posted on Jan, 6 2009 @ 02:33 AM
Over the past week or so, Ive been paying alot of attention to the current conflict (almost all of us have).
And ive taken a strong neutral approach, which is truely the best approach as an outsider with no relation to either party.
But I have been fearful to criticize Israel, like genuinely fearful of the repercussions. Maybe Im paranoid, but after witnessing the cheap tactics
the Israelis are using to smear everyone , Ive been rightfully fearful.
Right, I feel much difficulty in expressing my opinion about Israel's nationalist fascim.
Reasons I have been fearful.
1) I have kids and fear for their lives.
No I dont think a Israeli would kill my kid (but they might in revenge who knows). I am for sure that they would use their financial powers to
"punish" me tho. And if you put me on the street, my kids may starve and die.
2) I dont want to be Stalked by psychopaths.
I think that one speaks for itself. And yes i have a grave fear of being stalked or harassed by this group of fascists.
3) I dont want people making it their goal to ruin my reputation, credibility, or whatever illusion I pretend about myself.
4) Getting sued (The threats are already flying).
Overall, I have a family, and I have felt it a HUGE deal to make sure I kept "biting my tongue" so to speak.
I really am truely afraid of retaliation from the pro-israeli camp, because their "reactionism" is way over the top. I talk bad about you, you
destroy my life. I dont like the prospects of that.
It is truely unfair, because in a "free society" I should be able to speak out agianst fascists without fearing the repercussions: harassment,
financial assasination, red tape revenge, character assasination, stalking, threats, getting SUED, etc.
The existance of this backlash has put me in a position I do not like at all. I have kids to take care of here.
The reason I am not afraid of criticizing the Gazans is because they are in reality a pitiful band of rag tag farmers who have no capability to
threaten me in any way at all. And they are so distracted by Israel they wouldnt even notice my criticism. I consider them sterile, or impotent. They
just cant # me like the Israelis can # me. If you get my point.
Yes I am aware posting this thread puts me on their list, but Ive givin up on trying to walk on eggshells about this. I just feel bad for hiding my
criticisms due to the threats of repercussion (and they are not illusions!).
Sorry for the rant guys, just had to get it off my chest.
Anyone else feel this way?