Chris Hedges: Progressives Except for Palestine

I don’t just critique the Biden administration on this website. I spend about half of my time here spotlighting people on the Left who I agree with on some issues.

Scheer Post:

“Nearly all the words and phrases used by the Democrats, Republicans and the talking heads on the media to describe the unrest inside Israel and the heaviest Israeli assault against the Palestinians since the 2014 attacks on Gaza, which lasted 51 days and killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, including 551 children, are a lie.  Israel, by employing its military machine against an occupied population that does not have mechanized units, an air force, navy, missiles, heavy artillery and command-and-control, not to mention a U.S. commitment to provide a $38 billion defense aid package for Israel over the next decade, is not exercising “the right to defend itself.” It is carrying out mass murder. It is a war crime. 

Israel has made it clear it is ready to destroy and kill as wantonly now as it was in 2014. Israel’s defense minister Benny Gantz, who was the chief of staff during the murderous assault on Gaza in 2014, has vowed that if Hamas “does not stop the violence, the strike of 2021 will be harder and more painful than that of 2014.” The current attacks have already targeted several residential high rises including buildings that housed over a dozen local and international press agencies, government buildings, roads, public facilities, agricultural lands, two schools and a mosque.

I spent seven years in the Middle East as a correspondent, four of them as The New York Times Middle East Bureau Chief. I am an Arabic speaker. I lived for weeks at a time in Gaza, the world’s largest open-air prison where over two million Palestinians exist on the edge of starvation, struggle to find clean water and endure constant Israeli terror. I have been in Gaza when it was pounded with Israeli artillery and air strikes. I have watched mothers and fathers, wailing in grief, cradling the bloodied bodies of their sons and daughters. I know the crimes of the occupation—the food shortages caused by the Israeli blockade, the stifling overcrowding, the contaminated water, the lack of health services, the near constant electrical outages due to the Israeli targeting of power plants, the crippling poverty, the endemic unemployment, the fear and the despair. I have witnessed the carnage. 

I also have listened from Gaza to the lies emanating from Jerusalem and Washington. Israel’s indiscriminate use of modern, industrial weapons to kill thousands of innocents, wound thousands more and make tens of thousands of families homeless is not a war: It is state-sponsored terror.  And, while I oppose the indiscriminate firing of rockets by Palestinians into Israel, as I oppose suicide bombings, seeing them also as war crimes, I am acutely aware of a huge disparity between the industrial violence carried out by Israel against innocent Palestinians and the minimal acts of violence capable of being waged by groups such as Hamas. …”

Do you know who you will never see on MSNBC?

You will never see Jimmy Dore, Chris Hedges, Norman Finkelstein or Glenn Greenwald. Instead, you will see Bill Kristol, Max Boot and Nicolle Wallace. They love Liz Cheney too.

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28 Comments

  1. It is not hard to comprehend why Progressives do not wish to deal with the Jewish Supremacy – because the very notion of doing so is anathema to Progressivism, which is why it was invented, though, in those days there was a then universal term for it which reflected it’s authors … ‘Judeo-Bolshevism’.

    • That’s a good term I think. The Judeo-Bolsheviks slaughtered and raped entire Ukrainian villages as the Germans retreated. Now they control all Western countries. Collapse looks like the best possible outcome. Certainly not saving our countries by voting. They were too busy cheating this time to identify all the Trump voters on mail in ballots but I expect retribution in the future. Voting wrong could get you in a Fema camp.

      • @KT-88…

        Yes, I totally agree, which is why everyone in my life is uset to hearing the term,’ Judeo-Bolshevik’ or ‘Judeo-Bolshevism’.

        When challenged on it, I always refer them to the decision The Russian Supreme Court took, when, about 15 years back, they were sued by international Jewish groups to disallow professors at Russian universities to use these terms.

        The judgement of the court?

        That, with over 80% of the Revolutionary Soviet Bolshevik leaders being Jewish, it is correct to mention this race in context with the tens of millions of crimes that were committed against White Gentile Russians, and, indeed, numerous other White Races, in the eastern part of The West.

        When askt, as to why I, a person of half-Hungarian Jewish blood, would prefer to use such a term, I always say : “if we can blame Nazi crimes on Gentile Germans, then how can we not put responsibility for Communist-Socialist-Bolshevik crimes on Jews?”

        The truth must be spoken, and no one, and no entity, is free from just criticism.

      • @KT-88…

        “They were too busy cheating this time to identify all the Trump voters on mail in ballots but I expect retribution in the future. Voting wrong could get you in a Fema camp.”

        Listen, that might be where you live, up yonder and all, BUT, down here – where if anyone tried to ‘exact retribution on Trump voters’, they’d wind up bein’ skeet shoot, because practically every White man for miles where I live, in every direction, voted for Trump – 90%+

  2. Most people consider collective punishment unfair and unjust. You hurt wrongdoers and innocents indiscriminately. Godwilling, karma is going to come back on these shitty repulsive assholes soon enough.

  3. Don’t lose sight of the message in the death of Christ, it says so much about who and what the Jews, those who persecute and torment the weak and the innocent.

    Christ the Palestinians the unborn, the shame is on us for allowing this filth to do such harm to the innocent.

    • @Robert…

      It is not our responsibility what Israelis do to Palestinians, or who anyone else does to someone else in the world.

