May 01, 2008

Canada has fallen for the mythology of the poorpalestinianpeople

If you expect to send or receive mail between Canada and Israel, don't expect successful deliveries. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has become the first national union in North America to pass a resolution in support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel.

The resolution states that CUPW, a union that represents more than 50,000 Canadian postal workers, will work “with Palestinian solidarity and human rights organizations to develop an educational campaign about the apartheid nature of the Israeli state and the political and economic support of Canada for these practices.”

Wonderful, isn't it, that stupid Canadian mailmen who can hardly read names correctly to match the mailboxes are suddenly political experts on Israel.

What phucking stupid sheep. No one ever discusses Muslim occupation of Israel or the Muslim pirates off the Barbary Coast (hence the term, "barbarians") , or Arab culpability in the African slave trade, or the glaring detriment of Muslim contributions to civilization in the past 500 years. Odd. Yet all that anyone wants to discuss are how palestinians are the only group that is morally and politically entitled to "self-determination".

I wonder why that is. What moral basis is there for such self-determination? Palestinians always identify themselves as Arabs. That being the case, why are over twenty sovereign Arab states, in a territory larger than that of the United States, not sufficient? And if palestinians are not Arabs, why do Arab leaders never demand self-determination for those palestinians not under Israeli control—such as in Jordan and Lebanon, or in the pre-1967 West Bank?

Let's see if there's a Canadian postal worker smart enough to answer those questions. I doubt there is even one amongst them who can.