I would like to take this opportunity to introduce a new section to Best Gore: “Guest Posts“. Even though I’m introducing it as something new, this is the second time I’ve asked a guess writer to offer their perspective to help put a little balance to the pages of Best Gore.
Guest Posts – as the name implies, will be written by somebody else, not me. It will provide a break from my incoherent blabber and hopefully offer a different perspective. And yes, this is also an invitation for you S.O.B.’s to become a little more integral part of the website – for as long as you can do it without plagiarizing other people’s writing.
Now to the topic of this Guest Post – I have been very critical of the Jews and Israel, that’s no secret. So I asked a Best Gore member who’s both Jewish and from Israel if he could write a Guest Post to share what could be called The Jewish Perspective with us. I could not possibly write it myself, because I do not share that point of view so there would ultimately be hints of anti Jewish sentiments in my words.
You may be asking – why? Why would I want to have the Jewish Perspective on my website? Because we live on the same planet. Because open dialogue is one of the things that can lead to a better understanding of one another and as we all know – misunderstandings as well as the lack of open dialogue are frequent causes of needless conflicts. I know thinking that Guest Posts could save the world is naive, but ignorance has never solved anything. Getting past one’s bias and listening to what the other side has to say very well could.
The Jewish Perspective
Hi, I’m Ori, and I’m Jewish.
I love this site; I visit it every few days, for several months now. Though there are things that bothered me greatly. So many posts related to death, suffering and all the bad things of this world being somehow connected to the “Zionists” though the topics are not slightly connected.
But what is Zionism? Well it seems like when people see or hear this word all they see is some kind of a terror organization that its master purpose is the destruction of all nations of the world, and represents the Jewish determination to control the world.
Well if we look in Wikipedia we’ll see this:
Zionism is a form of nationalism of Jews and Jewish culture that supports a Jewish nation state in territory defined as the Land of Israel.
We’ll that doesn’t sound so destructive to me, people who want their own state.
When Mark, the owner of this site, which I respect greatly, asked me if I would write an article to show my perspective of the world, it was so clear to me! I knew exactly what to write! I know so much of what goes on in Israel and the Middle East, from the simple fact – I live there!
Though I failed see the real problem. I thought I would write about Israel, my country, in which I’m so proud of! Show my truth about all this conflict! But in the last open post I understood that the problem goes way back before Israel.
The hate goes all the way back to the fact that I’m Jewish. How can you read my words about Israel objectively if I’m Jewish and you believe I’m trying to dominate you and control the whole world? How can you slightly accept my perspective when you think I’m some kind of a demon? How can you listen if you don’t think of me as a human being? The answer is you can’t… you probably just see a bunch of words which upsets you.
So, instead of looking at me as a Jew, please try to open up to me a little and look at me as a person, I’m a person, sadly for me, a very sensitive one. My psychologist (which I acquired through my military service) told me that my experience of things is far more difficult than most people. Almost everything said to me goes through my skin, directly to my heart… and I have a big one I assure you.
That’s partly why it was so damn difficult reading the last open post, “Satanic Jews”. That’s why it is so hard for me to be remembered of the horrible stuff written about “Zionists” even in the about page. It hurt me so bad that I just had to answer this time, I signed up and tried to defend my country, but again the problem was even more basic than my country. It was my race. And the biggest hit was the comments I got while I was desperately trying to counter endless of baseless awful accusations. People really hate us, what I thought to be in the not so far past of the human history, is still pretty much alive in front of me.
So here I am, on the spot, after a night of guarding, without any sleep, trying to make a little change, trying to reach out to you guys, from my current shelter.
I want to address some of the things said, in the comments and in the open post, even the traumatic about page. According to the last open post I’m “excluded from being called human”. Why?
The immediate trigger was the assignation of El Jabari and the air strikes on Gaza; Even though those were committed as a retaliation of nonstop missile launch against our civilians. But yet, we are the terrorist. I’ll try to leave Israel a side for now; because it’s a huge subject itself… hopefully I’ll get a chance to represent it as well.
Yet there are so many triggers that lead that way, seems like no matter where it happens, it’s probably the Jews fault…
“The Chosen People” – A meaningless line from the bible, that got you guys really upset. In the bible we are being described that way a few times. But I think that’s the belief of every people which are religious no matter what religion. If we leave that out for a second, it’s just insignificant detail in a book full of fairy tales. I don’t believe there’s any god, any religion for me is a way to control people. And I think many of you also believe that, yet using some awful lines described there which no one takes seriously seems legit. If we already judge the bible (you might as well, pick peter pan story to quote) why don’t we judge it for the wonderful stuff that is written in it (as much as I hate it, there are some). And I won’t even start comparing it to the Koran which is far worst. Anyway most Israelis are non-religious, and everyone is free to believe what he wants.
“Satan’s chosen” – was just another expression used to promote hate without using any facts. I can’t blame people for hating us, I think naturally it’s far easier to create anger and hate when you don’t understand someone and he is different from you (even if he is not all that different).
