The longer this worldwide disparity and inequality is perpetuated, the more the masses will revolt and the faster we will internally replicate the Israeli model of domestic control – drones overhead, all dissent criminalized, SWAT teams busting through doors, deadly force as an acceptable form of subjugation, food used as a weapon, and constant surveillance.
via Elites Will Make Gazans of Us All | Common Dreams.
Hope that this Orwellian dystopia does not happen.
We choose between competing alternatives when we believe there is a difference that renders one preferable to the other. We pick between alternatives when we are indifferent to the distinctions between them.
via The Checkpoint | Boston Review.
People should enjoy freedom, democracy and self-determination – but only if this involves overthrowing governments that America doesn’t like.
via Palestinian UN bid: is the US losing grip on world politics?
This is very much like a cartoon I saw a few years back, If you don’t come to democracy democracy will come to you [in form of bomber planes and invading tanks!]
“You’re never going to end negotiations unless you begin it,”
via BBC News – UN Security Council to consider Palestinian membership.
But if the negotiations are going to be one sided, as they have been so far, what is the use of such things. With US using all its might to crush the aspirations of the people of Palestine, what more can one say. Each day the kind of media attention [read propaganda] that is shown across media channels in favour of Israel is a lot [is it due to all the Jewish media barons?]. And you speak anything against the state of Israel, you become anti-semitic. Maybe Israel should look into its own past to understand what it is up to. Santayana says
Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.