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Exterminate All the Brutes - Chris Hedges (Original Post) RocRizzo55 Oct 2023 OP
Wow - impressive read. calimary Oct 2023 #1
True. Srkdqltr Oct 2023 #2
K & R Celerity Oct 2023 #3
THIS malaise Oct 2023 #4
It is in NO WAY unique to Western Imperialism Happy Hoosier Oct 2023 #7
They tried to exterminate my wife's culture and religion. stuck in the middle Oct 2023 #8
Watch this malaise Oct 2023 #5
Thanks for posting this. RocRizzo55 Oct 2023 #6
Hard truths malaise Oct 2023 #10
Israrl is not. Colonial project. Happy Hoosier Oct 2023 #9

Srkdqltr

(6,560 posts)
2. True.
Sat Oct 28, 2023, 12:05 PM
Oct 2023

It's amazing. History repeats itself. 80 years ago the Jewish were oppressed and killed. Now they are the oppressors. You would think, but no.

malaise

(270,638 posts)
4. THIS
Sun Oct 29, 2023, 07:18 AM
Oct 2023

Genocide lies at the core of Western imperialism. It is not unique to Israel. It is not unique to the Nazis. It is the building block of Western domination.

Happy Hoosier

(7,610 posts)
7. It is in NO WAY unique to Western Imperialism
Sun Oct 29, 2023, 09:27 AM
Oct 2023

Read the history of Asia…. It’s soaked in blood as well. Africa too. Even the pre-Columbian Americas

Happy Hoosier

(7,610 posts)
9. Israrl is not. Colonial project.
Sun Oct 29, 2023, 09:38 AM
Oct 2023

It was a refugee movement. Colonial projects exist to extract resources from the colony for the Imperial power. What imperial power is Israel a colony of?

Nope… it was the result of Jews seeking refuge from centuries of pogroms, massacres, and systemic prejudice. Now some Jews have a land of their own and some actual power. Plenty of people HATE the idea of Jews having some measure of authority and power.

I won’t defend everything Israel has done. Some of it is not defensible.

But to call it “colonialist” betrays a position I think is not supportable, and attempts to cast a mantle on those Jews with an all-too-familar stench.

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