In a recent Haaretz article, leading Israeli columnist Gideon Levy affirms that Zionism is pretty irrelevant as far as Israelis are concerned. Similar to the line I myself develop in The Wandering Who, Levy contends that Israelis do not understand what Zionism stands for. For them it is an archaic notion.
May 1 marks his 83rd hunger striking day. At issue is justice denied him and all Bahrainis. One of the world's most ruthless dictatorships terrorizes them.
They resist courageously. Abdulhadi inspires them. He's now painfully force-fed against his will.
Censorship is insidious because it violates human communication and fundamentally subverts science-based rational risk management that is crucial for societal safety. Censorship plays a major role in the transformation of Western democracies to neofascist, corporatist Murdochracies (Big Money buys public perception of the truth and hence votes) and Lobbyocracies (Big Money buys politicians, parties, policies, public perception of reality, and votes). As outlined below, censorship is entrenched in Murdochracy and Lobbyocracy Australia, with major perpetrators including the taxpayer-funded ABC (the Australian equivalent of the UK BBC) and the Australian universities–backed and academic-based web magazine, The Conversation...
“On the far side of the room, sitting at a table alone, a small, curiously beetle-like man was drinking a cup of coffee, his little eyes darting suspicious glances from side to side. How easy it was, thought Winston, if you did not look about you, to believe that the physical type set up by the Party as an ideal-tall muscular youths and deep-bosomed maidens, blond-haired, vital, sunburnt, carefree -- existed and even predominated. Actually, so far as he could judge, the majority of people in Airstrip One were small, dark, and ill-favored. It was curious how that beetle-like type proliferated in the Ministries…" -George Orwell, 1984-
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