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Atheist Jews with family in Israel writes a reddit on Gaza


His user name fowlsegs writes a reddit in response to the article “We have nothing to lose:I would rather die with my family under the rubble of our house than having a humiliating truce’=: Palestinian youth demand justice
The article was submitted by user onicc in reddit.com/r/worldnews and in less than six hours it position itself in one of the most read posts in worldnews reddit.
The sad part of the article is that is about the death and destruction of Gaza, Palestine.
fowlslegs writes the following:

Wrote the following in the comment section of the post “Cellphone Video Captures Gaza Civilian Shot and Killed By Sniper,” but I thought I should share this here too. Obviously the first paragraph or so is out of context here, but I think the rest is important for to read (esp. for Americans).

Whether or not this video is real is trivial. If you think there’s no way it’s real you haven’t been doing your research. There are a huge number of extremely racist and angry Israelis and things like this are constantly happening. That’s why the civilian death toll is so high. Dozens of civilians have died from shelling today. Make no mistake many have been intentional.

Don’t you realize Israel wants to kill Palestinian civilians to punish them because they believe there is great support from Hamas? That’s why Gazans are denied ambulances, fishing territory, food and international aide, etc.. That’s why they have curfews and have their papers checked and their bodies groped at checkpoints within their own territory. That’s why it’s called the world’s largest prison.

Considering the following conclusion United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict (2009).

The operations were in furtherance of an overall policy aimed at punishing the Gaza population for its resilience and for its apparent support for Hamas, and possibly with the intent of forcing a change in such support.

Read the Wikipedia articles about racism in Israel. Arab Israelis are largely segregated from Jewish Israelis and find themselves disadvantaged in terms of social mobility, education, and under the law. You’ll see from polls that the vast majority of Israelis are not afraid to admit they believe they are a superior people to Arabs and that they would prefer they and their family not have to share apartment buildings, playgrounds, schools, hospitals, etc. with their children.

Read the book Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation by Eyal Weizman. You’ll learn about how in the colonized (settled) areas of the West Bank, where Israelis bulldoze Palestinian homes to make room for their own, they drive on separate roads, live in gated communities, etc.. It becomes clear why the South African apartheid analogy comes into play.

Make no mistake: Israel wishes to colonize all of Palestine. That’s why they won’t consider any peace treaty which makes them give up the massive amount of land and resources they’ve taken, even though, AFAIK, every country has categorically rejected the legality of their land grab. Look at the history of their illegal housing demolitions, their settlements and outposts, their massive infrastructure within Palestinian territory, and their division of West Bank with numerous extensions of the West Bank Barrier. Their ethnic cleansing and Judaizing of space. Look at this historical map. That isn’t self-defense. Read about the huge number of settlers, citizens, and politicians who deny Palestine’s existence as a state. That isn’t self-defense. Read about the history of the Zionist movement.

I see people commenting about how it’s foolish to take sides when you don’t know what’s going on. I disagree. Take the side of the Palestinian and of the Israeli citizen. Invest yourself thoroughly in what’s going on. Something needs to be done about Hamas and terror attacks on Israeli citizens, but the situation for Palestinian civilians is much more pressing, and not only during times of war. (They experience violence, the destruction of their homes, the colonization of their land, checkpoints, curfews, discrimination, denial of access to building materials, medical and school supplies, etc.. See the film Six Broken Cameras to see examples of this happening and how the Palestinian civilian body has largely reacted.) Additionally, the amelioration of the living conditions of Palestinians is much cheaper (actually negative in expense, arguably) and easier than the elimination of a terror group that works largely in secret (see the continued existence of al-Qaeda, the Taliban, etc.).

As Reddit is largely US citizens we can actually do somethings about it. A conservative estimate of direct US aid to Israel puts the number at more than $130 billion. We are financing this imperialism with our words and dollar.

If you want to help Palestinian citizens, I suggest joining the BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) movement as a first step.

Boycott products made by Israeli or US companies operating in stolen Palestinian land and products made by corporations who provide the infrastructure for the operation. You can find a list of such companies online. One example is US corporation Caterpillar, whose bulldozers are used to destroy Palestinian homes.

Support divestment of your company, school, etc. from these corporations and also from any Israeli government owned business. Start a Students for Justice in Palestine group at your college/ University or join the one that already exists.

Call and email your national representatives and demand that aid to Israel’s military must be cut. Explain why using some of what I’ve written above or your own argument.

I hope this argument got through to at least a few of you. Fighting colonialism is a lot easier than fighting terrorism.

Written by an Atheist Jew with family in Israel. My family there is against the occupation and colonization.

