PQC: If a non-Jew says exactly what a “progressive Jew” does, he/she will be called an anti-Semite  by the very progressive Jew , who first said it! At any rate, what this woman argues is so true. You have to take side. One needs courage and principle to take side, to call a spade a spade! It’s ironic that women these days seem to have real balls rather than men!

The Danger of Neutrality

By Anna Baltzer

Staying neutral in controversial situations is the moral high ground, right? Wrong. It’s the exact opposite.

Author and inspirational speaker Anna Baltzer explains how neutrality is a dangerous trap — and an illusion. Taking a side, not impartiality, is what really helps resolve conflicts. Not only is it the right thing to do, but your own liberation depends on it.

Anna Baltzer is an award-winning lecturer, author, and organizer for freedom, justice, and equality for the Palestinian people. She is Director of Organizing & Advocacy at the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) At USCPR, Baltzer specializes in organizing boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaigns targeting institutions complicit in Israel’s violations of international law, as well as connecting the dots between oppression of communities from the U.S. to Palestine, and beyond. Learn more about Baltzer at AnnaInTheMiddleEast.com  This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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