Holocaust Now: The Niggers of Gaza … and Here

And why should ye not fight in the cause of Allah and of those who, being weak, are ill-treated and oppressed?—Men, women, and children whose cry is, “Our Lord! Rescue us from this town, whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from Thee one who will protect; And raise for us from Thee one who will help.
–The Holy Koran, Sura IV, Verse 75

Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You lock the kingdom of heaven before human beings. … You have neglected the weightier things of the law: judgment and mercy and fidelity.
— The Gospel of Matthew, 23: 13-27

If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same.
–The Gospel of Luke, 6: 27

Just before the exit of the restaurant, my thoughtful, septuagenerian Leftist writer-friend is contemplating a poster of “The Rat Pack”–Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Lawford and Bishop in front of the old Sands hotel in Vegas, circa late 50’s/early 60’s. They’re all slim and young, hip and cool, smiling–and I comment, “The good old days! … Looks innocent now, doesn’t it?”

And he answers, “Are things worse now—or do we just know more about what’s going on … so they seem worse?”

“They are worse,” I aver, “because we know more—and because it is now.”

The tyranny of now! The poignancy of it. The brilliance of it. It’s fleeting beauty and its searing pain that notches itself into the psyche of the race, scours the memory and transfixes the future. “Too crowding, too confusing,” Frost wrote. “Too present to imagine.” The Now forever transcending Now.

It’s not just Santayana’s well-worn dictum about not learning the lessons of the past and having to repeat them. It is living long enough to watch the grotesque patterns constantly repeating themselves—an insane kaleidoscope of blood, gore, stupidity and treachery; a Mandelbrot set where Satan himself is the minuscule jester, infinitely repeating, dancing madly in the background of our lizard brains.

Whatever else it may achieve, Israel’s onslaught against women, children and the ridiculously mis-matched rag-tag “army” of Hamas men who are trying to protect them—whatever else it may accomplish, it has done this: It has destroyed the 60-year plus rationale of the Holocaust as Israel’s raison d’etre. The Zionist state has ensured that any claims it may have had against a war-weary world that “allowed” the Holocaust to happen must now be cancelled. Whatever moral high-ground Jews may have had to carve out of the Ottoman Empire a piece of their ancient kingdoms of Judah and Israel is now ground turning to sludge beneath their war boots, their tanks, their US-paid-for F-16’s, their naval bombardments, their expansionist settlements, their apartheid policies.

I am not one to deny the Holocaust of the Jews (though research suggests ample reasons for questioning the numbers). One of the enduring horrors of the present state-terrorism against a practically defenceless population is that it has made “The Holocaust” irrelevant. There is no more Holocaust with a capital “H”! More than 60 years after the end of the holocaust of the Second World War—some 50 million dead; nearly 80 years after the holocaust of the First World War—some 20 million dead; more than a century after half a millennium of Euro-American holocausts against the natives of the Americas, Africa and Asia—100s of millions dead—we reach a forlorn conclusion: whatever else the attributes of the tool-using ape—the one that built the spires of Notre Dame, lofted the “St Mathew’s Passion” and erected the sublime scaffolding of the “Tao Te Ching”–, whatever else you may say about us, say this: We are a holocaust-making species. We’re not only genocidal, we appear to be geocidal, too. (Not all, of course; only the worst of us: most of our politicians, businessmen, preachers and entertainers!) While the names, nationalities, colors of our victims change with the generations, this central fact remains: powerful fanatics can always adduce imperatives to justify their rampages against the herded, far less powerful masses. And, yes, what the Zionist state is doing in Gaza now is a holocaust in the most degrading tradition of that horror genre!

If we recognize this little Satan dancing within our limbic systems—this tribal Id-itching for power and control—one next wonders if the sane, peaceful majority of our species can ever succeed in straight-jacketing the lethal maniacs? The way the question was framed when I was a kid in post-WW II and fin-tailed-cars-America was this: Where were the “Good” Germans? Next: Didn’t they know what was happening? Couldn’t they have stopped it? And if they knew, and did not stop the gaseous slaughters—weren’t they guilty, too? (And implied, therefore: Didn’t they deserve Dresden and the rest?) And if they did not know … shouldn’t they have known? And weren’t they guilty for not knowing? (Hannah Arendt, contemplating the accountant/owlish demeanor of Adolf Eichman even invented a term for the guilt of not-knowing and not caring to know: “the banality of evil.”) Now, should we not ask, Where are the Good Jews?

