What is your opinion of Loonwatch?
Reply #4 - August 19, 2015, 06:29 PM
The thing about Israel is that they honestly believe that land is there's by divine right. It's right there in the jewish bible that god himself said "Yeah, that's your land, I personally am giving it to you". How do you argue that? How do you disagree with god?
A lot of the support the US gives to Israel is twofold. There's a very influential jewish lobby and if any presidential candidate wants to sit in the oval office, you need to show support. Then there's the Christian right who support Israel, not because they give a fuck about jews, but because they believe when all the jews are in Israel, Christ will return and usher in the end times.
The jews have been fucked for thousands of years, persecuted, discriminated against, raped and murdered for no other reason than being jewish. In the christian world because they were held responsible for deicide, literally the murder of god, which is ironic because if there was no crucifixion there's no salvation and we're all damned to hell. In the islamic world any peace with the jews never lasted, they were called devils and hounded, accused of trying to trick Mo, being cursed by allah, being the descendants of pigs and monkeys, etc. This culminated eventually in the holocaust. And you have to keep in mind how recent in history the holocaust is, and how much it's embedded into the west's cultural mindset. Plus there's recently been a huge rise through Europe in anti-semitism, usually (or at least usually reported to be) at the hands of muslims which feeds into this cultural mindset. Add in that the Palestinian resistance agrees the holocaust was a good thing, teach and sprout bullshit and have the complete eradication of all jews from the face of the Earth in their manifesto. It's helped to give a sympathetic view, this view being of an underdog that's surrounded by enemies doing their best to survive.
That said, Israel's treatment of the Palestinians in inexcusable and happily more and more people are waking up to this.
`But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
`Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.'
`How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
`You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'