Apartheid and Not

Apartheid Image borrowed from Google Images
A division between two people: Sample A and Sample B.
Sample A is considered to be superior over Sample B.
Sample B can not urinate, or defecate, in the same loos as sample A. 
Bs must ride in the back of the bus, separate from As. Bs and As can not enjoy nature together (the beach and the park are divided in two) and they must not copulate (As are not to be B-lovers). Restaurants do not serve Sample B. Sample A enters through the front door, whereas Sample B enters through the back door. Sample A and B women give birth in separate wards. There are schools for As and schools for Bs. If Sample B owns a good car, house and lifestyle the police (belonging to Sample A) will ask whom did it steal from; the cops will beat B up, humiliate it; arrest it; torture it (if female B, they will even rape her) and if things worsen: fascist law enforcement agents will murder it. 
This is apartheid. 

A division between two people: two children of Abraham.
In the West (despite all the niceties and appreciation for their economic power), both of them are practically considered worthless: the older child tried to take over Europe and was expelled; the younger one was persecuted and executed like cattle. 
The second child of Abraham owned a Land. Then, he was forced into exile, while nourishing the hope of returning to his home one day. The first child seizes his brother’s territory believing, and wishing, that his sibling would never be back again. However, to his disappointment the second child did return to take back what belonged to him.
Tension rises between the two siblings. They fight for the same asset. Their godfather partitions the property and grants each of his godsons their share. The older boy rejects it; the younger one humbly accepts the partition of what had been his all along. Tension proceeds; however, the two brothers live together: the younger one provides jobs to the older one. Together, they multiply the asset (one administrates, the other executes); they each attend their house of worship; they ride the same buses (despite the occasional terrorist attacks perpetrated by the older sibling); they eat at the same restaurants if they wish to do so; their derivatives copulate with each other (if so they wish); their children attend the same schools; they freely enjoy nature together; they receive care at the same hospitals; they give birth side by side; they are both represented at the parliament and experience democracy (with all its flaws).
This is not apartheid. 

Comments

  1. Hola Max!

    Yes, the Left (worldwide) likes to apply the word "apartheid" where it is not applicable.
    But what shocks me is the way some people in South Africa and in the United States (countries that have experienced apartheid) allow themselves to be manipulated by Leftist propaganda designed with the sole intention of excreting their hatred for Israel (allow me to be blunt here).
    I wonder if these groups (mainly communists and pseudo-socialists) realise the political consequences of their actions.

    I feel sorry for the Palestinian people, I really do; however they have made their bed the day they elected Hamas as their political leader (they knew the world's position concerning this Islamist group).
    When the Palestinians are ready to denounce terrorist groups and actions, anti-Semitism (incited by Iran), victimisation, political foul play, and show a real intention to help their moderate political leaders to build a nation...then, I might start considering their plight.

    Saludos!

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  2. Hola Maria, qué tal? :D

    I agree with you when you say that much of the criticism uttered against Israel stems from anti-Semitism. Generally speaking, people when criticising the actions of the Israeli government (which is legitimate, since no government is above criticism - in fact, governments should welcome it, in order to improve themselves) attack Jews (it is not uncommon, for them, to make use of slurs and references to the holocaust and to say how right Hitler was - ridiculous).
    One thing is to criticise the Israeli government, another thing is to attack the Jewish People.

    I, too, feel sorry for the Palestinians *nodding*.
    They are subjected to political leaders that have a specific angle to play and unfortunately, the Palestinian People; and their comfort, does not seem to be included.

    Ah, Iran, Iran...*nodding*...no comments for now...

    Consuelo, thank you ever so much for your awesome comment :D!

    Cheers

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  3. I dream of a world where Israel and Palestine put aside their differences and live in peace for the greater good of both peoples and future sons and daughters.

    Take Care,
    Peter

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  4. Hi Peter :D!

    Gorgeous comment, for which I thank you a million times!

    May peace be upon us all *bowing*!

    Cheers

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  5. Hi Max,

    It is awful to live in apartheid. I can't imagine having to live like that.

    As Nelson Mandela said,
    "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."

    Another thought-provoking post. Your depth of perception never ceases to amaze me.

    You are blessed.

    Profound Cheers!

