Saturday, July 15, 2006

Hitler's ugly legacy

as an abused child grows up to abuse, israel turns on their enemy with a visciousness that can not be defended.

a listener called in to the ed schultz show today to say she couldn't support israel's actions and schultz countered with a knee-jerk response, "what do you have against the jews?"

i guess the jews for justice for palestinians are a bunch of anti-semites too?

We watch with horror the collective punishment of the people of Gaza. Everything reasonable must be done to secure Corporal Gilad Shalit’s safe release but nothing Israel is doing contributes to that aim. Instead, it is using its enormously superior military might to terrorise an entire people.

Destruction of the fragile Gaza infrastructure will not release Shalit. Bombing power stations and cutting off fuel supplies deprives people of electricity, refrigeration, pumped drinking water and sewage disposal services. It holds hostage hospital patients on life support systems, or undergoing dialysis. It brings the threat of epidemics and starvation.

never again... that was the lesson of the holocaust. but what is happening now? i surfed into this port which summed up my queasiness perfectly

... what does “never again” even mean? Never again to the Jews? Never again should the Jewish people be without a home, and we must defend that home to every possible end? Never again should killing, or even the preparations for killing, go on for years on end without intervention? Never again should the world witness the organized and systematic attempt to exterminate (a) people?

Never again should we see anything even resembling such horror, or only something at that level? Worst of all, what will we do if/when it does happen again? For me, the lesson has been that a people who have suffered such great tragedy and oppression should never participate in, let alone be responsible for, policies and actions that result in the oppression of others. No exceptions.

when will we ever learn?



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