posted on Jan, 10 2009 @ 03:03 PM
As defined by Dictionary.com, Zionism is "a worldwide Jewish movement that resulted in the establishment and development of the state of Israel." In
it's defined form, there is nothing wrong with Zionism. However, the actions of the Zionist regime, otherwise known as the Israeli government,
are what need to be questioned.
Pro-Israel arguers often attempt to use the definitions of Zionism and Semitism in favor of their argument for support of Israel's actions,
but what is often overlooked are the facts of what Israel does to achieve it's own ends.
There are people who would love nothing more than for everyone to support Israel, no questions asked. We need not look at what Israel does. We need
only trust that no matter what they do, it is benign and in the best interest of world peace, or what ever other over-used, positive sounding
propagandized cause they claim Israel is supporting.
Zionism has indeed been thrown around like the word "terrorist". If we look at the facts, however, both words may as well be synonymous.
Israel apologists are often very hypocritical: Israel deserves a right to exist even though Palestine's right to exist was violated in order to give
Israel that right. Suicide bombers murder civilians, but Israeli missiles result in collateral damage. The best one though is any country in the
Middle East attempting to obtain nuclear weapons is evil, but Israel possessing nuclear weapons is for defensive purposes.
In it's defined form, there is nothing wrong with Zionism. The establishment and development of the state of Israel is perfectly acceptable. But at
what cost? Should taking another people's land be acceptable to establish it? Should people's houses be bulldozed to develop it? Should innocent
civilians be bombed and barricaded to maintain it?
Israel apologists try to twist the argument; they avoid the facts and merely focus on calling you out as an anti-Semite for ever questioning the
policies and actions of the Israeli government.
It is that very reason - NOT questioning the Israeli government - that these wars are occurring in the Middle East. It is that very reason - NOT
questioning the Israeli government - that so many countries in the Middle East despise Israel.
It is not because they are Jewish. It is not because they are "Zionists". It is not even completely because the Palestinians had their land stolen.
It is because they are a tyrannical regime who genocides the people who live within their borders. It is because they are supported by the West
unconditionally and given the weapons that are used in these genocides. It is because they sponsor the same terrorism that they claim to be against.
It is because they are able to have nuclear weapons for "defensive purposes" while no other country in the Middle East is able to have them for that
very same reason. It is because Israel faces NO punishment whatsoever from any international organization thanks to it's superpower slave on the
Western side of the Atlantic.
Ignoring those facts only detracts from the reality of the situation. The reality of the situation is Israel is the biggest state sponsor of terrorism
in the Middle East. Ignoring that reality only pushes forward the status quo. The status quo is terrorism, and that will never change so long as the
one's "against" it are the one's creating and maintaining terrorism's endless circle of violence.
The Israeli government - and the Zionist movement - have lost their way. Perhaps in it's infant stages the movement was benevolent in intent. But due
to greed and the power they have been granted, that benevolence has turned to malevolence not only towards the rest of the Middle East, but towards
the very people they claimed to want to establish and develop a safe, secure, peaceful, and free nation for.