a bereaved iraqi mother is no more consolable than the bereaved american mother of a deceased soldier. bombs are real. they kill and maim.
I have a feeling that the article sharon’s eastern front | next exile of the jews | Q & A will have me tarred as an antisemite. This is not a fair charge. I have many Jewish friends and colleagues. I both have employed Jews and have been employed by Jews. Frankly, until today I was somewhat concerned with expressing my concerns as I had seen how lightly the ADL or the Canadian Jewish Congress bandy the label of anti-Semite. At this point those bastards can call me whatever they want, I will not stand by and applaud the persecution and gradual genocide and Palestinians and other Middle Eastern peoples, anymore than I would have stood by to applaud the genocidal persecution of the Third Reich against the Jewish, Slavic and Romany peoples during the Second Great War of this century.
Might does not make right. Might creates terrorism, fear and misery in both persecuted and persecutor.<
Quotations from famous Americans about North American Indian peoples during the 19th century remind me of Sharon’s own rhetoric concerning Palestinians.
americans, this is the beginning of the end. if what is planned goes ahead at najaf, your common soldier is no longer doing a job, he’s a war criminal. and all of you who support bush – or don’t fight his government tooth and nail – collaborate in the crime. in a democracy, citizens must bear responsibility for their government.
And the satellite news says the cease-fire is holding and George Bush says to the troops on Easter Sunday that, “I know what we’re doing in Iraq is right.” Shooting unarmed men in the back outside their family home is right? Shooting grandmothers with white flags is right? Shooting at women and children who are fleeing their homes is right? Firing at ambulances is right?
Truly with Saskia Hölbling we are in Martha Graham’s world of a cult of personality for a certain wild genius. I am happy to indulge that trope. But in that case please give me wild, please give me genius and not tame loafing.
since yesterday’s speech in new north side baptist church his life is in grave danger, both before and after the upcoming presidential election.