All there’s room to sketch upon the back of an envelope. I am calling it a self-referential study of the characters who seek to measure the confines of their world.
It’s about yay long…or is it about yeigh long?
I like to start a sketch by landing a squiggle, from that point it lets me know how to proceed by itself in some fashion. This one began with the eyes of the fellow to the right. Somehow, he became enclosed by a house-like thing that was too narrow. His hands burst through the wall in such a way that his left arm must be longer than the right. This led to another character who has her hand passing through the wall. There appear to be individual beings who make eye contact with various things in their proximity. The theme evolves from each pencil stroke.
The body counts and the sheer number of dead and wounded cannot be overestimated, this is a full-throttle engagement and the Israeli Occupying Forces are ruthless, the willingness of those occupiers to ethnically cleanse every square centimeter of stolen land knows no limit. Once again, settlers who had not qualms about stealing Palestine property, bulldozing every home. They kill at will and without compunction. They enjoy the fireworks from a convenient distance and celebrate each death. It is all a game to those without a moral compass and Zionism is just another European colonial project that they enjoy with relish. Please note that power and position is reserved for the Zionists who have always wielded the force. Power, force, and position are all guaranteed by the full faith investments of US imperial interests. The military hegemony alone rakes in $3.8 billion per year, geopolitical interests do not recognize the existence of a people who have occupied Palestine continuously for thousands of years.
What about those body counts and arsenals, are they equal in any way? The propaganda mills in Israel maintain that Gaza “forces” have fired 3,000 missiles into southern Israel. Hamas counts their weapons (armaments that are comprised of WWI level mortars) as 200. Where is the disconnect? Do the Israeli Occupiers observe that the fireworks propelled from Gaza seldom land anywhere near occupied neighborhoods, those neighborhoods being the homes of Palestinians before they were stolen in 1948.
As always, the NY Times, NPR…any media giant that does not cover the facts on the ground ignore any mention that even slightly criticizes the thousands of victims tabulated over the last 73 years. The system is not only gamed, the game extends along nearly every media source. Read them at face value and you will continue to live in a media bubble that focuses merely upon the interplay of bread and circuses. No bloody details do they cover, and nearly all the blood spilled is on the side of the occupied. Protest the most moral army in the world and you’ll be cut down at the knee. Hence the number of amputees you see among the youth who take on the beacon from their parents because Palestine is forever.
As the most-recent enormously disproportionate bombing by Israeli Occupation Forces starts up again for a new administration but same rubber-stamping in Washington, I am gearing up to cover what transpires and what outrages Zionists wish to advance under a cloud of cluster bombings. Your best source for information is Stanley Cohen, he has been a friend to Palestine for many decades. He is the William Kunstler of our time; in fact, he worked for Mr Kunstler in the day. Please know that he is the greatest bearer of truth about the Zionist occupation to date, I intend to bring Mr. Cohen’s thoughts to my pages as I stand with so many in solidarity with each occupied Palestinian.
I have written a great deal on this injustice, but sadly not frequently enough. If you would like to read any of my blog contributions to the struggle in Palestinian, please visit my older articles.
Thank you for all support. Up the rebels.
I make a small contribution to the fight, but am trying to improve on punctuality as the war crimes of the US Empire and their toadies continues apace. Here are a few additional places on Twitter where you may find insight and wisdom on 73 years of bitter occupation:
Although I am hoping that the news from the front brings an unexpected relief from those who support the enemies of justice, I am also planning to continue the much more likely outcome of further outrage.
Although a vegan for many years now, I cannot name a single person whom I have persuaded to adopt a vegan lifestyle. Why is veganism so thoroughly resisted?
Roman Catholics still consider fish to be a healthy choice for a no-meat pro-life diet. How can a faith with such an ostensibly large membership not see the eyes on a no-meat, Lenten-friendly fish-fry fish with their own eyes? These are persons who consider themselves to be enlightened agents operating for good on a shared planet. Has anyone ever asked a self-identified enlightened person why they continue to eat meat? Is personal enlightenment such an exclusionary process?
Animal sacrifices to a deity of choice is an act of faith, a personal sacrifice, and a thank-you gesture for every participant but the sentient being who gets to enter a dead state of existence due to diet choices. Animals were already identified as “live stock” in the Book of Genesis. Presumably, they were popped into stocks at their instant of creation.
There is no other being “created” by a god who wants to be loved so much that he will waste the flesh of tasty individuals by the million in the name of love. We are absolutely the only ones who have such a self-generated sense of entitlement. Yet a vegan choice is an unthinkable, dreadful, disgusting, and demeaning option.
Sport is often a metaphor for sacrifice. Even after leaving football with multiple deadly injuries to their brain, players get identified as heroes. No attendee in a stadium or arena is brought to a permanent state of hell, PTSD, and suicide. They just cannot stay away from a sport that offers them unlimited opportunity to murder opponents at the command of a coach. Getting a player back on the playing field is the prime directive.
The last extinction event came at an instant when hit by a six-mile-thick rock from outer space wiped out nearly all life on Earth. The current extinction event is already predicted to occur during the lifetimes of Earth dwellers. A pandemic is not enough to convince self-denying people that a change of lifestyle is not an option. We can’t seem to resist airports enough. No sacrifice is enough of a sacrifice for a member of homo sapiens.
Earth’s population has quadrupled since I was born, but the yearning of some of its holiest members — particularly the Catholic Christians — is enough to state that a 400% increase on their only planet is not enough. How many of the sacred unborn would have created more offspring of highly entitled humans by now. Yet, it would seem to be the only vital alternative for these most wealthy and resource-hungry Earthlings.
The Catholic Church is essentially a one-issue religion, and they voted for a political party that did not have a single issue on their platform in 2020. They are awful people and they need to be identified as such. They voted for Trump, his wishes as emperor god were enough to satisfy the qualifications that make a president Great. Great!