Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Response to a People's Food Co-op Board member.

He screams "asshole", when he sees public condemnation of Israel's genocidal violence:

Hello _____,

Yes, the result of the boycott referendum was indeed unbelievable. No one believes it.

That is why I ask that the People's Food Co-op Board completely re-do the voting process for the boycott of Israeli products; this time taking all necessary precautions to prevent Zionist enforced fraud, and to ensure that observers are present to prevent that fraud.

It is interesting how you reserve the most vulgar of language (I am referring to your calling boycott activists "asshole-ish"), for your attacks on those who publicly challenge Israel and who stand against the butchery of an entire nation by Israel.

Have you EVER publicly spoken for the rights of the occupied people of Palestine? (Not counting your voting for the boycott at the referendum; having been disgusted by the actions of Israel in private, while having beer, does not count).

My only "fault" is carrying a sign that is not to your liking. The fault of the Zionists and their local supporters is full economic and military support for an ongoing genocide of an entire people for the past 60 years while preparing the grounds for further military actions in the Middle East.

Have you EVER offered these Zionist butchers your "kind" remarks on their "asshole-ish" behavior, which has in fact led to the death of hundreds and thousands, and which has left millions of people homeless, while looking forward to the murder of many millions more?

Have you EVER publicly opposed the racism of Zionists with the same vigor and zeal as you oppose public advocates for Palestine? Please send me your references.


The silence that Zionists need is occurring in a larger context of illegal occupations and murder of people all over the Middle East from Iraq to Afghanistan .

While killing Palestinians and making Gaza into a concentration camp for over a million people, routinely bombing Lebanon, and helping torture Iraqis in U.S. jails, Zionists are preparing the grounds for further attacks on other people of the Middle East (Syria and Iran).

You see how, from my perspective, my little old sign does not even come close to doing justice to the brutality of Israel?

If I could express what Israel really means to life in the Middle East, I would put it on a board and carry it. But my little old signs are the best I can do for now.

I will leave you with a quotation from the White Rose (an anti-Nazi resistance movement at the University of Munich) who acted in an environment of absolute hatred and fear, and who were beheaded by the Nazis.

The "White Rose" group mailed anti-Nazi flyers from all over Germany, they painted anti-Nazi slogans on walls, and they were finally arrested while leaving flyers in a major univeristy building, and throwing 100 more flyers out of a university window.

The "White Rose" acted to break the deadly silence that enabled Nazis to slaughter millions while inflicting an irreparable damage on the world. The kind of damage every Palestinian, Lebanese, Iraqi, and Afghan is suffering from today.


One of the "White Rose" leaflets said, in 1942:

"Since the conquest of Poland three hundred thousand Jews have been murdered in this country in the most bestial way ... Why do German people behave so apathetically in the face of all these abominable crimes, crimes so unworthy of the human race? Hardly anyone thinks about that. It is accepted as fact and put out of mind. The German people slumber on in their dull, stupid sleep and encourage these fascist criminals

"... Each man wants to be exonerated of a guilt of this kind, each one continues on his way with the most placid, the calmest conscience. But he cannot be exonerated; he is guilty, guilty, guilty!"

— From the second leaflet of the White Rose.


Today, in 2007, every Zionist, everyone who silences Palestine rights activists to increase the Zionists' comfort level, is guilty of hiding the exceedingly bloody crimes of Israel.

Today, everyone trying to play down the severity of Israel's crimes, everyone trying to give the Israeli racist regime the silence they need, in order to kill and destroy the Middle East, is guilty, guilty, guilty!

Munich, in 1942, was no picnic, and I will be dammed if I sit quietly, while the racists of this community grow stronger, while they supply Israel with more money and weapons, thanks to our silence.

Hence I encourage you, ______, to speak up against "bestial way[s]" of Zionists of this town while there is still time. Make your mark and fight racism in your community your way, loudly and with appropriate emphasis on Israel as THE MAJOR RACIST STATE in the world today.

Therefore, again, I ask that the People's Food Co-op Board re-do the voting process for the boycott of Israeli products; this time taking all necessary precautions to prevent Zionist enforced fraud, and to ensure that observers are present to prevent that fraud.