reply to post by jmdewey60
This is the fall-back, just like I suppose if someone does not like Obama, they are racist.
That's not what is being implied. In fact, I specifically excluded antisemitism. I don't like guys with curly hair. For whatever reason - I find
the curly hair to be offensive to my being. There's no logic to it; none whatsoever. I have no negative experiences (that I can think of) to try
and tie back to it. I just... can't stand curly hair.
Is that hair-ism? I can't say I don't treat them differently (as I find their appearance offensive from the get-go - I am more likely to be more
harsh and less appreciative) - but I don't try to justify my dislike of people with curly hair off on "everyone behind a bank counter has curly
hair... or most of them. They are in the media, too!"
Can you give an explanation for this mysterious "hatred" of Israel that seemingly comes out of nowhere?
It's not my job to justify another person's dislike.
I used to be the biggest supporter of Israel but that was before the internet so all I knew was the propaganda that you can get through
controlled media. Now I understand who they are and what they are doing.
I have the internet, too. I have researched issues regarding Israel, and yet I remain a supporter of Israel. I have run across all kinds of claims
regarding what wrongs Israel does... I've run across just as many about the wrongs the Arabs do. I've also run across claims that they control the
media, banks, etc (look up where that claim started).
I also have access to social networks that the vast majority of people do not. So I know a bit more about Israel than your average Joe with a T1.
Good and bad things.
People are always being manipulated and controlled by people approximately of my caliber. It takes one to know one, as they say. There are
manipulative forces that are pro, and forces that are anti Israel. The fact is that Israel is a sovereign nation with a responsibility to protect
their people and borders. They are resolved to this in ways many westerners are not, and have pulled more than a few strings to try and have other
powers solve a problem for them.
Their tactics can be a bit over-the-top by our standards. As a hypothetical example: Israel knows of a plot to develop a chemical weapon and release
it in one of our subways. They have their own operatives pose as members of that organization and intentionally leak information to western agents,
culminating with their own release of a less hazardous substance in a subway system. It's an interesting gambit where they attempt to lead western
authorities onto the trail (particularly if they have ignored Israeli intelligence sources) and, failing that, directly interfere and foil the plot of
terrorists by beating them to the punch with their own, much less costly, attack.
Our intel community has all kinds of interesting stories to tell about working with Israel. They always know more than they let on, and there's
usually a gear or two within the gear you're part of.
Many of us choose to be slaves to hatred - even before we choose to be a slave of another man. All a man has to do to raise an army overnight is find
an entity for many people to hate.