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SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER
Nuclear weapons have been rationalized and justified as being a deterrent to war. When the U.S. was the only nuclear state they used the nuclear bombs, not only once, but twice.
The proliferation of nuclear bombs created a balance of power, (between the U.S. & USSR) which made it suicidal to use nuclear weapons against a country that has nuclear arms. Israel, a nuclear state, is opposed to Iran even having the potential of a nuclear bomb capability as it would reduce the dominance of the Zionist regime in their absolute power in the Middle East.
Though I am extremely opposed to nuclear weapons and visualize the day when the world will be nuclear free, I applaud Iran’s efforts to obtain the bomb as a strategic balance of power against the bully on the block-Israel.
The tragedy of our age is not that we still have wars and violence, and it is not that we still discriminate against one another based on dogma, religion, nationality, color of skin, etc. Nay–the tragedy of our age is that we have forgotten who we are as Human Beings. We have fallen from grace and away from our divine nature. We have abandoned our place in the Garden of Eden in exchange for the “American Dream”, which is now more like the American Nightmare! As Americans in pursuit of our own happiness and prosperity, we have been party to obliterating a whole population of indigenous people, the 1st Nation of Native American people; we have been party to slavery; we have supported inequality between the sexes; and have denied basic human rights to million of our brothers and sisters in the U.S. and around the world. We have supported endless wars and gave the green light to corporate & individual greed and avarice.
As Americans, we give lip service to freedom and democracy, yet deny it to those we are killing and occupying overseas. We have epitomized HYPOCRISY.
This has never been more obvious than the U.S. reaction to Palestinian’s request for Statehood at the United Nations.
As one of the few remaining Nakba (Palestinian holocaust) survivors, I have given this a lot of thought and have written volumes on the subject. Much more has been written, pro & con, which can be found on the web. I am resisting the temptation to send you what I have written, in favor of drawing your attention to some basic fundamental Principles that I know Americans believe in: They are Equity, Equality and Human Rights! Read the rest of this entry
Date: Sat, Dec 18, 2010
Subject: A PROPOSED SOLUTION TO PALESTINE/ISRAEL
“The Holy Land”
After recently spending two months touring the Middle East, and having spent New Year’s Eve in Gaza, and considering the many trips I have made back to Palestine (both Israel and the West Bank) I have come to the conclusion that there is only one solution to the Palestine conflict!
As Palestine is the cradle that spawned the three major religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) there can only be one solution: Palestine should not be dominated by any one of these religions, and should be open to ALL of them, and THE WORLD.
After a great deal of soul searching and thoughtful considerations I have come to the conclusion that HISTORIC PALESTINE should be open and available to ALL the people of the world and for that reason, I offer the following proposal.
When the Power of Love overcomes the Love of Power There will be Peace
It’s no surprise that the descendants of the Pharaohs, in the land of the Nile, who built the Pyramids, should muster the strength and the courage to break the yoke of oppression, and demand their freedom!
Tahrir (Liberation) Square was aptly named for the demonstrations that will lead to Liberation and Freedom.
Why Egypt and why now? To answer this question, we need to look at the historical cause and effect that has built the foundation which resulted in what we see now in Cairo. Read the rest of this entry
22 October 2010
I am within a few days from returning to the good old USA after 55 days in the Holy Land. My heart is full of Joy & Sadness—my mind is full of hundreds of memories with people & places in 7 countries and 3 continents—and–my soul cries out with passion for PEACE IN THE WORLD AND THE END OF WARS AND VIOLENCE!
I have so much I want to share, which will take me weeks, perhaps months to transmit to you—meantime—all my feelings are already spoken in the short, graphic and powerful poem written by Andrea Gibson. (in the following YouTube link below)
A dear friend, Suzy, a sensitive Jewish woman, who has been a mentor, a guide and a soul-mate from Ancient Time, sent me the following link, of a poem, which I want to share with all my American, Muslim, Christian and Jewish friends! As Suzy wrote, “This is an AMAZING poem by a dear friend of mine. She is very powerful and graphic with her words and what she portrays. It makes me cry every time I hear it. Remember that we are bringing an end to ATROCITIES in our hopes, in our positive and peaceful actions, in our choices to carry on and stay strong, focused on a time when this will be a tragic memory that taught us to achieve better…to love more…to forgive, offer compassion and nurture our way to enlightenment. All bright blessings to you.”