When I turned to the Opinion page in yesterday morning’s Wall Street Journal and saw the heading of Bret Stephens’ article, I jumped up and slammed the table so hard, my dear husband spilled his coffee over the front of his shirt. Most mornings he doesn’t need my help to spill his coffee, but this morning I was the cause of his mishap.
“Yes!” I exclaimed. “Perfect!” Finally someone’s gotten it!”
The heading, you see, read “Packing time for France’s Jews.” And my instinct was to understand this in the most intuitively rational way possible: France’s Jews have got to start packing heat. They are being set upon by thugs, the French police are useless and the French judicial system is worse. The French liberal press sides with the attackers. The French government votes overwhelmingly to recognize a terrorist Palestinian state. Hey, sometimes it gets to where you need to take the matter of your protection into your own hands.
Of course, this is not what Bret’s article was about. Rather, it advocated yet once more what has become an almost universal “word to the wise” — GET OUT NOW!