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Response to Mosby (Reply #8)

Wed May 14, 2014, 07:58 PM

9. A facebook image is "genocide"?


That's your claim, that the image in your OP is "genocidal." That this image is on equal level with Rwanda, Darfur, the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, the annihilation of 25 million Native Americans, the purging of the Marsh Arabs in Iraq, the Porjamos, Cambodia, Nanking, all of it.

If this image you posted is equal to all that, then absolutely you must regard gaza as a concentration camp. A densely overpopulated coastal desert, 75% of its population refugees or the descendants of refugees ethnically clenased from their homes and shunted to this place, which dwells behind the wires and guns of the controlling power, which not only holds life and death decision over the inhabitants, but strictly controls their lives through blockades and barriers designed to drive the people into further privation - to speak nothing of the region's use as a free-fire zone every time an Israeli election rolls around?

That's certainly much more of a concentration camp, than a facebook graphic is genocide.

How about those walled-off villages in the West bank, or the massive prison complex in the Naqab designed to hold African migrants - or as people like you call them, "infiltrators"? They're more like concentration camps than a facebook image is ever like genocide.

If you're going to bungee jump off the deep end and claim that a facebook post is genocide, well, you should have no difficulty accepting these much more modest observations.

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