In fact, there are many “Good Jews” who are as disgusted with the steel-toed boots of Zionism as are their Gentile kindred. In fact, they are apt to feel more kinship with the uncircumcised Gentiles (and their Shiksas) than with their Bible-thumping, war-drumming cohorts who have exchanged helmets for yarmulkas. In fact, many Semitic children of Abraham and Sarah and Abraham and Hagar are wondering: Where did these Ashkenazi fanatics come from and how did they seize control of our religion, our politics, our very identities?

One place one is not going to find “Good Jews” is in the US Congress, especially the Senate. According to Wikipedia, the US Senate is 14% Jewish (out of a total US population of 1.4 % Jewish!) A chosen people, indeed, but what combination of international financing, media control and political corruption accounts for such divine choosing? (Just for fun, check out the number of Blacks in that exclusivist club: In 2005 when Barack Obama defeated the voluble but vacant Alan Keyes for the Illinois seat, he became the 5th African-American senator in US history. As of now, it remains to be seen whether Ron the Hair-guy’s choice of Ron Burris to fill Obama’s seat will bring the number of our black senators to the grand total of 1 (out of a total US population of about 14%!).

But not to worry! As Veep-Elect Joe Biden famously declared: “You don’t have to be Jewish to be a Zionist!” Which means what exactly? Perhaps it means that whoever hoped for “change we can believe in” had better plant a few flowers at Paul Wellstone’s grave and pray for a resurrection. It means that the complexion of our president may change, but the Anglo-American-Zionist imperialist alliance that has bullied, ransacked, raped and murdered with a fair bit of impunity for some six decades now—that alliance is alive and well and still strutting at Balmoral Castle, Crawford Texas and in Bernie Madoff’s penthouse (at least for now).

It also means that Joe Biden can give Majority Leader Harry Reid a good run for his money as the dumbest politician in America today. Justifying the US Senate’s unanimous resolution to support Israel “in its conflict with Hamas,” the Good Mormon earnestly asked all Americans to consider how we would respond if Canada or Mexico were lobbing rockets at Buffalo, New York or San Antonio? Wouldn’t we respond just as the noble Israelis? Aside from the fact that most “Good Americans” don’t know the difference between a Zionist and a cinnamon twist, someone had best give Pastor Reid a brush-up course in Analogies.101. While Mexico may have weighty, recrudescent reasons to lob rockets our way, there is a considerable, rather inhospitable desert between our borders, and as long as their own crapulous politicoes can use the porous borders as a release valve to vent the steam of over-population, I believe we are fairly safe. And, even if a few jobless mariachi crooners suddenly go loco and fire a few rockets into the Salton Sea, would we then have the right to incinerate every man, woman, child and burro in greater Guadalajara? As for Canada—the main reason they have for sending rockets our way would be the inane TV shows we send their way. But we can probably rest easy. “ Law and Order” is not a real casus belli.

It is hard not to be cynical when one drives down Old Georgetown Road in the affluent D.C. suburb of Bethesda and sees a huge banner in front of a synagogue proclaiming, “We Support Israel!” First thought—a la Biden—what exactly does that mean? I have noticed this sign for several months now and each time I see it I wonder if there might be an amendment or two. And, each time, I sadly observe no refinement of the original impulse. The banneristas are what I like to call “Up to a Point” people. They reach some comfortable conclusion then will not go beyond it. They will kill and die, torture and be tortured to maintain that psychological comfort zone. If we were alien beings observing the phenomenon from space, we might shake our bulbous, gray heads and fly on. Unfortunately, the un-brain-dead among us are left dreading the next object of the proclamationists’ contemplation.

