It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע


How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

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This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

19 January 2009

Dr. King and Israel

This article, written by Rep. John Lewis, who marched with King, took blows with King, appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle in 2002. For those who think Dr. King's support and affection for Jews and Israel is a hoax, you can see this article archived here.

"I have a dream" for peace in the Middle East
King's special bond with Israel
John Lewis
Monday, January 21, 2002

THE REV. MARTIN Luther King Jr. understood the meaning of discrimination and oppression. He sought ways to achieve liberation and peace, and he thus understood that a special relationship exists between African Americans and American Jews.

This message was true in his time and is true today.

He knew that both peoples were uprooted involuntarily from their homelands. He knew that both peoples were shaped by the tragic experience of slavery. He knew that both peoples were forced to live in ghettoes, victims of segregation.

He knew that both peoples were subject to laws passed with the particular intent of oppressing them simply because they were Jewish or black. He knew that both peoples have been subjected to oppression and genocide on a level unprecedented in history.

King understood how important it is not to stand by in the face of injustice. He understood the cry, "Let my people go."

Long before the plight of the Jews in the Soviet Union was on the front pages, he raised his voice. "I cannot stand idly by, even though I happen to live in the United States and even though I happen to be an American Negro and not be concerned about what happens to the Jews in Soviet Russia. For what happens to them happens to me and you, and we must be concerned."

During his lifetime King witnessed the birth of Israel and the continuing struggle to build a nation. He consistently reiterated his stand on the Israel- Arab conflict, stating "Israel's right to exist as a state in security is uncontestable." It was no accident that King emphasized "security" in his statements on the Middle East.

On March 25, 1968, less than two weeks before his tragic death, he spoke out with clarity and directness stating, "peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy. Peace for Israel means security and that security must be a reality."

During the recent U.N. Conference on Racism held in Durban, South Africa, we were all shocked by the attacks on Jews, Israel and Zionism. The United States of America stood up against these vicious attacks.

Once again, the words of King ran through my memory, "I solemnly pledge to do my utmost to uphold the fair name of the Jews -- because bigotry in any form is an affront to us all."

During an appearance at Harvard University shortly before his death, a student stood up and asked King to address himself to the issue of Zionism. The question was clearly hostile. King responded, "When people criticize Zionists they mean Jews, you are talking anti-Semitism."

King taught us many lessons. As turbulence continues to grip the Middle East, his words should continue to serve as our guide. I am convinced that were he alive today he would speak clearly calling for an end to the violence between Israelis and Arabs.

He would call upon his fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner, Yasser Arafat, to fulfill the dream of peace and do all that is within his power to stop the violence.

He would urge continuing negotiations to reduce tensions and bring about the first steps toward genuine peace.

King had a dream of an "oasis of brotherhood and democracy" in the Middle East.

As we celebrate his life and legacy, let us work for the day when Israelis and Palestinians, Jews and Muslims, will be able to sit in peace "under his vine and fig tree and none shall make him afraid."

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a Democrat, represents the 5th Congressional District of Georgia and worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement.

This article appeared on page B - 7 of the San Francisco Chronicle
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If you hypocritical Leftist Bigots read the above and still do not see your own hate then you are beyond my capacity to help.
You are either for King's dream, or you are against it. You cannot pick and choose who benefits and who does not. You either stand for Israelis and Palestinians or no one. If you refuse to see that then leave the stage and let those of us who believe do the work that needs to be done. You are of no use to us and the cause of equality and human rights. There will be no quarter for bigots here.

8 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

I've been too busy today to look at many blogs, so I'm hoping that on this day, MLK Day, everyone will use their time to work and pray for peace in the Middle East. Thank you for the wonderful post pointing out the true message of Martin Luther King.

Also...I did look over at No Quarter and have to wonder what in the world is going on with Larry Johnson. He wrote a post about how we should put aside our feelings towards Barack Obama and give him a chance to prove himself. He also said that because it's obvious that his little girls love him, he can't be such a bad guy after all. Anyway, another blogger replied to this in a respectful manner, but disagreeing with him and he jumped all over her with insults. This is what he said:

Are you an idiot? Do you have a reading disability? Mentally impaired perhaps? I AM NOT TELLING YOU WHAT TO THINK OR FEEL. YOU THINK AND FEEL WHAT YOU WANT AS LONG AS YOU DO NOT PERSONALLY THREATEN SOME ONE OR ISSUE DEATH THREATS.

