Friday, May 22, 2015

Bernie Sanders for President

Bernie Sanders is an Independent. He is also a Socialist.

The problem with people in the US is that they do not know or recognize there is a difference between socialism and communism. They are not the same even though most communist countries claim to be socialists, in reality they are not.

It's like saying Imperialism and Capitalism are the same, they are not.

There is no harm in Sanders' socialism. That type of socialism works for the betterment of society. It tries to help the helpless; to bring up those that have no voice, no future and that have lost hope due to the greed and arrogance of the upper class. Wanting to provide free education for everyone, is socialism. Wanting to offer everyone with medical attention and healthcare for free, is socialism. Don't buy into the bullshit that a socialist wants to steal from the rich to give to the poor, that is a fear tactic used since Hoover to demonize socialism. All a socialist wants is better wages for the working class, better working conditions, less taxes for the poor and the rich to be taxed appropriately. If this is not good for you or me, and I am talking to every Democrat and Independent out there, then you are not a Democrat, and you are simply fooling yourself.

I will vote for Bernie Sanders, and I have said this since he came into the picture as the only one in Congress watching my back. Long before he announced he was running. I have said I would vote for him or Elizabeth Warren before most Democrats were shouting they would and begging Bernie to run, just so now that he listened and is running to run like scared rats... Now we hear more often than not that he will lose because he is a socialist. That we want history to be made and elect the first woman (without giving a damn that she supports Monsanto and that she is a corporatist)... If you wish to make history and history is so damn important I will give you history:

Bernie Sanders will be the very first openly Socialist President of the United States of America. How about that for making history?


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

There Is No Hope For Israel Or Palestine

I lost all faith in the State of Israel and, sadly, in the majority of the Israelis specifically those that voted to perpetuate the reign of Netanyahu.

The outcome of yesterday’s elections proved to me that the government of Israel and the majority of Israelis only remember when the genocide was on their people. It is unbelievable that today they are the ones exerting the same violence inflicted to them less than 100 years ago.

Back in the 1940s, Hitler with the support of most Germans and many other Europeans were set on destroying the Jewish people. Like a cancer, the forces of the Nazis were eating at the Jewish population from every country they conquered and the world looked in the opposite direction. Sadly, only a handful of people cared what was happening on another land that wasn’t theirs. That is how Hitler was capable of conquering a country after country because no one cared until it was their turn. Even the US, who at one point was contemplating siding with Hitler… until they found out that Hitler had his eyes on these shores as well. Then and only then was the US willing to be the knight in shining armor.

Today, we can’t understand how the world was capable of ignoring and allowing the atrocities committed against the Jews. Why did the majority of people ignore such horrors? We might never know. Some say Hitler was a great orator, others say people responded out of fear. The only sure thing is that it was allowed and whoever didn’t protect the Jewish people by denouncing those horrors were and are guilty of that genocide.

It is sad that it is those same people that suffered in their flesh those monstrosities, are the ones doing it to other people. It’s the narcissist or bully syndrome I suppose. We have heard that those abused as children most likely will become abusers when they grow up. I think that is what’s happening to Israel and its peopleThe difference is that Israel is keeping their horrors centralized and practically out of view from the rest of the world. Israel hasn’t crossed any boundaries (other than to steal the land from the Palestinians) or invaded any neighboring country. And as long as they keep it within their borders the world will look the other way while the monster this time is not bearing a swastika but is committing these crimes sheltered by the star of David.

I have heard from Jewish friends that Palestinians are so bad, so unwanted that not even their “Muslim brotherscare about them. They have tried to dehumanize Palestinians, practically portraying them as the cockroaches of the world deserving to be annihilated. Israelis forget the land they claim as theirs was, less than 100 years ago, Palestine where the majority of Muslims coexisted with a very small number of Jews. During that time, where Muslims were the majority, they coexisted without any problem. The problem began with the dissolution of the Mandate and, more importantly, with the Zionist arrival in Palestine. They forget this.

Zionists do not want to coexist; they never did. They have the same ideals and concept as the Nazis. They want to eliminate everything and anything that is not Jewish, in other words, they want to purify the land, just like Nazis did. I know many of my Jewish friends will not accept this, the few I have left will most likely end our friendship but the truth always hurts. It is their attitude of rejection to others opinions, of accusing those that want peace and are against the actions of the Israeli government against the Palestinians of being “anti-Semite," that keeps critics abate. I refuse to be like those Europeans that looked the other way when Jews were being slaughtered. I refuse to look the other way when now the Jews are ones doing the slaughtering; I could not live with myself.

Now, Netanyahu won again and got the vote of the people by stating that there will never be a Palestine State under his watch. That statement brought the Israelis out in numbers which for me it means that those who voted for Netanyahu are bloodthirsty, murderers who are no different from the Nazis.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Palestinian Holocaust

gazaHere we go again…. Another confrontation between Israel and Palestine. What else is new?

What’s new is that finally the world is fed up with the abuses of the government of Israel. Netanyahu has pushed the envelope quite too many times, and the world sees through his lies.

