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War Clouds Gathering Over Israel
October 11, 2017 3:12 pm
And as the israelis unmistakably ever do, they will keep with their provocations, , which never cease, until hizb retaliate -- then the shrieks of " they (hizb) started it! As deception is their game, it shall ever be so! Bornajoo speaks so well by saying " if only they were sincere about 2SS and accepted what was considered by the world as 'fair ' to both sides. But no --the jews of Israel wanted to covet not just more of Palestine, but EVERYTHING in the Middle East!" The mayhem all over the countries of the ME since the infamous Balfour Declaration (offered without a 'by your leave' to the inhabitants of Palestine since centuries) hasn't ceased and won't cease until something is done by the rest of the world to rectify one of the greatest injustices of the past century! So far there has been no inclination whatsoever to sanction Israel for its war crimes! The Right of Return of the refugees criminally ignored and forbidden , compensation towards those refugees who may wish it -- NIL! How can Heritage, Culture, History, Love and Nurture of the Land ever be compensated? A people with a sense of pride and dignity and a Just Cause would prefer to die than remain forever on their knees! Enough!! NB:- As I am hopeless at thinking analysis, strategy, astute/cunning politics, etc.. just can only speak from my heart of hearts and through the anger and frustration at enduring lies and injustices!
October 11, 2017 11:28 am
And that is why and what for we appreciate , admire and cheer for you , dear Taxi ! "... I do not seek the limelight, validation, applause, approval, dollars or internet longevity. I write less and less these days because it interests me less and less to write politics. "... As a diaspora Palestinian who has entered her dotage years ago , I go to your blog and revel in your honesty and forthriteness and search for the truth ! Yet I despair at the disgusting wickedness that passes for politics these days... which causes me to be hopelessly conflicted about my absolute yearning for Justice , without which Peace can never be achieved , my strongest belief that Resistance is the enshrined right of the Palestinians to fight for Dignity and Human Rights over the criminal loss of their land and own true deep roots in the soil ... and belief in non-violent resitance . Since it is generally agreed that by war we cannot obliterate an ideology such as Daesh and the horrors of a so-called Caliphate in this day and age by war, as the Soviets and their ideology were pushed aside without war , just by them dicrediting themselves , so can we ever hope to get rid of this awful calamity over the Levant that is Zionism which has become even more than an ideology, but some sort of religion to be imposed and defended by force of smears and arms ( be they flechettes , depleted uranium or of the nuclear persuasion!) AND supported unconditionally by the mightiest of modern- times Empires ( which by the way has just proceeded in the last few years to totally destroy several countries of the Levant , for whom and for what we ask !?!) Since the Israelis and their main support , the US et al , do not believe one iota in truthful diplomacy and honest negotiation , since they seem eternally provoking and salivating for war, then so be it ! May Providence have mercy on all the suffering and murdered innocent human beings in the name of Zionism , Injustice , dishonest discourse, and may the Curse of generations- to- come endure for ALL TIME !
Taboos And Booze For The Masses
June 15, 2017 10:31 am
As non-jew, non-tribalist, non-religiously-affiliated... and a fierce believer in all of the Universal Values, I wholeheartedly commend you, Taxi, for your truly brave and ultra moral stand. Your agility of expressive word and language are so impressive, that I feel at a loss and unable to express the heart-beating elation mixed with solace that your writings bring me. As I am born and bred Palestinian, your powerful words: "I don't understand why so many Palestinians in the West are petrified of the antisemite false smear when they have every right to hate their jew occupier with all their heart; they have the right as victims to shout out their grief and anger from all rooftops in the four corners of the world". I wish I knew how to hate, but that untimely lack is greatly overtaken and compensated with a massive silent scream of "ANGER AND GRIEF", as you put it so well! I cannot fathom the attitude of Abu Nimah ... so scared of that nasty label that has become so battered and flimsy by overuse when it doesn't fit! His lack of backbone contaminates all his work,as far as I am concerned. Kudos to Gilad for the "Ali Abu Kosher" moniker! So thank you all who write and comment on Plato's Guns for having the courage of your convictions and persevering with the most moral call of all: for Justice to happen before ever Peace could have a peep in! I'm truly delighted to have you back gracing my/our screens and hearts!
Bedtime Story For Gilad
April 23, 2017 10:58 am
"I'm traveling light for the rest of the journey, and I love it." And 'amen' to that (sorry for pun ). It has taken me nearly 80 years to get to a semblance of that, dear one!
