Benjamin Netanyahu plants his face into the middle of the attack by traveling to Paris for speeches and photo opportunities – aligning himself with free speech by marching in a million person parade to celebrate those freedoms.
However, it wasn’t long ago that Netanyahu announced to the media that Israelis do not have a free press in Israel, and was unapologetic about individuals being racially profiled. He didn’t care about either of those issues, yet here we see him marching to the beat of the suffering French, who made a brave anti-censor and anti-terrorism statement to the world, 3.7 million strong, after the loss of 17 of it’s own through terrorism and terrorism ideology
Mahmoud Abbas was also present, but at least you can say he was denouncing the attack, by showing solidarity with the French. Netanyahu seemed happy for the opportunity that seemed to fall from the sky out of nowhere right into his lap. What better moment to mobilize Jews, with Netanyahu’s face in the center of the chaos, representing all Jews, not just Jews in France – look here, all eyes on HERE – this is what will happen to Jews worldwide if you don’t stand with me – more Jews will die (the four hostages killed in the supermarket were Jews). Once again, as with every horrific world event, he tried to steal the pain by making it all about Israel, all about Jews, all about the holocaust – and don’t forget, ’cause it’s comin’ again… and on and on and on.
What better moment to seer into French President Francois Hollande’s psyche, the ‘Palestine Is always On My Mind’ song, with the actual face of Benjamin Netanyahu, King of the Jews, policing the streets of Paris, ‘this will keep happening if France doesn’t follow my lead…whispering into the ear of each lamp post…Palestine cannot succeed at the UN. No International Criminal Court. No statehood for Palestine’.
Benjamin Netanyahu, playing on the fears of the French said, ‘any Jews who want to immigrate [from France] to Israel will be welcome’. In fairness he says that anywhere he goes in Europe, where there’s a Jewish population. One can only assume that he meant to settle on newly-stolen Palestinian land.
Over forty world leaders attended the 1.6 million person march in Paris. Over 3.7 million estimated people marched throughout France. The USA was absent, even though there were reportedly representatives from the USA in France at the time.
Solidarity marches were also held in world cities including London, Madrid, Cairo, Montreal, Beirut, Sydney and Tokyo.
Where were the HANDS UP DON’T SHOOT, the NO JUSTICE NO PEACE protesters in Black America? Why weren’t they showing solidarity with the French? Why weren’t they standing up for free speech? We all know that they can organize and mobilize quickly. Maybe because a police officer was one of the targets; maybe because one of them was obviously – to the naked eye – Black? Maybe because burning buildings and killing cops is exactly their agenda?
Ever think about those burning buildings in America? I do. What if there had been people in those buildings? How did anyone know there weren’t? When do you call a terrorist a terrorist and not somebody just acting out, and oops my bad – didn’t know there was someone in that building?
You call them a terrorist the second they strike that match or flick that lighter.
Black America should have marched in America to show solidarity with those terrorized by terror in France, but that would have conflicted with their ‘it’s all about ME, not you’ mentality. It would have contradicted their own violent protests and calls for killing cops as they marched through the streets of New York city.
What do we want? DEAD COPS. When do we want them? NOW. President Obama and Mayor De Blasio keep blaming the media for showing the story, instead of blaming the mantra that was heard all over the world – KILL COPS – by Blacks in America – and whites, mostly Jews from Occupy Wall Street – and Latinos/Hispanics – all genders – young and old – all religions – many without religion – many just joining in for something new to do – heritages from all countries.
HANDS UP | DON’T SHOOT is not extreme. NO JUSTICE NO PEACE is a threat of violence if demands aren’t met. KILL COPS is extreme along the continuum of protest slogans.
France showed America – showed Black America – and the rest of the world – how to make an enduring statement. People don’t need discomfort to move them. Violence of any type terrorizes, that’s the purpose of using violence, whether it’s burning a book, a building, a person. It’s used to elicit a quick result, a sudden change in behavior. It works, as any torturer will tell you. But it doesn’t work long-term.
People are more inclined to act on an individual’s or a group’s behalf, when they are in a state of relative comfort – not discomfort.