Second appertaining thought: Didn’t we used to have some laws and some consensus about the separation of Church (read synagogue, temple, mosque and shrine) and State? If the banneristas want to declare their allegiance to a foreign power in a my-country-right-or-wrong sort of jingoistic way, haven’t they broken at least one covenant with the rest of the community in which they flourish? Basically, if they insist on taking political positions—and what else are they doing?—can’t the rest of us start taxing them? Can’t we make a fuss? There must be a God-awful lot of tax moolah to be had from all those rattling collection plates and Bingo nights. (Not to mention Bernie Madoff type charities.)

A campaign to tax the warmongering churches and synagogues is one way we can begin to take back our world. And on that subject, we might wonder just how much of our tax dollars in our sinking US economy has been flushed down the porcelain bowl while supporting the Zionist entity’s acquisition and utilization of weapons of mass destruction? Since Anwar Sadat played footsie with Menachem Begin, there’s been an overt transfer of wealth of two billion a year in “foreign aid” to Israel and one billion a year to our favorite living mummy, Mubarak. A billion here and a billion there is real money—but it’s a pyramid of beans when compared to the covert aid in military equipment, training and intelligence. What if cheated, foreclosed-upon Americans, without health care, with lousy schools and a crumbling infrastructure, stopped hemorrhaging tax dollars to the murderous war-machinery of the American-Zionist empire?

If one needs anger and disgust to fire up the movement take a quick look at these US Representatives primping, preening and expostulating before the Israeli media of Ha’aretz, etc.:

(Frankly, I could not get beyond looking up the nose of Henry Waxman looking down his nose at the camera!) What are we paying these jackasses for? Have they made the world safe for democracy? Have they added an iota of humanity to the eternal struggle for light, truth, peace and understanding? Can we fire them? Can we rise up in rebellion? Can we stop being herded like cattle to election booths in order to pull levers for the sake of meaningless slogans that do not save a single child from these days of infamy?

Among the terrible pictures that I have seen on the Web, pictures that Palestinians and friends of Palestine have sent me, the most terrible was not of shattered, mutilated bodies, of blasted lives and unendurable pain. The most terrible was a picture of young Israelis standing within their secure borders (of occupied Palestine!) looking at the devastation being visited on the terrified civilians of Gaza a couple of miles away. And the unremitting horror of that image was that those who watched the bombs bursting in air and the puffs of death rising—they were smiling.

I searched my memory banks to recall where I’d seen such an image before. It was many years ago in a book about the Civil Rights struggle in America and it showed a lynching of a black man and a crowd of grinning whites—men, women and children in a party mood under the limbs of the tree upon which hung the burnt and crucified corpse. It used to be possible for travelers in the apartheid US south to purchase postcards depicting such scenes—and they had captions like, “One less Nigger to worry about!”

Nigger! Terrorist! How easily we have learned to dehumanize a population which was defrauded, whose lands were expropriated, whose children have been mutilated. What happens in Gaza will not stay in Gaza. What happens in Gaza will very likely happen in New York or London or Tel Aviv within the twinkling of an eye. We are all Niggers here! We are all “the other” in someone else’s nightmare. Very well, then. Let us stand with the Niggers of Gaza and everywhere against the grinning lynch mob. Niggers—unite!

Naomi Klein offers some good ideas.

We can boycott the lunatics. We can cut off their funding, the life-blood of money they suck out of the system. There’s a site, inminds, that names names and provides details.

Do we really need to spend $5 bucks for a cup of latte from Starbucks so that CEO Howard Shultz can be honored with a “Friend of Zion Tribute Award?” Must we stuff our faces with McDonald’s lousy burgers so that chairman and CEO Jack M Greenberg can work with the Jewish United Fund to “maintain American military, economic and diplomatic support for Israel; monitor and, when necessary, respond to media coverage of Israel”? We need a burger man monitoring our media? There are many more suggestions at the inminds boycott site. Let us cry out now and back it up with our dollars: Enough already!

Let us also boycott the cultural products of this insanity! Do we really need to see one more movie about the Jewish holocaust? Are there no other tragedies to ponder? Can I think of no better way to entertain my date than to take her to another Stephen Spielberg movie? Must I buy Elie Wiesel’s next book just because Oprah tells me I should? Can we learn to think for ourselves again?

