Take for instance, the Israelis/Hamas conflict. At one point, the whole world sided with Israel on their right to exist as a Nation (not that I agree with that, mind you). And the Palestine nationals was seen as the enemies.<quoted text>
Agree! But do you think the negative attitudes is due to the images or the fact PPL believe we all condone this behavior?? There are negative images or chaos erupting in other parts of world also however I wouldn't let these images stigmatized a whole group. This wouldn't be fair.
Now, fast-forward today. Many in the world are waking up to Israel and siding with the Palestinian/Hamas. How did that happen when Israel's image been consistent from the beginning?? I tell you.
The Media does the same thing they doing in Ferguson that they did in the Trayvon Martin incident: Show Those People In Actions In Their Communities.
And the cameras are rolling on those People, the Palestinians comes off well-meaning, authentic in their disagreement with Israel. They have "substance" behind their dislike of the Israel and their actions does not come off thuggish in any sense. They fit the "Victims being bullied by the Oppressor" Image.
It's everything. It changes minds, perception etc. Blacks are no different from those Palestinians, and wanting respect and justice but when the cameras rolling on our actions, we're looting stores, burning down stuff. Running wild in the street, in cars, swinging t-shirts in the air, and looking more like we're partying and having a good time because the camera is on us.
Contrast with Palestinians, talking about the death of their families, the war casualties, their plight in the war, day-to-day, and how are they are to eat, where are they to live now. Their faces is anger but controlled and civilized as they use the Media coverage to impact the stakes in their situation.
When I look at something like that, I naturally sympathize with the Palestinians because they are indeed a poorer Nation while Israel is a more advance nation and can accommodate these Palestinians citizens uprooted from their living, their homes and such.
And I came to that thinking while being against BOTH the Israelis and Palestinans. Neither of them should be on the land of Israel. That should be a "No Man's Land" because it belongs to the Children of Israel displaced around the world....aka, the Children of the Diaspora in the Northern Hemisphere. Blacks.
So, back to the point of Blacks in Ferguson, they are displaying that sort of image. It's more like a party scene than demanding justice, respect and wanting to be included and respected with the rest of the civilized world. When I see my Blacks protesting in the manner they do, I do not feel drawn to their cause and I try to feel it, I want to support them but it is nothing in me that compel me to feel that way.
I see a fool on top of a car; smiling and waving and talking on the phone and trying to look fly. I thinking to myself, "look at this fool." My mind is totally off the reasons why they're protesting in the first place and I'm looking at these sisters and brothers with negative thoughts and wish they get dump somewhere outside of America.
That's how I feel. Sad, but true.