Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pity Us

Tammy, who blogs for Liberate America offers a rather fanciful account of and edifying context to the Haitian catastrophe. In some logic understood only by her she somehow sweeps both Gazans and Haitians under the same tent.

Here is Snoopy the Goon's portrait of the lady

I left the following comment on her blog:

"The tragedies of Haiti and Gaza "??

There is something grotesque about the need of pro-Palestinian "supporters" to have Palestinian suffering included in some of the worst calamities that have befallen humanity in modern times, be them man-made or natural disasters.

I don't even know what to call this pathological envy for other people's catastrophes.

If Jews have the Holocaust to enjoy, Palestinians make up their own Holocaust so as not to be outdone by the Jews.

If Black South Africans had apartheid to boast of, Palestinians start fantasizing about their own version of apartheid.

If Haitians are struck by a major natural catastrophe that claims 150,000 dead and over a million homeless, then Palestinians, too, need to place their claim to glory by manufacturing similar straights, of suffering from an invented man-made flood disaster (or whatever you might call Tammy's fanciful account of the rain floods in Gaza) and clamouring for the world's pity.

Pity us, pity us, the Palestinians plead. Not them. Us. Aren't we the most pitiful of all victims, ever, in the history of the world?

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There is, actually, a medical term for this psychiatric disorder. It is called "Munchhausen syndrome", a mental disease in which those affected fake disease, illness, or psychological trauma in order to draw attention or sympathy to themselves. It is in a class of disorders known as factitious disorders which involve "illnesses" whose symptoms are either self-induced or falsified by the patient. It is also sometimes known as hospital addiction syndrome.

A variant of this disease is known as "Munchhausen Syndrome by Proxy":

Fabricated or Induced Illness is the formal name of a type of abuse in which a caregiver feigns or induces an illness in a person under their care, in order to attract attention, sympathy, or to fill other emotional needs.

I have always preferred to relate to this pathological need for pity from the Palestinians as a rhetorical fallacy.

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Addendum:

Previously, I left a request for some clarification on one of Tammy's unsubstantiated allegations, made here.

The comment reads as follows:

"The King-Crane Commission is relatively unknown, buried under a century of Zionist propaganda and attempts to discredit Dr. Henry Churchill King and Charles R. Crane as Nazi sympathizers."

An interesting document.

I googled King-Crane and could not find any evidence that they were both denounced as Nazi Sympathizers. Who denounced them? When? On what sources do you base these accusations?

Thus far, no explanation has been furnished.

Parked comment:

The following appears in the Crane-King report:

"4. We recommend, in the fourth place, that Emir Feisal be made the head of the new united Syrian State. “ (1919)

Yet, in spite of the authors' assessment of the hostility towards the Zionst Project, their own recommended ruler signed the following accord:

"Agreement Between Emir Feisal Husseini and Dr. Weizman

His Royal Highness the Emir FEISAL, representing and acting on behalf of the Arab Kingdom of Hedjaz, and Dr. CHAIM WIEZMANN, representing and acting on behalf of the Zionist Organization.

mindful of the racial kinship and ancient bonds existing between the Arabs and the Jewish people, and realising that the surest means of working out the consumation of their national aspirations is through the closest possible collaboration in the development of the Arab State and Palestine, and being desirous further of confirming the good understanding which exists between them,

have agreed upon the following Articles;-

ARTICLE I

The Arab State and Palestine in all their relations and undertakings shall be controlled by the most cordial goodwill and understanding and to this end Arab and Jewish duly accredited agents shall be established and maintained in the respective territories.
ARTICLE II

Immediately following the completion of the deliberations of the Peace Conference, the definite boundaries between the Arab State and Palestine shall be determined by a Commission to be agreed upon by the parties hereto.

ARTICLE III

In the establishment of the Constitution and Administration of Palestine all such measures shall be adopted as will afford the fullest guarantee for carrying into effect the British Government's Declaration of the 2nd of November, 1917.

ARTICLE IV

All necessary measures shall be taken to encourage and stimulate immigration of Jews into Palestine on a large scale, and as quickly as possible to settle Jewish immigrants upon the land through closer settlement and intensive cultivation of the soil. In taking such measures measures the Arab peasant and tenant farmes shall be protected in their rights and shall be assisted in forwarding their economic development." (1919)

Something does not quite fit. Have you any explanation?

15 Comments:

At 8:26 PM EST, Blogger Tammy Obeidallah said...

You might want to update this. Else you will look even stupider than you already do.

Thanks for all your mentions of me though, after all, there's no such thing as bad publicity. Coming from such a weak-minded Zionist, I consider all your hate the most sincere compliment.

 
At 8:32 PM EST, Blogger Tammy Obeidallah said...

