“news about kittens”–thank you for the best laugh I’ve had in several days–I’m still laughing as I type this.
"All Those Babies Are Dead. All Those People Are Dead': Eddie Glaude Jr. Apologizes for Injecting Heartfelt "Moralizing" During MSNBC Roundtable on Gaza Massacre
I’ll be looking forward to starting to see him on the online more progressive outlets like Democracy Now and Jimmy Dore then.
Noura Erakat was amazing! Thank you for sharing this.
Wait, this happened on MSM twice in one week, and people are saying it is an accident? I really doubt it. Someone is trying to break the freaking cold icy attitude toward killing of Middle Eastern human beings. These people were predictable, known to be opinionated.
Cat, I can’t thank you enough for your post. I had not seen that interview (don’t have tv). Noura is awesome.
I can’t wish anything painful enough for nutenyahoo, Dump, or his monster children…or any of the other monsters, either, for that matter.
Wrong. Israel does not equal Jewish and Jewish doesn’t equal Israel…any more than America equals Dump repukes or Dump repukes equal America.
There are lots of Jews, in and outside of Israel, who are adamantly opposed to nutenyahoo’s murderous hegemony and apartheid. But look where the power, money, and guns are. Not with them…
You should leave the victim-blaming to the Right, and to Israel, who are more adept at it. Plus, I think they have a trademark on it or something. You may very well be violating trademark law here. Or am I mistaken, and you ARE a right-winger? If so, I apologize - please, proceed.
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Thanks. I’m happy to see that it has appeared elsewhere.
You may be right. I just saw another interview with Noura Erakat from the Washington Post site. Incredibly good news, that this is happening.
The idea that children are more important or more innocent or less political is often used in conflict issues. Famously, the picture of a blood-spattered baby was successfully used to influence public opinion to end the Vietnam
War. I for one am of the opinion that all lives killed are equally egregious.
In this sense, all of the people equally risked unnecessary life and limb to demonstrate that the other side were monsters. Should any of them have been there, one might ask, not just why were the babies there or why were the old folks there, or why indeed was anyone there.
This is the nature of mass demonstration. People put themselves in harm’s way to establish their rights when all else fails. The Palestinian point of view? Perhaps everyone is suffering so much on a daily basis, that it of course affects babies too.
I disagree. Every pronouncement by Netanyahu talks about protecting the chosen people, namely the Jews. When Israelis are polled during attacks on the occupied territories, they overwhelmingly support Israel and agree with its disproportionate use of force. A majority of Jews outside Israel probably support Israel, and definitely this is the case inside Israel. If this wasn’t the case, Israel would not be pursuing occupation over security concerns, and they wouldn’t respond time after time with disproportionate force against the Palestinians. Furthermore, Chomksy, Amy Goodman, and Finkelstein are the exception, not the rule with Jewish intellectuals inside and outside Israel.
Good god, Joe. Look, you’re entitled to your own opinion, but I want you to hear that nutenyahoo doesn’t speak FOR all Jews just as Dump doesn’t speak for all denizens of this country, no matter what rhetoric or words either “man” utters. Jews who are opposed to the rightwing policies of Israel are in the minority, as I fear anti-fascists are in the minority here. Still, we objectors exist, and hopefully our ranks are growing. Again, I’ll make my point that we who oppose such crap are not the ones with the money, the guns, or the power. (Most of us here oppose Haspel and Bolton? How’d that work out for us? Most of us want better gun control laws? How’s that working out for us?)
Peaceniks are not the ones with the power…anywhere, I guess.
Maybe there’s a thin or blurry line between anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli [any government’s] policies. We all have to be careful not to cross that line or operate off of ethnic/religious/gender/etc. stereotypes.
We have enough to hate just in each despotic ruler alone.
Good god? You initially said I was wrong, and I was just pointing out that you were. The majority, at least in Israel, raise little concern when it comes to their hideous occupation. It’s kind of ironic, considering the history of many Jews. Good for you that you oppose it and Netanyahu, but it doesn’t really matter if it’s him or someone else. It has to end.