The Violent Xenophobic Racism in Ireland
At 9pm last Tuesday, 44-year-old Chinese doctor, Wu Youzhong, went to investigate the sound of breaking glass outside his home in Coleraine, County Londonderry, in Ireland. When he arrived at his front door, he saw that the window had been smashed. An intruder then attacked him so violently that he had to be admitted to hospital for several days, and required consultation from an eye specialist. Dr Wu’s wife, Luo Ruoyin, said, “I heard he was just screaming in pain and I was scared. He was just holding his head and covering his eyes and blood was just running down everywhere.” The police are treating the attack as racially motivated; the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are reported to be intending to move away from the area.
The Chinese community in Ireland has long been a target of racial discrimination. Anna Lo, an Alliance Party politician born in Hong Kong who was elected to the Ireland Assembly in 2007, was the first politician from an ethnic minority at national level in Ireland, as well as the first East Asian to be elected anywhere in Britain. Her campaign was dogged by violent racism – including death threats – to the extent that she had to carry a panic alarm as a precaution. One far-Right website published pornographic images of Chinese women, alongside derogatory references to Anna Lo. “People from ethnic minorities are very frightened,” she said. “I have never seen ethnic minorities so fearful in Ireland.”
the crumbling myth of white supremacy. white supremacy is violent. white supremacy is destructive. white supremacy is pervasive. white supremacy kills.
This is kind of like how some people will say that their use of “gay” as an insult isn’t homophobic because they don’t mean it that way. Literally no one gives a flying crap about what you personally believe. Zionism is not a religion or a coming-of-age experience that’s open to personal interpretation. It’s not ”jews having a safe place to call home (that isn’t necessarily a “jewish state”) in an area of the world that is undeniably historically significant to them.” It’s a political ideology with stated aims that were accomplished throughout the 20th century, including ethnic cleansing, periodic massacres, and a system of racist exclusion targeting the indigenous Palestinian population. That’s what zionism is, and none of you worthless “cultural zionist” cockfarts will ever be able to erase or hide this moral stain.
As for your quip about holocaust denial. I was asked a question, and I explained why this happens. I never once defended it or said it was right. If that counts as excusing in your “perspective,” then I suggest you take a course on reading comprehension. But I did enjoy the irony of being accused of such from someone who came into my inbox trying to whitewash zionism. So thanks for that.
I thought this addressed the issue of the contrast between zionism and Judaism quite well (whilst also making other good points)
….. I don’t know how to really react to this… This just really really really comes off incredibly Anti Semitic??? And like…. complete and total erasure of Jewish plight???? Like…. I think that this person has absolutely no knowledge of Jewish history and is taking Zionism way out of context…. I’m still on the fence with the concept and ideal in general. But everytime its ever brought up people only EVER talk about what Israel has done in the last 70 years and thats it. I’ve never seen ANY and I mean ANY talk of what Jewish people went through historically in that area EVER ever ever. It just comes off as complete erasure and dismissal of Jewish plight once again “because Israel”.
How does Jewish history in anyway justify what Zionist Jews did to the Palestinian people? How does any one people’s suffering justify their brutalization of another people? Once again, I have never denied the pain and suffering that Jews have been put through throughout history, but there is absolutely no excuse for zionism and the crimes that were committed in the name of Jewish self-determination.
I in no way said that it ever justified whats being done to the Palestinian people at all. Its really really disappointing and disgusting what the Jewish Israeli government is doing to the Palestinian people. But Zionism as the concept itself is not about ethnically cleansing or causing the Genocide of another group of people???? At all??? Zionism as a concept is a reaction to the Genocide of the Jewish people of the hundreds and thousands of years. Its about collecting all of the Jews from all over the world as a reaction to whats happened to Jewish people EVERYWHERE they’ve been forced to assimilate so that they will never have to suffer again. Zionism as a concept is NOT about ethnically cleansing an area of people. Its simply a movement which was a reaction to the Jewish people having had ENOUGH. I don’t agree with the whole no Jews living anywhere else and staying in the homeland of Israel. You’re blaming the ideology for the actions of its people???? I mean…. I don’t know I think its kind of… bullshit I’m sorry. Again, maybe its because you don’t fully understand the depth and length of Jewish persecution through out the history of the world. Any other people who have been as oppressed would most likely be applauded for saying ENOUGH and wanting to create a safe haven for themselves. Thats where Zionism starts and stops as a concept. The war crimes of the Israeli government has nothing at all to do with the Zionist movement from my understanding. Its just become an Extremist Zionist Jewish government.
This makes absolutely no sense. Zionism is not “simply” a concept. It was put into practice. In practice, zionism is ethnic cleansing, it is racist nationalism, it is massacres, and it is torture. There was literally no way that a Jewish state could ever be founded without the forced expulsion of the Palestinian people, who made up a majority on the land. On top of that, the “Extremist Zionist Jewish government” that you’re attempting to blame has been supported by the vast majority of zionists since 1948. Please stop trying to justify this racist ideology, or at least stop doing it in my notes.
