How many times do I have to hear you blab on and on and about how Israel is SOOOOO different than Iran, or some other Middle Eastern country, and therefore my criticisms of its Democratic principles has no moral ground (Ignoring the Israeli gay-loving pink-washing, word choice intended.)? I don’t care, and your comparison makes you look like a fucking moron. Oh, really, your Democracy gives out more rights than Mubarak? Way to go.
Sometimes I wonder. If you (the hypothetical ‘you’) want Palestine to exist as a country, if you want their country to be democratic (and not like _____ other Middle Eastern country with a king/warlord/dictator), why not show them what true Democracy means? Like instead of treating a minority group like shit, maybe give them special protections. Show them that you aren’t some ass-backwards Democracy which protects gay rights (which is wonderful and amazing but not enough!) while simultaneously ignoring many other basic human rights that a ‘typical’ Democracy can support.
As a super duper liberal who thinks there is always room for improvement (I’m certainly part of the problem. I hate being a white middle class male! Ahhhh…the self-hating only grows stronger…Yessss!) I’m not here to just shit on Israel. America has more than enough problems with equal rights regarding females, minorities, and LGBTQ community. It’s just really depressing to see a group of people, who are not only supposed to be cherry-picked from the hand of God (and therefore automatically morally superior to ‘teh goys’), but have also themselves been severely persecuted throughout history, turn around and treat so many minority groups* like shit.
Does it make you feel like more of a man when you just throw out the baby with the bathwater?
*African refugees, Ethiopian Jews, Druids (A Drewish princess?!?), Palestinians, Arabs, Christians, Armenians (oh yeah, you’re genocide is finally real because Turkey said mean things about us?!? boo hoo!), women (when they’re not religious enough and therefore in public), children (nice education system, bro), non-Orthodox Rabbis, intermarried couples…fuck it, you get the idea.