To say that I have respect for George Galloway (MP and leader of the Respect party) is but a spayed form of adoration. I wish we had a politician of his caliber in every parliamentary house on the planet!
I am not the sort of individual who idolizes other mere mortals. I have absolutely no respect for practically every celebrity, legend, star, or hero alive today or already part of history. But every century or so, along comes a fellow Homo Sapien who truly inspires and educates me in a most profound way.
In every christian nation (South Africa included), there is unbridled support for and solidarity with Israel—a state orders of magnitude more maniacal, racist, and in breach of international human rights as our former Apartheid regime could ever have aspired to be.
You would have to be a mad person or a Zionist (the equal of a mad person) to accept the justifications by which Israel terrorizes its Palestinian and Arab neighbours, and you must have your heart set on owning celestial real-estate one day to turn a blind eye to the Israel’s human rights abuses. And because nobody in the west gets the truth about Israel, let me vivify for you some of Israel’s double standards and transgressions:
· Israeli troops have been caught using incendiary (phosphor-tipped) ammunition to shoot at anything from children to armoured vehicles
· A Palestinian child throwing a rock at a tank faces 25 years in prison, while an Israeli soldier that indiscriminately kills innocent Palestinian children will never face so much as a court marshal
· Israel took illegal control of Gaza and evicted countless Palestinians and handed over their properties to Jews. Those same Palestinians, today, constitute much of the revolutionaries now attacking Israel to get back their homes which they can still see, but in which thieves now live
· Israel is every bit as biased, racist, maniacal, and inhumane as the Apartheid regime was at its very worst. If you supported the end of Apartheid, then you must have gone insane since then if you support the conduct and attitude of Israel
It has taken years of listening Mr. Galloway speak, for me to appreciate that I have been lied to, extensively, regarding the state of affairs as they prevail in the Middle East. And I am not the type of simplistic person who is won over by a repetitive message. Mr. Galloway presents factual arguments with such clarity, such precision, and such erudition, that the vast majority of people cannot understand and, thus, only focus on Galloway’s thundering voice denoting his passion for the Palestinian predicament and Israel’s inhumane conduct towards them.
However, I can follow what he is saying (though even for me a dictionary must be within reach), and I have been reformed in my opinion of who the real asshole in the Middle East is: Israel! That apartheid state with its bronze-age land deed (granted by the invisible man in the sky) is going to drag the whole world into a third (and possibly final) world war if nobody stands up to Israel and its misconduct in the region.
But far beyond that celestial pisshole in the desert that is the Middle East, Mr. Galloway has shown a remarkable compendium of world knowledge relating to famous historical events and even obscure ones not paraded around by the international or local media for the masses to contemplate.
Mr. Galloway presents his innate comprehension (and an extensive one at that) of what makes western foreign policy and western powers so unpopular in much of the rest of the world. And, perhaps, the best vote of authenticity for Mr. Galloway’s statements, claims, and arguments come from the very people who try so hard defame and silence him every time his rhetoric hits a very real and often self-obscuring target.
As if this list were not grand enough, Mr. Galloway is also the only polemicist I’ve seen handing Christopher Hitchens his beaten ass in their epic 2005 debate titled, and fittingly so, The Greatest Debate of the Decade. He exposed the depths to which Hitchens had sold his soul to the devil and turned 180 degrees on his heels regarding the United States invasion of Iraq, something that Hitchens vehemently opposed during the Gulf War; something for which Mr. Galloway famously interrogated Hitchens for by asking “were you right then, or are you right now; if you were wrong then, how do we know you are right, now?” It seemed as if Hitchens either became a pen for hire for the Bush administration, that or his hatred for particularly the islamic religion made him support any eradicative efforts directed at islamists on their own soil.
People like Mr. Galloway will never be popular with those who earn their living and get ahead by flavouring their lips with the scent of someone else’s asshole, or painting their faces with insignia coloured by other people’s blood. Mr. Galloway will also never be popular with the sort of people who slurp up and believe the propaganda that western media force-feeds them daily. And the final objections come from the lethargic; those people who develop intense migraines the instant they have to think about anything that does not sound like the stories, explanations, and arguments they are already familiar with.
I only wish we had politicians of Mr. Galloway’s aptitude and fortitude in every house of parliament around the planet. I only wish that Mr. Galloway could ascend to a more definitive position of power and influence and defang western foreign policy as well as curtail our warmongering in the Arab world. Your children and mine will never be safe if America and the UK are allowed to complete their spree of terrorism in the Arab world.
The entire Arab world knows how armed, how hostile, and how indiscriminate Israel is, and how much of a blind eye is turned when the deaths, bombings, and terrorist attacks are committed by Israel. Israel holds several hundred nuclear weapons that are not under the scrutiny of the UN. Israel has arsenals of chemical weaponry ready for use at a moment’s notice—which also is not under the scrutiny of the UN. Yet if any Arab or nation even pursues peaceful atomic energy, they have to fend off the incessant threatening rhetoric from western powers who have never spoken out again Israel’s obsessive and illegal self-armament.
But as if our (the west’s) double standards are not bad enough, our meddling in the affairs of sovereign nations is what primarily awoke and fed the once passive and dormant threat we now call Radicalised Islam. Don’t think I sympathise with these seventh-century remnants in the deserts of the Arab world who, incidentally, give us a historical peek into how the biblical authors acted, behaved, reasoned, and interpreted events—yet their propaganda manual known as the bible is the best-selling book of all time! And that propaganda manual is at the heart and soul of the conflict and turmoil we see in the Middle East.
How any secular nation or atheistic-minded individual can support Israel is something I cannot understand. If you truly dislike religion as much as you claim to do, then you could have no affections for Israel.
And anyone who believes the christian bible is in no position to call the Muslim world radical, primitive, or extremist, because christianity itself is the historical equivalent and antagonist of islam. We, the great, great, great… grandchildren of these two conflicting cultures and religions are still fighting over our two-thousand+ year old ideological differences. What an insult to progress this entire Middle Eastern affair is to our modern world! We should have let our great, great, great… grandfathers take their hatred for each other to the grave, yet here we are perpetuating their biases, their detestation of each other, and their violent tendencies towards those who differ from them in opinion. What savages we are!
I expect an onslaught of hatred, insults, and abuse directed at me and Mr. Galloway from the pro-zionist bunch of psychotics on this forum. These people, after all, are so sick in their heads that they have become absolutely convinced they will get to party for eternity in a paradise resort situated in another dimension, if only they lend their unwavering support for the terrorist state of Israel until the end of the world.
And that is exactly what these maniacal pro-Israel suicidal fanatics want: Armageddon. They are now so hysterical for the end to come that they can’t wait any longer for their fairytale god to come bursting through the clouds at his own appointed time; no, they want to drag their god down from his heavenly abode and force him to exact final judgement –with haste and extreme prejudice—on the rest of mankind.
How lucky we are that no celestial dictator is going to burst forth through the clouds and pick sides amongst the tribes of the Middle East. For that, at least, we can be thankful. But make no mistake, Israel can still create a very good proxy for Armageddon, and believe me, then it will be too late to protest.
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