Monday, October 19, 2009

Beginnings and a Disclaimer

Hi everyone, Zach here. This is the first post of a new blog, and I wanted to get some things discussed right off the bat.

We’re going to be discussing the Middle East conflict. It’s a loaded topic, full of opinions and emotions. We welcome civil discourse, the key word there being “civil.” No offensive or racially charged comments are going to be tolerated. Can’t say I didn’t warn you.

Secondly, we are going to be referring to stateless peoples in some of the following posts. Examples are going to include “The Jews” and “The Palestinians” and “The Arabs.” I want to make it clear that when we use terms like that, we are not referring to every single member of that group. Clearly, all of those groups are large and far from monolithic. That being said, we still need to find a way of referring to them as a group and nation. In other words, don’t get on my case for generalizing. There really isn’t much of a choice.

So welcome to the blog. More posts will follow.

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