Tuesday, April 3, 2012

1948, Propaganda and Refugees, 2 - Israel Defense Force Reports

Summaries of books written by Benny Morris (prior post) who, it must be stressed, is a staunch Zionist, supporter of Israeli military actions and dispassionate historian. The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited (2004) In his updated The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

1948 - From the Beginning: Propaganda and Refugees - History of Israel and

Palestine - 1 Benny Morris holds many, many views I do not agree with but he has done the homework on the early days of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and presents them honestly and unflinchingly. I think looking back to the beginning of this issue is vital to understanding some of the present day... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Ending on a Different Note...

This is a story that restores my faith in humankind in general and also reminds me our troops make sacrifices of a higher valor. It touches me deeply with gratitude and sorrow for his loss and gives a balance to my view of the mentally twisting harm inflicted on our youth serving in these endless... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Christian Nazis?...

...whose goal is to drive Jewish citizens out of the U.S., by force if necessary and of course they hunger for the demise of present day Israel. These are Tea Party-like people in some aspects, the ones who say things like: "Keep your guvmint hands off my Medicare!" And they hate Obama with a... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Crisis of Zionism?

I have mixed feelings about Zionism or any other type of nationalism, because of exclusionary tendencies when/if it becomes zealous. It has been used as a tool of propaganda by agendas that seek to dominate, oppress and wage endless war, Nazi Germany a tragic case in point. We are all... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

What I Know: Blood Has a Voice

My heart beats an ache for all who are forced to live in cicumstances of attack and reprisals because of extremism - no matter the religion - the dispossessed and oppressed bullets and bombs are mindless do they differentiate between the innocent or warring? can sod slain, crumbling rust deep:... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Is Disagreeing with other bloggers "Bad behavior?"

Doing so in a way that is NOT rude or hateful, which always has been (despite accusations to the contrary) and continues to be my m.o.? Awhile back, when a certain blogger felt that I had in fact insulted him, I apologized with sincerity because that is never my intent but words can be... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Let the Shredding Begin!

yawn..:) However, a recently posted negative and provocative piece with my name in it does in fact bother me somewhat, but not for the reasons you might think. These are the kinds of tactics that are used in attempts to silence opposing views when one is tapping too close to truth... Sign in to see full entry.

Maybe I should..?..

I think I am grasping that my stores of writings - waist deep, spanning decades, disjointed at first glance, bits and pieces of story lines frustratingly unfinished, globs of poetry - can be woven into one work for presenting to the people who are expressing an interest and because of "who" they... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Writing - Saving Jeff (possible title)

Synopsis: (I think) Anguished by the possibility of yet another bloody MidEast war, which would involve her country and call up a young man who is battle weary and hardened but wants to be with his brothers-in-arms, no matter where that may be, a blue collar wife and mother becomes involved in... Sign in to see full entry.

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