A sound way to oppose the grinning lynchers is to expose them. Zionism can no longer be peripheral to American politics. We need to educate ourselves and demand that it be a central topic in our political campaigns. We can no longer excuse the genuflections of Obama, Biden, Hillary, et. al. before AIPAC—our most powerful lobby.

The Buddhists talk about Saddha—a questioning process for the soul. We grow through experience, self-interrogation about right and wrong—not by blind faith in a creed, an ideology, a religion, a national or ethnic identity. But, through study, meditation, good works and courage we may achieve a measure of enlightenment and a higher level of humanity.

Morality—our behavior towards our own human species and other species–supersedes any allegiance to the tribe. Whether it is Rabbi Hillel exhorting us not to do to others what we don’t want done to ourselves, or whether it is Jesus the Nazarene expressing the idea in the affirmative, the message is the same. Without empathy, we are a doomed species. Those without it will always be barbarous. Our modern “civilization” (finance capitalism with media/academic/military control) does everything to crush it, deny it. Arnold’s lines come to mind: “And we are here as on a darkling plane / Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight / Where ignorant armies clash by night.” Yet we endeavor to preserve our empathy because we know without it we are lost, we are nothing. Our only real strength is in our relationships.

Is there an empathy gene? Can it be switched on, switched off? Can it be cultivated? Is it there in some and not in others? Have we been “naturally selected” over the millennia to turn it off as the warrior traits were favored over the nurturing? Nine years into the New Millennium and we are drowning in our own excrement, wedded to the hag of ancient ideas.

But some of those old ideas are like amaranths, always ready to bloom again with proper nourishment. About wisdom, Solomon wrote, “She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.” And about opposing evil, exposing stupidity and acting with courage and morality: “Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.”

Poet-playwright-journalist-fictionist-editor-professor, Dr. Gary Corseri has published work in Dissident Voice, The New York Times, Village Voice, CommonDreams and hundreds of other publications and websites worldwide. His dramas have been produced on PBS-Atlanta, and he has performed his work at the Carter Presidential Library. Gary can be reached at gary_corseri@comcast.net. Read other articles by Gary.

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  1. Ramsefall said on January 12th, 2009 at 12:06pm #

    Great stuff, Gary! I suppose I’d be disappointed if my reaction were anything else.

    “Drowning in our own excrement” is certainly the most colorfully foul way to describe our current predicament along our line of supposed evolution…although it often appears more like de-evolution.

    The empathy gene question is one I ponder myself, good to see I’m not the only one. Empathy, like compassion and kindness, seem to be human relational commodities which have been and are in short availability…though I see no associated costs to attain them. This scarcity holds especially true at least among the elite tyrants around the world who inflict or support the overwhelming majority of horror on the masses.

    You point out, along with Naomi and others, the most effective and direct measure of activism that a socially conscious person can take — BOYCOTT ISRAEL AND ITS CORPORATE ASSOCIATES! Hit em where it hurts on a global scale — in their sacks…of currency.

    Son of a bitch, though, if I’m not really being pressed now against the bulkhead of morality to abandon my Colombian Piel Roja, non-filter tobacco that Philip Morris purchased a few years back. I guess this is just one more good reason to quit…F**K!

    Happy 2009!
    And as always, best to you.

  2. Deadbeat said on January 12th, 2009 at 12:37pm #

    Great article. Zionism has been allowed to flourished throughout the U.S. Political Economy because it hasn’t been directly confronted. Unfortunately, the Left for too long has made excuses and offered “intellectual” explanations to obscure its influence upon the political economy.

    What Israel is doing in Gaza cannot be hidden or explained away. It bears naked the rancid ideology of Zionism’s. This is why you are seeing such a tremendous propaganda campaign shifting the blame to Hamas’ “rockets”. There was yet another disgustingly phony debate on Democracy Now today with the vile Lanny Davis. These so-called debates legitimizes the Zionist position. Such “debates” on its face should discredited. For example, I have yet to see Amy Goodman invite Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada to one of these “debates” on Israel’s bombing of Gaza.

