Carey Wedler is an anti-corporatist and anti-war California writer who gained notoriety for burning her Obama t-shirt because he’s a “war criminal”. Now it turns out she’s been censoring her own thoughts the whole time. Gaza has forced her to look into Israel’s history and come out as a “self-hating Jew” in her latest video.
Wedler uses the Israeli flag to great effect in the video, and says that because it bore a Star of David, “It was associated with me and that meant it had to be good, because I could not fathom that the Jewish people… could do anything bad, and if they did they must have had a justification for it.”
Once she started speaking out about war–
I always avoided looking into the Israel-Palestinian conflict because I didn’t want to have to accept that Israel could be doing something wrong. But in light of the recent conflict in Gaza, I had to start looking at the facts and I had to start doing research. And when I came up with questions and started asking Jews and others who support Israel what they thought about what I had researched and all of the facts I presented, I was met with some pretty extreme hostility and the truth is is that I’ve been afraid to say anything because of the giant hostile horrible ferocious backlash that I have gotten from people who oppose what I have to say. But I can’t stop now, because it is my duty to ask questions. As it is everyone’s duty to ask questions.
Segregation and discrimination are built into Israeli society. Torture of children is routine. In reviewing Zionist history, she notes the murder of Lord Moyne and the destruction of Palestinian villages and “forced expulsion of innocent people from their land.”
She asks a question I love:
Why is the Zionist religious claim to the land any more valid than other religious claims throughout history?
Thanks to Henry Norr and Scott Roth.