The mournful if logical conclusion to the sellout of many progressive stands by a Clinton-dominated Democratic platform was their dead-of-night refusal to condemn the Israeli Occupation - or even call it that - despite impassioned arguments by Sanders-named, BDS-supporting members. In maddening video, see Cornel West and others insist Democrats can never respect Palestinian rights "unless we can name (the) boot on their necks."
These hypocrites in the DNC will not admit to the crimes in Palestine because they do not admit the crimes of the USA against its own indigenes and black folks. Dr. West, I do not know if you are an actual member of the Democratic-in-name-only Party, but this might be a good time to leave them.
Well, whitey, you all want to see a stranglehold on respectable mainstream opinion in the Western hemisphere, take a look at what is said in respectable mainstream opinion about the boot on the neck of the remains of indigenous peoples and the return of their lands. That’s right, when are you all going back to where YOU came from? Oh, right, that’s different…" LOOK! Over there! The Jews! Look at the Jews!"
You are all colonials; so leave the keys to your real estate at the nearest band office; they’ll handle it from there, and go back to where your own ancestors came from.
Unlike you lot, I grew up with full blood natives, and I have spent any amount of time in the camps Palestine: Jericho, Jilazoon, among others, and believe me, what we do here is way worse, yet none of you really give a fiddler’s ****. Unless any of you have the guts to try “dealing with the Zionist power configuration in a forthright manner” I suggest you button it. The Jews are not responsible for “the lunatic wars and regime change madness in the Middle East.” That is about oil and the desire of the rest of the world to control it.
Instead of 45% representation on the Platform Committee, relative to the percentage of Pledged Delegates he was able to wrest out of the corrupt Democratic Primaries, Bernie was allowed only 29% (5 out of 17 instead of 8)
That said, he still was able to show us that, Yes, Our Government CAN include people of the Caliber and Mindset of Cornel West, Bill McKibben and James Zogby.
That their voices would be marginalized by the DNC is, sadly, no surprise.
Yes, let’s call it what it is. Any increased subversion of American politics and/or increased pro-Israeli influence is a threat to US sovereignty, and that includes policy statements by the Dem platform committee and Hillary Clinton.
Israel and Zionism have had perhaps the most destructive influence on the world stage since WWII - with several glaring exceptions of (relatively) limited time-frame - a falsely equated “religious” exceptionalism mixed with mythological entitlement and ordinary greed to steal/confiscate the lands and resources of others in a premeditated agenda of expansionism by racist ethnic cleansing, brutality and violence.
Employing atrocities and genocide of the past selectively above all the many others, premeditated provocations to entice resistance with off the scale reprisals, and cultivating phony “victim-hood” to “justify” war crimes against civilians, and endless occupation, all to cement the continued expansion of territory for racist goals begun over a half century ago.
The consequences of the ambitions of Zionism have led to increased militarism, war after war, subversion’s of nations sovereignty, military “norms” that would have been, and were, held illegal by the world, assassinations, targeting civilian, and endless false imprisonment of opposition leaders (if not for a craven, complicit easily manipulated world).
We are living in times of widening conflict cultivated in part by the exceptionalism of Zionist pathology and crimes against humanity, tolerated by a subversion of law and human rights masked/cloaked by “religion”, with charges of "anti-Semitism used against any critic with great effect by the perpetrators of taking territory by force with open contempt for international law.
This tolerated racist MO has metastasized to many other places around the world and we will be lucky to survive the arrogance of the pathology…
I doubt many progressives would rather live in an Arab country than in Israel.
This is what the Israelis are up against:
The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement
18 August 1988
In The Name Of The Most Merciful Allah
Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it" (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory)…
The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said:
“The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (evidently a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews.” (related by al-Bukhari and Moslem)…
Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement…
There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors…
Israel, Judaism and Jews challenge Islam and the Moslem people. “May the cowards never sleep.”
“Reputation is Everything”: Honor Killing Among the Palestinians
9th-May-2007 09:36 pm
by James Emery
In the Palestinian communities of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Israel, and Jordan, women are executed in their homes, in open fields, and occasionally in public, sometimes before crowds of cheering onlookers. Honor killings account for virtually all of the murders of Palestinian women in these areas…
Among Palestinians, all sexual encounters, including rape and incest, are blamed on the woman. Men are presumed innocent; the woman must have tempted him into raping her…
A sixteen-year-old Palestinian girl became pregnant after being raped by her younger brother. Once her condition became known, her family encouraged her older brother to kill her to remove the blemish from their honor. Her brothers, the rapist and the murderer, were exonerated. The girl was blamed. “She made a mistake,” said one of her male cousins. “She had to pay for it.”
It’s essential for you not to go to such inflammatory places. There is a host of reasons why it’s imprudent to evoke human rights in order to defend Israel’s abuse of Palestinian human rights.
Were there any kind of commensurate attention afforded Palestinian people, we would hear a considerably different story.
Were there not such an overt pro-Israel-in-any-case-no-matter-what slant operative with uncritical ubiquity in public media, then we might even afford some basic validity to those accounts, coherent with the principle that human beings deserve at least some amount of dignity and respect.
Regardless of culture, the great myth across the world that has dismantled and/or so much value is that ‘the end justifies the means.’ The reality is that ‘the means are the end.’ [Just so that I’m not misunderstood, I’m using ‘end’ from the adage only; in this context, it signifies ‘objective.’]
This is vile rubbish propaganda from a person who joined CD 3 hours ago! An apologist and propagandist for Israeli war crimes and racism! Israeli IDF violence has killed and maimed tens of thousands of Palestinian men, women and children. The Occupation and repression Palestinians endure can lead to domestic violence BUT it is NOT representative of Palestinian culture! The “honor killing” claims are BS propaganda!
Violence against women is at odds with Palestinian culture and traditions and you know it! The Palestinians have been the most secular culture in the ME historically until the Israeli/Zionist genocide, pre-meditated destruction of their culture and 50 year occupation gave rise to a new generation that know only Occupation and violence that bred more extremist religious aspects - they are NOT representative of Palestinian culture!
" Two teenage Palestinian girls were killed in separate incidents last month in so-called “honour killings”, revenge attacks carried out most often by family members against women suspected of “immoral sexual conduct”.
The deaths sparked protests with more than 100 people assembling outside the general attorney’s office in Gaza on March 3, demanding violence against Palestinian women come to a halt. Five women died in honour killings in the Palestinian territories in 2011. That number rose to 13 in 2012 and doubled to 26 last year.
“For the past three years, the number of women killed have increased each year,” said Mariam Abu al-Atta, coordinator of the Amal Coalition to Combat Violence Against Women, at the recent demonstration. “Today we are here to stop these crimes. Criminals should be punished by law.”"
BDS! Zionism IS Racism!
This is vile rubbish propaganda from a person who joined CD 3 hours ago!
What did I say that is not true?