The REAL story of the Middle East conflict

Published by Little-Known Blogger

I spent the first years of my life in a trailer park outside of a tiny town in rural Missouri. I grew up to be a long-haired, gun-hating, military-hating, Presbyterian super-liberal. Well, perhaps the “growing up” happened later. While in high school, I was on the cross-country and wrestling teams, and actually won my weight-class in a State powerlifting competition. I went on to attend college on a Bright Flight scholarship, where I promptly became an atheist. I trained for a few years in Shotokan karate and Cheng-system taijiquan before training in my first real martial art, Hwarang-Do, under the late Franklin Fowlkes (later the Founder and Grandmaster of the Five Elements Martial Arts System). I married an older Taiwanese woman my junior year, got divorced in short order, and dropped out of college. After completing my AA in Psychology, I decided I needed a complete change of scenery and joined the U.S. Marine Corps (having early been assured that there was no way that a skinny liberal like me would ever survive Boot Camp). Contrary to what the Hipster Zombies will tell you, this did not “brainwash me into being a Conservative”. Instead, it made me a very unhappy, short-haired liberal, surrounded by guns and the military. However, I spent my whole contract (after schools) on the island of Okinawa, where I was exposed to points of view not dominated by the American liberal media. During this time, I taught ESL classes as a side-job, trained under some of the highest-ranking masters of karate on Okinawa, and discovered the practice of Buddhism. I also spent some time in Korea, where I got to train in hapkido. It was during this period that I came gradually to realize how stupid and evil American liberalism actually is. This was partly due to my Military Police command sending me to Small Arms Instructor school, which gave me more exposure to guns than I could ever have imagined—thus negating my idiotic liberal distaste for them. After the active-duty portion of my Marine Corps contract was over, I worked several jobs, from security contracts to operating a forklift in a warehouse. In 2002, however, when the invasion of Iraq was getting under way, I signed up with the Missouri Army National Guard, and have remained with them since, continuing as a Military Policeman. I am also full-time corrections officer, a member of the Anglican Church, and at one time was an Instructor Candidate in Dekiti-Tirsia Serradas Kali (until my instructor moved away). My hobbies (beyond blogging) include strength training, shooting sports, martial arts, creating digital art, and being a huge science and science-fiction geek.

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  1. Although I am pro-Israel on most fronts and this presentation makes some very valid points, it is also very one-sided and misleading on some facts. For example, it follows a sloppy chronology, teasing the viewer to think that Jews settled in the Levant because of Hitler. This is untrue. Many Jews resettled in Israel following WWII, but the groundwork was being laid decades before, since the Friends of Zion movement in the 19th Century. I also think the statement that no one welcomed the Jews from Germany is offensive. Many, many countries (esp in the Western hemisphere) received vast numbers of Jewish refugees – the US more than any, even before the true horrific scale of the Nazi death camps were known. The presentation intimates that Israel has been willing to cede the west bank and Gaza, when it has not, and continues to expand settlements. The presentation also fails to point out that great progress towards peace was made in the 1990s, under the leadership of Rabin, until he was assassinated by none other than a Jewish settler.

  2. I also thought that the Arab/Hitler ties were overdone, but I put it up anyway–I was in five simultaneous arguments about the current Israeli offensive into Gaza, and this was the first thing posted by someone else that wasn’t along the lines of “kill all evil Jews.”I thought Rabin’s assassin was law student from Tel Aviv?

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