But isn't it being a bit narrow-minded to refuse to read something unless it contains a particular piece of information?
I’m sorry it seems that way, but I’m really just tired and overworked and don’t have much time for conspiracy theories that paint the U.S. out to be the monster in the closet. It goes against my nature and the nature of every Patriot in my family who's served this country.
Our government makes plenty of mistakes, but to say that the U.S. conspires to empower those who want nothing more than to cross over into our beloved homeland to take us out by the thousands is propagating fear and aiding the enemy with more widespread damage than a localized suicide bomber. It also assumes the position that the U.S. has the power to handpick every nation’s leaders. Such does nothing to create a climate for peace and gives merit to the harsh labels that hurt to the core of our belief in freedom. I denounce that mentality on those grounds, and I’m sorry if it sounds like I’m soap-boxing, here, but I’m passionate about hope for all in this world to experience the Fear-Free Freedom they deserve as human beings.
I often read articles expressing a totally different viewpoint than mine, and haven't yet asked anyone to screen them before I do to make sure they contain certain facts, those I happen to think important or agree with. If one doesn't read both sides of an issue then don't you run the risk of having a viewpoint that's terribly skewed?
I know I pointed out that we’ve all got work to do for the sake of peace, because I do read and listen to what’s called the news. I’ve found with my extensive reading (call it the librarian in me) that if I don’t read with discernible eyes and look for the facts, that’s it’s very easy to fall prey to the terrorist fear factor that America is against. Anyone can take what we say and do and organize it to read very objectively that we’re Hamas members disguised as PiPsters. It’s called creative writing.
I apologize if I’m wrong, but your posts seem to be more one sided in that both sides of your coin were spent casting blame on the U.S and Israel, and not one penny for Hamas’ responsibility was laid on the table. That’s terribly skewed, to me, and I’m calling your bluff and raising you a currently reduced in value American dollar that if Hamas stays in power the future of the Palestinian people will also be terribly skewed, which goes against the “fair and free” objective they deserve and was insisted upon by the U.S. If I lose my dollar, oh well, it’s still worth a mint to me to get to spend it however I dang well please.
But here’s a fact list for you:
Hamas is described as a terrorist organization by Canada, the European Union, Israel, Japan, and the United States, and is banned in Jordan. Australia and the United Kingdom list only the military wing of Hamas, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, as a terrorist organization. The United States and the European Union have both implemented restrictive measures against Hamas on an international level.
Now, until we get on that list in the place of Hamas, I’m going to expend my energy in supporting this great country and our friends, instead of supporting conspiracy theories, even if it’s damn hard in these times to do so. It takes a lot of guts to denounce fear, and I can only do so if I believe with all my heart we’re holding each other up, whether our Govs. lets us down or not. I pray that the Palestinian people find their feet in the same manner, which would get my head chopped off by Hamas for calling upon any Captain of Life, other than their own.
(I say “we” collectively, which I’m only guessing you’re American, and if I’m wrong I’m not sorry, of course, lol, I’m just as equally thankful for your courtesy, no matter, unless you really are a member of Hamas disguised as a PiPster.)
So as long as you ain’t strapped for martyrdom, we’re friends, dear Jennifer. And I thank you for the exchange of thoughts.