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Off My Chest…

By on Jan 12, 2002 in Politics | 0 comments

I spoke to a girl online. She says she’s Israeli. She’s 17. Turns out she went there 11 years ago, from Kazahstan. I ask her what’s she’s doing there, in a strange land, helping fund the killing of a native population. She says it’s her land. She believes, or insists that the Jews are a *race*, that this is their land. That this is her land. I ask her if she doesn’t find it an over-riding coincidence that they speak a language unshared by any of their neighbors, that she does not speak Arabic, that she has come from elsewhere and is killing here. It’s on TV, too. Family coming from Eastern Europe, looking for a better life. Willing to become ‘settlers’ – essentially deciding that they’ll seek a better-life on the front lines of a war. It’s insane. This is not what we’re here for, this cannot be what we are...

God Is One, Religions Are All Good, Repeat After Me….

By on Jan 6, 2002 in Media, Politics | 0 comments

Alright, right off the bat, let me say this; I do not, for a moment, believe that religion is what is being fought over. At best, misguided morality is at the steering wheel, and at worst, an economic lust and cultural hubris. However, it’s all over the media…Islam, Christianity, Judaism. It’s all over the place. You want to talk religion? Fine, then let’s talk religion. What do I see? The Judaeo-Christian world ‘evaluating‘ Islam on TV. The power players muttering to their people, under their breath, that all religions are one. And then – what do I hear? “You see, the people who are willing to send young boys to their death in the name of Allah, are now hiding out in caves.” Says Mr. Bush. The man whose government had no qualms about sending its’ own young boys to die in Vietnam – in a ‘Police Action’...

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