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Amber Heard & Johnny Depp Case: A Mirror to Our Overly Toxic Culture



The bitter defamation battle of Hollywood starring Amber Heard & Johnny Depp has finally come to an end. The verdict is in: Johnny Depp has defeated his ex-wife in the defamation of a multi-million dollar lawsuit.

However, with the inescapable media coverage, the high-profile domestic violence case has gripped the world. While many have been following the news as a mere celebrity drama; the verdict has given rise to a full-blown discussion about ‘toxic feminism’ and gendered violence.

The case also raises many uncomfortable questions: How will the verdict impact domestic violence victims and survivors in the long run? Will the case spark a reversal of the feminist movement? And how true crime has desensitized us to a line between entertainment and actual legal proceedings?

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp Defamation Case: An Overview

Before hopping into the wild discussion of “he said, she said“, and how the Depp-Heard case highlights our deep-rooted toxic culture; here’s is a quick overview of the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp defamation Case:

Depp sued Amber Heard for $50 million in defamation, claiming that an op-ed she penned in The Washington Post in 2018 harmed his reputation and career. Heard characterized herself as “a public figure symbolizing domestic abuse” in the piece.

Amber Heard & Johnny Depp Trial
Amber Heard & Johnny Depp Trial

However, according to Heard’s lawyers; the majority of the statement is about public policy on domestic abuse, and she has a First Amendment right to comment on it. Furthermore, Heard countersued Depp for $100 million, alleging that Depp’s lawyer defamed her by dismissing her assault accusations as a fake. Amber also claims that Depp physically abused Heard.

The Epidemic of Gendered Violence: The Outpouring Radical Public Reaction

There are no gray areas when it comes to social media; one is either a victim or an aggressor. However, the judicial system is unprepared to cope with such a situation. Its goal is to convict one person while proving the other innocent. Therefore, in most public forums, that binary radicalization is unavoidable.

However, in reality, both Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have flawed slates. Mountain of evidence highlights that both allegedly abused each other verbally and physically.

Where Heard is accused of Photoshopping bruises onto images of her injuries from Depp’s purported beatings; A text conversation with friends has also disclosed Johnny Depp’s fantasy of murdering his then-wife Amber Heard. One of Depp’s texts read, “I’ll f*** her burnt corpse afterward to make sure she is dead.

Bruised Amber Heard
Bruised Amber Heard Source: Independent

However, over the past televised six weeks trial, many of those who tuned in to watch the trial live-streamed online have attacked Heard with the same disrespect that Depp exhibited in his texts.

The facts of the case do not support these conspiracy ideas, but that hasn’t prevented them from spreading. The story has taken on a mythic quality online, and some continue to believe in Depp’s innocence despite the evidence.

Throughout the trial, and even more so after it was over; the case was used to intimidate and silence women who spoke out against domestic violence and sexual assault. However, when it comes to systematic male violence or abuse, Amber Heard has become the greatest trump card to play.

A Death of #MeToo: Amber Heard & the Reversal of the Feminist Movements

Do you recall the hashtag #MeToo? #TimeIsUp? #BelieveWomen #EnoughisEnough? The world was on the verge of a major change only five years ago. Finally turning the tide against culturally-rooted sexism.

The me-too movement broke new grounds for abuse against women and empowering women’s rights. But the Depp-Heard case raises the question: Are we witnessing the beginning of a violent backlash that will reverse all the gains in the area of women empowerment over the years?

Social media revering to the idea that Heard was lying fuels a dangerous myth that manipulation and lying are common actions of women facing domestic abuse. However, in reality, according to Jaffee et al., Family Court Review; a false allegation of spousal abuse is much less common than the problem of genuine failing to report it.

The “Beleive Women,” a famous me-too slogan, doesn’t glorify the idea of trusting every woman. But our default should be to believe women when they speak up instead of rushing to attack their character.

Society cares more about anomalies than the systemic nature of gendered violence and domestic abuse. And, it is horrifying to think how the symbolic fall out of the case may deject abused and dis-empower victims across the globe.

The Social Media and Stardom Factor: Dangerous Waters

For over three decades, Johnny Depp has been one of Hollywood’s most iconic, celebrated, and beloved actors. And this trial highlights how star powers like his can lead to para-social relationships and blur our judgment.

Laurel Anderson, the couple’s marriage counselor, has testified that both Johnny Depp and Amber Heard engaged in mutual abuse.

However, the years of watching the legendary actor as a compassionate on-screen presence have undoubtedly contributed to the instant judgment of placing victim credit on Amber. People aren’t viewing him as an actual human but as an extension of his movie roles.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

The fact that the Depp-Heard case was streamed live on youtube makes audience engagement with it easier than ever. Furthermore, it intersects with true crime going into a marketable mainstream entertainment genre.