    On the other hand the situation has become so serious that now even Naomi Klein has written an article calling for a boycott of Israel and to confront with Israel in the same manner as apartheid South Africa. This is a huge shift from her the rhetoric that the War on Iraq was solely a neo-liberal project designed to camouflage any role that Zionism played leading up to the War on Iraq.

    A word of caution however. I think that there is a segment of the Left that has been afraid of confronting Zionism for fear of an anti-Semitic backlash and with so many Jews in prominent positions especially in the midst of a faltering economy. But this is the one of very many reasons why the Left must confront Zionism rather than spending time obscuring it.

    The Palestinian resistance is succeeding.

  3. David said on January 12th, 2009 at 1:15pm #

    Yeats summed up the human problem nicely.

    The refrain from The Stolen Child, (first stanza):

    Come away, O human child!
    To the waters and the wild
    With a faery, hand in hand,
    For the world’s more full of weeping than you
    can understand.

    Ah! but that we could.

  4. mary said on January 12th, 2009 at 2:20pm #

    Can you go please away Mebosa Ritchie and stop polluting this website and the fine work of its contributors with your endless repetitions. You add nothing to the debate. Are you perhaps an arm of the Hasbara brigade?

  5. mebosa ritchie said on January 12th, 2009 at 2:32pm #

    mary,any of your pals on the latest marie celeste that has just set sail from cyprus to gaza?

  6. hasbara ritchie said on January 12th, 2009 at 2:48pm #

    hasbara stole the truth from the news and replaced it with what the people should believe. Thanks for reminding us richie

  7. mary said on January 12th, 2009 at 3:10pm #

    Come to mention it, no, not this time but your Mr Regev from the Israeli PM’s office has this list. The six doctors are needed extremely badly as you have probably heard. Even Mr Murdoch has got two representatives on board.


    Abufalah, Othman Mohammad, Journalist with Al Jazeera Television (Jordan)

    Ahidar, Fouad, Member of Parliament (Belgium)

    Arraf, Huwaida, human rights lawyer and Delegation Leader (Palestine/USA)

    Bitsanis, Konstantinos, human rights worker and crew (Greece)

    Bolos, Nikolas, human rights worker and crew (Greece)

    Bowden, David, Journalist with SKY TV (UK)

    Caruso, Francesco, former Member of Parliament (Italy)

    Dabbagh, Ali, Doctor (UK)

    Dritsas, Theodoros, Member of Parliament (Greece)

    Gentile, Alessandro, Journalist with CNN (Italy)

    Gezelius, Mats, Journalist (Sweden/Finland)

    Giannopolis, Nikolaos, human rights worker (Greece)

    Jacquier, Gilles, Journalist with France Channel 2 (France)

    Kampani, Chalent, Orthopedic Surgeon (Greece)

    Kanellakis, Yiannis, Journalist with Greek Mega TV (Greece)

    Karatzias, Petros, Journalist with the Associated Press (Cyprus)

    Kawkuby, Jasir, Doctor and Pediatric Intensive Care specialist (Germany)

    Klontzas, George, Ship’s Captain (Greece)

    Muncie, Andrew, human rights worker and crew (Scotland)

    McLuckie, Garwen, Journalist with SKY TV (UK)

    Mourad, Maimouni (Belgium)

    Muir, Alistair, Journalist with the BBC (UK)

    Nuet, Joan Josef, Member of Parliament (Spain)

    Papachristopoulos, Athanasios, Surgeon (Greece)

    Pissias, Vangelis, University Professor (Greece)

    Pratt, David, Journalist with the Sunday Herald (UK)

    Prieto, Monica, Journalist with El Mundo (Spain)

    Rahali, Hassan, Journalist (Belgium)

    Robbins, Sonia, Surgeon (UK)

    Sakorafa, Sofia, Member of Parliament (Greece)

    Shakir, Thair, Journalist with Al Jazeera television (Iraq)

    Synodynou, Melina, Journalist with Ethnos (Greece)

    Tsatsis, Angelos, Journalist with MEGA TV (Greece)

    Vinci, Alessio, Journalist with CNN (Italy)

    Yvon, Xavier, Journalist with RTL Radio (France)

    Zdoukos, Theodoros, Doctor (Greece)


  8. Emma said on January 12th, 2009 at 4:04pm #


    Are you completely lacking any capacity to acknowledge the truth?Please do not waste everyone’s time by your senseless comments.

