Thursday, July 20, 2006

Eni Meani Mini Mo

There is a reason terms like genocide are as good as dead on the left. The idiom is thrown around so often, to describe just about any injustice the left sees, that it has lost meaning to many casual observers. Worse yet, the select application of the term to pet projects of the radical left, while ignoring real genocide has been apparent within certain circles for some time. That is truly disastrous, especially since the act of genocide still haunts us today.

Wikipedia describes genocide as:
“Genocide is defined by the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG) Article 2 as "any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.”

So tell me, which one of these two events is given the genocide label by Indybay and select extremists:

1. The removal of terrorists from Israel’s northern border.
2. The Darfur conflict, where an estimated 400,000 people have been killed based on their ethnic background.

I’ll give you a hint: Indybay has over a dozen stories on its front-page related to Israel’s actions in Lebanon and Palestine. Darfur is apparently not important enough to make it to its newswire.

Understandably, the fight in Lebanon is big news this week, and one would expect it to dominate the news coverage. But with many Indymedia newswires, Israel is front page news EVERYDAY, whether it is warranted or not.

Furthermore, some Indymedia contributors have went as far as saying that the entire crisis in Darfur is nothing more than a Zionist conspiracy to make Arab peoples look terrible! All the while:
“The government-supported Janjaweed were accused of committing major human rights violations, including mass killing, looting, and systematic rape of the non-Arab population of Darfur. They have frequently burned down whole villages, driving the surviving inhabitants to flee to refugee camps, mainly in Darfur and Chad; many of the camps in Darfur are surrounded by Janjaweed forces.”

If this type of select criticism is not extreme hypocrisy, I don’t know what is.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very True.