You know about Amnesty?
They claim to be the defenders of human rights. They say “Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.” “Through our detailed research and determined campaigning, we help fight abuses of human rights worldwide. We bring torturers to justice. Change oppressive laws. And free people jailed just for voicing their opinion.”
One issue that they fight against is supposedly discrimination.
They say “Discrimination strikes at the very heart of being human. It is treating someone differently simply because of who they are or what they believe.
We all have the right to be treated equally, regardless of our race, ethnicity, nationality, class, caste, religion, belief, sex, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, age,health or other status. Yet all too often we hear heart-breaking stories of people who suffer cruelty simply for belonging to a “different” group from those in power.
Amnesty’s work is rooted in the principle of non-discrimination. Working with disadvantaged communities across the world we work to change discriminatory laws and protect people.”
“Amnesty is calling for
- Get rid of discriminatory laws and release anyone who is in prison because of them.
- Protect everyone – whoever they are – from violence.
- Draw up new laws and build institutions that tackle the root causes of discrimination.
- Lead from the front – never exploit or use people’s discriminatory beliefs for political ends.”
So far so good right? All admirable issues and qualities.
But it seems that they only believe in selective anti discrimination. Just like most others in the world, they are biased.
Their words say that they want protection for everyone; their actions say they don’t care if Jewish people get hurt.
Antisemitism is a real phenomenon no matter how much we try and pretend that because Jews are in general well to do/rich, they cannot be discriminated against. The Israel-Palestine further adds fuel to the racism and xenophobia.
The media is either rabid right (like Fox, Daily Mail etc) who can’t see any wrong with the Jews/Israel or rabid left (Indian media like NDTV, Guardian etc) for whom the Jews/Israel are the epitome of all evil.
But no matter what your wing – unless you are a Communist or a Nazi – you should believe in human rights, irrespective of a person’s religion.
The same way that noone should be discriminated against because they are Muslim or Christian or Buddhist, no one should be discriminated against because they are Jewish either.
[I am living out Hindus from this, because as per our left wing “secular” brothers and sisters, Hindus should be banned and Hindu Brahmins wiped out. That’s why Periyar activists in Tamil Nadu were going around beating up 80 year old Brahmins and not a single fuck was given by the media.]
Jews are getting harassed, beaten up, vandalised, murdered every day in Europe – and all because of their religion.
And Amnesty does not care!!!!
What kind of lunacy is this?
Have we forgotten what happened to them just half a century ago whe nwe stopped caring about the mand looked the other way?
Have we learnt nothing from history?