It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

01 April 2007

What Are Ya Gonna Do?

So let's get down to brass tacks shall we? Issue one: Who are you going to trust?

Let's face it folks, in today's world you can't even trust what you see on TV. Thanks to computer technology photos, and video can be doctored to convey to you whatever bias a journalist wishes to convey. Spin however they want to spin (if you'd like to see how it's done check out Honest Reporting).
I don't think I need to spend one minute discussing that you can't EVER trust a politician--not until you see the proof in the pudding. For those of you dyed in the wool party believers--pull your heads out of your asses. Your party doesn't give a crap whether you live or die; except that if you die you can't vote...but they won't send flowers either).

Can I trust my teachers/professors?

That's the subject of another entry. Stay tuned.

But Shtuey, if I can't trust my leaders, or journalists, who can I trust?

Excellent question.

Watch the Watchers. On the right are links to various human rights organizations (and some to make you laugh and smile...if freedom isn't fun then what's the frickin' point?) These groups are non-political. Their power is vested in your action, not the buckages of corporations for whom they do their bidding (like every douche you elect to office).

What's the good news?

The good news is that you're not alone. There are literally millions of people all over the world who think the way you do, who think that, despite all the beauty here, the world is a miserable fucked up place for millions upon millions of people. And even the most simple of efforts can make a difference.

Go to Save Darfur and learn how to nudge the President. Call the White House every day and tell that s.o.b. in the Oval Office to get off his spotty behind and do something.

Go to WITNESS and view videos, learn what's going on in the world, and tell the stories to your friends. Suffering is allowed to happen when no one is watching. Freedom happens when the eyes of the world can see.

Go to Amnesty International and enlist in a campaign. Sign petitions, write letters, find out how you can get involved.

Learn how you can help raise awareness regarding the crisis in Tibet. The Chinese government has illegally occupied Tibet since 1949. As the Beijing Olympics in 2008 draw near, pressure must be applied to the Chinese government who will undoubtedly whitewash its destructive Tibetan policies. You want change, do what you can to restore Tibet, to help his Holiness, the Dalai Lama return home.

But what is the real key? You must learn to train yourself to drop your politics. There are no sides when it comes to abuses of human rights. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck it's a frickin' duck. So Guantanamo is bullshit, Abu Graib is bullshit, Hamas is bullshit, the Palestinian Authority is bullshit, the Israeli government is I need to go on? Whatever your political or ethnic bias is you better learn to let it go. If you don't guess what? You're a hypocrite.

1 comment:

Saba Yeshayah said...

Interesting that you mention the Israeli government. Just as Tibet fell to the imperialist aggression of China, Israel, the recently reborn independent state of the ancient indigenous Jewish people, is in danger of being overwhelmed by the imperialist designs of the Arab Muslim bloc. Israel needs to rid itself of its weak, inept government and prepare itself for the next round of attack or else it will find itself suffering the same fate as Tibet.