Originally posted by Rockpuck
First off, this thread was intended to say that people who support Israel are in fact moral inferior. Subz would agree to that, though he cries about being mocked.
You expect me to condemn Israel just because civilians die, that in my opinion is not good enough reason, and being a westerner I will tend to pick the side of a western nation. Israel creates it's own problems, just like the Arabs, but why who I support should determine my moral character?
Subz attacked anyone who disagreed with him. That is why there is such an outrage over his comments, he didn't say that supporting an anti-war stance is a good cause, he didn't say that more people should support peace, he did not even give reasons (until later with the quotes) on WHY we should opt for his view on things. He said through his little speach on who sits with who, which he apparently sits with JFK, King and Ghandi and apparently because people like me and many other on this board support Israel, we are then on a lower level of morality. Deny it all you want Subz, it is what you said.
You come close to expressing my sentiments, Rockpuck.
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As I have stated, Subz will never solely condemn Hezbollah. You will never hear him cry out that those who defend Israel are not warmongers, anti-muslim, apologists, zionist apologist, or any other derogatory term. It's only when he tries to make a mountain out of someone who equated condemnation of Israel with being anti-Semitic (who did that, btw, Subz? Who maligned you?) that it becomes an important issue.
Now, the fact that he will never solely condemn Hezbollah, or that he never says anything good about Israel, doesn't make him an anti-Semite. But it sure smells fishy.
He then drops names like MLK to bolster his "argument". By doing that, he sets one side against another. After all, if he is an ally of MLK, then defenders of Israel cannot be. He has claimed MLK as his own, and all the virtues that go along with it. Forget the fact that we, too marched with MLK.
And the question remains, why is it necessary to brng up this topic? It's not as if everyone that does not defend Israel is being called an anti-Semite. Just as every person that defends Israel is not being called a warmongerer. It happens on both sides. So, why make it an issue? To divide. To place one's own self on higher moral ground.
Even the title is divisive. "People like us" really means "Not people like you".