Where previously the nuts and bolts of trial proceedings used to be known only to experts, today, there is a large audience who feels familiar with the processes and emboldens to comment on them.

And while true crime reports do educate people on some legal proceedings. The consequence of mainstreaming the genre is that it can tempt us to reduce complicated cases into something simple and digestible.

With the Depp-Heard case and its stream of mems and reactions, we consume real trials as bite-sized entertainment. Furthermore, the lightning-fast verdicts by the majority often leave us unable to weigh the complete facts in a measured and impartial manner.

The Horrifying Aftermath

For very long, domestic violence victims who have picked up the courage to speak up against patriarchy have been tortured, cursed, and abused for voicing their struggles.

One in every four women experiencing intimate partner abuse is unlikely to speak up. And given the outpouring of hostility directed towards Heard, more women are already petrified to disclose the abuse, let alone file a lawsuit.

After seeing Heard’s online abuse, noted psychologist Dr. Taylor told The Independent that women awaiting similar case hearings are considering retracting or withdrawing.’

The repercussion of Amber Heard’s accusation is already being weaponized by misogynists to fuel the narrative that domestic abuse accusations by women can not be trusted. However, the Depp-Heard case has also highlighted how many don’t actually care about male victims of domestic violence but just to prove that feminism is “toxic” and discredit abused women rather than standing up for the victims, be it male or female.

Amber Heard & Johnny Depp Defamation Case: In Conclusion

There are no heroes in Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against Amber Heard. Instead, the case appears to be about two highly dysfunctional persons whose emotional dysregulation was made tenfold worse by their marital engagement, at least to the casual observer.

However, to most of the social media, it appears to be a simple morality tale: a protagonist brought down by a conniving wench; a good man duped by a terrible woman.

What was a complicated relationship has been reduced to black and white by millions of Depp aficionados who appear to find some greater meaning in defending Captain Jack Sparrow’s dignity — and trashing the lady who dared to accuse him of wrongdoing.

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To the peoples of the world: Israel is Carrying out a holocaust against Palestinian families



Israel is carrying out a holocaust against Palestinian families.

Yes, Israel is not sending Palestinians to gas chambers. But Israel is bringing Auschwitz and Mauthhausen to Palestinian homes, neighborhood, hospitals and mosques.

The title of this brief article is not a hyperbole or a dramatic overstatement meant to attract attention or gain sympathy. It is rather a reflection of reality.

Indeed, if a holocaust is about annihilating people, especially civilians and Palestinian families, the Israeli army, the Wehrmacht of our time, has been exterminating entire Palestinian families-the father, the mother and all the children.

We are not speaking about one isolated incident or a few incidents where one stray missile hit a home inadvertently or children killed as a result of collateral damage.

We are rather talking about carrying out a real holocaust against Palestinian families, an official policy endorsed and pursued by the government of Israel to wipe out numerous Palestinian households for the purpose of bringing the Palestinians to their knees.

This is Israel’s way of wreaking shock and awe on the defenseless and helpless Palestinians.

So far, more than 25 thousand entire Gaza households have been targeted by Israeli bombing. More than 12 thousands have been killed half of them are children and women.

Just imagine your own family being annihilated by a missile launched from high altitude. This nightmare has effectively become a routine experience in Gaza.

Read Also: World passively watching as Israel perpetrates open-ended massacre in Gaza

Israel today is emulating the Nazis and other criminal offenders throughout history. Don’t invoke the mantra of anti-Semitism. In the final analysis, when Jews think, behave and act like the Nazis thought, behaved and acted, they (the Jews) become Nazis themselves, pure and simple.

Yes, I do recognize there are many kind-hearted Jews who reject this Nazi-like savagery. None the less, we must call the spade a spade. These atrocities are being enthusiastically supported by the vast majority of Israelis, including ordinary people, intellectuals and rabbis. Israel-2023 does have much in common with Nazi-Germany. Claiming otherwise would be both dishonest and malicious.

Real holocaust

Israel, a notorious professional liar whose agents control western media outlets from Sydney to California, is misleading the international community as to what is really happening in the Gaza Strip.

A regional military superpower thanks to unrestricted American backing and support, Israel is simply waging a war of extermination against a thoroughly persecuted people whose only “crime” is its enduring vigor and longing for freedom from the shackles of Talmudic Jewish Nazism, a Satanic ideology which views all humanity-save Jews-as animals whose lives have absolutely no sanctity.

There is no doubt that the ongoing Israeli rampage of murder and terror is an expression of that genocidal Talmudic mentality. It is a mindset that is even more nefarious than the Nazi ideology.

We Palestinians have been at the receiving end of Jewish criminality and murderousness for several decades. We know it too well and need no one to give us lectures on “Israel’s civility and humanity”

In the final analysis, a country that murders thousands of children and other innocent civilians rather knowingly and deliberately in order to create deterrence is neither civilized nor humane. It is tantamount to fornicating with truth to call Israel humane and civilized.

