Sunday, September 27, 2015

Is throwing rocks heroic? Well, it depends who is throwing at whom

"National Public Radio featured a story about a controversy over the Stonewall riots of 1969 that helped liberate America. Who threw the first brick? the headline asks. Throwing the brick was a heroic act." "Well, it’s one thing to throw a brick against oppression 36 years ago in New York and another to throw a stone against oppression in Palestine. This morning on National Public Radio, Emily Harris filed a report on the latest rules allowing Israel to shoot youths throwing stones." "The double standard is an expression of PEP. Progressive Except Palestine. From Bernie Sanders to NPR to the Berkeley human welfare commission, our progressives celebrate American civil rights advances while accepting the persecution of millions in Palestine on the basis of their ethnicity."