We Americans claim to be a peace-loving people. We hate bloodshed; we are opposed to violence. Yet we go into spasms of joy over the possibility of projecting dynamite bombs from flying machines upon helpless citizens. …Yet our hearts swell with pride at the thought that America is becoming the most powerful nation on earth, and that it will eventually plant her iron foot on the necks of all other nations. Such is the logic of patriotism. Emma Goldman, “Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty,” 1917. (via supersmashthestatebros)
The great myth about Camp David [where the Oslo Peace Accords were negotiated] is, if you look at the actual record, ALL the concessions came from the Palestinian side. Israel didn’t make any concessions, because you can’t concede what isn’t yours to begin with. They said “Israel is willing to give the Palestinians 92% of the West Bank.” The figure is not true, but let’s accept the figure as true. You don’t have title to 1% of the West Bank, so what does it mean you’re willing to concede? If you STOLE somebody’s property, and then promised to give 92% of it back, is that a concession? Norman Finkelstein in the documentary "With God on Our Side" which is a Christian critique of Israel’s policy towards the Palestinians. I got it as a gift for my mom (who is getting a Master’s degree in Theology) and had a chance to watch it. It’s very good.
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