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  6. Tantalizing the intellect as usual…

    Here in Canada we have laws protecting “visible minorities” (that is everybody except white men (excepting gay white men who are a visible minority who usually look like straight white men), even white women who are the numerical majority are protected as visible minorities).

    Many call this reverse racism or sexism, terms I abhor. Racism or sexism is racism or sexism despite which race or gender is perpetrating it….and it is flat wrong.

    Canada is extremely diverse; I have friends and family of many racial and cultural backgrounds and love it. What I don’t like is self imposed ghettos, here this typically happens more because of language barriers. Certainly there is some racism particularly among older persons but it is not dominant, I would even say rather rare. It only comes out now and then…for example I have a friend who is white and engaged to an Indo-Canadian woman (personally I don’t like hyphenating labels but it seems to be the common practice) but her family is forbidding him to marry her because he is white. Do they see white as race or culture or perhaps both? I wonder…

    Personally I am more interested in children of Eve and Adam than of Abraham…

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  7. Apartheid was not so long ago... it's terrifying just to think of it. Ghetto still exists though and probably always will.

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  8. Years ago before my wife had a US passport, we traveled to Indonesia. The westerners had to enter with one line where we were barely searched and sent through immediately. My wife was searched thoroughly and had to pay some "coffee money". I often feel guilty that I have not had to experience what so much of the rest of the world has gone through.

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  9. Hi Lady A :D!

    "It is awful to live in apartheid. I can't imagine having to live like that."

    Neither can I, darling...neither can I *nodding*. It is the epitome of human humiliation.

    "As Nelson Mandela said, «For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.»"

    Absolutely!

    "Another thought-provoking post. Your depth of perception never ceases to amaze me."

    We do try *bowing*! Thank you for your generosity, my dear friend *bowing*!

    "You are blessed."

    Aren't we all?

    Lady A, thank you for this superb comment and generosity :D.

    Profound Thoughts Cheers

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  10. LSus, hi!! :D

    "Tantalizing the intellect as usual…"

    lol *bowing*....

    "Here in Canada we have laws protecting “visible minorities” (that is everybody except white men (excepting gay white men who are a visible minority who usually look like straight white men), even white women who are the numerical majority are protected as visible minorities)."

    LOL loved your definition of "visible minorities" - it shows how crazy the world has become *nodding*.
    Yes, women are considered a minority...I have a theory about this, but I will refrain myself from sharing it now lol.

    "Many call this reverse racism or sexism, terms I abhor. Racism or sexism is racism or sexism despite which race or gender is perpetrating it….and it is flat wrong."

    Racism and sexism are obsolete terms: when will humans realise this?

    "Canada is extremely diverse; I have friends and family of many racial and cultural backgrounds and love it. What I don’t like is self imposed ghettos, here this typically happens more because of language barriers."

    Moi aussi :). And I agree: self imposed ghettos is terrible and the concept occurs everywhere in the world, I guess.

    "It only comes out now and then…for example I have a friend who is white and engaged to an Indo-Canadian woman (personally I don’t like hyphenating labels but it seems to be the common practice) but her family is forbidding him to marry her because he is white. Do they see white as race or culture or perhaps both? I wonder…"

    Horrible and decadent *nodding*...unfortunately, I know a few "real life" stories similar to the ones you have described and it saddens me.

    "Personally I am more interested in children of Eve and Adam than of Abraham…"

    lol I see....
    Isn't Abraham a child of Eve and Adam too? And thus, aren't his children Eve's and Adam's as well?

    LS, you were missed...and thanks for your amazing comment :D.

    Cheers

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  11. Salut Zhu :D!

    "Apartheid was not so long ago... it's terrifying just to think of it. Ghetto still exists though and probably always will."

    So true. I hope they will hit the road one day...*nodding*...

    Zhu Zhu, thanks for your input :D.

    Cheers

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  12. Hi Looney :D!

    "Years ago before my wife had a US passport, we traveled to Indonesia. The westerners had to enter with one line where we were barely searched and sent through immediately. My wife was searched thoroughly and had to pay some "coffee money"."

    Unfortunately, that happens in some African countries as well *nodding*. It is an embarrassment.

    "I often feel guilty that I have not had to experience what so much of the rest of the world has gone through."

    I understand where you are coming from...

    Looney, thank you so much for your input :D.

    Cheers

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