stomach to think about the rest of the world.

    In Jameson Veritas

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    The country is lost; there will be a general leveling of humanity, I predict. Only then perhaps things will get better.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    …and that from Mr Moral Highground who, much as the idea disturbs him, advocates mass murder.

    Yes, Mark, I had the same thoughts.

    Roger, Ma r k,

    I DO have a moral high ground. The moral high ground is occupied by he, when faced with the unthinkable, tries to think through a solution, no matter how much it hurts him to do so.

    That puts me about 20 degrees higher than either of you. Neither of you have the balls or the brains to grapple with the questions I raise.

  • http://twitter.com/tolstoyscat Cindy

    It’s funny when I hear child voices echoed in what grown men say. Dave was over in his thread telling me the equivalent of ‘your dolls are all ugly’. Now Ruvy is here doing the ‘my dog’s better than your dog’ routine.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    Saving one’s ass, regardless of circumstances, is hardly a basis of high moral ground. It’s the animal instinct, pure and simple, so trying to glorify that doesn’t cut it. Not in moral terms.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    And BTW, in case you haven’t notices, Mark was addressing Mark Schannon for what looks like a duplicitous view of speaking of “moral compass,” on the one hand, and condoning “mass murder” on the other.

    He wasn’t addressing Ruvy.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    Cindy, it’s a dog-eat-dog world. If Roger and Ma r k are going to come after me like a couple of Rottweilers, I’ll chomp their heads off. Neither of them have any moral standing to condemn anything I say about nuking Tehran, if they are unwilling (and they are unwilling) to consider the problem from my point of view – survival.

    Just to remind you, Roger and Ma r k, and anybody else who doesn’t like the fact that I’m willing to use your weapons of mass murder to keep my people alive:

    We Jews don’t owe anybody jack shit in this evil world. You goyim of various varieties have tried to murder us off for 19 centuries straight. It is a miracle of G-d that we have survived at all. When bought out idiots and traitors like Benjamin Netanyahu debar themselves of attacking Persia at all, it’s a wonder G-d doesn’t let you goyim murder us off altogether. The stupidity of our leaders certainly seem to lead us down that path.

    So, for me, that is the bottom line. In my eyes, it is the grace of G-d alone that gives you the right to live. Murderers and those who put murderers in office have no moral standing.

    I didn’t vote for George Bush, and though I supported the son of a bitch, I didn’t vote for Obama either.

    Mark Schannon, by contrast, has a moral compass that too many of you lack. And he knows when your country’s moral compass is busted. That is the basis of my comment #1.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    Right, the moral compass to endorse mass murder. Well, we can have that and call it whatever he wants. But it seems, Ruvy, that you’re operating by a very simple definition: whoever agrees with me, must be alright; and whoever doesn’t, well . . .

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    ” Neither of them have any moral standing to condemn anything I say about nuking Tehran, if they are unwilling (and they are unwilling) to consider the problem from my point of view – survival.”

    You’ve just separated yourself, Ruvy, from the rest of humanity, as standing apart and above the rest. You are your own judge, the jury, and the executioner. It’s Ruvy and Israel against the world. And may the world be damned because the Jewish people and their views are the only things worth considering. The “ubermensch” term was misapplied by such as Wagner or Nietzsche to refer to the German nation. They should have properly meant “the Jews.”

    Do you perceive the arrogance inherent in your stance? Do you really think that your God condones it?

  • Mar k

    Arrogance? I think that you mean racism.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    Perhaps it does come down to that, Mark, though I don’t want to use that term loosely. What I’d rather say that Ruvy displays the worst kind of fanaticism, grounded as it is in some uncanny sense of superiority.

    So I suppose that “racism” is the right word.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    And why not! Let’s call a spade a spade!

  • http://twitter.com/tolstoyscat Cindy

    The “ubermensch” term was misapplied by such as Wagner or Nietzsche to refer to the German nation.

    Huh? Nietzsche and Wagner referred to the German nation as the ubermensch?

    That is news to me. Surely that was not what Nietzsche even had in mind with the term. Wasn’t Wagner dead by the time Nietzsche used that term?

