a reply to: Akragon
The video you posted...
I am not nearly as capable of speaking or translating french as I was when I was in senior school, so I have no idea what they are actually saying in
However, what I would say, is that judging by some of the salutes I saw in the video, that the problem which that bunch had, was largely that they
themselves are a bunch of 1930s throwbacks who wish that WW2 had been different in its outcome than it was. However, that would be going by the
appearance and demeanour of the crowd alone, rather than any particular awareness of the cause of that individual march.
It is however, worth making some things clear. Hatred of the behaviour of Israel's government, is totally justified and understandable, especially
when that attitude is held by a person who has a similar and unbiased feeling toward ALL governments guilty of similar offences.
Hatred of Israel as a nation, as a people, is NEVER justified, and nor is hatred of Jews, because that is xenophobia, and the sort of mind which
contains the capacity for it, is possessed exclusively by the sort of people who would, given the slightest opportunity, end the world in chaos and
violence. It does not matter whether the person directing that hate is living right next door to Israel, or clear the other side of the planet, hatred
over race, religion, nationality, colour of skin, politics, this is wrong. There are no grey spaces there, it is wrong, and that is all one can say
There is no reason to hate Judaism, Christianity, Islam, or any of the other religions on the planet. Hating these is like hating a mountain, in that
doing one makes precisely the same sense as hating the other. Hating religion itself is also foolish. Hating what people who profess (often falsely)
to these faiths DO however, is reasonable, understandable, and the ability to hate the things that are done in the various names of God, without
hating HUGE numbers of people based on nothing but their faith, is what marks someone who has learned from history out, from those who are merely
aware of it in passing.
edit on 31-7-2014 by TrueBrit because: Grammatical error.