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  •  asdf (8+ / 0-)

    Nice deflection.

    I've got three tools in my arsenal: my voice, my wallet and my vote.

    by ExpatGirl on Sun Aug 10, 2014 at 04:42:31 AM PDT

    •  Don't assume bad faith (0+ / 0-)

      This writer probably just wonders and want us to consider the other groups having a rough time - it's true that they don't get as much attention. As for the why of this reasonable Socratic question: as others have noted here and elsewhere, much of the intensity of concern over Gaza comes from 1. That the USA aids and supports Israel even when it misbehaves (monetary and military aid, and political support like UN votes), 2. The Palestinians are in "occupied territory" rather than at least minorities within recognized national borders, and that changes the dynamic of acceptable behavior, so settlements there are not legally equivalent to Russians or Chinese settling in minority areas, even if the latter causes cultural stress and assimilation pressures etc. So when you see a question like this, just "take it straight up" as polite respondents should, and answer the question as is.

      •  When I see that asker of this question (1+ / 0-)
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        mosesfreeman

        participating in threads about ISIS, Iraq, Ukraine, Nigeria, ebola, American inner cities, etc., I most certainly will.

        Until then, I'll call it a deflection.

        I've got three tools in my arsenal: my voice, my wallet and my vote.

        by ExpatGirl on Sun Aug 10, 2014 at 10:21:31 AM PDT

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