Some of us ask, "When is Saudi Apartheid Week?"
From Progressives, much too often the silence is deafening.
The world burns and humans suffer from war, corruption and enslavement, away from our view, while resources are wasted to focus on Israel to the extent so many do. It is disproportionate and discriminatory.
More importantly: Is this behavior really promoting human rights?
Or has it turned into a vendetta against one country, one people, not to mention ourselves? There is plenty of evidence to suggest this vendetta theory. It helps shield the abusers who then act with impunity. UN Watch is just one web site that shines a light on what occurs.
As I see things, it would be nice to see more Progressives and human rights activists stand up to address those in their midst that fervently shout about Israeli Apartheid. Hearing speeches like this one from Robert Bernstein are too rare. (Read transcript here and blog entry here.) Reading letters like this one from Denis MaCoin are too rare.
It would also be nice to see more Progressives show less hesitancy about standing up to real instances of apartheid, such as that evidenced by Saudi practice. Transparency is not bigotry or prejudice. It is the truth!
Cries of "hater" are commonplace these days. It is often heard from overzealous Progressive "morality police" that seek to impose their own standard of politically correct behavior. The most feared thing among Progressives is to be called a bigot. It therefore is a weapon.
Haters, both states and others, know this and offer up the guise of human rights to divert attention from their behavior. Sometimes, partisans attempt to tear down "the enemy" so that a person can win office. The means justify the ends. Spin trumps reality.
Perhaps this phenomenon helps explain why problems don't get solved, and why there is little progress in getting to peace and security.
In that we are the masters of our own individual and collective destinies, our self-determination(s), perhaps we might re-examine the roles we play.