Response to Haiti: Ah but you miss the point....one of your very esteemed Israeli medical doctors stated "if we save one life it is as if we save all humanity." Ergo, you cannot attempt to have a heirarchy of disaster. One life is as all humanity. Not to wax philisophical, but it seems the nuances of my article have gone waaaay over your head.

And Palestinians do not have to "make up" their own holocaust. This has been going on since 1948. It amuses me (in a sick sort of way) how Zionists will deny Al-Nakba yet get all bent out of shape when the details of Third Reich terror are called into question. Ironic...and hypocritical.

But no matter what Palestinians suffer, they could never possibly suffer any more than the Jews LOL.

Response to King-Crane: http://jewishrefugees.blogspot.com/2009/07/how-complicit-were-arabs-with-nazism.html

http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_ww1_king_crane_1919.php

Two of the many sources attempting to discredit Charles R. Crane in particular. In the future, it would be wise to avoid trying to pin me on such banalities, as you will only look more ridiculous. They do offer classes on how to surf the net, as it seems you are not well versed in finding things.

I trust you'll forgive the delay in response; some of us do have better things to do than sit on the Internet all day.

 
At 9:54 PM EST, Blogger The Contentious Centrist said...

This is what you wrote:

""The King-Crane Commission is relatively unknown, buried under a century of Zionist propaganda and attempts to discredit Dr. Henry Churchill King and Charles R. Crane as Nazi sympathizers."

And this is how you support this statement:

"Two of the many sources attempting to discredit Charles R. Crane in particular."

________

Your two sources yielded the following information:

"In 1933 Crane actually proposed to Haj Amin Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, that the Mufti open talks with the Vatican to plan an anti-Jewish campaign. It is significant that the book The Arab Awakening by George Antonius was funded by and dedicated "To Charles R. Crane, aptly nicknamed Harun al-Rashid affectionately."

"Husseini visited the German consulate in Jerusalem as early as 1933 and declared his sympathy for Hitler. He received funding surreptitiously from an American admirer of Hitler, Charles R Crane. Crane a multi-millionaire at the time, had been US minister to China and later sought to build a Muslim-Christian coalition against the Jews. Crane was also the employer in the 1930s of George Antonius, the propagandist/historian of Arab nationalism. Antonius was the Middle East representative of Crane's Institute for Current World Affairs. Crane supplied some of the funding for the "Arab Revolt" of 1936-39. The Nazis and Italian fascists supplied weapons."

Only Crane is mentioned, and no trace of King. Crane's affectionate relationship with the Nazi-loving mufti is described. It appears like a credible enough report. If Crane was not an admirer of Hitler I'm sure his biography would easily dispel such notions. Can you point to a credible biography?

I am still waiting for the sources that bear out your claim that both authors of the report have been the subject of "a century of Zionist propaganda and attempts to discredit Dr. Henry Churchill King and Charles R. Crane as Nazi sympathizers."

 
At 10:12 PM EST, Blogger The Contentious Centrist said...

There is this article:

* Charles R. Crane's Crusade for the Arabs, 1919-39
* F. W. Brecher
* Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 24, No. 1 (Jan., 1988), pp. 42-55
(article consists of 14 pages)
* Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.


http://www.jstor.org/pss/4283221

which rather confirms the facts as proposed by the source you mention.

Check it out.

 
At 10:22 PM EST, Blogger Tammy Obeidallah said...

I really have better stuff to do than read Zionist propaganda to discredit 2 esteemed diplomats.

Another modus operandi of the Zionist juggernaut is to never be satisfied with cited sources which confirm statements painful to Zionist views. I found many sources, I cited 2 for you, since you are Google-challeneged. No doubt I could have listed all of them and you would still take issue with each one. I am long past the age and education level for homework assignments. I am published on many different websites, much more than I can say for you wannabes who cross-post on each other's blogs. It stands to reason I will be too busy on most occasions to entertain your petty dithering.

 
At 2:55 AM EST, Anonymous Israel's worst nightmare said...

Indeed, you're so pity.. I really feel sorry for ignorant people like you... It is so sickening to read your comments I'm sure you are sleeping still … or hiding under blankets like little children … but I tell you Palestinians have experienced the most profound pain, a pain that we may never in our lives comprehend. “Freedom or death,” is the popular Palestinian mantra. These are not simply words, but a rule by which Palestinians live and die. Gaza is the proof and israeli and zonists like you are yet to understand.
Can you imagine people coming into your home, your land taking it from you and killing your children, you loved ones for no reason just because they can!!! What if these people took your whole country over? What if they put a wall up and told you and everyone that lived there for hundreds of years that they had to move you to the other side? Free Palestine!!!

