How Israel’s atrocities in Palestine unmask America’s fascism

By Ashraf Azammudin

The United States of America has been glazing itself as the champion of human rights everywhere ever since Pax Americana was a coined term. More adamantly so since Democratic President Joe Biden assumed the Oval Office on 21 Jan. 2021 with his bannermen parading liberal values such as upholding minorities and retreating from conflicts and warzones. But ever since Oct. 7, their actions have been nothing but humane.

Less than a month after it was reported that Hamas freedom fighters breached Israeli siege walls and took 240 Israeli captives, the House of Representatives passed a $14.3 billion emergency funding bill to support Israels invasion of the besieged Gaza Strip.

This was the continuation of billions more in unconditional aid in funding and arms deals throughout the Israel-Palestine War and the trend appears to track the same trajectory. The total value of aid funded by American taxpayers from 1946 to April 2024 is a staggering $300 billion (adjusted for inflation).

While the global majority continues to empathize with the plight of the Palestinians, the Occident, spearheaded by the U.S. and its major allies persist to turn a deaf ear and blinded heart in what is now hailed as the death of morality in the West. Israels atrocities symptomatically unravel the Wests hypocrisy and at the epicenter of it all, the masked-off fascist, militaristic regime of the U.S., Israels most ardent benefactor.

On 21 Nov. 2021, the House of Representatives voted to censure the only Palestinian-American Dem. Rep. from Michigans 12th Congressional District Rashida Tlaib who has been vocal about Americas role in abetting the war and genocide. The censure reprimanded Tlaib for her rhetoric that called for the humanization of Palestinians and a call for a ceasefire.

This was not the end as The House passed the Antisemitism Awareness Act with an overwhelming majority that will mandate the Education Department to œadopt the broad definition of antisemitism used by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), an intergovernmental group, to enforce anti-discrimination laws.

The bill will progress to the U.S. Senate and be signed into law by Biden. An expedited response to the sprawling student protest encampments, the bill has been criticized as “overreaching and limiting free speech” by critics.

The wave of campus protests ignited by Columbia University students two weeks ago where arrests have taken place spreads across the states embanking on the campus grounds of Yale University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Southern California, and dozens more. Heavy police presence drew outrage from the public as footage of them cuffing peaceful student protesters as well as faculty members circulated on the Internet. This ongoing event signifies a new plunge point for Americas deterioration of liberalism.

Censorship in Americas campuses regarding Israels genocide against Palestinians started much earlier in the timeline when lobbyists pressured Congress to conduct hearings on Ivy League presidents such as Harvard Universitys first Black President Claudine Gay, Pennsylvania Universitys M. Elizabeth Magill and Sally Kornbluth of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in which the former two are now ousted.

Gay resigned for her supposedly crime of plagiarism while Magill tendered hers amid pressure from influential graduates, wealthy donors, and 70 congressmen who called for her firing.

Embattled Columbia University President Minouche Shafik is currently undergoing a similar predicament as she underwent a congressional hearing and grunting calls for her resignation from Republican representatives.

Americas academic freedom is in jeopardy while fascism seems to be on the rise coinciding with the looming U.S. election on November 5th later this year. While U.S. citizens are displaying remarkable solidarity with the Palestinians as youngsters under 30 are leading the generational shift, their administration proved to be stagnant and turbid”both domestically and on the international stage, as the U.S. exceptionally exercised its veto at the discretion of its rogue, genocidal proxy in the Middle East.

Young Americans are trailblazing the culture with their activism”calls for boycott and divestment that have resulted in a record $11 billion market value loss by Starbucks. These movements, catalyzed by mainstream consumer culture in social media such as TikTok triggered a political retaliation as President Biden signed the bill to ban the platform unless its China-based parent company ByteDance divested and sold its business to an American firm, under the pretext of safety concerns and foreign government intervention.

The worst may yet to come as poll prediction harkens on the traumatizing comeback of an indicted and twice-impeached Rep. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump to the White House. Conservative majority Supreme Court may rule in his favor to rule whether, and to what extent, presidential immunity exists from criminal prosecution.

The alternative is just as bad if not worse with the second term of enabler, œGenocide Joe Biden whose expiring term has been marred with pro-Israel policies that have garnered the land of freedom a bad reputation everywhere. Bidens campaigning will prove to be sorely devoid of Arab-American voters in key swing states such as Michigan.

The slow unraveling of Americas true values of fascism as a neocolonialist hegemonistic entity has besmirched its grimy moral facade”as it extends its murderous guns for annihilation.***