  9. giorgio said on January 12th, 2009 at 5:16pm #

    Great and with passion!

    “A campaign to tax the warmongering churches and synagogues is one way we can begin to take back our world”
    YES! I’m all for taxing these parasites. It would greatly shorten the present world recession…

    As for “our favorite living mummy, Mubarak” I couldn’t help but chuckle despite the tragedy of it all….

    The US military are trained to dehumanize the Arab populations by brainwashing and indoctrinating these young men with the idea that the people they soon are going to shoot at and kill are just
    ‘sand-niggers’, and so really nothing to feel any compunction about !
    They just little crawling things in the desert ….

    As for mebosa ritchie’s statement,
    “Hamas on Monday raided some 100 aid trucks that Israel had allowed into Gaza, stole their contents and sold them to the highest bidders” sounds like those Israeli PR women on TV ( have you noticed they now use women, mainly? ) The LIES thru a woman’s appearance and voice are more convincing…so they think.

    By the way mebosa ritchie, what’s the rate AIPAC pays you for each of your ‘crude and brainless’ posts in DV?

  10. DanE said on January 12th, 2009 at 5:26pm #

    Thank you Mary! Maybe now McBozo Retchie will go peddle his nonsense to some more susceptible niche public & let serious people get on with the purposes for which this zine was launched.

    Gary Corseri, you seem to have a way with the English language, as well as considerable insight into the depths of the current conjuncture. Seldom does one come across political discourse which rises to the level of Literature, but this piece of yours is very close.

    Boycott! Yes, by all means boycott everything you can connect to Israel or to the US Zionist power structure. Hopefully, numerous well-researched Boycott Lists will be made available. However, the organization SUSTAIN has been trying to promote boycotting Caterpillar for some six years but doesn’t seem to have made much of a dent.
    My own choice of a target for mass movement-wide boycott is the Democratic Party. Of course many have reached the point where they no longer vote for Democrat congressional candidates, or donate to the DNC — but on the local level the phenomenon of “progressive Democrats” is still flourishing. They’re still accepted as part of “anti-war” coalitions, still invited to Endorse & C0-Sponsor, still able to schmooze & be schmoozed.
    My view is that anyone who openly identifies as a Democrat should be socially ostracized and publicly denounced. This is the firm conclusion I’ve reached after decades of trying to work with Democrats in a litany of reform struggles. No more toleration of people trying to have one foot on this side of the principle contradiction while enjoying the benefits of membership in the Zionist Consensus.
    Yes, there may be times when a group of oppressed people are struggling for some direly needed concession, when people may find themselves cooperating/coordinating with Demo-party-linked outfits. Such tricky situations may be impossible to entirely avoid. But it should be possible to make it clear to the politically less-sophisticated participants that your cooperation with any Democrat politicians or operatives is purely tactical.
    It must be realized that Bad People often find it useful to support Good Causes. This is a basic technique of Social Control in the context of Capitalist Democracy. If you want to catch a fish, you need to offer some bait.
    Michael Moore is one example, Tom Hayden is another. Even slicker are the foreign policy gambits, wherein we see a Steven Zunes doing creditable work on the East Timor issue which lends legitimacy to his real work deflecting criticism from the ZPC. Or the yearly SOA protests which legitimize the pro-Zionist PDA. The Haiti issue is used in similar fashion, allowing Charlie Rangel to pose as a “progressive”.
    The point you have to grasp is that these are genuine progressive causes, things that need to be worked on. There are many other examples of this sort of thing, many clever angles to these games.

    When you back up & contemplate what the puppetmasters have been able to get away with over the years & decades, it boggles the mind. What a magnificent structure… of lies. What amazing creativity in finding ways to get you to colonize your own mind, to see your own exploitation & oppression as the product of your own freedom.

    It’s all an Elaborate Minuet. But I refuse to dance. If I can’t do much to oppose what’s going on, at least I can stop participating in it.

