Fuck Hamas! Fuck Israel!


I agree!
The manifesto illuminates the political signification of Cee-lo's "Fuck You" song, doesn't it?
Uh-oh, don't they know there's only One True Sin anymore, which is Thou Shalt Not Criticize Israel. Don't they realize that the Jews are the Most Persecuted People In History (tm)?

Those poor, poor, Jews. Let's all feel sorry for them.
I bet those Islamic musical performances are really exciting stuff for the young people in Gaza.

Going out, meeting friends in cafés – let alone clubs or discotheques – or attending cultural events has become an increasingly complicated task as Hamas cracks down on western "decadence". In Gaza there are no theatres and few concerts aside from the Islamic musical performances organised by the Hamas authorities. In the places where young men and women are allowed to meet, considered an "oasis" by the less conservative youth, the police are quick to interrogate mixed couples suspected of not being married or engaged.
That'll show 'em!!!

Now, who wants to go get stoned?
@3, fuck you, moron.

I wish this sentiment were real. Maybe it is. Reminds me of the Teabaggers, who had some semi-justified complaints, but ended up being tools of one of the entrenched establishments. But yeah, everybody there is trapped in the bullshit system.
I've alway thought that peaceful demonstrations and protests would have accomplished a great deal more for Palestinians by now than violence has. No rock throwing, no bombs, just marches, day in and day out, would garner a great deal more sympathy.
(OK, all sarcasm aside.)

I agree w/ you, up to a point. The crux is where the motivation of peaceful protest comes from. As you say, if it's to garner sympathy, we can see the ultimate end-game of that strategy w/ the actions of Israel. They are allowed to commit ruthless pogroms, atrocities, an apartheid state and blatant racism simply because they can play the sympathy card. Go into a crowd of unknown people anywhere in America and publicly criticize Israel. No matter where you do this, someone will pipe up, accusing you of wanting to send all Jews into a gas chamber.

Now, if the protester's actions are based on morality and justice, where they refuse to participate in an unjust, immoral regime, then the end result can be victory. There is no good example of this, as humans have an incredible difficulty in separating morality w/ self-pity. However, the leaders we usually look to who have achieved results using non-violence have all started w/ a deep moral sense. Where the people get bogged down is forgetting why they're doing this. The Civil Rights struggle was hi-jacked early on, where the issue went from Justice vs. Injustice to Black vs. White. MLK wanted civil rights for all, but his followers only were interested in fighting for civil rights for blacks, and they ultimately failed because of that. Yes, there were some victories, but we're still fighting for the civil rights for all Americans, as Dan continually points out.
@3, being jewish and anti-zionist i can tell you that your kind of idiocy is the last thing we or palestinians need, this is not about anti-semitism, this is not about judeaism, this is an colonial apartheid system much akin to south afrika that needs to be brought down the same way.

@ 8, those kind of marches do happen, daily, look up bil'in (http://www.bilin-village.org/) and ma'asara (http://www.awalls.org/demonstrators_in_a…), sadly they are also everytime getting teargassed, battoned and shot at and they get an fraction of the attention militant actions get.
and there are also other things you need to consider, how long can an kid in palestine get shot at, their house demolished, land stolen, discriminated but at the same time being taken advatage from for cheap labor, etc etc? when everything seems hopeless its tempting to pick up that rock, that gun, that bomb.
and while i reject terrorism you also must realise that the US would never had listen to MLK without the threat of Malcom X and the Panthers, The UK would have never negotiated with Ghandi without very violent uprisings and the threat of more radical militant leaders, etc etc.
(edit, my last sentence dissapeared:)

Behind every pascifist the state wishes to negotiated with there is an militant with an gun.
Fuck everybody, huh?

Sounds like a lot of young people I know. Tiresome.

This "voice of a generation" youth-power crap will go where it always goes: into dust. They'll turn into the same assholes they blame for all their problems now, just like everyone else in history always has.
You have an good message. You are an hero.
Hear, hear!

The warmongers who stand to make more trillions from continuing wars hate this kind of talk. They would be the tea-party fuck-faces who think they invented everything. Like Hamas, the Likud, Fatah, jihadists, Islamists, the IRA and every other self-absorbed radical dumbfuck who is dumber than dogshit, they think their way is the only way. It is... if what you live for is total war.

Fuck all of them. They're all assholes, just like the cowshit-kicking president who drafted me in 1967 to fight an Asian civil war for him: LBJ. Fuck 'em all!
"Sounds like a lot of old people I know." Yep, just as dumb as dogshit, buddy, and enjoying eating it, too.

By the way, Charles Y. Farley says fuck you, too. Fuck you.
One more thing, asshole: I happen to be 65 years old, but that doesn't mean my brain is dead. What it means is that I am capable of learning from my mistakes and moving on to better things than killing innocent men, women and children.

Fuck you.
I'm tired of trying to read comments posted by right-wing assholes. Admittedly, I heartily disagree with their content, but my fatigue is from trying to decipher barely readable compositions. RWAHs butcher grammar, spelling and "The Elements of Style" so badly it's like listening to someone scratch their fingernails on a blackboard.
I feel better now.
It's really a damn shame that the UN partition plan for Palestine was never accepted by the Arabs. I can understand why, since they probably didn't feel it was fair for Jews to have even half of Palestine (plus, some Arab countries allegedly had their own agendas, like Abdullah, Jordan's king, allegedly having an informal and secret agreement with Israel, negotiated with Golda Meir, to annex the portions of Palestine allocated to the Palestinian state in the West Bank, and prevent formation of a Palestinian state.)

But, had that plan been accepted and implemented, Palestinians would have much more territory than they would have today if a separate state was created.

Moral of the story: you can refuse to compromise because the compromise offered is unfair (and that would be the natural reaction) but if you choose to do that, you can be even more fucked.
Jesus, what a bunch of no-good shmucks most of you commenters are. The eight students who wrote the Gaza Youth Manifesto issued a gigantic cyber-scream, yet all some of you can do is fall back on the usual political for/against arguments, while the rest of you just walk on by and say 'Yeah yeah, heard it all before.'

Your 'sophistication' is not just deeply cynical. It's deeply, deathly boring.
@16 What it means is that I am capable of learning from my mistakes and moving on to better things than killing innocent men, women and children.

It's funny, because Obama and the Democrats aren't really "right wing," though they are certainly conservative. Does your learning from your mistakes mean you oppose the Democrats, since they've been doing a lot of killing of innocent men, women, and children lately? (Really, they've been doing it since they've been around, just like the Republicans.)
You guys voted for Hamas, so fuck yourselves?
Sounds like the Fahtwa (sic) of the Flies!
Congratulations, CharlesYFarley, for accomplishing something I previously though was impossible.

You are even more annoying than "Will in Seattle".

Good for the kids. The youth bomb is way over due to go off again like in the 60's.
There are many citizens of the United States who still hold dear the following words which were written as if by magic or by intervention over 235 years ago:

"In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." ... "when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

Real Americans, True Americans are on the correct side in this... we are pulling for, praying for, and wishing for the proper victors. Real americans have and recognize brothers and sisters from every tribe.. from every group.

So... "let Facts be submitted to a candid world."

Baby, you ain't seen nothin' yet