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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #63)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:13 PM

65. That's funny.

You show your ignorance at every turn.

You can't even call them what they are: Palestinians. You're just as much a part of the problem, and I'm supposed to kidding? You let a little of that racism slip through where Palestinians can't even be given the name that they should be called.

I did not call them Palestinians because the event I am referring to occurred in 1929, far before the term Palestinian was used in a collective, national sense by the Arabs in question. The people I am talking about did not refer to themselves as Palestinians, and far be it from me to affix any labels or identities on anyone who did not freely choose it for themselves. At the time in question, the term "Palestinian" was generally accepted to refer to the native Jewish population of Palestine, not the Arabs.

That said, I fail to see how my use of the term "Arabs" is itself in any way racist. It is certainly an accurate use of the word. But I am curious as to your thought process here. Why do you consider my using the term to be racist?

And you think that I am going to take your word for it?

You don't have to take my word for anything. It's pretty widely known. I'm not sure where you think you would go to find MORE volatile settlers than Hebron. But then, it's pretty obvious that neither do you.

Go join them if you want. You'll be in good company.

Why would I want to join them? They're horrible people. I've given you no indication that I share any ideological common ground with the likes of them. And, I'll be in good company? Huh? What is that even supposed to mean?

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