No Strings Attached @ Baltimore Free Farm - 7/12/14 Part 1
REDirect - Urban Isolation - Russell Houghten
victorzerosierra said: do you support Israel or Palestine?
If we are breaking down actual financial support since I live in the US, I fund both sides. The US funds Israel, due to the taxes collected and the funding of their army, from the Military Industrial Complex, and the HAMAS side of it from our government’s loans we need to run this country from the money Saudi Arabia loans to us and how it happens to bank roll that group. Now that being said, Hamas and Palestine, are not the same. I know in the media they like to paint the canvas with only two hues of paint, black or white, but in reality there are many shades of gray mixed in. To equate Hamas with Palestine is to equate a belief in God with The Westboro Baptist Church. Extremist groups don’t happen just out of thin air, or because of lack of Government. They happen because of the overbearing presents of Government. ISIS and the Al-Nusra Front, happened in Syria not because Syria is lacking in government, it’s because the US happens to not want that particular government there. Golden Dawn, in Greece, Or even Svoboda in the Ukraine, happened out of the Government turmoil. Why do people often times look to the extreme for help?
If you look at history, when the end of WWI happened the Treaty of Versailles was implemented, Germany had to pay war reparations ( 33 billion). Since trade sanctions were imposed, and this bill caused HUGE inflation. The German currency, The Mark, slipped to 75 marks to the dollar and in 1922 sank to 400 marks to the dollar. The German government asked for a postponement of payments. France said HELL NO. So Germany defaulted on it’s payment. In response to this, in January of 1923, the French Army occupied the industrial part of Germany known as the Ruhr. In which the West Part of Germany now became France. and the East side of Germany now became Poland. The Mark took a tumble, it fell to 18,000 marks to the dollar. By July, 1923, it sank to 160,000 marks to the dollar. By August, it would be 1,000,000 marks to the dollar. And by November, 1923, it took 4,000,000,000 marks to buy a dollar. Now you can see what this would do to food prices, and any semblance of a normal life. Germans lost their life savings. Salaries were paid in worthless money. Groceries cost billions. Hunger riots broke out. You can see how a shitty painter, with extremist ideas from Austria came to rule a german country in turmoil.
For me, to usually see what side of the fence I support, I look to what side the US supports and I usually support the opposite side.