I want to address a few accusations:
Jews are not racist, if at all we are proud people. And I believe it’s not for nothing, Jews even though being very small percentage of the population, achieve some great stuff, even if you take away some of the accomplishment. Israel in 64 years of existence is far greater than a lot of nations that were around for many decades. I’m proud of my country… very proud; I don’t think that’s something bad. The greatest and most glorious nations are proud patriots, look at the Americans. Hating Jews and being an anti-semitic is racist, and saying it isn’t, just justify hate.
There were some more accusations that really bothered me, but now I see that to address them, I will need to address Israel subject a little bit, please watch this short video and then read my comments.
“If the Arabs (Muslims) put down their weapons today there would be no more violence. If the Israelis put down their weapons today there would be no more Israel“. – I’m sorry if you don’t believe that. But my heart does.
Now the accusations:
1) Zionists ethnically cleansed hundreds of thousands of people
The highest number of Dead Palestinians I could Google was: 6617, since September 29, 2000. And it all was during operations of defense, we don’t just go to operations wasting our lives and money, we try to survive in a very hard place.
Now I want you to please look at the current operation, we keep getting better and more accurate weapons to hit Hamas and not the people whom they are hiding behind. But please try to understand the complexity of the situation… 1350 air attacks were made against missile launchers, and rocket basements. And the odds of a mistake that will cost life of innocent people are against us… but yet if we few Palestinians gets killed the world shouts more than if 200 Syrians are killed daily by their regime. Could the world have double standards? What country, not only live under constant rocket bombing, but also provides food, water, electricity and money to their enemies?! It’s stupidly insane. Yet it happens, and Israel defending itself is not a crime.
2) Zionists tortured hundreds of thousands of people
I guess what was meant was the torture of the Palestinians, when we retaliate their missile with air attacks when we try to defend ourselves. So if we torture Hundreds of thousands of people, Hamas currently intentionally shoot rockets at civilians. 3.5 million Civilians live under rocket attacks from Gaza, so I guess they are torturing millions.
3) In an email Mark said to me that he is not an anti-Jewish, only anti – violence- which in his point of view, coming from the Jews more than anyone else.
It was really hard for me to understand why he thinks that. Look at all the world – Africa, all the Arab nations that slaughter themselves daily… Is Israel, a little humane democratic country, the most violent? Are the Jewish people the most violent? Why?
Because we have a country we want to keep, in an environment that is pretty much the most hateful and brainwashed in the world? You can believe whatever you want in Israel, you can be gay, you can be a woman and have rights, look at our enemies.
Why no one stood up for the Palestinians when they lived under Jordanian rule? Today it’s really easy for every Arab / Muslim country to rise against Israel to raise their value in front of the Arab world.
4) One comment I got, said that the Jews control the USA. They are super powerful, and threatening with nukes other nations existence.
I’ll say that, there are successful Jews in the USA. USA and Israel share technology, Intelligence and values which makes us great allies. Though the US won’t do stuff that don’t benefits it, saying we control it is a bunch of bull.
Israel never threatened to nuke or the existent of any other country. While being constantly threatened by Hamas Hezbollah, Iran, Syria, The Muslim Brotherhood and own and own. You can see it in every official speech, they make…
In the same comment, it was said that our victim mentality, is the cause for the hate towards us. The fact that we are being taught to be haters. Well I’m not an hater, I wasn’t taught to be one. My people had a hard fucking history. But I’m a lover; if you knew me you also know I’m a super romantic and carrying person. I don’t care what race you are from, I find myself repeatedly sympathizing with the poor Palestinians, that just want to live with no hate, but suffers because to the goddamn brainwashed terrorist who hunts us. And there are many more like me. I’m currently trying to reach to you, not with hate, not with judgment, but with understanding.
One last thing I’d like to ask, when you think of Jews, when you judge them, remember they are human. Some of them are wonderful people; some are less, just like any other nation.
Agree, disagree, have any comments? I want to hear your perspective as well. I will address every replay I can… I will do anything to answer your truthful questions… I will gladly answer everyone I’ll be able to, but please don’t address to me with baseless accusations and hate, I try to treat everyone with repect, please do the same when you respond to me.
I thank you so much if you survived the reading so far, whether it got to you a little, or not. I tried to address the things the seemed the most important to me, and I know it came out a little long.
I checked the website’s stats today – in the last 30 days a total of 10,438 people from Israel perused Best Gore. On a grand scheme of things, this is not that much given that the website is used by over 5 million people a month. But it’s still 10 thousand presumed Jews who visit Best Gore, of whom 40% visit daily. I would like to express my sincere thanks to those thousands of Jews who despite really harsh criticism remain loyal fans of the website.
That being said – I would like to remind everyone that while Best Gore is an English language website, it serves an international community which includes people whose first language is not English. Best Gore member BarneyS who wrote the Jewish Perspective guest post is one of them. Best Gore is NOT a “speak perfect English or die” website so if you feel like being a grammar Nazi, feel free to take your arrogance elsewhere.
I would like to encourage open discussion, but no personal attacks. I was not bribed nor coerced into publishing this article. I asked Best Gore member BarneyS who I knew was from Israel via email, if he would be interested in writing a response to my Open Post. I wanted to add a little more equal balance to Best Gore and didn’t feel comments were quite “equal” enough.
Vincit Omnia Veritas,