3 … 2 … 1 … watch out for the calls of Antisemitism any day now. At around 10pm on Thursday, December 18th, 2013 – Michael Moore said he was going to make a movie on the issue of Palestine and Israel. That’s a gigantic task and you can see his original post HERE.
About a week ago – we wrote about why Rachel Maddow and other high profile liberals aren’t calling out Israel for their campaign of ethnic cleansing and apartheid laws. We gave example after example explaining why liberals need to stand up against Israel’s occupation and violations of human rights; you can read that HERE. Liberals have been mostly mute on the subject despite their socially liberal views and progressive values. When it comes to Israel – cognitive dissonance sets in.
I don’t know what Michael Moore would do with such a monstrous movie, but he is one of the few people on this earth unafraid of poking the bear. He has made a career out of poking the bear. And if his history is any guide – it’s going to be epic. Because whether or not you agree with Michael Moore – this guy says what he means and means what he says. He’s a fighter and he doesn’t back down from the big fights.
He goes after the bullies. And that’s why – I’m certain he’ll point out whatever mistakes that are made by the Palestinian side … but there can be no doubt – he’s going to crucify Israel because he calls it like it is. And despite Israel’s attempts to whitewash their war crimes – the facts simply aren’t on Israel’s side. Only most Americans haven’t actually heard about the campaign of ethnic cleansing being pushed by the Israeli government because no one has been willing to bring this issue to the fore.
If Michael Moore can get into Cuba – he’ll be able to get into Palestine and then the world will know the truth.
Here are some of the things that he has said about Israel.
Moore made it into the “Anti-Israel Hall of Shame” when he said HERE:
Of course many Israeli children have died too, at the hands of the Palestinians. You would think that would make every Israeli want to wipe out the Arab world, but the average Israeli does not have that response. Why? Because in their hearts, they know they are wrong, and they know they would be doing just what the Palestinians are doing if the sandal were on the other foot.
The Guardian points out HERE that Mr. Moore sits on the Academy Board of Governors and was instrumental in getting – Emad Burnat – the director of the Palestinian documentary 5 Broken Cameras into the United States for the Academy Awards.
Mondoweiss points out this quote from Michael Moore where he says the Palestinians have gotten a “raw deal”HERE:
The Republicans know this: that we, the majority, will have sex when we want and with whom we want, will read and watch whatever we want when we want, will use marijuana if we want and if we don’t want to then we certainly don’t want our friends who do to be throw into prison. We are sick and tired of being poisoned, by chemicals or propaganda, we think the Palestinians have been given a raw deal and we want our friggin’ jobs back! The Christian Right (and their Wall Street funders) know this all too well – America has turned, and there’s no going back to not loving someone because of the color of their skin or expecting women to cede control of their bodies to a bunch of Neanderthals.
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