by Mazen Kamalmaz
Freedom for Palestine!! Who can say no!! Even Mr. Biden accept such a demand in his own special way .. But why only for Palestine ? That looks easy : because it is an oppressed people .. But what actually does it mean ? Does it mean that the those who would rule the land that is called Palestine not Israel: its rulers, policemen, jailors, judges, executioners, public opinion manipulators, the economical and financial elite, etc, to be Palestinian .. That its “legitimate authorities” will prefer Arabs to other “citizens”, that Arabs, especially Muslims, can abuse and bully their non-Arab and non-Muslim neighbors or bystanders …
It is inhuman to ask Palestinians not to think so after ages of being abused and manipulated by almost everybody, let them be Jewish or Muslim, Israeli or Arab .. You can describe such a situation as a state of freedom if you are one of beneficiaries of the new arrangement of privileges, but for those who live in jails, slums, other types of concentration camps like psychiatrics hospitals, it is the same or even worse ..
Believe it or not, Hamas’ repression of Palestinians is worse and more brutal than Israel’s one .. Palestinians can protest against Israel’s repression but not that of Hamas..
After sacrificing one million lives to get independence, as young Algerians is told, these young Algerians sacrifice even more lives trying to escape their independent state to join the land of their ex-oppressors and be French again ..
That is not a point for colonialism, it is a big point against the state, all states, of all types, let it be “free” or not, “colonial” or not ..
Israel is a colonial state ?
Who can deny that !!
But can anyone imagine or mention a state that is not a colonial? Of course
we can .. All “weak” states avoid attacking their neighbors and refrain from occupying other nations who can defend themselves successfully .. But unfortunately no one can tell for sure how they would act if they become stronger than their neighbors .. Who can assure that the free Palestine’ statemen or generals will not try to occupy their Arab or non Arab neighbors if they could ..
In a word : A free Palestinian state would not mean freedom or even better welfare, neither for Palestinians or even for their neighbors and everyone ..
One last word for young people who adore the race, nation, religion, etc, of their parents and grandfathers, and think that it is better than others and deserve to prevail and take control of everybody else, you have a lot of suitable alternatives to choose among but anarchism is not of them!!!
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