Immediately after taking office, Federica Mogherini, the new EU foreign minister, said she "would be happy if by the end of my term, a Palestinian state existed". Her exact words were - "would be happy".
The solution to the acute and painful conflict in Ukraine, the destruction meted out by ISIS, anarchy in Libya, hundreds of thousands of African migrants rushing to Italy (home of Mogherini, by the way), massacres in Syria, the exodus of Christians from Middle East, the need for stabilization in a Lebanon standing on the brink of chaos - all these are secondary. Her dream is the creation of a Palestinian state. She arrived to Jerusalem and Ramallah only a couple of days after entering the office to demonstrate her stance on the issue.
Mogherini knows that it is a chronic, local, 50-year-old conflict that in reality doesn’t have any impact on the situation in the region, and definitely not in the world. She is aware of Kerry’s desperate efforts. Kerry was so confident that Palestine is a winning ticket, a pass to the cherished post-apocalyptic era. He visited the Holy Land almost every week while forgetting about everything else. Despite all his efforts he suffered a complete fiasco.
Perhaps, Mogherini has to cope with pressure from the outside? From the Arabs, for instance? In such case it could be understandable, however, such conduct can be termed cowardly and give one a sense of ominous associations with Munich. But this is not case. The Arab countries - Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Kuwait - do not even care about Israel anymore. They need to survive, to resist Iran and the "jihadists". The last thing they want is another Hamastan at their borders.
Could it be American pressure? Perhaps. But this situation is unbeneficial for the Europeans. They will have to pay while USA gets all the dividends.
So what is behind Mogherini's passionate desire and dream? It is neither politics nor interests. It's the “pursuit of happiness”. It is the irrational religious ideology similar to Communist and Nazi credos. It is the messianic faith that it is possible to radically improve the world by overcoming the main obstacle on the road to happiness. And this obstacle is the "Palestinian problem".
Messianic ideology in our time is known as Post-modernism, and as with every religion, it has own dogmas of faith.
They are the following:
Dogma number one: Political Correctness.
Explanation: White racism and chauvinism, or the Third World is always right.
We know about “White savagery” and “White ferocity”*. We know that history of the white race has been an endless spiral of unspeakable horror** and great European classics of last centuries are “Dead White European Males” (DWEM).
There is only White racism. There are no such concepts as Black racism and Colored Racism.
It is very “moral” to rob and humiliate the South African Boers; even publicly sing the song “shoot the Boer with machine guns" as South African President Zuma did. It is very decent to forcibly take away the land from whites as Mugabe has done. No one is interested in all that. As well as in the fact that black and colored racism are directed against no other than ... black and colored people too.
In Congo, Pygmies are used as "pets." In Mauritania the whole population is divided into castes: "White Berbers" - slaveholders, "Black Berbers" - the lower classes and Negros – slaves, who are composed of about 600 thousand people (about 20% of the population). Girls are married off at the age of 8 to 10 years of age.
In Zimbabwe, Ndebele tribe people suffer from discrimination much more than whites in a hierarchical Mugabe's system.
In many Third World countries women’s fate is to be sex slaves. Gays, lesbians and transsexuals are persecuted. They are doomed to beatings, stoning, to the most severe humiliations and mockery.
The mere fact that the Palestinians are Muslims grants them holiness, righteousness and virtue...
In Pakistan, according to Koranic laws (Hadd), a non-Muslim may testify in court only if the victim is also a non-Muslim. The testimony of women (Muslim or non-Muslim) is not admissible.
All this is irrelevant to the Political Correctness Dogma.
Dogma number two: Multiculturalism. The idea of religion is a medieval relic, obscurantism and fanaticism are only in regards to Judaism and Christianity. All other religions - Islam, paganism, voodoo, etc - are positive by definition because they are part of national traditions and cultural diversity.
Pogroms of Copts by Salafis with the connivance of "Muslim Brotherhood" in Egypt during Mohamed Morsi’s rule; penalty for converting to Christianity in Iran, Pakistan and Bangladesh; persecutions of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pakistan; burning Orthodox churches in Kosovo; bullying Zoroastrians and Baha'is in Iran; killing the Mandaeans-Gnostic in Iraq by Islamists do not bother anyone.
Churches are forbidden in Saudi Arabia. Buddhists' shrines are destroyed in Malaysia. All these are considered normal. It's definitely not religious fanaticism – it is a part of cultural diversity.
Dogma number three: “No” to the National State as long as we speak about national state in the West only. No one demands it from Third World countries. Nobody requests the monarchies of Persian Gulf countries to grant equal rights to labor migrants from South-East Asia and Africa, who exist like semi-slaves within the sponsorship system. Qatar is a truly multicultural state: out of two million people only 300,000 are locals. The 1,700,000 workers have no rights.
No one insists that Bhutan stop discrimination of its Lhotshampa population, one-fifth of country's entire population. Nobody brings up the issue of minorities’ rights – of the Hindi and the Chinese – in Malaysia.
Dogma number four: Islamofobia. Initially it was part of the political correctness Dogma, but it later became a particular area of the sacred knowledge. Currently Muslims are "Proletariat" of the 21st century, the vanguard of the oppressed population and the progressive class. They are victims of European oppression; “Noble savages” that stand up against greedy and mercantile West. Edward Said is the Icon of enlightened world.
Inquisition distinguished Qatars by the willingness to break chicken’s neck. "Islamophobs" are distinguished by their relation to Edward Said.
Mentioning the Muslim crimes and abjections in history and in our time - the status of "dhimmi", doubtful Surahs in the Quran, call for the Caliphate, the legitimacy of slavery, pedophilia, female circumcision, etc – is utterly prohibited.
Dogma number five: Conflicts must be resolved immediately and permanently. Philosophers of Enlightenment believed that by freeing people from the shackles of oppression and giving them wealth, one can stop wars, conflicts and miseries. This was unattainable and History proved it repeatedly. Such illusion was justifiable three hundred years ago, but not today.
The Palestinians are the embodiment of all these Dogmas of faith. They are the personification of anti-colonialism, the virginal purity and righteousness of the Third World. They struggle with the "religious fanaticism" of Jews, who allow themselves to refer to Biblical texts and prophecies. They oppose Zionism - the idea of Jewish nationhood. Their future state is sacred, even if it becomes "Judenrein" and eventually leads to the elimination of Israel. The mere fact that the Palestinians are Muslims grants them holiness, righteousness and virtue. Finally, it is, indeed, one of the most long-lasting conflicts. The forever longed for Palestinian state would solve all other conflicts, would provide universal peace, harmony and the triumph of religion called "post-modernism".
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
* Rosa Amelia Plumelle-Uribe, “White Savagery: Hidden Genocide from 1492 to Today”;
** Loue's Sala-Molin