    No Mas!

  11. Kim Petersen said on January 12th, 2009 at 6:21pm #

    This is a great article Gary. It captures the repugnance of the hatred of the Other and its evil spawn, genocide and makes clear that we are all humans; we all bleed. And it is not until the masses awaken and realize this profoundly that peace, justice, liberty, and equality will reign.

  12. Edward Campbell. said on January 12th, 2009 at 8:46pm #

    A good summation Gary! Eloquently written too. Also, thanks! for the leads.

    I recall asking a Jewish colleague in the sixties (1967 war). How can one help or volunteer the Israelis my ‘limited’ services? His reply,–“Don’t worry, they can handle it.” My gullible innocence took a bit of a bashing.

    I’ve found that the majority of Jews are like the majority of the rest of us, getting on with life under varying circumstances.

    Boycotts are a beginning.

  13. Gideon said on January 13th, 2009 at 12:03am #

    Holocaust is worth studying!
    After you get up to speed, you may think twice before making simplistic comparisons.

    Israel does not need Raison d’etre, it exists period!

    It is impressive to see what Israel as a country and Israelis as people have achieved in the last 60 years.

    Can you imagine what Palestine would have looked like if in 1947 Arab state was accepted and have been developed along the same lines as Israel?

    Well, no change with Hamas, as if the time stopped, this organization has a goal of Israel destruction and uses terrorism by design to kill as many Israeli civilians as possible and any dissident Palestinians as well (see street executions of Fatah members).

    Any of participants on this panel would be interested to relocate and live in Hamas run society in Gaza? I promise to read ALL your posts from there! Mary, what are your thoughts about women rights in Hamas run Gaza?

    As Hamas does not value life, it finds no issues in playing Hamas Roulette – shooting rockets in Israeli cities, sending the children of its own poorest families on homicide missions or using its own population as a human shield (a crime against humanity and a violation of Geneva convention)

    Yes, Hamas is prepared to fight till the last Gazan.

    Israel has many voices and many political parties (including a Communist Party with seats in the Parliament), as real democracy should. The Israeli public opinion supports this military operation en mass, because each and every one feels that they are protecting their own home. And they do.

    There is hope. Let’s see how Palestinians can transform Gaza into the
    Riviera of the Mediterranean it can be. Let’s see the Dubai model at work! That would impress the Gazans, Israelis and whole World!

    And Gary, if you are one of the people that does not know the difference between a Zionist and a cinnamon twist, please do not lose hope. You will be amazed how much knowledge you can gain if you willing to invest the time.

  14. Nathan Human said on January 13th, 2009 at 4:06am #


    Hamas doesnt value life because they are mossad agents, thats why they dont kill anyone with their rockets.

    Even if the aforementioned blurb was an exaggeration consider what it is you are saying: These people are fighting because they like to fight. Clearly its not because they were colonized by people duped into believing they were the chosen ones with amoral secularist theotricks, and a desire for the early 20th century ‘west’ to outdo Germany in building repoire with Arabs of the same corrupt feather to exploit resource wealth.

    “Can you imagine what Palestine would have looked like if in 1947 Arab state was accepted and have been developed along the same lines as Israel?”

    Hmmm I am guessing your implicitly (and stereotypically) implying that thousands would be killed, would be treated as second class citizens, require passports, be deported, have their homes looted and checked at random, be a testing ground for unnecessary criminal weapons, and play into a dialectical geopolitical ploy for middle eastern domination? And what exactley do Palestinian living conditions look like right now? That space age architecture is stupifying! Asides from the illegal suburban style Israeli settlements and their cutting edge life destroying technologies I am really not impressed Giddy.

    Womens rights in Gaza? Are they of a higher standard than this?

    Here is a reality check: Puppet Arab dictatorships and monarchies are zionists, alike any elite on the face of the planet. Americas interventionist practices have amounted in far more deaths then these people you have been conidtioned to believe are inherently sadistic islamofascist killing machines. Dubai uses slave labour. Iran was a democracy before it was corrupted by British/ American Zionuts.

