Anti-Netanyahu protestors outside the Jerusalem District Court, March 5, 2021.
(Judah Ari Gross/Times of Israel) (Where's the banner for Trudeau?)
Talk about your "New Normal" enthusiasts ...
If only they WERE normal.
NOTE: Please also see addendum* added May 17 at 9:30 AM EST
Yesterday I wrote a whole long article about the Israeli genocidal assault on Gaza, currently in progress. And, for the first time ever, I accidentally deleted my text and couldn't retrieve it. It had taken me hours to compose and I was too tired to start over. So ... not meant to be? Well, we'll see.
There are lots of media outlets that will explain to you what Hamas is, but if you just look at its modus operandi it seems as if Hamas has been bought by the Israeli administration. They live underground where Israel's massive response to their feeble rockets won't hurt them, but will result in the murders of ordinary Palestinians and the destruction of homes and businesses of people who just want to live as normal a life as possible given the restrictions placed on them by Israel.
The insanity of it all has reminded me of a fellow blogger in the 2000's -- back in my years as a political activist and recorder of the many protests against the Mid-East wars in general and the brutality of Israelis against the Palestinians in their midst, whose families had lived there for generations before the Jewish people arrived to assert their Biblical rights over the land.
I leave it to Jewish Voice for Peace to make clear what's really been happening in Israel / Palestine: VIDEO
The Middle East terror and murders were so horrifying to us bystanders that it seemed there was never going to be any reason to laugh again. Much as we feel now, with the Nazi-like methods being exerted around the world to knock ordinary, decent human beings into line, virtually taking over their lives, their daily activities, their friends and family connections, non-schooling and psychic trauma of their children, the general daily fear mongering, the book burnings (print media and social censorship), people's very countenances hidden from view (masked), the deaths and injuries from vaccinations ... all the better to gain control of the many by the greedy psychotic few.
So-called Christians supported the Israeli notion that God gave them that land, ignoring the Biblical injunction to "Do unto others what ye would that they should do unto you."
Horrible things were going on in the first decade of the 2000's that led to even more horrible things called "The Restructuring of the Middle East" (of which we have not yet seen the finale), and it was difficult not to become overwhelmed at how vicious and avaricious apparent humans can be.
But a very creative blogger (I often wonder where she is now) who named her site "Harper Valley" (because Stephen Harper ruled the Canadian roost in those days) chose to ridicule, rather than protest and harangue -- and she did a hilarious (though often crudely worded) job of it. One whole section of her blog was titled: "If Only They Were Normal", and she went after a number of notables, including Stephen Harper and the Israeli PM, at that time, Ehud Olmert.
Also the Reverend Charles McVety -- who made and still makes Christianity look as bad as a large swath of it really was and is -- and is a close pal of current Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, a fact which The Star contends "should offend us all").
Anyway ... Harper Valley did a real take on Olmert. Here's how she opened:
And then she asked: "But what if he were normal?"
* Hacky Sack
I wish Harper Valley were around now to take a similar shot at Bibi, who has been PM of Israel since 2009, and apparently intends to remain so forever. Both of these scions of Israel were charged by the Israeli courts with criminal activity. Olmert actually did time, but Bibi is doing his utmost to make it all go away. And any excuse is a good one -- the Court has excused him for the time being because "he's needed at home".
Needed like a noose!
Unfortunately, that's not all ...
Only in America? Berkeley: History of forced sterilizations. How does one even begin to make a joke out of that?
No, not only in America: What about the forced sterilizations [WashingtonDaily] of Jewish Ethiopian women without their knowledge and consent.
More here: AfricanGlobe: How Israel Forcibly Sterilized Ethiopian Jews
Is this "racist", "sexist", "anti-semitic" or just plain evil? It isn't anything anyone could joke about.
Mind you, Canada has nothing to boast about in that regard:
YYC: Canada's Eugenics Program: Sterilization of Indigenous Women ... and the difference between "encouraged" and "coerced".
Back to Bibi -- If only Israel were normal ...
TimesofIsrael: Attorney General says currently no reason to remove Netanyahu from his role
From Reuters: Netanyahu is under no legal obligation to resign.
Just a moral one, but apparently he doesn't know from "moral". VIDEO
JPost: Amended indictment against PM lists 150 media bribery incidents
Netanyahu sets the standard for media bribery -- it's been common knowledge for years. Justin Trudeau merely attempted to copy the master.
If only they were normal.
* Addendum: Letter in old YayaCanada mailbag, archived on Web Archive (letter #25 - please count down)
From: Lia Tarachansky
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 9:15 PM
Subject: Gaza is no Warsaw Ghetto (Aljazeera)
Someone Disagrees with my previous comparison of Gaza to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 1943. Unfortunately, he did not include the UN definition of Genocide in his choices. For those who are interested, under Article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the following qualify:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
See full definition here.
Meet the Schministim - Israel's Conscientious Objectors (YouTube)
(See Lia at center of photo #10 (count down) at my old blog.)
Harper Valley: What if the Queen of England took a "normal" role?
"Right bloody bastards they are acting oh so la tee dah an tough an’ all. ‘ow’d they like me boot up their arses?”
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