Going against my No Comment column rules, I have decided to address the raw and racist nature of the remarks in the video below. Not because of what is said, I believe in the right of people to say whatever they want to say, and if I don’t like their speech, I simply don’t listen, but I’m addressing who is saying it. Basically it boils down to not biting the hand that feeds you.
Israeli Jews are free to vent and display their true thoughts about the President of the United States, but they should remember we, American citizens are footing their bill and as such don’t take too kindly to outward signs of disrespect for the institutions which are making it possible for them to live in peace and security while sowing the seeds of destruction and murder they do on a daily basis with their neighbors. If you don’t like the President, tell him to stop giving you, yes that’s right giving you, because we all know you aren’t paying any of it back, the more than 30 billion dollars in US aid you hope to get over the next decade. While I know that’s not as much as Uncle Bernie probably gave you in his heist of US wealth, it’s still more than a pay check of mine or two which I could use to educate my own children instead of some ungrateful spoiled brat who’s double dipping. Yes I heard the reference in the video to “our country” and wondered which one you were talking about!
And if you insist on pissing people off like you have us, with your disrespect of the President….then don’t expect us to look the other way when you break the law. Expect that we’ll be as hard with you on enforcing the law as we are with your enemies. All those blockades we supported when you cried terrorist this and that will be used against you when you engage in illegal activity in much the same way as your opponents. It’s only fair because when you don’t give any quarter you shouldn’t expect any, right!! So, give back all the free military hardware you received with a wink and nod….it’s not yours in the first place, it’s ours and by ours I mean America’s!
To show you how democratic we are, when you try to take away the right of people living in your borders to express themselves without violence, we’re going to call you on it and start boycotting those institutions of yours that support such racist laws as those your foreign minister wants to pass against Palestinians, because that’s not democratic, and we won’t call you our only democratic ally in the Middle East any longer. Please don’t cry about this being interference in your internal affairs. The world is a smaller place and made smaller by the billions of dollars of loans that go back and forth across borders, and you for the moment are not a truly independent state. We’ve invaded countries where people living there have said far less than the petulant lads and lasses in this video, so don’t get snippy with US. You are here today, but can easily be gone tomorrow! Remember Saddam Hussein?
Finally, I refer you all to Glen Greenwald’s excellent blog on this subject. It’s another smack down for those who want their cake and eat it too when it comes to Israel and her indiscretions.