posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 09:01 AM
Originally posted by ThinkingHuman
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
My interpretation of this post was that it appears that you do not like certain aspects to be discussed if they do not fit within your views of
Anti-Zionism versus Anti-Semitism. I made it quite clear in my OP what my intentions were yet you continued to ask me what were my intentions as if I
should not be discussing this topic in the fashion that I have.
After reading other posts from you, I believe you deserve to be recognized as Not being a hate monger.
I re-read your opening post and believe your intent was to show that Anti-Zionism is not Anti-Semitism. Your list from the Wiesenthal Center is,
solely, intended to prove your point by including people who do not qualify as Anti-Semites. If this is your intent I am fully with you but please
correct me if I am misinterpreting.
The only question I wonder is why did you choose to name the thread not relaying that intent, if I understood correctly. In short, should we
discussing here the list, or, the difference between Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism?
In my opinion it's pretty obvious that I do not monger hate. As previously mentioned I do not dislike anyone due to race or religion.
You are mostly correct about my intentions as I did want to point out the differences between Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism and the agenda driven
actions of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. We should be discussing both the list and the differences between Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism as this helps
filter facts from the propaganda that has been included on this list.
In my opinion, the title of the thread should not define the whole OP. The OP should be read in it's entirety before members form an opinion instead
of people basing their opinion strictly on the thread title alone. I am not accusing you of this as you clearly have not done this and your
participation in this thread has been a valuable contribution and I thank you for your insight and civility.
There have been many times where I have had people post their opinions in my threads strictly based on the title alone without actually adressing any
of the content provided in the actual OP. This happens quite often and I find this tactic to be very disrespectful and those who do this are certainly
not helping deny ignorance.
In your defense, I do have a lack of creativity when it comes to choosing thread titles, perhaps I could have been more careful in choosing my title.
Personally, I believe I do a better job explaining my opinions in the actual post versus the title of the thread. I must admit that I believe that my
intentions of what I wanted to be discussed were rather clear but perhaps I am incorrect and did not relay my opinions as clearly as I could have as
several members have been confused about what my intentions actually were.
In my opinion this list has an obvious agenda and was intended for certain audiences. People such as myself who do not buy into the propaganda were
most likely not the target audience for this list. Regardless of my opinion of this list the Simon Wiesenthal Center has every right to publish these
lists of theirs but that also means we have every right to question this list, it's content, and it's intentions.
I'm confident that some of those listed deserve to be on that list, but in my opinion some of those who made the list were carefully placed for agenda
driven reasons, such as the Iranian regime and the cartoonists and media who speak out against Israeli actions that are deemed unacceptable according
to international law among other factors such as humanitarian reasons. Criticizing Netanyahu should not be considered Anti-Semitism or Israel hating.
Netanyahu and his colleagues do not represent all of Israel as many Israelis do not agree with their current and past administrations.
So to label those who criticize the Israeli government as Anti-Semites or Israel haters is simply wrong in my opinion and is part of the reason why I
authored this thread. Once again I must add that there were Anti-Semites and Israel haters on that list so it was not completely false, even though
the Simon Wiesenthal Center's definition of Anti-Semitism is flawed in my opinion.
edit on 1/17/2013 by Corruption Exposed because: (no reason