maybe it's because i'm English and understand 'empire' mentality, that i listen to the propaganda aimed at Arabs and understand it for what it is.
Have you seen the cartoons of Jewish Semites, that Europeans (WWII) were informed, 'kidnap gentile children and slit their throats, to drink their innocent blood in Jewish rituals.'
Unsurprisingly - a lot of them look like the cartoons we now see depicting Arab Semites as the villains.
The horrible thing is that many actually believed it. Or pretended to.
Some were brainwashed into seeing Jewish people as non-human, others projected a cold callousness that masked their inner cowardice.
People will allow themselves to be convinced of something, even when they know the facts that tell them otherwise, because the alternative is too awful to contemplate.
Speak out in defence of the oppressed and you become one of them. That was the threat.
The fascist Government-controlled media de-humanised and vilified Jewish people so that no one would complain too much when they marched them off to the cattle trucks.
And they rounded up humanitarians who did speak out and carted them off too.
And hey, guess what? They did such a good job of de-humanising, threatening and murdering, that after a while, no one did complain. No one said anything.
Speak out in defence of them and you become one of them.
But if you don't
speak for them " do you become one with their abusers? That's a question I have been struggling with for a few weeks now.
Do you struggle with yourself at all, regards your anti- Arab position?
We know it is propaganda that assists the Nazis. Propaganda that said, "Support the war, support the invasion of other counties, support the slaughter of men, women and children and still be able to get off to sleep at night knowing that the enemy aren't like you and me... they're less human and don't feel things the same way. They don't love their children in the same way. They don't have the same morals."
I'm sure there were plenty of idiots who told themselves those lies, when they were lining Jewish civilians up against the wall to shoot them dead.
And i know of plenty of idiots now, who are happy to jump on the propaganda wagon again, some with glee, promoting racial hatred and all manner of fascism.
I have one thing to say to those people. This is not a game in which you try to back the winner " because there can be no winners.
These days we need to guard against propaganda. We know its history, don't we?
It is propaganda that tries to convince the tax-payer that it's okay to contribute to the killing of Palestinians, because, Hey " they're 'Arab'
Semites and that REALLY makes a big difference... Oh yeah, and they don't love their children in the same way…they don't have the same morals.
I for one, refuse to be sucked into that bullshit anymore.
We now know it was propaganda that sent us to Iraq.
For god's sake...a million people have been exterminated in Iraq.
Millions are refugees, and why?
Because people like me told ourselves that our government and the media wouldn't lie to us. But what excuse do we have today - knowing that, hey...in fact, they do. They do lie to us. They use propaganda - just as they always have.
Just as they did in 1939 and just as they did 8 years ago to promote the war in Iraq.
Crimes have been committed in Gaza. IDF soldiers who were there
have spoken out.
Children have been shot dead in front of their parents, just like Jewish children were, once.
And yes, i know and agree that what the Nazis did to millions of people, Jewish and anyone else who they considered unworthy of life, was atrocity beyond what Israel, in their mere slaughter of thousands of Palestinians have so far achieved... but for the individual child shot dead in the street in Warsaw 65 years ago, and for the child shot dead in the street in Gaza 65 years later, what IS the difference?
I mean, really... what IS the ******* difference?
I can't think of a worse death for a child than to be cold-bloodily executed by a so-called 'responsible' adult.
Do you not, as an adult, feel some responsibility for the welfare of children? I know i do.
Israeli, Palestinian. African. i don't care where. The fact that children are in harms way due to the continuing fight for global domination makes me deeply ashamed. In fact, the suffering of children around the world has reached such staggering proportions because of war and poverty, i am starting to question the sanity of the human race. Not just of our leaders, but the people who put them into positions of great power and responsibility, but fail to hold them to account.
When Unicef tells us that 40,000 children die every day
because of lack of basic human rights, the slaughter of 450 Palestinian children by high tech weaponry disgusts me.