And now every liberal is going to wax poetic about what an “inspiration” Mandela was to them, appropriating his legacy because liberalism is who you are and not what you do, while ignoring every revolutionary principal he actually stood for. America, the country that supported apartheid for decades and labeled Mandela a terrorist is going to distort his teachings and tokenize him like Martin Luther King Jr. to no end.
Q:The thing is, you seem pretty cool and almost everything . Except for the whole anti-Israel garbage that is strewn on your whole blog. Since I am not following you I can't send fan-mail. So I am just gonna send you messages through your ask box. Nice to meet you, Brandon.
We cannot pick and choose in issues of justice, friend. I know how difficult it is to have things you were raised with, things with emotional attachment, criticized. Especially when you’ve always viewed those things from what you thought was a position of oppression. I sympathize with Zionists due to those considerations, but that does not make it right. Listen and learn from the lived experiences of Palestinians and what Zionism has meant to them, and you’ll begin to see.