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Great now we have LBGT Anti-Zionists holding "anti-racist, anti-violent, volunteer-led, grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual, and transgender resilience" protests while banning Jewish pride symbols. How do I get off of this crazy train?!






Three people carrying Jewish Pride flags were asked to leave the annual Chicago Dyke March on Saturday.

The Chicago-based LGBTQ newspaper Windy City Times quoted a Dyke March collective member as saying the rainbow flag with the Star of David in the middle "made people feel unsafe," and that the march was "pro-Palestinian" and "anti-Zionist."

The Chicago Dyke March is billed as an "anti-racist, anti-violent, volunteer-led, grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual, and transgender resilience," according to its Twitter account.

Laurel Grauer, a member of the Jewish LGBTQ organization A Wider Bridge, told the Windy City Times "it was a flag from my congregation which celebrates my queer, Jewish identity which I have done for over a decade marching in the Dyke March with the same flag."

"They were telling me to leave because my flag was a trigger to people that they found offensive," she added.

Another participant asked to leave because of a Jewish flag was Eleanor Shoshany-Anderson. "The Dyke March is supposed to be intersectional. I don't know why my identity is excluded from that. I felt that, as a Jew, I am not welcome here," she told the Windy City Times.

In January 2016, a Shabbat service and reception for Jewish participants at a gay activism conference in Chicago, hosted by A Wider Bridge, was disrupted by hundreds of protesters who chanted "Hey hey, ho ho, pinkwashing has got to go.”

Pinkwashing is the term used to describe alleged efforts by Israel to cover up its treatment of Palestinians by touting its strong record on gay rights.

Social media support for the decision to remove the three participants from Saturday's march also claimed that their flag was a form of pinkwashing.

read more: http://www.haaretz.com/us-news/1.797650



Heres a Breitbart link for those of you that love to read Breitbart: http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/06/25/chicago-dyke-march-attendees-carrying-jewish-lgbt-pride-flags-made-leave/
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Do you spend all day just looking for this shit? Honestly dude do you even watch anime?
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If true; I regret reading about another herd of manipulative wretches who abuse the concept of "triggers" to weasel.
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Do you spend all day just looking for this shit? Honestly dude do you even watch anime?


Why not both?
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uncletim ~ Honestly dude do you even watch anime?

I think we all get the idea. Fig 1: Lonely, insecure individual with an axe to grind. Fig 2: Atmosphere of social tolerance for bigotry lends direction to previously unfocused vindictive tendencies. Fig 3: A soapbox which promises anonymity and a wide audience.

Or, they're some kind of psyop spook in the employ of some very cynical people. far fetched I know
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uncletim ~ Honestly dude do you even watch anime?

I think we all get the idea. Fig 1: Lonely, insecure individual with an axe to grind. Fig 2: Atmosphere of social tolerance for bigotry lends direction to previously unfocused vindictive tendencies. Fig 3: A soapbox which promises anonymity and a wide audience.

Or, they're some kind of psyop spook in the employ of some very cynical people. far fetched I know


Hum... This sounds like another projection. Projecting yourself onto others then using that as an insult to make yourself feel better. Heres a hint, we don't think like you.

Oh no I have been discovered! I must go tell George Soros!

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I appreciate the analysis, but it is, in this instance, fundamentally immaterial. Telling someone they're projecting is an old trick, and quite without teeth. It's practically a slogan for people who are wrong as often as you.

Cultural progress will ultimately leave your kind with very little to say.
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Well, I haven't really been here all this long but I'm not really seeing any bigotry on the part of the original poster in the original post. I do see a response from the OP to prejudice.
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Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism aren't synonyms, the Star of David isn't necessarily a Zionist symbol, a Chicago gay pride march isn't the best avenue for communicating criticisms of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, if the flag's been flown in previous marches without issue there shouldn't be a problem here, and it's pretty bloody unlikely that someone was actually legitimately triggered by a Star of David on a rainbow flag.

That was easy.
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yay, lets fight discrimination with discrimination
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Great now we have LBGT Anti-Zionists holding "anti-racist, anti-violent, volunteer-led, grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual, and transgender resilience" protests while banning Jewish pride symbols. How do I get off of this crazy train?!






Three people carrying Jewish Pride flags were asked to leave the annual Chicago Dyke March on Saturday.

The Chicago-based LGBTQ newspaper Windy City Times quoted a Dyke March collective member as saying the rainbow flag with the Star of David in the middle "made people feel unsafe," and that the march was "pro-Palestinian" and "anti-Zionist."

The Chicago Dyke March is billed as an "anti-racist, anti-violent, volunteer-led, grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual, and transgender resilience," according to its Twitter account.

Laurel Grauer, a member of the Jewish LGBTQ organization A Wider Bridge, told the Windy City Times "it was a flag from my congregation which celebrates my queer, Jewish identity which I have done for over a decade marching in the Dyke March with the same flag."

"They were telling me to leave because my flag was a trigger to people that they found offensive," she added.

Another participant asked to leave because of a Jewish flag was Eleanor Shoshany-Anderson. "The Dyke March is supposed to be intersectional. I don't know why my identity is excluded from that. I felt that, as a Jew, I am not welcome here," she told the Windy City Times.

In January 2016, a Shabbat service and reception for Jewish participants at a gay activism conference in Chicago, hosted by A Wider Bridge, was disrupted by hundreds of protesters who chanted "Hey hey, ho ho, pinkwashing has got to go.”

Pinkwashing is the term used to describe alleged efforts by Israel to cover up its treatment of Palestinians by touting its strong record on gay rights.

Social media support for the decision to remove the three participants from Saturday's march also claimed that their flag was a form of pinkwashing.

read more: http://www.haaretz.com/us-news/1.797650



Heres a Breitbart link for those of you that love to read Breitbart: http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/06/25/chicago-dyke-march-attendees-carrying-jewish-lgbt-pride-flags-made-leave/


well... you could just stop searching for these kinds of stories. that might help
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Do you spend all day just looking for this shit? Honestly dude do you even watch anime?


lol, so true.
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+davidnoman,

Hardly. I have nothing against lonely insecure people grinding axes. They are like comic relief, but with more pathos.


And sometimes labels have meanings. Do you think I condone one repressed minority repressing another minority? No. But consider the fact that every living thing on this planet could be obliterated tonight by a gamma ray burst or a ruptured magnetar a few star systems over, without any prior warning. None. If some fairy wants to wear a dress and freak people out, more power to 'em.

And in case you're wondering, no. That stuff travels at the speed of light.
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