Tag: Racism

Palestinians- Victims? Or Master Propagandists?

This image of a distressed young girl is making it’s rounds on Twitter. Authors of these posts are claiming that the image is of a crying Palestinian girl. Her home destroyed by an Israeli bomb.

There is one problem. That is not what the photograph depicts.

The photo actually shows a young Afghani Harazi girl, after an ISIS suicide attack in West Kabul.

The Harazi people are a persecuted minority in Afghanistan, and the photo comes from the Harazi United Movement website. (Link Below)

https://hazaraunitedmovement.org/author/hazaraunitedmovement/

This isn’t the first time Palestinian propagandists have misrepresented provocative photographs as Israeli oppression.

Earlier this year, this photo, shown below, was shared on Facebook, depicting a young Palestinian boy shot by Israeli forces.

But the picture is not real. It was from a film called Mamlakat al-Naml (The Kingdom of Ants) released in 2012.

There have been incidents of Israelis abusing the Palestinians, so why produce manufactured outrage?

Because reality is boring. The real incidents are too few, and not as effective at invoking emotion to mobilize anger and hatred for the Israeli people. Reality is insufficient to produce such outrage, so propagandists misrepresent ambiguous photographs.

The propagandists are aware that westerners are suckers for oppressor-oppressed narratives. Their motivation is that of hatred of a different group of people. The truth be damned, they will use every tactic to defeat their 1,500 year old enemies. To direct hatred and violence toward the Jewish people, and to manipulate naive westerners to hate them as well.

There is no political strategy. There is no power to be gained. This is primal hatred of a different tribe of people. This is a fight over who Daddy (God) loves more.

Maybe one day this will all be resolved. It is certainly something worthy of our hope. Until then, be skeptical, and use Google reverse image searches liberally.

“…sometimes I wonder if they’re trying to keep me busy.”

Senate Democrats [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came under criticism by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who complained in an interview that she is being given too much work to do:

“I was assigned to some of the busiest committees and four subcommittees… So my hands are full. And sometimes I wonder if they’re trying to keep me busy.” -AOC

Pelosi responded with this statement:

“So, again, you got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it… But do not tweet about our members and expect us to think that that is just OK.” -Nancy Pelosi

Ocasio-Cortez responded in an interview with The Washington Post:

“…the persistent singling out … it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful … the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color” -AOC

These comments suggest that Nancy Pelosi is racist and sexist for being critical of the junior representative.

Should racism be defined as political discourse between white and non-white politicians? That seems preposterous.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw took to Twitter making the point that Pelosi has fallen victim to a political culture that allows for these kind of racial low-blows:

Madam Speaker, welcome to the true nature of identity politics – where you’re accused of being racist for no reason at all, and where intellectually lazy insults are used against you as a way to replace substantive debate of your argument or idea.

https://t.co/3z6PyPQoR1— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) July 11, 2019

The political culture among Democrats has become increasingly toxic for some time. If you are criticized for any reason, blame racism. If you don’t get your way, blame sexism. The racist-sexist-bigot-homophobe defense has run its course and has become tiresome.

It isn’t just wrong to falsely claim racism because of normal political disagreement. There are situations where real racism exists, but when so many ridiculous, false claims or made, it adds to the noise, making it more difficult to discern when a claim of racism is made legitimately.

Falsely making these grandstanding claims, encourages racism and bigotry to occur. AOC not only had an adolescent episode over not getting what she wanted, but she increased the threshold at which rightful claims of racism are taken seriously. It is analogous to falsely crying wolf, or shouting fire in a crowded theater.

There are real fires in the world. There are real wolves among the sheep. By making these lazy, dishonest claims, AOC enables bad actors lurking in the shadows to come out, and when they do, will anyone notice?