Fuck off anon.
I’m not pro Assad. I’m not pro FSA.
Come to my blog if you have issues.
I don’t see any mentions of Syria in the original anon question? Unless I missed other mentions of Syria?
Ok, this anon is obviously an asshole but, a-p, your seeming respect for and agreement with Zionism has put you in a bad light, at least for me. I haven’t been able to shake that feeling, especially since you also are pretty vocal about your disdain for Arabs. So your Zionist leanings have felt like an extension of anti-Arabness (for lack of a better term?!) and I thought the same thing as anon, that you think being a stateless Assyrian somehow makes you understand the Zionist cause.
Maybe you can explain it better because, as it stands, you’re siding with Zionists who, by the way, would sooner put a bullet to your Christian skull than side with what you perceive to be a same kind of Assyrian plight.
There was a comment on the original post about me being pro Assad, which isn’t true.
I am against Arab governments, not the Arab people. If I hated Arabs I wouldn’t listen to Arabic music, nor have Arab friends, etc. Why is everyone so concerned with my ideology and twisting things?
I am against Arab people that choose to “Arabize” Assyrians. Baathism has killed Assyrians (and continues to) in a methodical and gradual means, very different than the genocides have. Assyrians in Mosul aka Mslawis are Assyrian yet can’t speak our language, and only speak Arabic. Arabization.
I’m not a Zionist.
Your answer to the Zionist question, however, was pretty terrible. I’m not trying to be aggressive but I mean, even now re-reading it, it’s making my blood boil.
I’m not even going to approach the other thing because, well, you know the old “I’m not racist, I have black friends” thing? You say you’re ok with Arabs but your posts have a distinctly anti-Arab vibe that, when combined with that you said about Zionism, makes me think it’s not just about Arab “governments”.
I mean, Assyrians today are not the Assyrians of yore, who weren’t even Christian. You don’t seem to be as anti-Christianisation as you are Arabisation and so that makes me believe, again, that this is a strictly anti-Arab thing and not an anti-change-people thing.
I’m sure that white saviour will butt in soon.
Lol ok let’s break this down
1) he said he liked he idea of Zionism, which in itself isn’t a bad thing. He said he identified with the Jewish people having self determination with him being Assyrian and all. That being said, not all Zionism is realized in the form of Israel. You can be Zionist/pro-Zionist without being pro-Israel.
3) ooohhh people oppressed by Arabs having negative sentiments about Arabs oh wow like that’s not uncommon??!
4) did it ever occur to you that Xianity spread in the Mashriq long before Constantine?? Assyrian-prince IS Xian, you do know that, right?!
defending with “I can’t be anti-Arab bc I do XYZ with Arab culture/ppl” isn’t a good defense but the anti-Arab accusations are pretty flimsy
newsflash! a bunch of gentiles SHOULD NOT BE DISCUSSING JEWISH MOVEMENTS FOR JEWS WITHOUT TALKING TO SOME JEWS FIRST
zionism is a very broad term that covers non state versions, like the continuation of jewish language (hebrew, primarily, but also ladino, yiddish, aramaic, and judeo-arabic) and culture and practice and the preservation of our people. that has NOTHING *inherently* to do with states, ancient or modern or on the moon or whatever.
some forms of zionism call for a binational state, and have since the 19th c. yeah, you know the one state solution that iirc most palestinians advocate? a binational state right? correct me if i am wrong, i defer to palestinians here, but that is what i remember hearing reading and being told, including by my palestinians peers and friends, so….. yeah thats a zionist idea also (by which i mean, there are entire streams of zionism that also and independently of other jews and palestinians advocated for the same solution starting at the same time and some even before.)
lthen other forms of zionism are the not-okay-we-are-xenophobic-crazies kind, which is OBVIOUSLY racist and wrong. but that doesnt make that true for all forms of zionism or even all zionists.
take, for example, american jews (a deliberate choice on my part, since i know those are the jews that tumblr loves to hate.) the vast majority of american jews identify as zionist. and yet, the vast majority of american jews are highly ciritical of israel and OVERWHELMINGLY support the end of the occupation, and a free, independent palestine. that’s good, right? this does not make them not zionist, it makes your definition of zionism incorrect. jews define jewish movements, not gentiles. chances are, most anti zionists would disagree with these american jewish zionists on some stuff….but a lot less than you might think.
israel is a product of zionism, and israel is racist and horribly oppressive, and that doesnt make every oppressive dick move israel does representative of jewish hopes for independence. thats kinda a bit like saying everything Hamas ever does represents all Palestinian hopes for freedom and independence. it’s simply not true and misses a lot of context.
also - it’s REALLY INSULTING AND NOT TRUE to say that Assyrians now are not the Assyrians of yore. they are literally direct descendants. where did you think they came from, the ground?! the sky?! they just magically speak an indigenous language that predates Arabic? where did this statement even fucking come from, just?!?!?
I am not surprised that an Assyrian, oppressed by Arab governments, would be less than fond of Arab governments and less than supportive of them. There are Amazigh and Mizrahi and Sephardi Jews on this website, some very vocal, who feel the same way re: governments and forced Arabization for the *exact same reason*, we gonna tone police them too? How does that make SENSE???
I also don’t see why “I don’t support support Israel but I can see why oppressed Jews would turn nationalistic” —-> I AM A ZIONIST WHO SUPPORTS THE OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE where the hell is your reading comprehension just??????
understanding that stateless people often suffer and that some turn to statist nationalism….how does that engender support for israel as a current entity or support of the occupation and oppression of palestine and palestinians? i dont get it? doesn’t it davka speak to support of the palestinians, as a deprived and stateless people? I DON’T UNDERSTAND THE PREMISE OF THE OUTRAGE HERE??
To clarify: I don’t know Assyrian Prince. I don’t think I’ve even heard of him before. I saw this post because someone I follow reblogged it, and seeing goyim discuss Jews like we are lab animals pissed me off, and the blatant ignorance did also, so there you have it.