So, in response to my last post here, another family member has decided to taunt me with right-wing screed. I’ll put the whole thing in a sidebar.
Well, at the end it says “forward this if you agree”. That makes it a chain letter.
Riight. Several things of note here.
“Arab” is a race. That means that this screed, by any sensible definition of the word, is racist. Of course, it’s quite ignorant. Iranians are not Arabs. I’m pretty sure Sudanese are not Arabs. By “Arab”, this person simply means “any semite who isn’t a jew”. Quite simply: it’s anti-semitic. Haven’t you ever noticed how the cartoon evil arab – the hooked nose, the beady little eyes – is identical to nazi propaganda cartoons of “Der Juden”?
It’s not talking about islam in general – where are the Indonesians? Or maybe it is. The writer is probably not well-informed enough to be able to distinguish between different kinds of brown people.
You’ll note that the first four items concern Arabs living in Israeli-occupied territory, and tsk-tsks the fact that they are unhappy. I dunno. Maybe it’s something to do with the IDF airforce doing supersonic runs over the gaza strip to intimidate the people there and deprive them of sleep. Maybe it’s the remote-controlled guns on the border wall, which basically murder people at will. Maybe it’s the IDF bombing the electricity and sewerage plants, and cutting off international aid. Maybe, in a word, it’s the systematic and deliberate genocide of a native population by a bunch of white europeans who decided to settle there in the 60s. Maybe they simply don’t enjoy being the racial underclass in what is – again, by any sensible definition of the word – an apartheid state.
(You’d think, of course, that of all the people in the world the Israelis would understand that genocide is a bad thing. But when Zioists read the logo “Never Again” placed over the Nazi death-camps, the message they get is “Never Again will it be someone doing it to us.” They seem intent on doing most of the things that the Nazis did to their own racial underclass trapped in ghettos, even to the point of referring to “The Palestinian Problem” in those words. How long, do you think, before someone proposes a Final Solution?)
Many of the other items on this list are places where CIA-installed dictators have been oppressing the people for years. Saddam Hussein was a CIA asset. Damn right they’re not happy about the USA backing one tyrant after another.
Well, I do rather agree here. Religious government rapidly makes any country an authoritarian shithole. Try living in John Calvin’s Geneva, or England under Cromwell’s Puritans, or (obviously) Spain during The Inquisition. Kicking the bloody God-botherers out of government, keeping them away from any power by which they can exercise their will on the average person (I mean: these people can’t be trusted to be schoolteachers), is the measure of whether a society is civilised or not.
Funny, though, that the very same people who will ban abortions, outlaw achohol, and try to get creationism taught in the schools are the ones that are most frightened of islamic rule. Maybe not that funny: they are so frightened because it takes one to know one. They know exactly what the muslims would do if they got power: they would do what these christians wish they could do.
Kind of like how it’s the wife-bashers and violent date-rapists who are most afraid of homosexuals.
Innocent monkeys that they are!
Um … no. What? According to whose fantasies can immigrant muslims simply hang around and not make a living?
Wtf? What? Eh? What the hell is this supposed to be about?
More WTF. The “exploit the social services” is usually about niggers. One moment it’s “they’re all on the dole” and next its “they’re taking all the jobs!” Terry Pratchett deconstructed this gorgeously in one of his Discworld books, in a dinner where people were talking about the dwarves. “Cunning of them, how they can be so lazy and also be such hard workers.”
And why the angst about burkas? If someone want to weak a burqa, I say: go fucking nuts! Do it! Fill yer boots! Can the writer of this please explain to me why I should give a shit?
The “mockery of the police” is telling though. Fascist. “Respect mah authoritah!”
I explained this already: for much the same reason that christians think that Jesus ought to be making the laws.
Mind you, I do agree with these sentiments entirely. They also apply to – for instance – wogs who want to turnn this country into a boneyard like the country they came from: Serbs and Croats, “Macedonia is Greek!” and all that shit. Give em a shiv and ship ’em back to where they came from.
(You are aware of the horrific death rate on the Snowy Mountains scheme? You want to know what was causing it? Wogs murdering one another – packing too much explosive into charges, ganging up on each other and chucking one another off the works. Things like that. The authorities of the day innocently supposed that new Australians would simply put their ancient tribal hatreds behind them, or more likely were not even aware of them.)
Isn’t this line usually about Aboriginals?
Like I said. Chain mail.