It were Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s recent racist remarks about US president Barack Obama which became the reason to right this post – otherwise, most of us know that United States was built over European reacism against Americas’ Native people.
Rabbi Ovadia, the spiritual leader of Israel’s Shas Party, during his weekly sermon on Saturday while protesting the Obama’s pressure on the Zionist entity to stop new Jewish settlements on Palestinian land – called Obama “a slave” who wants to rule the world and control Tel Aviv’s affairs.
“American insidiousness tells us to build here and not to build there as we were slaves working for them. We live in a time when slaves are governing us and are trying to control us……”
Rabbi’s racist remarks could not be termed as a rant of some White Supremacist – because the Rabbi is an Iraqi Arab Jew. The other reasons for his racism could be for him to be a great scholar of the anti-Christ Jewish Talmud or probably the hatred against the Blacks comes from the major Jewish involvement in World slavery. However, Barack Obama, is only half Black (son of a Black Muslim father and a White Christian mother) but certainly not a descendant of a Black American slave.
Former South African Jewish Minister of Intelligence, Ronnie Kasrils, summed up Israeli racism in these words: ”Israelis claim that they are the chosen people, the elect of God, and find a biblical justification for their racism and Zionist exclusivity. This is just like the Afrikaners of apartheid South Africa, who also had the biblical notion that the land was their God-given right. Like the Zionists who claimed that Palestine in the 1940s was ‘a land without people for a people without land’, so the Afrikaner settlers spread the myth that there were no black people in South Africa when they first settled in the 17th century. They conquered by force of arms and terror and the provocation of a series of bloody colonial wars of conquest.”
Rosemarie Jackowski is US Air Force veteran and an anti-war activist and journalist. She was arrested in March 2003 for participating in a protest against Iraq War. Rosemarie in her latest article titled Now it is the time for some national soul searching about racism in the United States before it is too late, Wrote:
“The US is a racist country. In addition, it is also a classist, elitist, arrogant country. Classist for sure, when 18,000 die every year because of lack of access to health care. Elitist, for sure, when one looks at the distribution of wealth. Arrogant and aggressive – just look at US foreign policy.”
In the words of Rev. Wright: “We’ve bombed Hiroshima, we’ve bombed Nagasaki, we’ve nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon and we never batted an eye. . . . We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and Black South Africans, and now we are indignant. Because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back into our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.”
“We took this country by terror away from the Sioux, the Apache, the Iroquois, the Comanche, the Arapaho, the Navajo. Terrorism. We took Africans from their country to build our way of ease and kept them enslaved and living in fear. Terrorism. We bombed Grenada and killed innocent civilians, babies, non-military personnel; we bombed the Black civilian community of Panama, with Stealth bombers, and killed unarmed teenagers and toddlers, pregnant mothers and hard-working fathers. We’ve bombed Gadhafi’s home and killed his child.
“… We bombed Iraq; we killed unarmed civilians trying to make a living. We bombed a plant in Sudan to pay back an attack on our embassy. Killed hundreds of hard-working people, mothers and fathers who left home to go that day, not knowing that they would never get back home.
“We’ve bombed Hiroshima, we’ve bombed Nagasaki, we’ve nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon and we never batted an eye. Kids playing in the playground, mothers picking up children after school, civilians not soldiers, people just trying to make it day by day.
“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and Black South Africans, and now we are indignant. Because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back into our own front yards.
“America’s chickens are coming home to roost. Violence begets violence. Hatred begets hatred and terrorism begets terrorism…”
Malcolm X, a descendant of American slaves – advised the Americans how to get rid of their centuries-old racism: “America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. Throughout my travels in the Muslim world, I have met, talked to and even eaten with people who in America would have been considered White – but the White attitude was removed from their minds by the religion of Islam. I have never before seen sincere and true brotherhood practiced by all colors together, irrespective of their colors….”