Is it possible to call out anti-Palestinian racism or is there a double standard?

From the Daily Beast:


This seems way more harmful than the ‘all about the benjamins’ comment made last week.

People with no healthcare, electricity, and clean water and the responsibility for this lies greatly with Israel and the United States.

And this looks like anti-Palestinian political racism where these human beings are portrayed as hateful animals so as to justify this treatment.

Ilhan against military imperialism — this why she’s being attacked by both sides!!!

From the Daily Beast here:


Barack Obama conducted a quiet coup in Egypt.

George W. Bush deposed Saddam Hussein.

Bill Clinton fucked around in Haiti.

How dare this brown woman come along and bust balls on those who have spent their lives setting up death squads and fucking around all over the world?

I think this is great and part of what’s necessary to a democracy, but I can see why folks are crawling all over her for speaking the truth.

Ah, the fascist bromance is over? #hugsandknives

From CBS News:


First off, it’s great that the human turd Lindsey Graham continuing the war mongering his great friend John McCain turned into an Olympic sport.

Second, you can see how the Republicans show no loyalty and will knife Trump in the back as soon as it’s not convenient for them anymore.

They loved each other when they were both pushing to get the rapist Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court but when Trump doesn’t continue all these wars…..

Who cries for all the Iraqis the Bush family has slaughtered?

From the Guardian:


I don’t believe some humans are more important or worthy than others.

I’m ready to mourn the Bushes when the hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis are all mourned in exactly the same way.

Since nobody seems to show much concern for that slaughter I’m going to sit out this Bush family whitewash.

I don’t think a war criminal should get much sympathy for his dead father.  It wasn’t as if his father was stripped down and hung up in the air in Abu Ghraib.

When you support the troops on Veteran’s Day are you supporting the mission?

While I respect the men and women who are in the American military I do not agree with many of the missions.

I did not support the Iraq war.

I do not support special forces missions all over the Africa and the Middle East.

I do not support what happened in Vietnam.

I do not support the drone program but I have nothing against the people who operate it.  Personally I couldn’t be a joystick killer but I’m not judging.

I also take issue with the fact that everything the American military does makes us safe.  This is an extremely debatable point which we will not debate here on Veteran’s Day and those in charge will never debate.

Much of what the American military does on behalf of its politicians supposedly on behalf of the people makes us less safe.  Drones in particular, but other activities as well.

In my world view it’s good to be smart and kind.  There are many warmongers among us who will use soldiers and their deaths to further their own military adventures (don’t let them die in vain we must continue the mission) and that is not smart and certainly is not kind to those people who pay the ultimate price.

Happy Veteran’s Day.