Order Fosamax Online

Don't let those frightened of your voice, order fosamax online steal your right to use it.   By Remi Kanazi / SOURCE "Free speech is not without consequence. Order fosamax online In the United States, order fosamax online for example, order fosamax online criticism of Israel is tantamount to heresy. Order fosamax online Former US President Jimmy Carter felt a societal backlash last year after the release of his book, order fosamax online Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, order fosamax online which condemned Israel’s apartheid-style policies in the occupied Palestinian territories. Order fosamax online Consequently, order fosamax online and without foundation, order fosamax online Carter was branded by many in the American press as a one-sided, order fosamax online anti-Semitic propagandist. Similarly, order fosamax online Harvard professor Stephen Walt and University of Chicago professor John Mearsheimer were lambasted for a paper the two co-authored that discussed the power of the Israel lobby and its adverse effect on American policy. Order fosamax online Additionally, order fosamax online Norman Finkelstein, order fosamax online an esteemed professor at Depaul University and author of the bestselling book, order fosamax online The Holocaust Industry, order fosamax online witnessed a McCarthyite-style campaign mounted against him when he came up for tenure. Order fosamax online Finkelstein, order fosamax online the son of Holocaust survivors, order fosamax online has been an outspoken critic of Israel’s human rights abuses and of pro-Israel apologist and Harvard professor, order fosamax online Alan Dershowitz. Order fosamax online Predictably, order fosamax online it was Dershowitz who led the anti-tenure campaign against him; ultimately, order fosamax online Finkelstein was not only denied tenure, order fosamax online but he lost his job at Depaul. The attacks against Carter, order fosamax online Finkelstein, order fosamax online Walt and Mearsheimer serve as a few well-known examples of the consequences writers and intellectuals face when they breach the line and criticize Israel. Order fosamax online Furthermore, order fosamax online the condemnation writers and intellectuals of Arab descent face are invariably higher than Jews of conscience, order fosamax online former presidents, order fosamax online and highly regarded academics. Order fosamax online As a result, order fosamax online many writers often acquiesce to the demands of the mainstream. Order fosamax online Their self-censorship usually appears in the form of “toning down the message, order fosamax online” be it to please editors or critics—essentially to conform to the reality of purported pragmatism. Order fosamax online Yet, order fosamax online this “pragmatism” is a euphemism for acceptance of a repressive status quo and is analogous to the “necessary” practical thinking that silenced a multitude of commentators during the Oslo years—the supposed time of peace. Order fosamax online Unsurprisingly, order fosamax online untold Palestinian suffering followed as a result of increased settlement expansion, order fosamax online land confiscation, order fosamax online checkpoints and seizures, order fosamax online and the ultimate failure of Camp David 2000. Shying away from perceived controversial matters may help to protect a mainstream career, order fosamax online but the intent of a political analyst should not be to produce works of fiction. Order fosamax online The vast majority of Americans weren’t open to criticism of US policy during the run-up to the war on Iraq, order fosamax online mainly due to the media’s complicity in promoting the war, order fosamax online but criticism was still the appropriate course of action based on the facts, order fosamax online and Americans would have been better off for it today. A man who combined principle, order fosamax online activism, order fosamax online and human appeal quite masterfully was distinguished educator and commentator, order fosamax online Edward Said. Order fosamax online In the realm of academia and Middle East analysis, order fosamax online Said was by no means viewed as the quintessential radical. Order fosamax online Nonetheless, order fosamax online his positions were radical when juxtaposed with “conventional wisdom”: he was a proponent of the one-state solution, order fosamax online an unwavering critic of the Israeli government, order fosamax online and an ardent supporter of the ostensibly controversial right of return. Order fosamax online Said was still heavily criticized throughout his career and endured incessant attacks by his detractors, order fosamax online yet his accessible personality and articulate message kept him relevant. Sadly, order fosamax online Said’s relative acceptance has been the exception rather than the rule. Order fosamax online In recent years, order fosamax online there has been increased emphasis on putative pragmatic dialogue. Order fosamax online However, order fosamax online this accentuation on so-called rational and balanced thinking has proven to be little more than a sinister means to pressure the oppressed to accept the position of the oppressor. Order fosamax online The greatest leaders of the last hundred years didn’t shy away from controversy; they remained persistent, order fosamax online and saw their visions brought to fruition; be they Martin Luther King, order fosamax online Nelson Mandela, order fosamax online or Mahatma Gandhi. Nevertheless, order fosamax online one cannot overlook that even paramount figures have been castigated for “overstepping” their boundaries, order fosamax online namely Martin Luther King who was chided for speaking out against the war in Vietnam, order fosamax online imperialism, order fosamax online and social injustices that plagued the US. This week, order fosamax online Palestinians across the US commemorated 60 years of displacement. Order fosamax online Yet, order fosamax online the lens the Palestinian people are expected to look through under the pragmatist vision is one that sees a dispossessed people as necessary victims for a righteous state to take form. Unfortunately, order fosamax online waves of writers and commentators continue to adopt this line in fear of retribution, order fosamax online in exchange for nicer houses and comfortable livings, order fosamax online or a combination of both. Order fosamax online That is their free will. Order fosamax online Free speech is not without consequence. Order fosamax online Nonetheless, order fosamax online losing piece of mind is the only repercussion a writer should fear." http://1158munich.blogspot.com/2008/05/when-free-speech-doesnt-come-free.html ~ Remi Kanazi is the editor of the forthcoming anthology of poetry, order fosamax online Poets For Palestine, order fosamax online which can be pre-ordered at www.PoetsForPalestine.com. Order fosamax online Remi can be contacted at remroum@gmail.com. ~