Friday, March 22, 2013

Finding Freedom In Your Own Land

Obama spoke in Israel yesterday, and it was mostly awful. One line in particular stood out, when he's describing the history of Israel:
It’s a story about finding freedom in your own land. 

This is less about Obama (any president would have said what he said), and more about how oblivious our country is about America's relationship with Israel. What makes it so offensive isn't even the text, it's that it won't get special attention in the write up of this speech. I'm sure some speech writer threw it in there as a boiler plate line about freedom and didn't even think twice about those words.

"Finding freedom in your own land"

Israel is currently colonizing Palestinians and taking their freedom ON THEIR OWN LAND.

As Lewis Black is known to say: un-fucking-believable.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, but "It's a story about finding freedom for some (white) people on other (brown) people's land" doesn't sound as good.