It's interesting how the only ones suspected of having empathy for suppressed minorities these days are "lefties".
Care for caged children separated from their families? Well they're immigrants, so you gotta be a lefty.
Anyway, if Arabic was just removed as a national language, I wouldn't compare it to apartheid. That's quite an unfair comparison.
Though there are certainly a lot of concerning things going on in Israel to say the least in terms of human rights violations.
But because Israel is such an important strategic location for US military, they're going to let Israel get away with a lot.
The left didn't care about illegal immigrant children being separated from their parents while obama was in office and alot of those pics being used by the media of kids in dog cages were taken then. The left didn't care until it was a convenient political club to hit Trump with. Feigning empathy for political points is lefty. 😂
I'm sure most would, it was just that a lot of people probably weren't aware of it then. I had never heard of it either, until recently. And some people I talked to still hadn't heard of it until I mentioned it to them myself. It was certainly not a worldwide scandal featured prominently, like this one. Or got on the cover of Time Magazine. Etc. (Although it should have gotten more media coverage back then, as with many other stories.)
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Progressives commonly criticized Obama (because they don't like politicians who serve their corporate donors), especially when it involved human rights issues.
It has really become a very frequent thing that whenever anyone empathizes with oppressed minorities, or condemn racist behavior, in particular if the offender is in the majority, they're commonly assumed to be "lefties". And it's actually very telling of those people's mindset if they can't fathom right wingers just as commonly empathizing with people unless they're of "their kind" or on their side politically.
When minorities behave in racist or oppressive manners towards white people, we don't commonly see the backlash being attributed to "right wingers". Yet when the reverse happen, almost without fail, you get the "lefties" comments quite commonly, on this forum included. This topic included.
In my entire history on this forum, I've never once made a "right wingers?" presumption like that pertaining to criticism of minorities vs majorities, or in any situation actually. Because that would say much more about my mindset than theirs. Because we don't actually know the political background of any hypothetical people, nor their mindset. But then we would know that I only expect empathy for minorities, or those who are weaker, to commonly come from a specific political spectrum.
And the idea that right wingers are so unlikely to sympathize with this situation that someone can't even fathom criticism coming from anywhere but the left, is frankly an idea that I haven't come to fully accept.
I never thought of such things as Right vs Left. It wasn't until I started seeing a lot of these "lefties?" presumptions in recent years that I started to consider that some view it that way.