How much do you want to bet that CNN takes no action against their contributor, Marc Lamont Hill for calling for the destruction of Israel and defending the violence from the Palestinian terrorists? They won’t because they probably agree with him. CNN is the news station for extremists, which explains why they are getting killed in the ratings by Spongebob Squarepants. Seriously, they are
Hill says that the first order of business is to kick all out of Israel and turn the entire country over to the Palestinians. And don’t sweat the violence.
Hill then endorsed the use of violence by Palestinians, arguing that black Americans had also used violence:
As a Black American, my understanding of action and solidarity action is rooted in our own tradition of struggle. As Black Americans resisted slavery, as well as Jim Crow laws that transformed us from a slave state to an apartheid state, we did so through multiple tactics and strategies. It is this array of tactics that I appeal to as I advocate for concrete action from all of us in this room.
Solidarity from the international community demands that we embrace boycotts, divestment, and sanctions as a critical means by which to hold Israel accountable for its treatment of Palestinian people.
Black resistance to American apartheid did not come purely through Gandhi and nonviolence. Rather, slave revolts and self-defense and tactics otherwise divergent from Dr. King or Mahatma Gandhi were equally important to preserving safety and attaining freedom. We must allow—if we are to operate in true solidarity with Palestinian people, we must allow the Palestinian people the same range of opportunity and political possibility. If we are standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people, we must recognize the right of an occupied people to defend itself.
We must prioritize peace. But we must not romanticize or fetishize it. We must advocate and promote nonviolence at every opportunity, but we cannot endorse a narrow politics of respectability that shames Palestinians for resisting, for refusing to do nothing in the fact of state violence and ethnic cleansing [sic].