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Twitter Battles

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on September 24, 2011

I’ve taken a few days off from cyberspace to reflect…

They say the political battle for 2012 is going to be fought in cyberspace and twitter, we have already seen the impact of the age of information and instant communication.  We have watched the Arab Spring unfold before our very eyes starting with a vegetable vendor in Tunisia lighting himself on fire out of frustration.  The world sat transfixed for 18 days and watched the now world famous Tahrir Square Revolution, and the demise of a tyrant.  Bahrain a tiny country still struggles, they have not given up.  Libyan freedom fighters with the help of NATO are taking back their country.  In Syria, a vicious battle rages, we rely on You Tube Videos and tweets to tell the story since no journalist are allowed.  Finally we watched as the Palestinians took their hopes for dignity, freedom and justice to the UN and asked for statehood.  We also watched Pres. Obama threaten a veto, and did nothing short of wrapping himself in the Israeli flag and dance the Hora.   The US threatened countries who supported the Palestinian bid with cutting off funds, as well as the Palestinians themselves.

What happened to the Barack Obama who was in Cairo a few years ago encouraging the Arabs to embrace democracy, self determination?  He was playing to the the domestic market, he was playing to AIPAC, he was playing to the powerful Jewish lobby and the mis-information that the right has sent out – claiming that Barack Obama didn’t support Israel.  Which was far from the truth.   Winston Churchill said “A lie gets half way around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on.”  We’ve seen that with the birther issue.

In the midst of the Arab Spring, the Arab Awakening and the shifting sands of diplomacy and power in the middle east, Barack Obama has chosen to be on the wrong side of history.

One of the dangers in not blindly supporting Israel is one is automatically labelled as anti – Semitic.  The truth is the narrative that most of us have heard regarding the Palestinian issue has largely been framed by the Israelis – with a background always touching the holocaust. In no way do I deny the Holocaust, we as human beings cannot forget the horrors that occurred.   We cannot remain silent when we see ethnic cleansing going on…and that includes when the victim becomes the victimizer.  The situation in the occupied Palestinian territories is at a tipping point.   Nothing short of a slow holocaust has been occurring.   It is no longer a back story in a newspaper as it was 10 years ago, the new information age has made sure we see it all.   9/11 brought the middle east to the forefront.  There is no excuse for us as Americans not to be educated on the entire issues, from the beginning, and here’s a surprise, that is before  1948.

I am absolutely disgusted with Pres. Obama on this issue, when I voted for him I was voting for a change, not the same Bush policies towards the Palestinian issue that did nothing but cause the US to lose credibility in the middle east.  We were making significant headway in restarting our relationships in the middle east until  now…we have just lose the battle at the most crucial time.

Does that mean I don’t support Pres. Obama for re-election?  No.  I support him for re-election, because the alternative is unthinkable.

When I watch a Tea Party audience cheer at an uninsured man dying, in no way can I support that type of mentality.

When I watch a Tea Party audience boo a gay soldier serving his country, and not one Presidential candidate called them on it at the time…in no way can I support that type of mentality.

When I listen to people like Michele Bachmann hype lies on cervical cancer vacines, in no way can I support that type of mentality.

The list goes on..I will support Barack Obama for re-election,  he is the lesser of two evils.  The other evil is so vile and vicious, the founding father’s must surely be turning in their graves.

But what you will hear me tweeting and blogging about more is the Palestinian issue, and it is not anti Semitic to tell the truth.  It is a long complicated history, and there is enough blood on everybody’s hands.  Nobody is innocent,   as one of my favorite people in the twitterverse @ilikewoods in  says in her bio .. I believe the truth is out there, and I am going to spread it like mustard!   That is exactly what I intend to do.  I know I am going to make some people uncomfortable, I know I am going to lose some followers, and I’m ok  with that.  If the truth makes you uncomfortable, then don’t read my blog, don’t follow me on twitter.  If you want to understand, engage in productive dialogue, challenge the  false narrative that has been pounded into you with the truth and facts, then welcome.

Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.  ~Emily Dickinson



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Americaspeakingout.com – The GOP Taliban

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on June 4, 2010

america speaking out

Americaspeakingout.com - that is if you can tow the Republican Party line

For those of you who have been reading this blog for awhile, it is obvious that Israel’s actions have absolutely inflamed me.  I don’t deny it.  More importantly, I have made a commitment to myself that I will seek the truth, regardless of the fact that it will without a doubt push me outside my comfort zone, and I will make my opinion known to those in “power”, democrat or republican.  Sarah Palin recently tweeted about a new site Washington isn’t listening to the people. Speak out at http://www.americaspeakingout.com/ and take back your government. #speakingout 10:37 AM May 25th via web.  Obviously anything from Sarah Palin is taken with a grain of salt and a healthy dose of suspicion.  I felt compelled to investigate.  It is a site under the leadership of the Republican party, you know what, that’s ok, Republicans are supposed to be the people’s representatives too, right?  Right?  I signed up, and promptly posted the following:  When is the US going to realize that by pampering Israel we continue to put each and every American at risk in the world and abroad? We should have been much more forceful in the UN statement. Solve the Palestinian problem and you will take out the fuel for extremism. I am convinced that those rabid supporters of our special relationship with Israel are more concern about the PAC money. It is time for us to be truly fair and objective. If the Iranian navy had boarded a vessel in international waters we would have been up in arms! Same standard for every country!

All went well…so the next day I signed in again…and decided to ask why the US was not taking a more vocal stance about an American citizen being killed on the flotilla.  And you know what?  I got a little message box that said, this content is inappropriate.  It would not let me post it.  Keep in my I am a 40 plus year old woman, the post was not vulgar, it was not littered with profanities.  It simply asked a straight forward question.  So yes, this got this monkey’s panties in quite a wad.  I posted the following:

Tell me if an idea has no profanity, it is based purely in fact why would it be deemed inappropriate and not able to publish? Or does the GOP not believe in freedom of the speech?….just asking

I got the following responses…

think it has something to do with keywords(My key words were Israel, flotilla)

1.48K Act Pts
The GOP believes in free speech — the kind you can purchase. Money is speech. The rest of us — those they think speech involves the free exchange of ideas — are not welcome at the table.  (A monkey has to agree)
625 Act Pts
They have some incomprehensible filtering system set up to prevent offensive comments, but it’s clearly overly zealous. Contrary to wxnil’s wholly unfounded insinuation, it has nothing to do with the nature of the comment. People trying to post conservative comments are getting blocked too.

wxnil, don’t make stuff up to attack people.  (It’s hard to be a believer huh?  Must be a filtering system sponsored by AIPAC)

My opinion on Americaspeakingout.com …*snort* yea right.  Reminds me of a Frasier episode..
Frasier: [responding to a caller] Roger, at Cornell University they have an incredible piece of scientific equipment known as the Tunneling Electron Microscope. Now, this microscope is so powerful that by firing electrons you can actually see images of the atom, the infinitesimally minute building blocks of our universe. Roger, if I were using that microscope right now, I still wouldn’t be able to locate my interest in your problem.
Trust me they aren’t listening, they have no interest in your problem, your ideas or concerns, they have never listened and I wouldn’t hold my breath that will listen.
This monkey is thinking about opening a website ..  Monkey4officeandipromiseiwontlisten.com

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The Jewish Lobby AIPAC – or Welcome to the United States of Israel

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on June 4, 2010

I have repeatedly stated the reason we – the US has this “special relationship” with Israel is PAC money, political influence.   I invite you to get a large cup of coffee, pull up a chair, and sit down and watch, listen, learn.

John J. Mearsheimer, PhD  an American professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago.  He is a New York Times Best Selling author of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy. His co – author Stephen Martin Walt is a professor of international affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  Along with a host of other politically prominent people speaking out on the realities of the influence of AIPAC.

(There are many versions of the following documentary online, chopped into smaller segments, I choose this one, simply because the video quality is the best)

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