    On another note:

    They should (if they had any concept of a world without rulers) have properly meant nationalists/religionists–without exception…not just the ones who shy away from blatant annihilation.

  • Ruvy

    But it seems, Ruvy, that you’re operating by a very simple definition: whoever agrees with me, must be alright; and whoever doesn’t, well . . .

    Arrogance? I think that you mean racism.

    Stop whining, the two of you. If you don’t like being called out for the moral midgets you are, grow some. I didn’t say agree with me. I said provide a same alternative. Neither of you can or are able to, and neither of you are man enough to admit that you can’t. Therefore, you are both moral midgets.

    The world is a hard place with very difficult choices, moral or otherwise. I raise hard questions you do not want to answer – so you whine like infants that I even speak. Roger, instead of looking at the real world, you find solace in the mellow merde that constitutes the Infantile Left.

    O Sage of Christian County, grow up!

    Ma r k – I would tell you to grow up too, but I fear the monster you might grow into.

  • m A Rk

    And I think that you quite clearly already have arrived, Ruvy.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    Ruvy,

    You’re totally out of touch when you mistake your militaristic stance with morality. Besides, you’re totally out of touch with the American experience.

    We talked about the alternative time and again, but your native arrogance and totally unsubstantiated and fixed knowledge-belief system in the mythical notion of Jewish superiority, fueled by equally mythical and unsubstantiated distrust and paranoia of all who are non-Jews makes you blind to anything that doesn’t issue from your crazy head.

    In fact, for the past two months or so, almost every comment or article you write is reeking with paranoia and hatred – so much so that you can’t even tell they all but a variation on the same theme. One might as well turn on a recorder and listen to it time and again, because that’s the effect of your literary output of late. And it seems your’e getting worse by the minute. This disease you’re having is surely progressing.

    I bet even the Israelis can’t bear listen to you; that’s why you dump all your hatred and ignorance on BC.

    You know now that we can’t and won’t help you to achieve “the Ruvy solution.” So why don’t you just start preaching to your own people from some hill in Samaria and Jerusalem. Create a movement or something, or run for office, but please leave us alone.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    #22,

    You are correct. Here’s an excerpt on Wagner:

    Racism and Nazi appropriation
    Some biographers have asserted that Wagner in his final years came to believe in the racialist philosophy of Arthur de Gobineau, and according to Robert Gutman, this is reflected in the opera Parsifal,[17] Other biographers such as Lucy Beckett[18] believe that this is not true. Wagner showed no significant interest in Gobineau until 1880, when he read Gobineau’s An Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races.[19] Wagner had completed the libretto for Parsifal by 1877, and the original drafts of the story date back to 1857. Wagner’s writings of his last years indicate some interest in Gobineau’s idea that Western society was doomed because of miscegenation between “superior” and “inferior” races.[20]
    Wagner’s writings on race and his antisemitism[21] reflected some trends of thought in Germany during the 19th century. Houston Stewart Chamberlain, expanded on Gobineau’s and Wagner’s ideas in his 1899 book The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century, a work proclaiming the superiority of Aryan races, which had a wide circulation and later became required reading for members of the Nazi party. Chamberlain greatly admired Wagner’s work and married Wagner’s daughter, Eva, becoming a central part of the Bayreuth Circle, and thus contributing to the association of Wagner’s name and works with racism and anti-semitism.

    Also, Nietzsche’s use of the term dates to 1883, the date of Wagner’s death.

    Of course the “ubermensch” term has got nothing to do with anti-semitism. I was being polemical.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    Ruvy, #16,

    I’m beginning to see the importance you attach to Jerusalem as a spiritual bastion, as per your last link in #16.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    So you finally found the money line and have figured the idea out, Roger. The Arabs want to cut the head of our “snake” off, just as I want to cut the head of their “snake” off. And the intent of the NOI in blowing up a synagogue in the Bronx was just as murderous. The boys in FataH and the NOI have it straight – it’s US or THEM. So, so far as I’m concerned, I’d rather it be US. If they want me dead, I want them dead.

