Written Aug 2014 - During the Israeli Assualt on Gaza
Rise of anti-semitism in Europe.
Both sides are as bad as each other.
The conflict has gone on for thousands of years.
Its all about religion.
I know Palestinians suffer, but don't Hamas want to destroy Israel?
The political leaders on both sides are to blame.
Im getting sick of this - theres a thousand reasonable sounding
arguments like this out there that all say the same thing. 'Go back to
sleep, its too complicated, don't get involved, if you get involved you
are only going to be making it worse. Its too complicated to
Its bullshit. This is the subtle edge of propaganda.
Its like a lawyer scattering seeds of doubt around a murder case in the
hope that just enough of them stick to cast doubt on the conviction.
But the subconscious message is always the same 'go back to sleep, don't
There is a colonial regime - a relic of Europes
past - dispossessing an entire people of its land at the point of a gun
and killing anyone who objects. Its not more complicated than that. Stop
knotting yourselves up in the dismissive middle class moral dilemmas
that the BBC and their like keep throwing out there to muddy the waters.
Don't you see how it works for christs sake?
If you solve the
underlying problem of the land theft and dispossession all the other
problems will evaporate. It won't be perfect - just like south africa
and northern ireland - but it can be a whole lot better. In the mean
time, stop listening to all this soothing bullshit that quietly tells
you not to get involved. These debates are fake. They are a distraction.
Focus on campaigning to create a regime in Israel-palestine that
considers all human beings equal. And that starts with ending the
occupation of the 67 Palestinian Territories