From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. Carl Schurz

Friday, August 1, 2014


Three little letters that have been used to justify great evil.

We hear it a lot these days,
 Israel must take greater care not to kill civilians, but
Too many children are dying. but
Israel's response has been disproportionate, but

Well you get the idea. The problem is there are no buts in what Israel is doing to Gaza, they are on a murderous rampage against a mostly defenseless population of refugees. People who have been displaced by Israel in the first place

A people imprisoned in this tiny strip of land with no freedom of movement, people who suffer under a brutal occupation. Men, women and children forced to subsist under an illegal blockade that sees their oppressor control the number of calories it allows each person to consume lest it suffer the public relations nightmare of starving people.

The but sayers dance all around these issues fearing to utter the one word that needs saying...OCCUPATION.


  1. Frank and well stated, Kev.

    I have to stop listening to the news on CBC radio because my blood pressure is going through the roof. The latest is the agonizing, mourning, outrage over ONE IDF soldier being captured while the mounting 1600+ deaths in Gaza barely a postscript on any news item.

    1. Yeah I can't watch the news any more for the same reason It's all just too much to take

  2. Obama holds national press conference to demand release of foreign soldier.
    How many press conferences did Obama hold to demand the release of American soldiers who went missing?

    1. None that I can recall but in my mind the hypocrisy goes far beyond that, all the way to Gitmo in fact