I am writing this blog post as I need to respond to someone throwing insults on twitter and the limited amount of characters doesn’t allow an explanation of my original tweet reply.

A video was posted of a woman being very heavily dragged to the floor, I watched the video and it was a very very short and didn’t tell a story. It just showed a woman who we are told is Palestinian being treated very harshly and aggressively.


I don’t normally reply to this sort of post because it’s a minefield, especially over the Israel and Palestine issue. People on both sides are very strong viewed on what is happening and so replying is likely to lead to a strong reply from one side at least.

I just felt that video didn’t actually tell us what was fully happening, yes the video supports the fact that uniformed men are dealing with this woman in an aggressive manner, but why?

I’m not pro Israel or pro Palestine, I’m pro truth!

So this morning I see that I have a reply and that reply has a few retweets, so I already know that I should have kept on scrolling past the video yesterday.


Now I don’t mind someone replying and opening a debate, I’m having quite a decent day and so I am able to spend some time on it. However I can’t see why anyone needs to reply with no insult? My reply wasn’t rude or insulting and so why reply in that way, unless of course there isn’t other answer, but I feel that there is an answer, but they decided to reply like this.

So @Deepspace989, I hope this explains why I replied as I did, it wasn’t in defence of Israels military or because I have any views to share about either side of the conflict. I replied simply because the video I viewed could not be judged on its few seconds.

So I guess it’s lesson learnt, in future I am going to just scroll past.

Oh and in answer, no I’m not an idiot!

By Zechariah Richardson

Over 50, disabled, husband, father and gramps who reviews products and writes blog posts about his life, beekeeping, gardening and whatever pops into his brain!

One thought on “How can we judge?”
  1. I’m sure you’re not an idiot! Social media is a dangerous place but for what it’s worth i think you were write to comment! Ignore the insults – clealry they are ‘idiots’!

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