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Monday, June 25, 2012

Kinda sucks getting your @ss kicked by those sworn to protect you, huh?

Back during the summer of the disengagement, and again during the violent Amona evacuation, I wrote several posts about how not only was the left silent in the face of deliberately violent tactics on the part of police, but also about systematic abuses of civil liberties on the part of every segment of the legal / judicial system towards right wing protesters.

Those posts fell mostly on deaf ears.

And the few leftists who responded came right out and said that those who don't follow the law cannot expect or demand protection from it (WTF!?).  In short, anyone who defied the decisions of the government pretty much deserved whatever they got.

Well, pardon me if I find it hard to locate my sympathy for social justice movement slackers who are now crying foul over rough treatment at the hands of the police, and lack of due process from the Israeli judicial system.

Social justice is only truly just if it is meant for everyone; even ones political opponents. 

I'll probably end up making a big fuss over the heavy handed treatment of the social justice protesters at some point.  Maybe around September... after watching them spend the summer bumping up against the sharp edges of the working definition of irony.

"... then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak out for me."

Posted by David Bogner on June 25, 2012 | Permalink

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"... after watching them spend the summer bumping up against the sharp edges of the working definition of irony."

Beautiful imagery! I laughed out loud at that sentence. I'm going to remember that quote for a while... :)

Posted by: Shaul B | Jun 26, 2012 10:38:46 AM

Who doesn't love the taste of Schadenfraude?

Posted by: noni | Jun 26, 2012 2:58:39 PM

Honestly, we could have used a few of those guys over here during the Occupy Wall Street nahrishkeit.

Posted by: psachya | Jul 2, 2012 10:04:56 AM

I agree with Shaul B:

"... after watching them spend the summer bumping up against the sharp edges of the working definition of irony."

Beautiful imagery! I laughed out loud at that sentence. I'm going to remember that quote for a while..."

It is a treat reading your blog!

Posted by: Dina | Jul 14, 2012 10:15:39 PM

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