The truth of the matter is that Israel is a diabolical Judeo-Nazi entity that has much in common with the Third Rich.

Yes, Israel is not sending Palestinians to gas chambers. But Israel is bringing Auschwitz to Palestinian homes, neighborhoods and streets. Israel is carrying out a real holocaust against innocent Palestinian families.

This is not really a war. War is fought between armies. The Palestinians don’t have an army, or navy or air force. The Palestinians simply can not protect their own children from overwhelming barbarianism, played out in full view of the entire world.

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Yes, there have been projectiles fired on Jewish colonies from the Gaza Strip, but these projectiles are essentially innocuous from the military view point as evident from the nearly zero casualties incurred by Israelis.

Indeed, when there is one dead on one side and 300 on the other side, including 50 children and babies, in addition thousands of maimed civilians and swathes of pornographic destruction of property, we are not really talking about war, even an asymmetrical war. We are actually talking about a real massacre, a massacre that is reminiscent of the time when the Nazis ganged up on European Jewry 70 years ago.

This very real massacre, holocaust, wouldn’t have been carried out had it not been for the flaccidity and leniency and silence displayed in Israel’s face by the bulk of the international community.

This is not to mention the connivance, collusion and conspiratorial roles played by several criminal states and governments, including the United States, a majority of European governments and especially the whore-like Sissi regime in Cairo which is shamelessly and brazenly siding with Israel against the Palestinian people.

But never mind, another massacre, another blitzkrieg, another conspiracy won’t finish our people off. It is our kismet that we must die in order to survive.

But those in Washington and London and Cairo who are watching rather passively, probably gleefully, as our children are being incinerated and murdered at the hands of the children, grand children and great-grand children of the holocaust, will one day pay the price for their murderous complicity and ignominy.

We will not forgive or forget.

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Israel: A criminal state par excellance



Israel: a criminal state par excellance

In its exaggerated self-infatuation and excessive narcissism, Israel, a criminal state par excellence, often claims it is light upon mankind.

Zionist Jews, who falsely claim allegiance to the prophetic traditions of ancient Israel, are actually mostly atheists.

In fact, Zionism has more in common with the most infamous paragons of evil throughout history than with such Hebrew luminaries as the Prophet Moses, Aaron, Jacob, Joseph, David, and Solomon.

Indeed, ever since its misbegotten birth in 1948, a birth fraught with crimes against humanity, Israel’s modus operandi has been an uninterrupted series of atrocities, oppression, persecution, inequity, and racism.

Thus, Israel, A criminal state par excellence, is also a great falsifier of truth, history by claiming a higher moral ground vis-à-vis the Palestinians, its largely-unwept victims who are still crying to the seventh heaven for justice.

Also read: Israel should stop trying to force-feed the Holocaust down people’s throats  as bloody repression of Palestinians  goes on unabated

Israel is already starving and tormenting 1.6 million Gazans, denying them food, clean water, and other necessities of life. The 17-year draconian siege is apparently meant to punish Gazans for electing Hamas which simply refuses to recognize Israel for religious and moral reasons. The international community  sought to overlook Israel’s  real crimes against humanity inflicted repeatedly  on  some two million helpless Palestinians languishing under a N-a-z-i-like siege imposed and maintained by Israel.

Israel portrays herself as a beacon of light in a sea of dictatorship, tyranny, and oppression,

What Israel, a criminal state par Excellance, refuses to tell the world, however, is the fact that the Jewish state through its ubiquitous tentacles in America, Europe and elsewhere to enable, shield, sustain, and support tyrannical regimes in the region such as the Sissi police state in Egypt, the feudal regimes in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain.

Israel, a notorious professional liar whose agents control western media outlets from Sydney to California, is misleading the international community as to what is really happening in Jerusalem and in the Gaza Strip.

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Israel, ruled by supremacist and megalomaniac Jews who think that no country or entity under the sun has a right to criticize Israel’s appalling maltreatment of the Palestinians, believes it has an unending free season on its victims.

Those are the Nazi-minded ideologues who are indoctrinated in Talmudic Jewish supremacy and who believe that the non-Jews lives have no sanctity , those are the Talmudic thugs who believe that the Palestinians must either be expelled or massacred .

As to its victims, Israel seeks always to demonize and dehumanize them so that the world will react indifferently if not callously when Israel murders them, expels them from their homes, steals their land and property as well as demolish their homes, a nearly daily callous practice the state of the Jews carries out in the West Bank.

Israel was born in sin. It will always be a sinful state, no matter what we read in the New York Times and the Washington Post or what we see on CNN and Fox News.

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World passively watching as Israel perpetrates open-ended massacre in Gaza



The Israeli army, which can be called the Jewish Wehrmacht given its Nazi-like behavior, continues to pound the Gaza Strip from ground, sea and air. According to sources in Gaza, virtually all targets hit so far are civilians.

