Thursday, February 18, 2016

Guest Post: Response to "National Religious Reject Hilltop Youth"

ט' לחודש השנים עשר תשע"ו
Arutz 7: Poll: National religious reject 'hilltop youth'New poll reveals highly negative views of 'hilltop youth' of Judea-Samaria among national religious public. 
David Rosenberg, 2/15/2016
A new poll conducted by the Mesaker polling firm reveals that the "hilltop youth" are unpopular even within the generally right-leaning national religious camp.

The hilltop youth, a relatively new phenomenon within the Jewish community in Judea and Samaria, emerged in the late 1990s and early 2000s as a small, distinct, and tightly-knit group often residing in small outposts. (cont.)
The Kalashnikover Rebbe
ז' אדר א' תשע"ו/February 16, 2016

This once again shows the sickness and closed mindedness of the "National Religious" and "Settler" communities in Israel. While I don't expect them to embrace or even condone the at times violent anarchist nature of the "Hilltop Youth", to say that they are not at all helpful and entirely harmful to the "Settlement Enterprise" is an outright lie. THESE meshugayim are the only ones expanding and building settlements while the leaders whine about building freezes while doing NOTHING about it. These wild weeds are the ones who serve as the buffer zone between the hostile Arab population and THEIR houses and absorb the brunt of the attacks, vandalism and thefts. THESE Wayward Sons are the ones who are being expelled and dismantled by the government leaving the fat cats inside the fences of the settlements proper safe and secure. Most of the Settler agriculture takes place in these so called "outposts" by the so called "hilltop youth" or "graduates" of that movement when they grow up marry and start families.

It is the hilltop youth that are keeping the dream of Yishuv Haaretz alive, and are the "chalutzim" of our time. Much like their brothers in the Kibbutzim, the old guard has become fat and complacent in their red roofed villas and have forgotten the ideological basis for starting their communities in the first place. They no longer have the spark of self sacrifice, to go out and expand. To build, to conquer, and yes to Judaize as much of the land as they physically can while limiting the expansion of our "cousins". Their only interest is maintaining what they have, at all costs. Keeping the money flowing, and their kushy government patronage jobs. Even at the cost of throwing their brethren under the bus. We have reached the point of absurdity where what is good for the "Settlement Enterprise" is NOT good for for the Jewish People or the Land of Israel. Very much the opposite and thank G-d there are a few chutzpadik kids who are not embarrassed to openly say that the Emperor is Nekked.

And frankly they may not like these "hilltop youth" or their ideology, but where do they expect them to go? Most Yishuvim today still have fairly strict "acceptance boards" regulating who may and may not live in their towns. They desire to create a homogeneous monolithic demographic in their communities has come full circle and those who they rejected or rejected THEM are now a thorn in their sides. You basically threw them out of society, or at the very least did not make a place for them so don't go and complain when they are at odds with your values and way of life.

If anything it is the Yeshu Council and the Settler Leadership in general, and the Non Jewish Home party, not the "hilltop youth" that are "responsible for causing a great deal of damage while contributing very little". If not for them we would probably still be in Gush Katif and the Northern Shomron today and the population in Yehuda and Shomron would be significantly higher...

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1 comment:

Devash said...

I think they are heroic. I admire them.

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