      That said, I certainly agree with you that it is a disgrace we contribute to the gross misdeeds in Palestine, and, that, worse, we even defend and justify it.

      We need to learn to mind our own business, as Americans, and stop meddling.

      We are not God, nor should we be Satan…

  4. It’s clear this issue is getting worse for Israel and Zog without palestinian rights being a “right wing” issue.

    The crackdown on those who retaliate against Jews here, like in LA and NYC, is getting worse also and its just a matter of time before Whitey is blamed (just like they are doing with the black on Asian attacks).

    This should have the beneficial effect of pissing off normies, making them unsympathetic to both Jews and Palestinians in favor of their own interests (exactly like whats happening to Whitey’s perception of BLM, post Floyd riots).

    This would be an ACTUAL right wing position and should be our goal.

    To accomplish it, we don’t have to do a thing.

    Being pro White is Right Wing and an inarguable unalloyed good. (Its ok to be White)

    Being Anti semitic isn’t by default pro-White and is often counterproductive, like in this case where this autistic impulse to bandwagoning with brown people just because they also don’t like Jews, just ends us up looking like simpering faggots when those brown people turn around and justify their antisemitism with blood libels against Whitey, exactly the way the Jews will explain away the blowback against them with…more blood libels against Whitey.

    HW would do us all a service by being more clear on the use of strategic antisemitism, as clearly the autism of the “far right” is still out of control.

    • > the use of strategic antisemitism

      LOL – they literally do not get it.

      It’s straight out of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

      All these Jews are like, “yeah but you all are Nazis and want to kill all the brown people just like we Jews do, right?”

      Just like in the novel, the androids cannot understand empathy and say it’s all a human plot to make humans seem more “moral” than the androids.

      So these “Nazis” (cough) are always like, “yeah but you white people are just as sociopathic as we are, right? Don’t you want to be just like Israel?”

      It very well could be a cognitive difference.

      • Yeah I don’t know what the disconnect is, but I ascribe its cause to autism because thats a description people understand.

        Autism is pandemic on the “far right” (may actually be endemic too), the same way it is on the far left for the same reasons. Too many people unmoored from reality and the mechanics of meatspace where normies live, where resources are scarce and time is a resource in short supply (since real people work).

        My efforts will always trend toward the most efficient means of helping people like me, and this convoluted 4d chess strategy of supporting palestine to spite the jews is just not something I can see resonating with real people, who if its an option prefer ambivalence because they have more pressing shit to deal with.

        In cases like this where its already better to do nothing, it just comes across as autism to consider anything other than just eating popcorn while they destroy eachother.

    • You jews are not white, you’ve told us too many times.
      Yes, being pro White is good. It IS OK to be White.
      But you can’t be White and not hate the jewish mentality and spirit … as Robert state it, in their black satanic souls they are only the killers and torturers of the innocent.
      That’s not being White.
      White people are compassionate, probably too much for our own good.
      Compassionate is a word no one who knows them would ever call a jew.
      And being pro White is not “Right Wing”, loving your own transcends politics.

      • I’m Scots Irish, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English, German and French. No Jewish ancestry, just Eastern Kentucky cracker here.

        Being pro your ingroup is definitely Right Wing. Since I’m White, that means pro White. It is also consistent with natural law to be pro your ingroup , which is why its Right Wing.

        If you don’t like the traditional dichotomy of political orientation thats been used since the French Revolution fine, use the one thats univerally applied otherwise, which is Order versus Chaos/Anarchy. Don’t overthink it.

  5. The only reason the situation in Gaza is relevant to the European race is that it portends what is in store for us if we don’t wake up and take action.

  6. Can we please not defend Hitler and the Nazis? Seriously, it’s not going to do us any favors.

    • We need to defend the truth whatever it is.
      You mutts need to get Hollywood propaganda off your heads and understand that USSA was the wrong side,just like Patton Churchill and Stalin realized later.

    • Jimmy Dean,

      Historical truth is important to denying the jews and their anti-white shabbos goys their faux position of moral superiority.

      Hitler was certainly wrong to believe that the jewish boot lickers in both America and England were sane.

      You’re obviously a novice on the causes of the Second World War in Europe.

      Germany was the last White nation on earth to fight for and defend Western civilization.

  7. Sucks as an adult to realize the Germans were the good guys and we were the evil monsters. I know less about Japs but I now realize everything is a lie and we dropped two atomic bombs on non- military targets. The (highly suspect) rape of Nanking is probably cover for the very real rape of Berlin.

    • Yeah it, does suck. Kinda takes the wind right out of you. Who says the good guys always win? That would be the bad guys who always claim to be good, and who have been winning for a very long time.

  8. The United States placed an oil embargo on the empire of Japan and they reasoned that if they did not rapidly increase the size of their Imperial holdings and secure more petrol that they would collapse.

    Basically FDR $ all the jews in his admin pushed the Nips into war. (And this was used as a backdoor for having the USA-ZOG enter the war in Europe)

    In an interesting factoid the oil embargo is mentioned in the last scene of the Godfather part 2 by the Corleones consigliere.

  9. Israel can do no wrong on human rights, terrorism, genocide, etc. If Israel was Russia, the US and the allies would be sanctioning them and threatening them with military might.

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