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pelsar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 04:09 AM
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24. your mixing up values....
Edited on Sun Nov-13-11 04:12 AM by pelsar
use of human or 'minority' rights in this arena as a means of delegitimizing Palestinian self determination has become Orwellian in nature

one can be pro Palestenian determination and pro minority rights...what is being question is the priority....what we have clearly seen here, and i admit to being fascinated by it, is that minority rates, etc has been deemed secondary to self determination. History is not good to those, especially in the middle east where civil rights is subjugated in preference for nationalism.

this is exactly what the far right wing believes....

and this game of "arabs can't make a democracy, or racial profiling is one of those pathetic excuses when the subject is brought up......it has nothing to do with the genes of the arabs or the fact that they have brown skin, lesser than others more than some...

it has everything to do with what one values more: individual civil rights or national rights. There are too many examples of what happens when countries have a revolution without any kind of democratic base.....and its not good

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