Re: is support for the patriots and support for the kraft's mutually exclusive?
posted at 2/1/2012 9:05 PM EST
I think a lot of people around the world are unaware that there still exists a considerable minority of Isrealis that oppose the settlements, the ethnic cleansing, human rights violations and so forth in that region.
I am not certain if the Krafts are direct supporters of such actions, so I won't speak to such alledged actions.
I do realize as a middle-aged human that most people possess some balance of good and bad, some more the latter, some more the former. I have yet to find a pure person.
And I get what you mean about the bastardization of the term, "Anti-Semitic."
Right now, this week, I aim to focus on the positive forces of which I know of the Pats Charity, Myra, Bob and the general success of the team.
I won't dimiss your concern. I would suggest that if it is important to you, you should write a letter to Mr. Kraft and advise him of your views, maybe make some suggestions, share any direct knowledge you have.
One last thing, I don't want to rationalize, but to keep things in context, the Palestinians are suffering the consequences of avidly supporting the Nazis in WWII. OK, so no other people have been punished as much for that poor choosing of sides, but my point is that they don't have a completely innocent hand in relatively recent history. Both parties have a share of blame in their shared misery and suffering, with the main players being politicians playing fiddle to their respective audiences, lining their pockets (both leaderships are notoriously corrupt), and extending the conflict so as to keep the gravy flowing.