Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 25 Posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 348 times:
What do I find most disturbing about this?
Not the whole anti-Israel topic there. But rather, that Fidel Castro is recieving the most attention by the media. Why is Fidel Castro calling on the United States to pay reparations for slavery? I think he should be called upon to pay reparations to his people for the lives they've been forced to lead.
And worst of all, that friend of ours Jesse Jackson has managed to get himself high priority by the media at the conference. I really despise him, simply because to me, it appears that his only goal in life is to get himself on the front page of the news paper whenever ANYTHING happens that's newsworthy and relating to race in any way at all.
Mx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 290 times:
It's the tall poppy syndrome mate. When the so-called greatest nation on Earth sticks it's head up and calls upon other countries on human rights abuses, (racism etc) you can expect other nations to immediately try lop the USA's head off.
Regardless of whether it's right or wrong, other nations may come up with the insane and ridiculous just to make headlines.
(No offense to any Yanks out there - just stating what I think happens.)
Sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5693 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 271 times:
1. MX5- why would anyone beoffended by your comment? Seems you're on the money.
2. If you let The Reverend Jesse Jackson disturb you, well, that's your choice. Of course he's a publicity-hound; it's what he does, who he is. A pious man of the cloth cannot live the big life like he does; maintaining a high profile and stirring up new and amplified trouble serves his purpose.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
Us330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3926 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 270 times:
Not trying to sound racist here, but if the African countries receive an official apology from the European and North American countries for their part in slavery, then I think the Jewish people should demand an apology from the Spanish for their treatment of Jews during the Spanish Inquisition. Why not? Both happened around the same time period.
Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 269 times:
Mx5, I totally understand. Of course that's going to happen. I'm just annoyed at the cynicism and hypocricy of it all. Every nation is displaying it, including the U.S. You think anything's going to change after this conference? In my opinion, no.
Us330, that's not racist at all. I'm jewish, and I think that's a preposterous idea. Asking for reparations for something that happened in Spain 500 years ago is absurd. I think even an apology isn't necessary, it is ancient history, and while it was bad, it is said and done, and people have moved on. I think the same about slavery, which while it was more recent, there are no more people alive from those generations. People need to move on and accept what happened, as terrible as they may be.
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 261 times:
Seems Arafat and Rev. Jackson are have a quarrel. Jesse asked Yassar to put a lease on the anti-Isreali talk and claims to have gotten complience. Arafat went ahead with the 'Zionism equates Racism' mantra. Jesse complained and Yassar told Jesse to go jump in a lake. Anyone catch that?
Mx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 261 times:
I wasn't trying to offend anyone, but I know that some of you are not so tough! lol
It's called politiking. I should imagine a lot of Middle Eastern nations are going to protest at various things, even to sabotage reasonable outcomes from the talks. The same goes for other nations around the world, it seems like everyone is going to point the finger to create some kind of ruckus to disrupt the event.
Repatriations are a joke and only open up the world to some serious legal challenges.
Airic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 254 times:
Well if all the Middle Eastern nations are going to start pointing the finger at Israel, I would like to see their response to Islamic Fundamentalism. I agree reparations are a joke, I don't want my taxes going to something that happened over 150 years ago and by 1 percent of the population.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 245 times:
This entire conference was organised only to hurt Israel, the USA and Europe.
The ANC and PLO (the real organisers, the UN is there only to give it a veneer of legitimacy, the chairman is a black Muslim...) have a wellknown racist agenda: elimination of whites and jews worldwide.