As many as 3500 Palestinians, virtually all of them civilians, have been reported killed so far. Thousands others were injured, many sustaining life-threatening wounds.

The scenes of mutilated and maimed children, some of whose bodies are seen protruding through the rubble of their homes, destroyed by missiles fired by American-supplied F-16 fighter jets, seem to verify the view that Israel is targeting Palestinian civilians in Gaza knowingly and deliberately.

Israeli leaders and military officials are openly gloating over the high death toll among Palestinian civilians. They blame Hamas for the orgy of killing. However, virtually all Palestinians don’t buy the Israeli logice.

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As we all know, this is not the first time Israel indulges in such war crimes.

Israel has always been a regular perpetrator of war crimes . Indeed, one would exaggerate very little by arguing that Israel itself is a war crime or a crime against humanity.

I am not going to spend time refuting Israeli hasbara lies, blaming Hamas for the latest conflagration. Having been a vigilant observer of Israeli behavior for several decade , I can honestly argue that honesty and Israel can not really be used in the same sentence. Israel and honesty are an eternal oxymoron.

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As always, Israel violated the uneasy truce reached through Egyptian mediation in 2002. Israeli leaders, proceeding from the Talmudic ideology which views all non-Jews as lesser human beings or virtual animals, don’t feel bound by agreements or treaties reached with “Goyem.

People in the west, long duped and brainwashed by Zionist propaganda, may raise they eyebrows when reading these words. But we who live with these Judeo-Nazis and have been at the receiving end of their murderousness and evilness know better.

We don’t need and won’t accept lectures about the “humanity and civility” of the N-a-z-i-s of our time.

Hamas and other Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza don’t constitute an existential threat to Israel, which has one of the strongest military machines in the world.

Read Also: Hamas: A convenient red herring for Jewish Nazism

In fact, the claim that Gaza is threatening Israel is infinitely ridiculous. The thoroughly-starved and hermetically blockaded Gazans have a hard time feeding their children, let alone pose any meaningful threat to the N-a-z-i Germany of our time, a pugnacious state that more or less tightly controls the most powerful country under the sun, the United States.

It is sad and lamentable that a country of 320 million has allowed itself to be enslaved by Zionist pressure groups, hell-bent on prostituting America and eviscerating it of any semblance of morality for Israel’s sake.

Palestinians have resist Jewish terror

But the Palestinians can not take their very survival for granted. They can’t rely on the so-called international community to shield them against Jewish N-a-z-i-s-m.

Indeed, if the Palestinians don’t defend themselves, who is going to defend them? Obama? Merkel? Or Puten?

Hence, the valiant Palestinian determination to put up a semblance of resistance to the Jewish Wehrmacht. The Israeli assault on Gaza is not an assault on Hamas; It is rather a nefarious aggression against the entire Palestinian people. It is intended to break our people’s will to resist Israeli Nazism. Pure and simple.

To put the matter in a nutshell, the Palestinians in Gaza are simply defending themselves against an overwhelming evil force that is hell bent on ethnically cleansing them and stealing their motherland. Our fighters don’t fire their home-made missiles on Israel because they want to spill Jewish blood. They do it because this is the only means they possess to deter a cannibalistic enemy that can only feel good if and when it spills Palestinian blood.

Besides, the problem with Israel didn’t begin last week or last year.

Just remember that many of the people being now bombarded and murdered by the Jewish Wehrmacht are actually children, grand children and great grand children of the original Palestinian refugees that Israel massacred or brutally expelled out of their homes when the evil state was created in Palestine in 1948.

Hence, the Palestinians in Gaza can not really be terrorists if only because they were never the initiator of violence and terror. The Palestinians were living peaceably in their towns and villages, mostly leading a simple pastoral life until waves of Khazari Jews, who had no real connection with the ancient Israelites, invaded Palestine with the aid of Western countries, especially the evil empire, the United Kingdome.

Yes, it was Britain that put the venomous Jewish snake in the bed of the Palestinian child. Britain, as Noam Chomsky wisely said, can not claim innocence or argue that it didn’t know the snake was so poisonous.

Gaza Massacre: Surviving by dying

Today, Palestinians are sacrificing their lives for their freedom, dignity and survival. This is what they have always been doing from time immemorial. We are very much children of martyrs who were themselves children of martyrs. We survived despite a harsh history of plots and conspiracies that aimed to eradicate us as a people from the face of earth.

We in Gaza will survive the latest Israeli blitz as well

However, the world community ought to feel ashamed for watching the Nazi Germany of our time gang up on a defenseless people in Gaza whose only crime is that it is not part of “the holy tribe,”

This conspicuously immoral world , which doesn’t respect any modicum of respect, will surely have a precarious future. It will face ultimate demise.

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