My Dog Is An Idiot But He Is Smarter Than You–That is not a fair statement because it clearly insults my dog and he doesn’t deserve it.
Ok, neither do some of Â you but I can’t say how many people I include because the idiots are spawning like the heads of the Hydra. Every time I cut one off I create two more, got to remember to bring a flame thrower to this party and finish some of you mofos off.
Consider this a PSA that covers general blogging rules and rules for dealing with Jack Steiner.
If you want to retain old readers and bring in new ones it is best not to insult them. Don’t tell them they are dumber than your dog or suggest that you think they could increase their intelligence by sitting on rusty metal or poles or pulling the rusty metal poles they are sitting on our of their derrieres.
People tend not to respond kindly to those sorts of things.
In regard to dealing with old Jack Steiner do not tell him he is a Nazi or that he is genocidal for being a proud Zionist. Don’t suggest that he should agree with your position that asymmetrical warfare is proof that one side is right or wrong because he may choose to engage you and he won’t be nice.
Nor will he spend time talking in the third person instead he will he revert to saying I take the war personally because it impacts my family and friends.
If you tell me that you have a degree in Political Science and or International Relations I’ll say so what and ask you to use facts to support your allegations and when you talk to me about how you think Hamas has been wronged I’ll wonder if you really understand the facts.
Of Tunnels and Terrorists
Hamas had the opportunity to try and help the Palestinians in Gaza but they chose to prepare for war. They built tunnels at the expense of the people andÂ importedÂ weapons and prepared for a time when they could play Whack-A-Mole with Israel.
“While the Gaza Strip remains mired in poverty â€” the 2011 per capita income was $1,165 â€” Hamas is thought to have sunk more than $1 million into the excavation and maintenance of every tunnel. â€œMuch to the misfortune of the people of Gaza, Hamas has invested far more resources in â€˜underground Gazaâ€™ than in â€˜upper Gaza,â€™â€ Washington Post
Some of you will ask me why I am fired up and wonder what my deal is. Â Let’s pretend I didn’t have family/friends at risk and look at what is happening at many of the protests around the world.
“Several recent pro-Palestinian demonstrations in Paris have boiled over into violence, and earlier this month several hundred protesters sought to storm two synagogues in the French capital during an anti-Israel demonstration in which protesters chanted, â€œDeath to Jews!â€ and â€œHitler was right,â€ according to Serge Cwajgenbaum, secretary general of the European Jewish Congress, a Brussels-based organization representing European Jewry.” New York Times
There are events taking place outside of France too.
Or maybe we should take a look at Twitter:
â€” Zayneb1Dâˆž (@ZaynebH1D) July 21, 2014
â€” Noor Tiwana (@noortiwana1) July 22, 2014
You can tell me those are isolatedÂ eventsÂ and that many people on Twitter are calling people out for tweeting that. You can tell me that there are lots who are ashamed by it and I will agree with you.
But history has taught us that it doesn’t take much for evil to take root. The PM in Turkey refuses to apologize or acknowledge the Armenian genocide yet while he ignores the 1.5 million Armenians his people murdered he accuses Israel of genocideÂ and does nothing while far right newspapers in Turkey incite violence against Turkish Jews.
You don’t see protests against Syria. There are no people storming the Syrian consulate or threatening Muslims for the massacre of Muslims by Muslims.
What Is Your Point Jack?
I am not happy about the war. I mourn the loss of life and wonder about the innocents in Gaza who are trapped because a homicidal terrorist organization has forced them into this position.
Hamas uses human shields and celebrates the loss of Palestinian life. Their leaders have stolen billions of dollars and are not in the line of fire.
They have a charter that calls for the destruction of Israel and if history has taught us anything it is to recognize that we don’t laugh at murder. If you say you are going to murder us, if you say you want to bathe in the blood of our children we are going to take you seriously and that means we are not going to lie down.
You are not allowed to fire rockets indiscriminately. You are not permitted to to chant Death to Jews and then expect us to ignore it. You are not allowed to cry because more of your side died than ours.
There is no excusing these hashtags on Twitter or reason for it and if you support it than you have an issue.
We are not going away. We are not apologizing and we are not going to be quiet and if that makes you uncomfortable that is your issue, not ours.
BTW, if you want to hear some perspective you aren’t reading in the Western Press you might want to check outÂ Hushed, determined Israel in a war â€˜for our homeâ€™.
I’ll be back with lighter fare later.