Unfortunately we live in a country (The United States for you retards out there) that thinks and acts illogically more times than you’d want the world’s one super-power (at least for now) to act illogically. This lack of logic is exemplified in its stance on Israel and the multitude of conflicts they are involved in.
America is pretty much Israel’s yes-man. Their lap dog. This seems ass backwards seeing
Palestinian searches trash for food
as how we’re the world’s super-power. We should be over there negotiating agreements between the Israeli’s and Palestinians. I know now that I said this some asshole is going to leave a comment (using a fake email and some jerk-ass name because they’re afraid I’m going to spam them because they disagree with me) saying something like this:
“Uh-duh, ‘merica is negotiatin’ peas agreemen’s wit da nice Jews ‘n’ arab peoples”
(I’m sure some idiot is going to post something along those lines anyway, LOL) Well guess what imaginary commenter? We really haven’t done that in decades. What America has been calling negotiation is nothing more than being Israel’s lawyer. What began as a non-partisan mission to help both sides turned into the U.S. allowing Israel to run amock and giving Palestine a big fat “Rod Blagojevich” up the anus. Get it? Rod?
Every time there is a conflict between Israel and anyone in the Middle East America tries to play it cool and act like they have nothing to do with it. They try to look neutral and give hollow speaches about peace and the right to defend and all that crap.
Before I go on I have to say that I am not anti-semitic. Its so sad that this culture considers any opinion that doesn’t support Israel, no matter how valid it is, heresy. It really is heresy to speak out against Israel. Especially among the Born Agains and Evengelicals. Evangelicals are the worst. Evengelicals don’t support every action Israel takes because they love the people of Israel or even because they think Israel is right. They support it because these freaks are trying to bring about the rapture in the Bible’s Book of Revelations. These people are religious fanatics or extremists just like the “terrorists” they hate. Just like the “terrorists” that gives them the excuses to take away rights guaranteed in the constitution. But I digress. What I’m saying is that we need to encourage honesty and objectivity when evaluating the situation in Israel or any situation for that matter. Don’t buy into this doctrine that says you can’t speak ill of Israel or you’re commiting heresy.
America condones and encourages the outrageous actions of Israel. While the politicians in the states are making those speaches on peace and other generic crap their underlings are on the phone, writing emails, and on planes working on the real agenda. What these people are doing is condemning Israel for any “overly cruel” attacks in public while giving them the go-ahead with a nod and a wink to absolutely devastate their enemies in private. I give major props to any Arab nation that has the balls to fight Israel. Israel is the United States of the Middle East in terms of Military muscle. Since its creation Israel has been given gobs, ass loads, and heaps of weapons for their military. So far they’re the only Middle Eastern state with nukes. And I’m willing to bet they wouldn’t hesitate to use them if it weren’t for the US. Thank God we still have some control when it comes to Israel.
God promised the land we now call Israel to both the Jews and Muslims. Pretty much everyone and their mothers ruled the land at some time or another. The Jewish people were oppressed at various times by different occupiers but for the most part the Muslims allowed them to keep their religion. In fact, Islamic culture was quite progressive and not as brutal as some people would have you believe. The Jewish people and Arabs lived in peace and there was freedom of religion for everyone. (Personally, I prefer freedom from religion.)
During the late 1800’s the Zionist movement began. The Zionist movement is about returning the Jewish people to their ancestor’s homeland. That’s putting it in a nutshell. It wasn’t like they couldn’t go there, its just that a seperate Jewish state didn’t exist. Telling someone the Jews should have their own country in those days would be like saying that the Catholics (oops, bad example - they have the Vatican, which is a joke of a country) or the Orthodox, or Buddhists, or Mormons should get a country of their own. In the case of Mormons it would be like they went on national television and announced that they not only want to live in the place where their ancestors came from but rule it as well. Then they would go out and annex Utah and the US wouldn’t have Utah as a state. Personally, I wouldn’t mind that but I’m sure the US would start kicking ass in Utah to get it back under control. Think of that when you think of this whole Israel thing.
The example above is oversimplified but it helps get my point across. What’s different than in the example above is this: The Jews lobby for their own state. Then the US and the other powers of the day take land that was controlled by a sovereign nation and gave it to the Jewish people. So now the Arab nations not only hate Israel but also the United States. Who the hell was advising them when then the decision was made to annex that land? Did they not look into the history of that place. That land is not something you want to be involved with.
Back to present. Now Israel exerts control over the Palestinian territories with blockades, checkpoints and giant walls. The picture at the beginning of this post was of a Palestinian rummaging for food in the trash. This man isn’t unemployed. He most likely has a job. Its just that the price of food is high and the quantity of said food is low because of blockades and restrictions Israel has put on the Palestinians.
I don’t want to sound like I blame on side or the other. I can’t comment on that. This issue is so complex that I haven’t even scratched the surface of it. My only reason for writing this is open people up to the idea that maybe not everything Israel does is okay. Maybe Israel is using excessive force? Maybe Israel is creating its own problems by the way it treats the Palestinians. This is just one aspect of the overall issue. I am in no way an expert or even particularly knowledgeable about the subject. I only wrote about what I knew.
The most important thing to take away from this article is what I said above about being open to certain ideas. The people in this country are conditioned to think that Israel can do no wrong and this simply isn’t true.
I hate having to say this at all let alone again but I have to because of the culture here in America: Because I disagree with the way Israel behaves does not mean I am anti-semetic or anti-Israel. Nor am I pro Palestinian. This issue is very complex and both sides have done deplorable things. It just so happens that I am writing in defense of the Palestinians because it seems no one else will.
Also, if you plan on saying something about me loving terrorists or something like that in the comments, just don’t. Instead take that wasted comment and fuck yourself with it.