April 25, 2017 12:12 pm
What a story, Taxi. I can see your dilemma! May I suggest you tell them you went into deep meditation and consulted your own personal Spiritual Guide and was told that since the rooster belongs to you, you get to decide what to to do with the ruddy egg! Of course you say it very kindly, as is your wont!! That you respect their differing beliefs implicitly, but reserve the right to decide according to your belief. They MUST give you the same rights you gave them in expressing their strong beliefs! Either get the dogs to bury the little treasure ( as in the dog ate my homework!), or you announce that your Spiritual Advice came in the form of: [all 3 of you share in the beneficence of the little treasure!], with each of you making a small concession! In my youth, our tiny little babies first ever shoe was sent to be dipped in a solution of brass/copper and inscribed with whatever you wished...( my 61 and 56 year old sons still have them!) . Boil the egg first so it does't rot and install it in a glass box for you all to gaze in wonder upon the golden marvel created by happenstance . If they wish, let them set it up on an altar for their own delectation. So no-one prays, no-one eats, no-one denies anyone's nonsense belief. You break it, you own it. It is yours to do as you wish. Kindly said with great respect. And please forgive my bit of nonsense here!! :)
April 27, 2017 3:17 pm
A little white lie, dear one, is never harmful, (except to the one proffering it, perhaps). It is always done with the intention of soothing/sparing a very awkward situation, or saving a friendship which is always based on truth and frankness, or even helping someone who is feeling very dejected and down in the dumps feel better about him/her self! In this imperfect world, many a difficult and severely messy situation can be improved peacefully without rancor or bitterness, with a little Diplomacy, even when one's core belief is never to utter an untruth or be a hypocrite! Otherwise the problem festers and a precious relationship suffers for very little reason; especially where in your story the reasoning of the 2 opposing individuals is based on ignorance and irrational superstition, which goes against everything YOU stand for! Maybe through your interaction with them, they may end up understanding and realizing that being superstitious and taking these mythical ideas seriously is not what mature adults do!
April 23, 2017 9:34 am
What a state of affairs, dear Taxi. My tuppence' worth... Whereto goes infinity has to be wherefrom infinity! Nothing ever had a beginning, nothing going anywhere! My sure road to insanity, I know, (if not already there myself), just struggling to fathom the unfathomable! Better forget about caring or not caring, and just Being (that is if we really Are!). If nothing is sacred (humankind's invention, to elevate and supplement the god pre-installed, remember...) then nothing matters any more. But then we revert to.... what? We have our reasoning brain, emotions and instincts(?) from the insensate that may still need to evolve in Time to reach the levels of thinking, moral creatures! If it all goes pffft into ashes in a few million years, then so be it! Who knows, but maybe some other more successful enterprise could rise from the ashes of what once was! The mere fact that you agonize and cogitate about it means that you do care (a great deal in your own specific, meaningful way! It is what it is.
April 18, 2017 7:07 pm
Right you are, Taxi, You spoke my mind and spirit that I could never say as concisely and fulsomely. We do not need religion or even spirituality to be moral humans; just common sense, intelligence, human empathy, sensitivity plus great capacity for love and self-discipline! All common human attributes not necessarily monopolized by religions!
Fake News, Flake News And The Rise of The Electronic Town Crier
March 25, 2017 8:29 am
Greetings Taxi, Thank you for posting Jimmy Dore's episode. ...." truthiness, integrity and funniness...." Here in the UK we're not familiar with him! The ugly, blatant truth is much too painful to absorb, digest, deal with and to bear. So negation is the answer. 'Exceptionalism' must be the answer! Brave man, Mr Dore!
March 27, 2017 8:26 pm
"... ... The confined world that the elites have created is slowly turning into an asylum with everybody banging on pots and pans and questioning each others' reality. ......" What a perfectly brilliant metaphor, dear Taxi! You never cease to amaze!
Disco For Cynics
December 31, 2016 6:56 pm
The wonderful. sadly missed George Carlin! What mischief wouldn't he have made of 2016 !!
January 9, 2017 10:44 am
testing again .... clicking for notifications please
January 9, 2017 12:48 am
testing .... again
He Came, He Saw, She Died
December 28, 2016 11:11 pm
testing ... Happy peaceful New year Taxi
November 6, 2016 11:09 pm
May I just add that some of the Brexit voters had nothing to do with what the Farage, BoJo , etc.. clique had to say ! Some voted as a Protest Vote ( among other things) over the total lack of democracy within the European Commission and the secrecy by their decision behind closed doors about the TTIP giving all powers to the massive Corporations and Banks ... ceding to them the capacity to sue governments over possible loss of profits within those countries when the local Health and Safety laws were contrary to what these Corporations deemed permissble according to the US laws. Going back to when the greatly missed Tony Benn was against the formation of the EU , foreseeing that it was going to be trasformed from the then intended Economic Union into a totally subjugated Political Union , as it has turned out .
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