And here is a fairly robust reply to Double Standard Moddi, I only wish I had the same lashing tongue as Ms Aabel, I hope my translation somehow can match the biting sarcasm and fierce rejection of his preposterous and unethical decision. Iraq had Comic Ali. We, sadly, have Double Standard Moddi.
here we go…. please somebody help me sit tight on my chair, I am actually ROTFLMFAO
lifted from nattogdag.no
FOR SOME IT’S ART to poop in the mouth of others, for some it’s playing music. For others, its painting, sculpture and dance. As far as I know there is a reason why we arrange the peace prize concert and not the boycott concert in Norway every year, and the reason must be that the music connects people .
OUR OWN FRAGILE small northern country- elf, Moddi, known for his touchy-feely barefoot concerts, is blessed with a piping voice and ability to play the guitar, the accordion, the piano and the trumpet . These talents he could have been able to show off during a concert in Tel Aviv in Israel. But he is also blessed with an incredibly lame ability to discern , and has therefore decided he will not be traveling to Israel to show off his talent anyway.
WITH A HEAVY HEART reported Moddi on his Facebook page yesterday about his ” life’s most painful decision. ” He feels that it is necessary to punish the Israeli audience by canceling the show that was planned. In this way his ” silence ” send signals so that the Israelis will understand the importance of the brutality which their government perpetrates against the Palestinian people. The post also contains typical assumptions that Arabs living in Israel are suffering . But what else can one expect from someone who takes this position after having ” studied ” the conflict for a few weeks .
– For a musician , it is a painful decision to abstain from a concert . For one whose profession is to speak and sing, silence is the most painful there is . But it won’t help. Notwithstanding, I still choose to encourage a genuine political dialogue and a halt in the expansion of the occupied areas during the negotiations. One day in the future , when dialogue is a means of resolving conflict and when fundamental human rights are respected, I hope at finally being able to give my first concert in Israel. Until then, the silence is the strongest weapon I have.
YES , IT IS PERHAPS the strongest weapon for someone who prefers to wade around in the shallow waters by the seashore and feel the sea weed tickle his toes, while having the nerve to compare himself with Jello Biafra, former frontman of the Dead Kennedys . For he too had in fact also boycotted Israel. In the spirit of his celebrity status. Grandiose beliefs about himself or what?
WHAT IMMEDIATELY stands out as provocative by Moddi’s is the strange explanations about why he nevertheless has played in homo-hating to Russia, and Turkey, where Kurds and Armenians denied their own language and culture. Or in Ireland, where rape victims have to go abroad to have an abortion. In one way or another ( in the last few week ) Moddi became convinced that the Middle East conflict is an exceptional conflict , which deserves only the strongest of measures.
The justification for his silence campaign is still extremely vague, emotional and an example of double standards. Israel is, despite what Moddi had thought, without ever having been there himself , a democracy which is threatened and repeatedly have been attacked by its neighbors. It has its victims, ( 14,500 people have been killed on both sides put together since 1948. ) This is in no way okay , but it is anything but a brutal dictatorship. The occupation is brutal and shameful , but also regulated by international law . To the same effect one can of course have in mind that at least 130,000 people have died in Syria since 2012 .
HI , MODDI . Can you tell me how many countries you have boycotted based on surveys of human rights violations or occupation ? Have you boycotted Iranian universities who hang gays and people of the Bahai faith? What about boycotting Chinese and Saudi Arabian universities to be the worst violators of human rights for many years in a row ? What about the Chinese occupation of Tibet? Or India’s occupation of Pakistani Kashmir ? What about Turkey’s annexation of Northern Cyprus ?
Have any of you in your caring , red-red circle ever contemplated, over a teacup, censoring China, India or Turkey ? or in the very least use the word ” boycott ” when talking about concerts , import , holidays or commercial travel to any of those countries? Why so much of this political posing when it comes to just Israel? Maybe it ‘s because Chinese food and Tikka Masala is so good and easy to buy?
“I’ve never stuck my feet into a more fierce hornets nest ,” Moddi told Dagbladet after his ” letter ” caused a storm of reactions. Perhaps it would have helped to keep the shoes on. It ‘s smart to be prepared before you take the plunge from being a humming, singing boy to a political activist.
Dear Moddi : I encourage you to expand your protest of silence and shut up until you actually know what you’re talking about.