Friday, December 4, 2009
I don't know about you, but whenever a supporter of Feiglin, a "Feiglinite" if you will, posts a comment on one of the many news websites, I get a distinct vision in my head that may or may not be accurate. A skinny, nebbish guy, with glasses sliding down his nose, pecking away at his computer in defense of Feiglin. He probably has a Manhigut Yehudit poster hanging on his wall alongside his Lord Of the Rings poster. An asthma inhalor on his bedside. Feiglin's book on his desktop. Manhigut Yehudit pins and pens and stickers. All of the talking points on the edge of his tongue. Probably has an affinity for Barry Chamish, and some elaborate theory about how "the illumanati" and "the Council of Foreign Relations" killed Rabin. Maybe it's not a fair image. Then again, I've met a few of them.
True believers banging on the drum for Feiglin. Usually their comments are limited to one or two lines. All caps, lots of exclamation points!
WHEN WILL PEOPLE WAKE UP AND REALIZE FEIGLIN IS THE ONLY ANSWER! MANHIGUT YEHUDIT NOW!
Or how about this one:
ALL OF THEM ARE LIARS! FEIGLIN IS THE ONLY WAY! HE WARNED US!
FEIGLIN IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN SAVE THE COUNTRY! HE FOUGHT OSLO, KATZ AND THE OTHERS ARE LIARS!
Is this what we have to look forward to?
LONG LIVE MOSHE FEIGLIN, KING MOSHIACH....
Ok, that last one is a little unfair. But you get the point. It's a cult. A dangerous cult, because it continuously strengthens the Likud Party which is the most dangerous party in the country. Who ordered the freeze? Who gave away the Sinai and Gaza? What about Hebron? The Likud doesn't deserve anyone's support. Netanyahu benefits and grows stronger from The Moshe Feiglin and Friends Show, whose sole mission is to rehabilitate a party that isn't going to change in their lifetime.
Feiglin's fantasy will never happen. The vast majority of Likudniks think he's an extremist. Hard to imagine, but it's true. Despite his parve personality and "respectable" efforts the stalwarts of Likud brand him a fanatic. He's wasting his time. The back door is padlocked.
Perhaps one day, Moshe Feiglin will wake up. Like when he learned that passive civil disobedience doesn't work in Israel, where the sadistic police, border guards, and even the army, will break your skull open if you try to act like Ghandi. You can't fix something that was always broken.