Today’s Reality Check Amnesty’s Tweet and fear

Richelieu: I am the state, Your Majesty. And I say it now privately. So that we have no need to discuss it in public. In France I am the state. These men have set|themselves above me. And it is I, not you|who render judgement.

The Three Musketeers 1948

Twitchy had a piece about a tweet by Amnesty International condemning an Israeli rocket attack that was almost certainly Palestinian rockets falling short is outrageous but not surprising for one important reason.

Amnesty knows that for all its rhetoric concerning Israel they do not risk anything by condemning the Jewish state, but if they are too emotive when condemning the Palestinians, they put their lives in danger.

While I am sure, given the direction Amnesty is going hitting Israel is a bug not a feature it is that fear that is driving their response.

I think fear is a behind a lot of what we’re seeing lately from Impeachment (fear that the illegal attempts to stop Trump from being elected will be exposed) to the cancel culture (fear of being rejected). Nothing motivates like fear.

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