I’m honestly really confused as to how…. its like…. inherently racist??? Like…. Jewish people are of all colors and ethnicities? Most Israeli Jews are NOT white… They might have slightly lighter skin than those of the Palestinians but they are not Ethnically considered white by any means. To my knowledge Israel was temporarily given that land by the UN. And when Jewish people came in and settled, due to the heavy Anti Semitic views of the neighbouring nations they declared war on Israel. Which in turn, Israel won and then they decided to stay and THEN become the bullies of the area as a result of the 6 days War???? I honestly don’t see how you can over simplify the situation or just say THEY’RE WRONG without pitting blame on both sides at least for the way everything started. Yes Israel is continuing to commit war crimes and over power Palestine. But the Israeli government’s goal is not to ethnically cleanse or commit any sort of Genocide??? Like Hamas is literally completly bent on ridding the world of Jewish people???? I mean…. Both sides have a reason to be fighting. Yes, one side is using unnecessary power and force that the other can’t use. But its not as simple as ISRAEL DEVILS PALESTINE ANGELS. Its just not.
Israeli government’s goal is not to ethnically cleanse or commit any sort of Genocide??? But aint that what they doing???
Thats not their goal. Israel’s governments goal is to secure a place for the Jewish people to live free from anti Semitism from the world. Israel was founded right after the Jewish people lost 1/4 of their entire ethnic group. Like…. Yes they are doing WAY too much and using complete and unncecessary force. I don’t even…. how can you say that you cannot understand in even the slightest as to WHY they might be doing so, wether you agree or not, that after you lose a LITERAL 1/4 of your ENTIRE group of people…. that you aren’t going to by any means necessary defend yourself from it happening again. When faced by a government whose sworn to “finish the job” essentially. It doesn’t give them a right to use that force at all. But it isn’t at the least understandable why these people are extremist? All day we talk about how we can understand why oppressed people become to start hate their oppressors and lash out and fight back, but we cannot understand why the Jewish people do it??? Even if we do not agree with the actions, we cannot understand in the slightest?
im not talking about this with you here
I’m going to go straight to the point. Have Jews had a history of being repressed and violated? Yes…so have many other ethnic and religious groups! The struggles and injustices that Jews face do not justify the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestine. Is it okay to want to protect your people? Yes. I believe it’s honorable and courageous to want to protect your people, but when your vision of the future involves drawing up borders for a so called safe haven that is exclusively Jewish, which will entail shoving native Palestinian off the land and making life for them as miserable as possible…that has defeated the purpose of your goal entirely. Is it right to protect your people and give them the best at another groups expense? Is it right to shove them off the land that they’ve been living on and to take away their human rights to preserve your own? No. There is a difference between a humanitarian cause of wanting to help your people…and exploiting the pain of another group and purposefully going after them (when they are defenseless). I do not want to hear another person defend the Israeli government’s (notice how I specifically say “government”) by referencing the so called benevolence of Zionism. A future that is dedicated solely and exclusively to one group at the expense of another is not a future.
For the next 15 minutes, while it’s still my birthday I’d like to reflect. To be honest I don’t feel any different, maybe because it hasn’t fully sunk in yet that I’m 21.
Today was a normal day-actually it was busier than normal. I left work earlier to bump from doctor to doctor (to finish my physical for student teaching) then headed to school to turn forms in then went to tutor Natalie.
I did have some lows-as much as I hate to admit it-my sister contacted me on Facebook. Obviously to wish me a happy birthday. But of course the “you should go home more often” did not go ignored and I immediately thought of which one of my parents put her up to it. When I apologized that she had to have an earful from our parents (since I’m busy working) she say “no need to get sensitive”. It feels like I’m always eh one to apologize-and when I do, I’m over dramatic. So i guess I shouldn’t say anything at all right?
On a positive note, I did get some nice birthday wishes from close friend. My neighbor Mrs. P, who used to be my yoga buddy called, and it was really sweet of her. Annie, one of the little girls at work made me a card and she didn’t have to ☺️. My coworkers were sweet and we are going out tomorrow night. I get back in contact with some friends.
Here’s to another year. Despite how thins can go awry and how some people will never cease to spoil the moment, I’ve made up my mind to stay positive. I need to remind myself that I don’t need to be perfect to be a great person and I especially do not need one person here and there making me think otherwise. Maybe in a year when I read this I might sound petty and childish but at least I have the right resolve an state of mind to respond with maturity and clarity.
I will not lose focus nor will I let the speed bumps or potholes affect my journey (borrowing a very apt analogy from a close friend). I will not let negativity blur my vision or dampen my hopes. I also won’t let positive events go unnoticed and unappreciated. Also, I will project the same positivity and hope onto others whom I cross paths with to bring out the best if them. Because that’s what we should always do and those are the people we should hold on to.
I may have come to this conclusion on my birthday but on any other day I will strive to practice the same judgment, action and resolve.
I am fairly convinced that Red Pandas are not real.
THEY ARE LIKE CHILDREN WITH TAILS
Wounded children received treatment at a hospital Thursday, a day after Taliban gunmen killed dozens of people at a courthouse in Farah province, Afghanistan, officials said.
has this been done yet
So this dumb bitch that I have friended on facebook posted something that appeared on my newsfeed. I don’t know whether to be amused or incensed by the stupidity and air of entitlement that comes with this facebook page.
White is Beautiful…are you fucking kidding me? Let me articulate that I am not racist against whites but I cannot wrap my head around how ridiculous this is…Do people tell whites that…
1) their skin is too dark
2) their eyes are too small
3) their hair is too knappy
4) their accents are unprofessional sounding
…and the list goes on.
Come on people, this is white privilege right here. You do not need to be reminded of how “beautiful” you are because everything down from the media to social expectations of beauty reinforce that “white is beautiful”.
Get a grip. PS: Let me also add that the pictures that are displayed of these so called “beautiful” whites are of them down my creaks, carrying guns, guzzling alcohol (basically ratchet).