Friday, December 16, 2005

The Psychiatrist's Shorter Charles Krauthammer

In Iran, Arming for Armageddon (Krauthammer's version):

There is an insane genocide-enthusiast ruling Iran, and no one will do anything about it, because appeasement's in the air

In Iran, Arming for Armageddon (Krauthammer's neurotic subconcious version):

Now I can be averse to millenialism, since I've learned that Muslims have their own version of the Rapture.

Bonus disingenuousness from Dr. Kraphammer:

Krauthammer says,

The closest we've come to a messianically inclined leader in America was a secretary of the interior who 24 years ago, when asked about his stewardship of the environment, told Congress: "I do not know how many future generations we can count on before the Lord returns; whatever it is we have to manage with a skill to leave the resources needed for future generations." But James Watt's domain was the forest, and his weapon of choice was the chainsaw. He was not in charge of nuclear weapons to be placed on missiles...

While it's true that Watt was Ahmedinejad-insane (no matter what idiots like David "Bernie" Kopel might say to the contrary), there is someone else who pertains, whom Krauthammer has purposely left out.

That man said the following as evidence of his millenialism:

"All of the other prophecies that had to be fulfilled before Armageddon have come to pass. In the thirty-eighth chapter of Ezekiel it says that God will take the children of Israel from among the heathen when they'd been scattered and will gather them again in the promised land. That has finally come about after 2,000 years. For the first time ever, everything is in place for the battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming of Christ."

"Everything is falling into place. It can't be too long now. Ezekiel says that fire and brimstone will be rained upon the enemies of God's people That must mean that they will be destroyed by nuclear weapons....Ezekiel tells us that Gog, the nation will lead all the other powers out of darkness against Israel, will come out of the north. What other powerful nation is north of Israel? None. But it didn't seem to make much sense before the Russian revolution, when Russia was a Christian country. Now it does, now that Russia has become communist and atheistic, now that Russia has set itself against God. Now it fits the description perfectly."

"We may be the generation that sees Armageddon."

"Israel is the only stable democracy we can rely on as a spot where Armageddon could come."

"You know, I turn back to your ancient prophets in the Old Testament, and I find myself wondering if we're the generation that's going to see that come about. I don't know if you noticed any of those prophecies lately, but believe me, they certainly describe the times we're going through."

Dr. Kraphammer knows very well who said those things: it was the 40th President, Kraphammer's favorite, whose insane millenialism -- quite in its own way as dangerous to Jews as Iran's, if you understand what Christian Armageddon means for Jews -- Krauthammer ignored or cynically excused for years.

***Shorter Concept perfected by B^3, from an idea by D^2.***

RETARDO Montalban, who formerly practiced psychiatry, is an op-ed columnist for