Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Playing with words in the Middle East
Here's the game. I list words and you consider which ones the media and Canadian and US leaders use... or don't use. No prizes this time.
By the way, naming these things differently is not anti-Semitic. Expecting Israel to operate within International Law is not anti-Semitic. Thinking that the Palestinian people have lived under a brutal occupation for decades is not anti-Semitic. Oh... and by the way, the Palestinian people are also from the Semites.
I believe in the two state solution, forged by international pressure and not accepting violence against civilians from any side. It's more realistic and viable than this endless cycle of escalating violence - that can only please arms dealers, neo-con nutjobs, Islamic extremists, US empire builders and Israeli hawks.
Words related to Palestinians
- terrorist, insurgent OR freedom fighter, independence force, soldiers
- kidnap Israeli soldiers OR 'round up the enemy' (see below)
- murder, kill Israeli civilians OR collateral damage
- Islamic extremists OR leaders
Words related to Israel
- Israeli Defence Force OR occupying army
- round up Palestinian citizens OR kidnapping civilians
- collateral damage OR killing civilians
- settlements OR occupied Palestinian land
I am so tired of being made to feel like an anti-Semite when I criticize Israel and her policies.
I wallop the Catholic Church and America and her govt on an almost daily basis... does that make me anti-Catholic and anti-American? NOPE.
Logic like that sounds exactly like the vomitous wingnut/ neo-con talking points that are used to club people over the head who dare to disagree with them.
I wonder if two counties existed, though, if they would continue to fight each other. I think this is a possibility. Each might be jealous of the other's land AND there would be the issue of who is going to have Jerusalem in their country. Like I said, someone might as well try to part the Red Sea.
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