By Paul Stanner
How Many Are Enough ?
By Paul Stanner
This August is the one year anniversary of The Israeli Court's verdict in the Rachel Corrie murder case. In honor and respect of Rachel and her family I've written two stories so far this month about the quest for justice for Rachel , Tears For Rachel and Where Are All The Righteous Jews. I was shocked to say the least by the vast majority of my American Sister's and Brother's reaction to the Israeli Court's verdict. Basically they said that Rachel committed " suicide by stupidity ." The vast majority of the " Americans " and " Christians " that commented on my stories supported that verdict. In today's rant I will discuss why they are wrong to support that verdict and what it means for Americans in our coming future. I will also ask a question of these folks pertaining to Israel's continuing defiance of International Law regarding the behavior of governments in these matters.
I am continually amazed how American Zionist Jews and American Kumbaya Christians adamantly demand that Israel get a pass for all of her crimes that are in direct contravention of international law and generally accepted behavior with regards to Human Rights.. When exactly did Americans forget the concept of non violent peaceful civil disobedience in the Henry David Thoreau , Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther King traditions? Why is it that these very same people will scream to the high heavens about Chinese Human Rights violations when groups like Amnesty International , Doctors Without Borders and Human Rights Watch spotlight China's Human Rights abuses but discredit these very same groups vehemently when they spotlight Israel's Human Rights abuses as they did here , here and here. To say that Rachel Corrie died as a result of " suicide by stupidity " is beyond ignorant. It is also extremely un- American considering that we Americans have always , at least until very recently , recognized the worth and importance of peaceful non violent protest in our society and protected those engaged in it. I thank God every day that these sorts of folks weren't around in Jesus's , Mahatma Ghandi's and Martin Luther King's times. To say that Rachel died as a result of " suicide by stupidity " while claiming to be a Christian is clearly un-Christian. I wonder what Jesus would say about Rachel's death? You folks are an embarrassment to me as a Christian. If you claim to be a Conservative while supporting the Israeli Court's decision that Rachel died as a result of " suicide by stupidity " then you are the reason that Conservatives can't win elections. Why would you expect anybody to vote for you when you can't even bring yourselves to raise seven kinds of Hell about the murder of one of your fellow American Sisters with your own DAMN tax money? Why can't you understand that a government that will do to Rachel with impunity what they did will not hesitate to do the very same thing to you when you become inconvenient? Keep supporting The Patriot Act and all it's associated laws and when it happens in America it may very well be you or yours that are the victims. I pray that nobody has to suffer what Rachel did but if you can't find some respect and compassion for Rachel now then don't come crying to me when YOU are the victim. I will shed no tears for you. I will just simply say that you committed " suicide by stupidity ". In your cases that will be an accurate statement. Could somebody please tell me exactly when America forgot the concept of " there are TWO sides to every story " ?
In 2004 a young British peace activist by the name of Tom Hurndall was murdered by a sniper of The IDF while protecting Palestinian children from The IDF. Unlike the American government the British government demanded accountability from the Israelis and got it. Tom's murderer was sentenced to eight years in prison. Not surprisingly he is being released very early by the Israeli government. And now for my question. I ask you my fellow Americans how many are enough to convince you that Israel's actions are not always honorable and hold her accountable for her actions?
THIS could be your fate my friends should you persist in your current attitudes. I would urge you to not let that happen to any American ever again. It's in your own best interests to make sure that it doesn't.
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