Tuesday, October 26, 2010
*As you may know, I hate Roger Waters' politics but love his music and do not believe he is an anti-Semite; just bitterly misguided at times.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
And what is a loaded "anti-Zionist" to do when they get caught? Play the victim card. Ex-Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters and Helen Thomas would have you believe that there's a conspiracy in the media against people like them. Yet Pat Buchanan and Christine Amanpour (commentators with completely different values) often criticize Israel and are still reputable. I can't help but find the same victim attitude of the loaded "anti-Zionists" in people who claim that Obama "lynched" America.
In short, it's not that you criticize but how you criticize. Please be responsible.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Like many Christians, Marxists believe that the upper and lower classes have fixed intentions: the upper class are only concerned with wealth and are evil, and the lower class are compassionate and good at heart. So with little regard for others’ individual intentions, justice is relative and with the encouragement of abolishing power by “any means necessary”, values such as peace and equality cannot be absolute.
Anarchy gives the opportunity for tyranny, the seizure of power for one’s own interests. There is no guarantee for good intentioned people to govern if there is no government to evaluate them. Oppression comes in many forms, even under the guise of the interest of “the people”. Democracy cannot only be a “tyranny of the majority” but also the minority.
“The enemy of my enemy is not my friend.”
Friday, June 4, 2010
A more troubling question is currently on my mind: Could Israel’s blockade of Gaza be helping Hamas? British PM David Cameron thinks so:
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a proud Zionist and believe that the “humanitarian” passengers had the intention of provoking Israel but the IDF have failed to present a clear argument for taking control of the flotilla. And using grainy black & white footage does little to help that.
So for the time being, let’s all take a deep breath and keep an open mind. We don’t need conspiracy theories clouding our judgment.