19 November 2003

White Supremacy

On my way to class this week I noticed something being assembled in Gullen Mall, and went to check it out afterwards. It was an “apartheid wall” supposedly resembling the wall that is being constructed in Israel. What struck me was how it was called an “apartheid” wall. This brings to mind segregation and racism. In addition I was handed a flier explaining that “Israel has purposely decided not to stand in solidarity with the people of color in the Middle East, and instead sell itself white supremacy.” [grammar wrong in the flier] I think that this is quite funny, considering that if Israel had an apartheid system there would be no fear of bus bombings.

In addition, the flier also mentions that “In the last 30 years Zionists (people who support Israel) have played a powerful yet unnoticed role in combating civil rights.” It goes on to list several militant civil rights groups of the 1960s, but neglects to mention the key man that should be included in any civil rights discussion. Dr. Martin Luther King. Why is he not included? The group handing out the flier did not mention Dr. King because he was a strong supporter of the State of Israel. “You know that Zionism is nothing less than the dream and ideal of the Jewish people returning to live in their own land....The times have made it unpopular, in the West, to proclaim openly a hatred of the Jews. This being the case, the antisemite must constantly seek new forms and forums for his poison. How he must revel in the new masquerade! He does not hate the Jews, he is just ‘anti-Zionist’!...When people criticize Zionism, they mean Jews--make no mistake about it.”(From M.L.King Jr., “Letter to an Anti-Zionist Friend,” Saturday Review XLVII (Aug 1967) pg. 76) This letter was written in August 1967. Dr. King had watched the 6 Day War and was quite aware of the situation of the time.

I can assume by reading through this flier that anyone who is a supporter of the State of Israel is a white supremist. Wow! That means that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a white supremist. I guess that he would have been surprised to find that out. I can also assume that all Zionists (and Jews) would have to be white Europeans. Huh! I wonder about all those Jews in Israel that are not from Europe. I suppose that the Jews from the Arab countries, African countries, and South American countries would be startled to find out that they are all “white”. Especially the Ethiopian Jews. One day they’re black, the next they’re white.

Taking this a step further, one would think that white supremists are not interested in helping other people not like themselves. Surprise! Maybe they are. That is if we are talking about Zionists. Looking back into the last decade, Israel has been involved with humanitarian aid around the world. In 1990, Israel was in the Philippines bringing medical supplies because of an earthquake. The next year the Zionist white supremists were bringing medical aid to Turkey (helping the Iraqi Kurds), Zaire, China and Congo. Please notice the “people of color” that Israel deliberately ignores and chooses not to help. In 1992, Israel sent money to help the Somali refugees in Kenya that were starving. And until today, Israel - the Zionist entity, helped in the areas of: India, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Indonesia, Kosovo, Greece, Rwanda, China, Nepal, Papua New Guinea and Bosnia/Herzegovina. Here’s a game to play. How many of these countries have white Europeans who live there? (www.israaid.org.il/mda_print7.asp)

Wouldn’t it be great if all white supremists were as giving as the Zionists? The world would be a better place for you and me, you just wait and see...Put a little love in your heart... (Feel free to break into song...)

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