RAW DOGMA written by Nkrumah Steward
|Ariel Sharon Strokes Out. Predictably Palestinians Rejoice
"raw dogma" by Nkrumah Steward, creator of 8BM.com
Whenever the US is supporting another country, you never hear us talk about that other countries flaws.
When we were supporting Saddam Hussein in the early 1980s and training Saddam’s troops in his war against Iran, you never heard anything bad about Saddam Hussein.
Saddam was just as much of a dictator then, as he was the day before we walked into Iraq and took him down.
At the time you couldn’t find anyone in the Reagan Administration who wanted to talk about his human rights abuses.
And when it comes to Israel, another alley of ours, all we hear about are the Palestinian suicide bombers. We never hear about the racial discrimination the Israel government practices against them which are eerily reminiscent of the old Jim Crow south here in America.
During the civil rights movement, all racists wanted to talk about was how inconvenienced they were by sit-ins on college campuses and at lunch counters. They never wanted to talk about why these kids were getting water hoses turned on them.
|Ariel Sharon, popularly known as "The Bulldozer," is the archetypal Hawk who urged Israeli settlers to grab occupied lands owned by Palestinians and flatly rejected any talks with the Palestinians about restitution for stealing their lands. make no mistake about it, Ariel Sharon is a butcher. Always has been. It’s just that Ariel Sharon is our butcher.
|Do me a favor and find me a sound byte of Governor Wallace talking about how he is fully aware of blacks getting lynched for trying to exercise their constitutional right to cast a vote but can’t understand why blacks would be so upset about it.
Bush only talks about “Israel’s right to defend itself” from Palestinian suicide bombers.
He never addresses the reasons why there are Palestinian suicide bombers.
He knows that there are “Israeli only” roads in Israel. That in Israel there are places that based on nothing more than being Arab an Arab can’t go.
As ingrained into our memories as “white only drinking fountains” are in our collective consciousness, and how freedom and equality have been woven into the fabric that we like to dress ourselves in as a nation, how would those images coming out of Israel would play with Americans today?
If we were wrong to treat people like second class citizens in this country 40 years ago, how can it be right to do that today?
How evil is a terrorist who was fighting against something like that?
Nelson Mandela was a terrorist in every sense of the word, but he was fighting apartied.
Look at him now. He is the former President of very same country he used to terrorize 30 years prior.
Terrorist apparently are people who kill people over stupid reasons like religious hegemony.
If you are killing people for your freedom then I guess you’re a hero of sorts, huh?
Maybe that’s just Political Alliances 101. It probably is. I missed that course in college. I am sure the first page of the syllabus read, “Suppress unflattering information about your alley. Dissemination of that kind of information benefits no one.”
How can it help our cause to show film of Donald Rumsfeld shaking hands with Saddam Hussein right before or after a story about Saddam Hussein using chemical weapons on his own citizens or executing his political enemies?
How well does that play in Peoria?
I guess that is why after Ariel Sharon stroked out yesterday you can bet Bush is going to make a point to sometime today to say that America’s prayers are with Ariel Sharon, like Sharon isn’t a butcher.
Ariel Sharon, popularly known as "The Bulldozer," is the archetypal Hawk who urged Israeli settlers to grab occupied lands owned by Palestinians and flatly rejected any talks with the Palestinians about restitution for stealing their lands.
Make no mistake about it Ariel Sharon is a butcher.
Always has been. It’s just that Ariel Sharon is our butcher.
Just like at one time Saddam was our butcher.
At some point in time we as Americans are going to have to face the reality that our military might just be the only way we can get anything done in the world because our credibility is worth less than the price of our dollar for a reason.