“…a tissue of lies.”


This post is an answer to criticism of my previous post, Genocide and Hypocrisy
Charlie is my critic, and his writings appear after my sharing Genocide and Hypocrisy on the Facebook group, Humboldt Progressives.

Charlie:  “The first paragraph is a tissue of lies, ”
Ok, well let’s look at it carefully.

My first sentence:  It seems that the whole world is focused on Israel and “Palestine.”   Ok, well that admittedly is a bit of hyperbole.  The “whole world” is obviously not focused on the Middle East.  But a lot of folks are, and certain news outlets seem to put news of the Gaza/Israel War upfront and center, but although there is a great deal of attention, it is certainly not “the whole world.” One point for Charlie.

My second sentence: “Groups on both the Left and the Right accuse Israel of the most heinous crimes, among them being GENOCIDE or more subtly, ETHNIC CLEANSING.”
This is relatively true. (The Left Wing) Google the word “genocide” and the Israel/Gaza conflict is mentioned in the fifth reference. The ADL offers a list on their website, Most of these groups have the word “palestine” or “palestinian” in their titles.  But if you look around, you can find others. On the Left:  Communist Party of the USA, Democratic Socialists of America,  and surprisingly, they are the only two. I looked at the IWW, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and a few others.  Reference is made to the HAMAS/Israel War on all of these, but you really have to dig to find it.  The issue is not on their home pages at all. The bottom line is that for most Left Wing organizations, Israel/”palestine” has become a non-issue or an issue on the back burner. Another point for Charlie.

The Right Wing:  I scanned some of the worst of the Right Wing sites, American Nazi Party, was antisemitic, but nothing about Israel.   I looked for a website for the Ku Klux Klan, but found nothing. I am guessing that this has to do with the fact that Israeli Hackers took the Klan site down! Family Research Council: They had nothing to say either way concerning Israel.  This is surprising, as I thought I would find very pro sentiment on the Christian Nationalist organizations site.  CN’s believe we should support Israel in order to bring about the return of Christ. Some of them actually believe that Donald Trump is the second coming of Christ. Boy, are they misguided! This search was a dead end.  Now that’s three points for Charlie.

Charlie: “….the rest mostly hysterical accusations.”
Moi:  There is nothing like an adnominal attack to make things interesting. This possibly means that Charlie didn’t actually read past the first paragraph.  Can Charlie read? No bother. Here, underlined,  are links for each “hysterical accusation” I made:

SYRIA: Since 2011, 500,000 have died, I was off a little. The death toll stands at 507,000.

UKRAINEIn it’s retreat the Russian army is leaving behind mass graves and other evidence of atrocities committed against Ukrainian citizens.

ETHIOPIASince 2020, mass killings, rape, starvation the destruction of schools and medical facilities, forced displacement and arbitrary detention . . . .

CHINA: More than 1 million Uyghurs have been raped, tortured and killed . . .

MYANMARSince 2017, 730,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh. Those remaining face killings, rape, torture, arson, enforced disappearances, extortion, and the withholding of medical care and food.

SUDAN:  10,000 killed, 4.5 million displaced, 1.2 million (mostly women and girls) fled to neighboring countries.

IRAQ:  50,000 Kurds dead, 4,000 villages destroyed.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC50,000 dead. 1.5 million displaced.

YEMEN: 100,000 killed, 40,000 direct casualties

So, Charlie, do you still think these are “hysterical accusations?”  <sigh> If that’s how you feel about it, then that’s how you feel about it. IS THAT HOW YOU REALLY FEEL ABOUT IT?

I might be wrong, but I think Charlies problem is that he just hates Jews, and since Jews aren’t bein accused of these other atrocities, they don’t actually exist.

For more of my insights regarding Israel and “Palestine,” click HERE.