Sunday, May 30, 2021


Despite my lack of training as an ethicist, I know complicity when I see it, to wit: $735 million additional dollars in U.S. weaponry aid given to Israel, a nation-by-fiat, that is in fact a settler colony with a genocidal instinct baked into it as it aims to clear more and more land for settlement, regardless of who else might happen to live there.


Despite massive demonstrations around the world, both in major cities in the U.S. and abroad in solidarity with Palestinians living in occupied Israeli territory, the Biden administration quietly managed to transfer $735 million of military aid, in addition to the $3.8 billion ponied up yearly by U.S. taxpayers which beleaguered Israeli PM, Netanyahoo immediately crowed was the U.S. endorsement of that country's apartheid regime.


Netanyahoo happens to be under fire, facing trial for corruption and an election season where he faces defeat after twelve years of his murderous  administration. That he may have ordered this latest Nakba as a distraction may be disputed, but certainly he has benefitted from its smokescreen.


People who live in this country, some of whom still care deeply about what happens to other people, many of whom do not resemble them, know the Biden administration could have ended this Nakba the day it began. Instead, it has brought us the gift of nausea with which we are forced to live day by day. We are complicit as long as we tolerate an administration that walks in the footsteps of all our warmongering, foreign-dictator-propping administrations before it.



We are also at dire risk of seeing those dictator-chickens come home to roost. They may not necessarily wear rows of medals on elaborate uniforms; dictators are also known to favor pin striped suits.



DEMAND Biden hold Israel’s apartheid government accountable        


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DONATE to deliver essential supplies to Palestinian elders in Gaza and West Bank.



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