The piece above tells you what I think. Understand?

If I only wanted people who thought like me I would ban you. I have not. That’s why you got to post your piece with your view. Jesus!!


Sheesh! What is THAT all about? He's beginning to remind me of Taylor Marsh when she started drinking the kool-aide, insulting his bloggers. Ya think someone slipped him a "mickey" and he's going Obama ga-ga on us now?

I was shocked when he banned you from his blog because you disagreed with him. Now this...

I swear, Shtuey, I wonder if Martin Luther King's message will ever live again...I wonder if there can ever be hope for this world. 8-[

All the best to you, kiddo.

Shtuey said...

Larry is off his nut. Since Israel has ceased operations in Gaza he must be turning his rabid b.s. on his readers, though he has been doing this for the last month.

He's making the kool-aid shift. I actually predicted this a few weeks ago. He's been making the subtle shift. It is a lot like TM. But he will not get the hordes of That One to come and read his rapidly fading blog. If there is any justice in the universe they'll both develop large, painful boils in their asses.

Did you see how I skirted having that brought upon myself by not actually asking for it to happen? I got advice on that from a karmic attorney. 8-}

Mary Ellen said...

:-D

He actually wrote an update on his thread and again, continued to belittle anyone who disagreed with him. This reminds me of one of those bad made for TV movies where the world is taken over by a virus that turns people into zombies. I'm ready to hole myself up in my basement and board over the windows for the next four or eight years. I'll bring my computer with me, though...that way I could still bug the Obamabots when I get bored.

Cinie said...

I saw that thread at NQ and commented on it. Call me cynical, but Larry's numbers have been dipping and I think his current stances on issues are, shall we say, "fiscally motivated." It's a little out of character, even for him, so it seems that there might be other motivations besides principle going on.
As for John Lewis, too bad he abandoned his principles because of Obama's undue pressure. But, considering what Lewis has been through, maybe you can't blame him if the fight's gone out of him.

petunia politik said...

the good die young. that sums it up.




as for lj, why give him an inch of blog space. the ability to read someone's core is a valuable tool, so for me this is not a surprise.


g-d bless MLK. i missed the entirety of the "i had a dream speech" which was shown on cnn today. it was released for use for this special day...perhaps they will broadcast it again.

Shtuey said...

I feel for Lewis. They ran his ass ragged during the primaries when he refused to kiss Pampers' ring. Then that hypocrite John Conyers comes along with his bullshit about how Lewis had to vote for Pampers because his district went to Pampers. Of course Conyers' district went to Clinton. Assface. Of course we know what really happened. They told him that if he didn't turn they'd run him down in the primaries and drive him out of Congress. He caved. Then what did those fucks do? They ran two candidates against him and he still got 70% of the vote. Apparently he didn't swear fealty soon enough. He did the same thing to Wesley Clarke, and he kept coming back begging for more.

John probably just wanted the 3:00 AM robocalls and threats to stop. Yeah, MLK would be proud.

Then Lewis' comments about racism during the general...I don't know why people keep kissing Pampers' ass when they have to know they're under the bus and that's where they're going to stay.

Is there any money in being a hermit?

Cinie said...

Here's full text, video and audio of MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech.

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm

Shtuey, no there's no money in being a hermit. But, there's peace.

Shtuey said...

Cinie' thank you my sister. I had put it in a post several months ago, but I think I'll place it in the margin.

Pampers spoke at the Lincoln Memorial in order to brainwash America into thinking that he is King's Dream. He is not. He is a lying, misogynisthomophobicbigotedjewhatingfraudsociopath who stands against everything King fought for. So let us have a reminder of who laid their life on the line and gave it up for justice, and who gave up living in an ill begotten mansion in Chicago for an ill begotten mansion in Washington, D.C.

Pampers claims that King is his hero, along with Gandhi. Those are my heroes. And I struggle to be 1/100 as great. Pampers struggles to perfect his jumpshot, and his ability to read Jon Favreau's words off a teleprompter.

So while the rest of America shits themselves over the Teleprompter Jesus, let us have an unending reminder that there once was a man who walked our streets, who spoke out in our houses of worship, who fought for what was right, and in many ways died on account of our sins.