Conservatives, Israel and Me

After September 11th, 2001, I believe our maturity as a nation has evolved. Voting is not just voting anymore. Political parties mean something. I daresay that a person’s political party might mean more to some people than religion.

A few nights ago, I was listening to NPR and they were speaking about the Right-Wing Republican Presidential nominees and how much they LOVE Israel. This sets my teeth on edge! I wonder how much more beneficial it would be to our country to befriend ALL the Arab nations in the Middle East?

They cracked down on Obama for “not being a friend of Israel”…but sometimes being a REAL friend means to tell that person/entity when they are doing something wrong. I don’t know why displacing, killing and basically ethnically cleansing a nation is OK by anyone’s standards. The Holocaust for the Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals, and others lasted a total of 7 years. The Holocaust for Palestinians has lasted over 60 years. Our undying support of Israel is like supporting, encouraging, and enabling a spoiled little brat. I have to agree with Ron Paul, all funding overseas including Israel must stop. I’m sure our funds overseas have helped a lot of people, but we are in great debt and we need to help our own right now.

This is only one of the reasons I can’t stand this type of political party. I am aware that “money talks”…and the Israeli lobbies are nothing to fool with…but really, why are lobbies even permitted in our system of Government? Aren’t the people we elect into office educated and well-read enough to know what they believe in? These lobbies aid in meandering corruption into the very system that is supposed to pose “Equality and Justice for All”. We pay our taxes…and a lot of it is washed down with the blood of Palestinians…enough is enough.

People might say that this is not the only thing that Conservatives stand for, but it’s enough for me to know that there is no way on this Earth that I could ever support a modern-day Hitler-like regime.  “If you’re not like us, then succumb to us, if you don’t succumb to us, then you’re just an ‘invented people’”.


Just on a closing note, according to the “Statistical Abstract of Israel 2011” located at cbs.gov (the Israeli Bureau of Statistics) less than 20% of Christians living in this occupied nation are Israeli citizens. Can you guess what the nationality of the other 80+% of the Christians in this country might be? Yes, you guessed it, they are Palestinians. This in no means belittles the Muslim population (because, remember, we’re human too) but the Conservatives are flying the Christian flag wherever leadership is concerned and the Israeli flag wherever a following is needed…why is it OK that their Christian brethren are killed in this land of “Milk and Honey”?


~Mona


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