    Gandhi was a fool who was killed as his dream collapsed around him. He influenced Yehuda Magnes, the president of the Hebrew University in pre-State Israel, to take foolish risks that allowed the massacre of 77 doctors and nurses on a convoy to Hadassah Hospital in 1948. The path of pacifism is the road to death.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    Well, Ruvy, that last link was quite convincing – especially as regards the importance of Jerusalem to the very idea and integrity of the Jewish state.

    BTW, I never supported what you call a pacifist position (it’s not feasible at the moment) – only an interventionist one. Also the two-state solution might be fine, but not in Israel’s backyard. I’ve always argued that this problem concerns every Arab country in the Middle East, and that every party must be made part of the solution.

    Here’s a link, BTW, to the appraisal of the recent meeting in Washington. You might find it interesting.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    Roger,

    Looked at the link. That’s the CFR for you, always pushing for some way to weaken this country without actually seeming to do so. That is the agenda of the Wahhabi bastards, the bankers and oilmen the CFR really represents. The bottom is line is this article in Arutz Sheva which describes the typical pattern of US bullying of this country.

    By the way, Roger, you’ve read me assert that the Wahhabi are heretics and not Moslems. This is an English translation of Al-Fajr as-Sadiq – A Refutation of Wahhabism. This is rough reading, but it does get its point across. In the piece, you find out that the ibn-Sauds have been assholes for at least two centuries…. Think about what you see, and think about how Arabs happily beheaded Danny Pearl, and so many others and the mentality that is behind it. No, it is not necessarily Islam. And the Wahhabis are definitely not Moslems, though they sure as hell pretend to be well enough.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    I’ll check that out. But I fail to see the problem with CFR’s reporting of the event; I thought they covered both sides and the nature of the disagreement between the Israeli and US position as to “tactics.” So what exactly are you referring to?

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    Do me another favor? Check out Clavos’ latest Notre Dame’s thread, especially the last 10-15 comments where I bring up Charles Krauthammer’s analysis of the present “torture debate”: there are TWO links, mind you. All of a sudden, even Baronius attacks me for taking a “more conservative” position than he – Can you believe that?

    I think the world has just turned on its axis?

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    It’s interesting that Mark Schannon would feature Richard Hofstadter’s book for this article. This, in itself, is a solid critique of the American society, along with the critique he himself offers on moral grounds.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    I fail to see the problem with CFR’s reporting of the event; I thought they covered both sides and the nature of the disagreement between the Israeli and US position as to “tactics.

    You are so used to reading anti-Israel trash and taking it as true, you can’t see the subtle way that the writer puts Israel’s positions down. They’re not going to scream Allahu Akbar, you know.

    I really don’t have the patience to take the whole thing apart for you. But I’m accustomed to reading what the CFR writes and how they carefully phrase their criticisms and try to hide their editorializing. Once, the Writers at the Grey Lady were so skilled – no longer.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    I do see they lean to Obama’s idea of a solution.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    I bet even the Israelis can’t bear listen to you; that’s why you dump all your hatred and ignorance on BC……So why don’t you just start preaching to your own people from some hill in Samaria and Jerusalem.

    I don’t need to preach to my neighbors, Roger – they agree with me. And lots and lots of soldiers agree with me, lots of Jerusalemites agree with me – anybody living near what is called the kav téfer – the “seam line” where Arabs live. WE all understnd the danger.

    I could argue with the leftist fucks in Tel Aviv who think I should lose my home so that they cans sleep in “peace”. But I can’t see the point. I’ll let the Arab missiles destroy the Azrieli Tower and and flames shooting throughout the city to make my arguments for me. Because the Arabs, if not stopped, will bombard and destroy Tel Aviv and so long as the appeasers we have in office stay in power. It’s just a matter of time.

    And so long as the appeasers are in power, the Arabs will never be dealt with with the only language they understand – brute force.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    So you don’t derive much hope from the coming meeting in Egypt, I guess. I think that shrewd diplomacy, the carrot and the stick, just might work. At least I’d give it a shot.

    I’m not so certain yet that Obama is a total sellout. We shall see, I guess.

