Really random, too – it's Friday afternoon and I don't have the energy to order my thoughts properly right now. I'm sure you know the feeling.
Here's an article, by the always excellent Naomi Klein, on the proposed boycott of USrael. Finally someone with something sensible to say about it.
If you can read Swedish and you're interested in the Gaza conflict, both the ongoing savagery and in general, this is a fantastic blog on mainly that subject. He has lots of readers and often gets great discussions going.
You may have heard about the two Norwegians who went to Gaza soon after the attacks began, Drs Mads Gilbert and Erik Fosse. They came home to Norway a couple of days ago, after two weeks in hell. While in Gaza, they gave such reports as they could to international media who were all denied access to the area. Dr Gilbert sent an sms to a Dagbladet reporter, an sms which quickly spread across the country. My translation:
They bombed the central vegetable market in Gaza city two hours ago. 80 injured, 20 killed, the lot came here to Shifa. Hades! We're wading in death, blood and amputated limbs. Lots of children. Pregnant woman. I have never experienced anything this horrible. Now we can hear tanks. Tell it to others, pass this message on, shout it out. Everything. DO SOMETHING! DO MORE! We're living in the history books now!
That's his experience. He has chosen to go through all this and he has shared it with the world (which came asking). And then he's criticized for being 'biased'. 'Biased'. WTF is that?? How can he POSSIBLY not be biased?? He's standing there, right in the middle of it. What should be done to report this objectively?? Should there have been some deluded Zionist there too saying … what … Amputate, schmamputate, that arm would have fallen off anyway. I mean, WTF? When you watch little children dying in terror and pain, I don't think it's fair to expect an objective account of it afterwards. It sucks. That's a fact.
And that's the problem, isn't it? The facts. It doesn't matter what people report from Gaza now – it doesn't matter if it's reported objectively or not. The facts speak for themselves. Whatever we hear, however it's presented, it will all be bad for USrael. And don't they know it.
Dr Gilbert and Dr Fosse are heroes. I say we take Peres' Peace Prize back from the old scumbag and give it to them instead.
Next: something to keep in the back of your mind. USrael are saying that they had to do something, right, because Hamas ended the truce? Wrong. Another lie. Hamas were ready to extend the truce. That's the underreported fact. The problem was that they had terms. They wanted a real truce. No more blockade and no more raids. That's what they wanted … and that was the excuse that the USraeli government needed to carry out this particular part of their election campaign. Disgusting, sickening, immoral. No one could get away with this but USrael.
In closing, a question. A serious question, I'm not trying to be a bitch or a troll or anything. What exactly is the fundamental difference between the National Socialism current in Germany in the 1930s and -40s on the one hand, and on the other the National Zionism thriving in USrael today? I can spot the surface dissimilarities. But fundamentally, deep down, at the core – what is the difference? I can't spot that.
How ironic would it be if what the Jews primarily learned from their experiences under the Third Reich was how to carry out an efficient genocide?
And people still think there is a god. All I can say is, if there was one, he must really hate us humans something awful.