Closing Thought–21Jul17

Soon To Be A Felon!

In my many years I have been on lists especially in the 70-90’s, I was watched by the program COINTELPRO and now I will once again be on another list….this time because I am a supporter of the BDS Movement…..a movement to punish Israel for their apartheid regime….

But why a felon?

The criminalization of political speech and activism against Israel has become one of the gravest threats to free speech in the West. In France, activists have been arrested and prosecuted for wearing T-shirts advocating a boycott of Israel. The U.K. has enacted a series of measures designed to outlaw such activism. In the U.S., governors compete with one another over who can implement the most extreme regulations to bar businesses from participating in any boycotts aimed even at Israeli settlements, which the world regards as illegal. On U.S. campuses, punishment of pro-Palestinian students for expressing criticisms of Israel is so commonplace that the Center for Constitutional Rights refers to it as “the Palestine Exception” to free speech.

But now, a group of 43 senators — 29 Republicans and 14 Democrats — wants to implement a law that would make it a felony for Americans to support the international boycott against Israel, which was launched in protest of that country’s decades-old occupation of Palestine. The two primary sponsors of the bill are Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland and Republican Rob Portman of Ohio. Perhaps the most shocking aspect is the punishment: Anyone guilty of violating the prohibitions will face a minimum civil penalty of $250,000 and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison.

Source: U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel

When did non-violent protest become a felony?  When did the US become the “bitch” of Israel?

I expect this kind of crap from the Trump toadies…but this goes deeper than the president.

So what they are telling me is that I do not have a choice…..I must not protest against Israel….is that about it?

Then come get me you BASTARDS!

I refuse to gravel at the feet of Israel.

I refuse to be told what I can do with my money or my activism!  BITE ME!

If you are not a coward then join me……

https://bdsmovement.net/

I must once again go back underground (wink wink) for my own safety…..see you guys later….chuq

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14 thoughts on “Closing Thought–21Jul17

  1. While I don’t personally boycott Israel, I don’t go out of my way to support them either but I personally do support the freedom of speech and our rights as individuals to protest against any country, including our own. This is a terrible precedent and a law I committed to fighting against. ~~dru~~

    1. Thanx for your support….I have been boycotting Israel for 40 years…..and I will allow NO one tell me I cannot….have a good evening….chuq

  2. I heard about this on John’s blog today. The same day that the Israelis have banned all men under 50 from praying at the most important mosque in Jerusalem, and fired tear gas at people who protested. This constant pandering to Israel has annoyed me more than almost any other international issue, for as long as I can remember. How long are they going to be allowed to continue the racist oppression of Palestinians, because their forefathers suffered under the Nazis? Don’t they think that behaving in many of the same ways makes them no better? Do they really not see the irony?
    As I mentioned to John, I used to refuse to buy Jaffa oranges from Israel. Then I found out that they are mostly grown by Palestinian fruit farmers, so started buying them again.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. I’m told that I am cruel…but I say the Holocaust was the best thing that happened to Jews…..they got a country out of the aftermath….I know cruel…but tell me I am wrong…LOL chuq

      1. If it happened once and was so good for them then imagine the advantages they could have if it were to happen again … I doubt that many Jews would go along with that line of reasoning.

    2. Because one hates Israel doe not mean that one hates Jews…..I have tried to explain that to people for decades….Israel is NO democracy and calling it so is a dis-service to democracy. chuq

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