On April 23, 2014 Hamas, controlling the area of Gaza and Fatah, controlling the West Bank, agreed to unite their government and create the Palestinian Authority. Needless to say, the government of Israel did not like this union and openly expressed their disagreement. Ignoring the opposition of Israel, the new Palestinian government continued their negotiations and on May 28th a new government began to take form, announcing that in less than a month they will have a new cabinet. That is exactly what happened and on June 9th the new cabinet of the Palestinian Authority was created.

The new government of the Palestinian Authority begins taking bids for the exploration and exploitation of oil and natural gas within the Palestinian land (Gaza and West Bank), bids were to end on June 30, 2014.

On May 15th, two Palestinian teenagers were shot dead by IDF, but no one has heard about it, the media is not interested in showing Israel as anything but an innocent victim… These two teenagers were Nadeem Siam Nawara, 17, and Mohammad Mahmoud Odeh, 16 and perhaps their deaths were what prompted the kidnapping and murdering of the three Israeli kids, most likely done by a family member of the deceased Palestinian kids seeking revenge.

It was not Hamas, but this provided the government of Israel the excuse they were looking for and, if there had been none, they would have created it… damn it, they may have even been the ones that kidnapped and murdered those kids. You know how the saying goes: In love and war, all is accepted.

Due to the leaked video of the shooting of these two Palestinian teenagers, the US government questioned Moshe Ya’alon, Israel Defense Minister, about the deaths of Nadeem and Mohammad. Mr. Ya’alon claimed “Molotov cocktails and stones were thrown at border police officers who felt that their life was threatened, and acted accordingly.” Further, Mr. Ya’alon without seeing the video alleged that the images of the video were manipulated through editing… without seeing the video, he was already sure the images were manipulated, of course… IDF and the Israel Police Department are never at fault, just like our Defense and policemen, they are always fair, just and within the law, ha!

On June 12, 2014 three Israeli teenagers went missing: Eyal Yifrach, 19; Gilad Shaar, 16 and Naftali Frenkel, 16. One of the kids abducted, called the Israeli police department on that same day and with a low and trembling voice, reported they had been kidnapped… the police answering the phone heard voices and what it was, unmistakably, gun shots and then silence. Today, all cellular phones are equipped with GPS so we can be almost sure that the police knew exactly where these boys were. According to Israeli police spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld, the Israeli police knew that Hamas didn't commit this horrible act but a lone cell; I can almost be sure that it was in retaliation for the deaths of Nadeem and Mohammad…

By June 15th, Hamas learns that Netanyahu is blaming them of kidnapping the three Israeli teenagers and denies their involvement in the kidnapping.
Coincidentally, on the day the Palestinian Authority is to end accepting bids, the bodies of the three teenage boys are found in a shallow grave in the West Bank, not Gaza, on June 30, 2014.

Besides a few ruffled feathers, Israel does nothing major against Palestine; the Palestinian Authority hasn’t announced who the winners of the oil and gas bids are; Israel and United States made bids and are hopeful to be the winners… The Palestinian Authority rejected their bid, and rumor has it – I can’t confirm it – that the bid was given to Russia.

Now, knowing full well that they will not get their hands, legally, on the Palestinian oil and gas Netanyahu attacks Gaza on July 8th, 2014 with all the might of a power country… attacking with everything Israel has except a nuclear bomb; perhaps if they can’t get the oil and gas legally, they can by force.

israel planeOn July 17th, the Malaysian flight MH 17 was shot down, and the US accuses Russia of indirectly being responsible of this sinister, after all, the weapons used by the Ukrainian rebels was provided to them by Russia… as if the US doesn’t do the same. Making this accusation is just a way to put Russia (Vladimir Putin) into defense mode and neglect Russia’s interest in the oil and gas of Palestine.

It has been 20 days of Israel slaughter on Gaza and counting. We keep hearing that one Israeli soldier died yesterday or that 3 soldiers died a week ago… or that one rocket was fired by Hamas to Israel, and as usual, either missing the target or getting intercepted by IDF. No one seems to know how many bombs and rockets have been thrown by Israel, I guess it is way too difficult to keep count. But we rarely hear what is happening inside Gaza; the media is silent.

I used to support Israel, but I can’t anymore. What is happening cannot be called a war, no matter how much the Israeli government insists it is. It can’t be a war because only one side holds all the weapons. Only one side has a military force to reckon with while the other is just a bunch of militants, a handful of renegades that after more than 50 years of occupations, usurpation and abuse are fed up and are fighting back. 
When a country with the advantage attacks civilians, when it attacks schools and shelters, that nation is not worth defending, that nation should not be considered a victim.

Hamas is no angel, but neither is Israel. The youth on both sides is growing up with their hearts and souls filled by the hatred towards one another. There has to be two independent countries, not as Israel foresees it – with the Israeli government controlling all access to water, food, medication, roads, transportation, etc. – but by Palestine becoming a true independent nation, without the interference of Israel.

I no longer stand by Israel… Doing so is supporting the ethnic cleansing being done by Zionist Jews, a genocide, a holocaust. I've lost many Jewish friends over this; they can't understand that I love the people of Israel but it is their government I despise.

وداعا والسلام
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