For decades, Americans have been conditioned through mainstream media coercion and political intimidation to never question Zionism. This menacing act of psychological warfare has been getting more and more intense over the past couple of years, to the point where anyone who dares to question Israel’s policies in Palestine or the way AIPAC controls both political parties is automatically smeared as an anti-Semite. Tonight, I shared a conversation with Rabbi Weiss of Neturei Karta to dispel these decades old propaganda and lies. Scroll below the video (which is the broadcast that was just recorded live on March 12th, 2019) to get a broader context of how Zionists have appropriated a culture in order to fulfill their ideology of ethnic supremacy.
This form of conditioning and bullying is not only bad for America, it is especially injurious to Jewish people. Forcing people to accept Zionism and tarring anyone who diverges from “acceptable narratives” only gives credence to racists who espouse that all Jews are moneyed plutocrats who use their affluence to control the world when in reality the people who have weaponized their wealth don’t belong in any one group.
The truth is that Zionism is a perversion of Judaism, criticizing Zionism is no more antisemitism than criticizing the Klu Klux Klan is anti-Christian. As an Orthodox Christian who can trace my roots to Semites, I am deeply offended by the insinuation that I am anti-Semite because I happen to disagree with the policies of political Israel, which is not the same thing as biblical Israel. Contrary to popular belief, not all Jews are Zionists; there is a broad body of Jews who are repulsed by the apartheid policies of Israel for reasons rooted in the Torah and for moral reasons. #ZionismIsNotJudaism Click To Tweet
I do have to stipulate one thing, my stance against Zionism is not meant to vilify everyone who happens to identify as a Zionist. I know this is a fine line I’m walking here, but the same way I don’t condemn all Trump supporters or vilify all Obama loyalists, I make a distinction between those who purvey injustice, people who sit at the policy table, and the rest of us who attach ourselves to labels because that is how we are conditioned. I will do a follow up article about this topic in the future, but for now, I will let the video below serve as the closing argument as to why we have to rise above tribe and seek inclusive justice.
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Originally from Ethiopia with roots to Atse Tewodros II, Lij Teodrose is a former community organizer whose writing was incorporated into Barack Obama's South Carolina primary victory speech in 2008. He pivoted away from politics and decided to stand for collective justice after experiencing the reality of the forgotten masses. His writing defies conventional wisdom and challenges readers to look outside the constraints of labels and ideologies that serve to splinter the people. Lij Teodrose uses his pen to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak truth to power.