Economics of the poor and Israel

February 2, 2014 1 comment

One step at the time.
Lessons in economy of global systems. This is of course my very personal lesson in economics of the poor. “For a Capitalist System to exist, the slaves masses have to produce the goods and buy them back.
The basic neccesities for humans are food, sleep, sex, entertainment and shelter. When the system keeps those neccesities to a bare minimum, the masses do not live, they merely survive. Now, when the masses stop buying the goods they produce, the system collapse. If the reasons are to boycott the system, the system will respond by making some changes, but if the reasons are political in nature where ideas and ideals clash with the system, the masses as united force can bring the system down. It calls revolution.
Now, I’m not talking of an armed revolution but of a revolution from within the system where the masses start thinking in their behalf and get it of the box.
That is what we are doing now boycotting Israel, the capitalist system that supports Israel can not itself survive if the masses stop buying the goods, first in the settlements, then Israel and finally the corporations that support Israel. We could start big, and start from the corporations but now it is impossible to do that, we need our jobs, so we think. We are programed to our life style of comfort. It is easy to look the world with a magnifying glass and think we are outside, wrong we all part of the mess
But…. One step at the time.
BDS and Academic boycott of Israel institutions, why because Israel is shaping our world Read more…

In A Blink Of An Eye


Posted on July 20, 2011   by Marivel Guzman


The world is changing rapidly and most of us were taken by surprise, as if we were swallowed by a black hole and come from the side of reality and started to behave in ways never thought we could.
For years we were the passive spectators of a never ending show full of horror spiced with wars and conflicts that we were feed in the TV sets, for years we took the Evening NEWS as a the source of information, tuning the channel just to change the faces and the spiciness of the narrative, never we imagine that all the events since the most insignificant to the  most important were all scripted in some government office and shaped and colorized to feed the various audiences; believe or not categorized by skin color, social status and income cap.

The religious denominations and educational institutions  were also part of this Global Truman Show, where the Latino,  black, and low classes sectors were given different flavors to their commercials and invitational educational advertisement options, cleverly planting the seeds of apathy for political and social interest, and more importantly emphasizing in army careers and short college degrees.
Don’t get surprise to find out that even your local grocery market was full of low or high quality products depending in which side of the block you were in.

Remember we are lead by a Elitist Group based in Capitalists Ideas where supply and demand rule the world. And in this world managed by ‘Marketing Groups’ ‘Insurance Companies’ ‘Lobbyist Groups’ is just understandable that Profit is the motto to the Global Enterprise of Capitalism, and War is a very profitable business so their marketing groups and strategists start early their job, starting with our youth.

Why will the governments which are the front offices and Public Relations desks of the Multi National Corporations will be interested in investing in education?;  if War  render more dividends to the pockets of their investors ?,
When have you seen that Any Government will invest billions of dollars in Education?
Will never happen, because an educated country is difficult to manage, so the governments are  forced to under fund education and give not billions but trillions of dollars to the War Complex Machine.
They feed patriotism in the tender minds of our youth so when they are ripe with fake nationalism and they  become easy pray for the War Industry, they are lured with college grants and other incentives to join the killer machine of the war. Their reality it is blur, with no visible options, and on the other side the army recruiters show them the benefits of the army.

No until recently that our population was drugged with the TV propaganda, giving no attention to what was happenning to their neighbors, too busy surviving. But in a blink of an eye, millions of people have awaken to our reality and more and more every day feel the urgency to awaken others.
We want to teach our children first,  what feeds the war, and let it be clear, is not the necessity to defend nobody’s country, but to feed that insatiable monster with money, and our children become the soldiers or free workers for their empire.
Our taxes pay for the soldiers salaries and the War Complex Enterprise gets the profits of the War. The Department of Defense is the front office of the Enterprise. The Congress is the back up assistance of the Enterprise where the “requests” of the Enterprise are fill, they called BILLS. Nothing but an stamped paper that over ruled our rights as a citizens given to us by our Constitution.

“I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in the country, such high moral values, people of such caliber, that I do not think we would conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage, and therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self esteem, their native culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation.” Thomas Babington Macaulay 1838

Muslims are not to be blamed for mismanaging India’s economy from 1200 AD onwards. On the contrary, they allowed it to prosper. They took their share and kept away from the intricacies of trade, commerce, finance and ownership. Prosperity was all around. The British inherited a strong and prosperous nation.

Never forget these Statements

Peace is the enemy # 1 of Profits

An Educated Society is an Intelligent Society

Hunger is the best weapon to keep the population at bay. Designed exclusively to entertain the masses in its survival.

War is the worse weapon ever created against humanity, with the solely purpose to create Profits and Division.

And Never Ever Think for a moment that PEACE is Opposite to WAR.

Be The Opinion Maker of your Own Reality, Think Before You Make A choice.

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