Chuck Spinney: Israel Crosses Line Into Fascism

05 Civil War, 07 Other Atrocities, 08 Immigration, 08 Wild Cards, 09 Justice, 10 Security, 11 Society, Corruption, Cultural Intelligence, Government, IO Deeds of War, IO Impotency
Chuck Spinney

Israel likes to pride itself by claiming it is the only democracy in the Middle East … Uri Avnery, a hero of the 1948 War, a former member of the Knesset, and a prominent peace activist, describes how that claim is becoming a hollow shell.

July 18, 2011

The Israeli Boycott Law

It [Fascism] Can Happen Here

By URI AVNERY, Tel Aviv

Counterpunch

Years ago I said that there are but two miracles in Israel: the Hebrew language and democracy.

Hebrew had been a dead language for many generations, more or less like Latin, when it was still used in the Catholic church. Then, suddenly, concurrent with the emergence of Zionism (but independently) it sprang back to life. This never happened to any other language.

Theodor Herzl laughed at the idea that Jews in Palestine would speak Hebrew. He wanted us to speak German. “Are they going to ask for a railway ticket in Hebrew?” he scoffed.

Well, we now buy airline tickets in Hebrew. We read the Bible in its Hebrew original and enjoy it tremendously. As Abba Eban once said, if King David were to come to life in Jerusalem today, he could understand the language spoken in the street. Though with some difficulty, because our language gets corrupted, like most other languages.

Anyhow, the position of Hebrew is secure. Babies and Nobel Prize laureates speak it.

The fate of the other miracle is far less assured.

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THE FUTURE – indeed, the present – of Israeli democracy is shrouded in doubt.

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Koko: US EPA & Ford Commit Massive Atrocity

03 Environmental Degradation, 07 Health, 07 Other Atrocities, 09 Justice, Corruption, Earth Intelligence, Government, IO Sense-Making, Movies
Koko the Reflexive

Robert Redford’s Son Exposes US Toxic Disaster

The Associated Press  –  Jul 15, 2011

Robert Redford’s son Jamie and film co-director Micah Fink on their documentary, premiering July 18 on HBO, about one of the largest toxic-waste cases in U.S. history. (July 15)

Phi Beta Iota:  This is complete documentation of a massive atrocity to which the US Government is a co-conspirator.  There is absolutely no question but that Ford Motor Company executives–including the Board of Directors–should be indicted and investigated.    There is also no question but that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “leadership” then and now should be investigated.  Sadly, Congress is itself impeachable.  The US Government (and the two parties that front for Wall Street) are NOT the public’s friend–they are bought and paid for–CORRUPT.  We are long overdue for “The Virgin Truth” as a brand able to provide intelligence with integrity in the public interest.

Koko: First You Burn, Then You Win

07 Other Atrocities, 09 Justice, 11 Society, Cultural Intelligence, IO Deeds of Peace, Law Enforcement
Koko the Reflexive

 Thomas James Ball Self-Immolated in Protest of the “Justice” System

“I have 21 years of Army service going back to the Vietnam War. My loyalty to the government should be a given. It is gone. I am certain it will never return regardless of how long I might have lived.”

American Father Self-Immolates To Protest Against Family Courts

NEW HAMPSHIRE SELF IMMOLATION DETAILS

Last statement sent to Sentinel from self-immolation victim

YouTube on New Hampshire Court Melting Down

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