Joe Biden: Are You Listening?
I am part of a community which is
protesting the continuing Genocide in Gaza.
We attend protests. We call our
Congresspeople. We attend meetings of various
groups. We send and receive a lot of
For myself, my communities are often
Jewish and the San Francisco Bay Area Protest Community.
I hope that our efforts will
eventually, if not immediately, “succeed”, though what that means is unclear to
I am told that – I must
support Joe Biden and the Democrats in 2024.
The message clearly is that – IF I do NOT choose to do this, I will be
complicit in the election of Donald Trump in November.
Clearly – many of us fear such a
possible outcome. We are far from the
only people who believe that Fascism – a disaster – similar in ways to what
Nazi Germany was from 1933-1945 was- is –
both quite possible, and My Responsibility to – try to help prevent.
Vote for Joe Biden – the message says –
over and over again! Vote for the
Democrats – for the Senate – and for the U.S. House of Representatives.
IF – I choose – not to do this, the
possible Disaster – will be my fault. I
have no choice – in this narrative.
I strongly disagree with this
I believe – that in the end I have
choices – and must make the choices I will make.
Whether to vote for Joe Biden or not is the most obvious choice I
For me –
right now – voting for Joe Biden is being complicit in the genocide he is
leadership is committing the Genocide through their Jewish Citizenry. They could NOT continue the Genocide without
U.S. support. When or If – Joe Biden
and the United States say:
Genocide stops today, else 100% of U.S. financial and other support will cease
either the day that the Genocide will stop
It will be a
day when Israel becomes similar to North Korea and Iran and Russia in being:
“The Enemy”. Such power – that we wield, will, if
enacted, Finally – change the narrative.
People deserve our support in the way(s) that we claim to support The People of
I will do my
best not to continue to support Genocide.
I would hope that if I had been Christian and lived in Germany in 1933,
I would not have been complicit.
I can not
promise – what I will do in November! As
of now, at least, I feel that it is my duty as a caring human being, to clearly
state that I will not vote for Joe Biden – until or unless – he explicitly does
his best to End The Genocide.
The first step
is forcing – or 100% doing our best - to force the end of the massacre of
Gazans, as well as the attacks on Palestinian People in The West Bank and in
succeeds, we will still have a long way to creating a lasting, just peace –
that is far more than a ceasefire. It
will require lasting justice for The Palestinian People.
also necessitate our serious work in multiple other areas relating to the
ending of “All War”.
“All War” to
me – includes Islamaphobia. It also
includes our “wars” on Black People and on those who are not wealthy. It includes our continuing war(s) on Native
People in the U.S. and in other countries.
It also includes our war on our planet – as we self-destruct on climate
note, that as Jewish American, I am not explicitly stating: “Anti-Semitism”. This is a choice I am making. In saying what I am saying, I am not trying
to minimize Anti-Semitism. I am
acknowledging in this omission that:
1. There is a distinct difference
between what I would call: “Real Anti-Semitism” and misusing the words, and
2. The words are being abused –
– a real serious issue- where we Jews are threatened and in danger is different
“I fear ….” –
as is often spoken today – which is comparable to the fears that many white
people today feel about how Black People will oppress them if we end systemic
are sometimes real and sometimes not real.
They reflect – far, far, far too often fears that are similar to the fears
put forth of “Trans People” or “Immigrants”.
expressed fears are much, if not a majority of the time – the opposite of “the
students and faculty at The University of California, Berkeley – in general –
are in little or no danger. The Palestinian
students and faculty at The University of California, Berkeley, and those who Strongly
support them are – in general – the ones whose jobs and future jobs (and more)
are threatened. (one simple, explicit example) )
War – is based
on fear and hatred! I am both very afraid
and not afraid at all! We have a long
way to go!
trying! I hope that others – will continue
their efforts to help us succeed. It
isn’t a case of “you” not doing what “I am doing”. It is a case of you doing your best and our
mutual belief that: absent our effort(s)
we will fail. Our hope(s) and our
efforts – are “the only way”.
Joe Biden –
and politicians – and Wealthy and Super Wealthy People and others who wield
power, I hope you are listening and will continue to listen.
The Poor – the
Gazan People – the Palestinian People in General – sometimes The Women – and of
course The Children – have no choice!
Many of us
have a lot of (potential) choices!