We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, June 21, 2013

Amusement park case shows Israel’s growing racism

Click here to access article by Jonathan Cook from The National (United Arab Emirates).

The issue of racism and its people as being the victims of racism were used by Zionists to establish their nation on mostly Arab land with the collaboration of Western governments. We now see the inherent racist nature of Zionism surfacing in the form of public incidents of racist behaviors by Israeli citizens causing severe embarrassment to the ruling regime. But their embarrassment does not inhibit them from continuing to promote racist policies.
While Mr Netanyahu and his allies on the far right were castigating Superland for racism, they were busy backing a grossly discriminatory piece of legislation the newspaper Haaretz called “one of the most dangerous” measures ever to come before the parliament.