I WISH YOU FEEL THE SAME PAIN THAT PALESTINIANS FEEL..MAYBE THEN YOU'LL STOP BEING A ZIONIST BASTARD!
love for yourself means, loving others first!! FREE GAZA, FREE PALESTINE!

 
At 3:12 AM EST, Anonymous israel's worst nightmare said...

Ya know, I really wish you get burn with white phosphorus. Maybe then you can imagine how children of Gaza were getting burnt with white phosphorus. By the way stupid moron, that shit burns to the bone.

 
At 3:21 AM EST, Anonymous israels worst nightmare said...

These babies, kids are slauthered by the BASTARDS of IsraHell!! You zionists Soldiers will ROT in Hell!!! ALL ZIONISTS LIKE YOU must be HANGED ad excuted !!! Criminals!!!

 
At 6:53 AM EST, Blogger The Contentious Centrist said...

"Another modus operandi of the Zionist juggernaut is to never be satisfied with cited sources which confirm statements painful to Zionist views."

It's about accuracy and truth in reporting. Zionists and other intelligent human beings want to make sure they stay in the real world, rely on real, verifiable facts, before they form an opinion. It would appear, from your poor efforts and meager yield on this subject, you cannot meet that onus. So you resort to personal insults by way of relieving your frustrations.

It's too bad Palestinians have people such as you for their advocates.

Anyway, more to the point, there is nothing "painful to Zionist views." in the fact that Crane may well have been an antisemite who associated with eliminationist antisemites. Quite the contrary. It means that whatever he authored which had to do with Jews is probably biased and therefore quite useless.

 
At 6:58 AM EST, Blogger The Contentious Centrist said...

"I really have better stuff to do.."

It's a strange statement coming from a blogger. All bloggers have stuff to do but they enjoy blogging and writing and getting people's attention to their efforts. It seems you are a rare species of a blogger: a reluctant blogger who does not want to draw attention to what she writes.

 
At 8:26 AM EST, Blogger Tammy Obeidallah said...

Yes, and one of the only strategies a self-important Zionist has against someone like me is to try to distract me with "homework assignments" to back up my already proven credibility. You think people are too dumb to see through that? You think someone like me has time to look up articles for you when you are either too stupid or too lazy to do the research for yourself? LOL After all, all your blogs are talking about me, not vice-versa.

Besides, nice little diversionary whining on my "personal attacks" when you are the one that made up some fake "disease" I supposedly have. BTW, nice responses (and accurate) by Israel's Worst Nightmare. Then again, that is always the Zionist tactic: attack and then whine when there is retaliataion.

Oh yeah...and someone worried about "credible" news sources sure as hell wouldn't list MEMRI in their links LOL what a pathetic loser you are. Oh, I'm sorry, was that personal? Well if the shoe fits, hon...

 
At 10:14 AM EST, Blogger Graeme said...

"I am published on many different websites, much more than I can say for you wannabes who cross-post on each other's blogs."

It appears you're dealing with a real heavyweight here.

 
At 10:21 AM EST, Blogger SnoopyTheGoon said...

"I really have better stuff to do than read Zionist propaganda to discredit 2 esteemed diplomats."

and

"my already proven credibility"

He he he. Noga, don't expect anything more intelligent from that character. Actually, I visited to invite you to read more on the subject. Some surprising points too ;-)

Notice that "LOL". It's her signature.

 
At 11:56 AM EST, Blogger The Contentious Centrist said...

“Yes, and one of the only strategies a self-important Zionist has against someone like me is to try to distract me with "homework assignments" to back up my already proven credibility.”

Distract you from what, exactly? You made a few allegations. They were not born out by the documents you offered or others I looked up. So I continue to ask for some proof that what you write has some foothold in reality.

“After all, all your blogs are talking about me, not vice-versa.”

I only have this one blog and indeed I am talking about you. I am trying to talk to you, I am trying to see if you have more to offer than just invective, manufactured tales, fulminations, hallucinations and sheer Jew-hatred. I have an interest in learning exactly what is being claimed by anti-Israel bloggers out there. It is important that sane, thoughtful people who may read my blog realize exactly what kind of enemies Israel has. And I’m not talking about Palestinians, whose plight only serves as a convenient vehicle for your pathological hatred.

”Oh yeah...and someone worried about "credible" news sources sure as hell wouldn't list MEMRI in their links LOL”

MEMRI provides a window into the Arab street. It scrutinizes Arab language media and translates bits and pieces of it for the edification of those who do not have direct access to the Arabic language. If you know of a case where MEMRI abused its role as a translator I would appreciate it if you submitted it here. If you don’t, then please have the decency to explain what exactly it is that you find egregious about MEMRI.

 
At 7:51 PM EST, Anonymous israel's worst nightmare said...

Hey zionists, don't you have baby shower killing to attend or something?
Keep it up Tammy. You just rock!!!

 

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