  • Bliffle

    Mark says:

    “Mandate health insurance? Ohmigosh–what a crime against humanity. Except, who do you think pays for all those without health insurance? The tooth fairy? If health care is a fundamental right, then having insurance should be a fundamental responsibility.”

    You’ve taken the bait offered by the InsCos and now equate healthcare with health insurance.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    “If health care is a fundamental right, then having insurance should be a fundamental responsibility.”

    I can’t find fault with this conditional.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    So you don’t derive much hope from the coming meeting in Egypt, I guess. I think that shrewd diplomacy, the carrot and the stick, just might work. At least I’d give it a shot.

    Do you seriously think that the dummy from Chicago is going to teach grampa how to steal sheep?

    The Arabs have been at this for millennia and are experts at it. I respect them highly, even if I view their leaders as bloodthirsty assholes.

    I guess I respect them a whole lot more than I respect the cold-blooded SOB’s who form the WASP ruling class in the States that manipulate Obama like a little puppet. The Arabs may be bloodthirsty bastards, but at least they get mad. The WASPs are colder than ice-cubes, and far more murderous.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    Ruvy,

    It’s precisely because of your use of terms such as “the dummy from Chicago” that I don’t really want to engage in these conversations.

    Have a great Sabbath.

  • Mark Schannon

    Yowza, I didn’t even realize there were more comments here.

    Uh Roger, “And BTW, in case you haven’t notices, Mark was addressing Mark Schannon for what looks like a duplicitous view of speaking of “moral compass,” on the one hand, and condoning “mass murder” on the other.

    He wasn’t addressing Ruvy.”

    What are you talking about. Show me somewhere where I advocated mass murder, and I’ll apologize. But since I don’t think I ever have, I’ll accept your apology.

  • Mark Schannon

    By the way, the above referred to comment 15.

  • Mark Schannon

    Bliffle,

    Explain health care without health insurance. We currently, thanks to our age & not having a group policy, pay over $35,000 a year in premiums, out of pockets, & non-covered expenses. And yet, without the insurance, I shudder to think what it might cost.

    BTW, that helps explain 50 million uninsured Americans.

    And I’m not saying give the insurance companies free reign. Past Republican dog administrations have loosened the rules that used to govern insurance–spread the risk–so they can now cherry pick who they want to cover & dump the rest into high-cost policies. (I made up that about blaming the elephants…artists license, LOL.)

    Either regulate their asses or dump ‘em and find another way…preferably not Canada’s or Englands.

    And that’s the truth.

    In Jameson Veritas

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    “..and that from Mr Moral Highground who, much as the idea disturbs him, advocates mass murder.”

    I’m referring to the other Mark’s remark (#3). I took it to be referring to you (rather than to Ruvy) – partly because it was your article and you (sort of) seemed to agree with Ruvy’s “solution.”

    I see that I was wrong, and I do apologize.

  • Mark Schannon

    Roger, not a problem. I do try to find a middle ground between Ruvy & many others on BC, although I can’t stretch that far without ripping vital tendons.

    Thanks.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    Thanks, Mark.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    The wisest strategy in political conlict is not to engage the enemy at all, and to use his own weaknesses against him. This will be found in the works of all great strategists, like Sun Szu and Captain Liddell-Hart.

    But sometimes, great strategies are unavailable – often because the leadership that needs to employ them refuses to for political reasons and is blinded to the opportunities open to it.

    This has happened too often in Israel.

    When this occurs, it is necessary to use a strategy delineated by General Pershing, the commander of the American Expeditionary Force in WWI.

    The best defense is a good offense.

    My article advocating the annihilation of Tehran was an example of this thinking. It is necessary, even though it will not happen under the rule of the present traitor and bought out SOB, Benyamin Netanyahu and his partners in treason, a man willing to bow to the evil and dark visage, the Pagan Priest of the Setting Sun, the Blessing of Hussein, Barak Obama.

    If some of you find that offensive, well that is just too bad. That kind of thinking will have to be used to combat a government that is determined to expel the legitimate residents of Judea and Samaria – the Jewish people – in whom sovereignty resides by authority of the San Remo Articles on Palestine, adopted on 24-25 April, 1920.

    And it will be.