    MANY PEOPLE ARE MISSING THE POINT OF ALL OF THIS. They timed this so that peoples moral energy (recently devoted to economic reformation) would be exhausted and take their attention away from the plundering of the fake economy by the REAL zionists, and of course generate more terrorists which will give them justification for tighter global security measures and reasons to invade more countries… like fking clockwork. They WANT people to hate Israel Giddy, its reverse propaganda. Which will at worst create division between the highly bullshit sedated people like yourself and moral humans who are naturally concerned about children being discombobulated and having their faces burnt off, but unfortunatley have also fallen into the trap; albeit of a far greater moral caliber then your own. The age old Hegelian dialectic marches forward unabated in different clothes probably no clothes but we will surely believe they are wearing some!

    The funny thing is ‘Gideon’, is that the Zionist Talmudic beliefs are what epitomize this lack of concern for life as you put it, and it is not limited to Jews, but anything beyond someone who says things like “hamas doesnt care about life” requires cultural relational skills that likley wont expand your purview for many years to come.

    And as for your last trite remark, in which you project your own intellectual void onto the author, dont worry Giddy, when they come for you or ask you to go to war, your intellectual and articulation will find a way to rationalize it… somehow.


  15. Nathan Human said on January 13th, 2009 at 4:12am #


    One more thing Israel has been given hundred of billions of dollars from the US since its inception… And you are so amazed that they have the technology and nuclear weapons to have hegemony over the greater region!

  16. bozh said on January 13th, 2009 at 7:40am #

    i’m not sure whether my post which speaks of gazans as protectors of their protectors had appeared.
    it’s to bad that religion doesn’t allow women to also fight. any woman in gaza who wants to defend/shield their children shld be allowed to do that.
    there is no doubt in my mind that at least few women are shielding their children and even possibly fighters; they are morally right.

    the latest israeli tactical victory may or may not be doing anything for its final goal.
    but we do know that multitude of euro/US/ tsunamis against the palestinians, who may be only slightly arabian, had not to date succeeded,
    there are more pals now than ever; more than ever willing to die like a people.
    so, euros are desperate, enraged that such low life (in their eyes) is still standing up to mighty europe, US, and some of the americas.

  17. Ron Low said on January 13th, 2009 at 3:39pm #

    People on both sides of this conflict welcome their male children to society with a painful, non-consensual, pleasure-reducing genital amputation.

    Women on both sides are relegated to the background by revered antiquated scriptures.

    Start respecting basic human rights if you wouuld ever hope for peace and prosperity.

  18. swan said on January 14th, 2009 at 3:00am #

    The peace movement in the USA is totally ineffective because it refuses to stand with the insurgent movements of the middle-east. And let us never forget, Israel did 9/11; Mossad did 9/11. Spread the word.

  19. AEAZ - A. Myers said on January 14th, 2009 at 4:41am #

    Logically you can almost guarantee that all atrocities, war and manipulations come from a power / financial motivation covered in a religious overtone. The big banking dynasties of this millennium are behind all of them it seems. We find the evidence of this in the outcomes of each manipulation; the general populous are lambs to the slaughter in this. We are a blood sacrifice for an ultimate aim of total control. The more hate sown between Jews, Hindus, Muslims and Christians the better. The more one nation rises against another the closer we get to worldwide conflict, the bankers and arms peddlers win again because they supply all sides. The more the worldwide economy collapses the better a single currency will sound. These truths are leaving the arena of theory and entering the realms of fact.

    Using any terms around zionist ideologies, people falsely equate anti-zionism with anti-semitism (more spin). What I mean when I mention zionist ideologies is not Jews (as many Hassidic Jews are abhorrent of these ideologies) but every strata of society, neo-cons, mormons, jehovahs witnesses, christians, muslims, hindus, freemasons – ALL the upper echelons of religions, finance and politics are infested with racist, zionistic idealogies.

    To decide that all Jews are Zionists is to do exactly what they want you to do – they are laughing at you because you are now exactly the same as them, a racists thug! Many Jews are against Zionist ideologies, I am a gentile researcher who has seen much evidence of this.

    anti elitist / anti zionist