It is all about the downside of liberal democracy. Didn't the Supreme Court just tell us that it is okay for the wealthy to control our democratic process? That damned first amendment. Did us in again. We need another Marx on the scene.
But BFFighter has been a long time adversary of posts that defend human rights and this is not the first time that he has lambasted my messages about democratic values. We are the people who have defended civil and human rights since the 60s and we continue to do so.
Don't ask me what he or his colleagues are all about on this site.
crimson stains their mangled wings drenched before reaching a spring untarnished with rippling veins
it’s my fingers and other paper hands that erase and replace letters on the map
as butterflies writhe in parched mouths on dying faces a pair of scissors stabs our hands to brand us traitors of diplomacy
we soothe our lacerations with glue
the empty squares parade before us perverted precision brandishing tiny pencils dangling on strings launching the limited dictionary entitled responsibility
in the land of paralysed butterflies some devote themselves to primary colours and others to extracting their hues
when we turned the pages we beheld a paralysed land smothered in red and grey unravelling threads punctuated by missiles dazzling spectators with hideous light sanctioned by the throng lauding their right to emblazon numbers in the squares.
[Netanyahu's] rhetoric has changed, but his policy can still be summed up in one ominous word: politicide – to deny the Palestinian people any independent political existence in Palestine. This world view identifies him not as a genuine partner to President Abbas on the road to peace but as the proponent of permanent conflict....
Given the lack of interest in peace by the Israeli public, it goes without saying that Netanyahu is politically free to undermine the peace talks in any manner he sees fit. Not that he wasn't going to undermine them anyway, but now it doesn't seem to matter how.
The majority is out there but presently it's only an abstraction, a statistic, if voting power is not derived from it. Apathy and feelings of powerlessness may just make what seems like an edge an insignificant number.