The recent article “Why LGBT People Around the World Need Israel" strongly proves several points:
First, that Zionists always resort to Pinkwashing (or ”the attempt by a state or people to highlight its treatment of gays to show how progressive it is, in turn covering up human rights violations from which it wishes to detract attention) whenever they are trying to cover their ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people. By latching onto an “liberation movement” that, within a western liberal context, is considered to be the epitome of human rights, Zionists can easily justify the continuous systemic violence against the Palestinian people. Furthermore by calling itself the “only democracy” and the “gay heaven” of the Middle East, Israel appeals to an international audience who via the imperial nature of the “LGBT rights” are mostly likely to side with, uphold, and support Israel.
Secondly, “LGBT Rights” are used as a mere tactic by Zionists and liberals alike to delegitimize the Palestinian cause. By labeling them as ”homophobic” the Palestinian people are not considered worthy of self-determination. Palestine is labeled as barbaric and homophobic while simultaneously the image of Israel as a “gay heaven” are highlighted to further legitimatize the Zionist led systemic violence and genocide of the Palestinian people.
Thirdly, it accurately and very clearly, once again, proves the imperial nature of LGBT Rights discourses. The goal of Zionists who use “LGBT Rights” as a tactic is to universalize these very western and liberal notions of sexuality. By universalizing these “rights,” Israel and U.S. benefit as they are considered modern and liberated, and their intervention and occupation of other countries is legitimized as they also need to be liberated.
All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do.
I’m finally caught up on Hetalia: The Beautiful World. Episode 4 = Oh the Russia feels … The Russia feels …
Stars hide your fires
These here are my desires
And I will give them up to you this time around
I want to draw a story about someone who gave up everything just to go home
okay, some 1p2p al/alfred where al isn’t getting the shaft!!! happy happy tears and happy kisseessss