As you sit and watch the western mainstream media machine going into overdrive, attempting to deflect from, and even justify the wholesale slaughter of Palestinians – citizen Journalists and the Alternative Media is bringing the horrific truth to the fore.
Reports of pregnant women having their unborn children surgically removed from their lifeless bodies, awful images, graphically illustrating the ever increasing numbers of children that are being permanently disfigured, mutilated and having their short lives ended under a constant hail of bullets, bombs and white hot shrapnel tearing into their bodies, are spreading like wildfire online.
Even as the full horror of events are unfolding in Gaza before the eyes of the world via the www, the western media are discussing, how “Anti-Semitic incitement and hostility against Jews, attacks on people of Jewish faith and synagogues have no place in our society.”
And talking about the preparations being made ahead of the start of the English Premier League season of course.
Gaza lies completely isolated, flanked on all sides by the Mediterranean sea, Egypt and Israel, a region under siege and it’s people are being systematically eradicated in what can only be described as an ongoing genocide.
As this entire region fights for it’s own survival, being bled to death and bombed into oblivion, the western establishment’s media outlets, appear deaf to the protests of the majority of the civilised world, and simply ignore, excuse and distract from reporting the barbaric treatment of the Palestinian people.
Some go even further, seeing any censure of Israel and it’s actions as a direct attack on the Jewish people as a whole, accusing even the mildest critics of being ‘Anti-Semitic’ and ‘Racist.’
The Israel Lobby being one example:
David Ward MP
In a recent Guardian article, David Ward, MP for Bradford East, stated, after he was accused of being Anti-Semitic, ‘The solid ground I stand on is that I am not a racist’
Do his words sound anti-Semitic to you ?
To the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Jewish Leadership Council and other stalwart communal bodies, they certainly do.
They immediately jumped on Ward’s use of the term “the Jews” to openly accuse him of being an anti-Semite, and ever since have been pressuring the Lib Dems to teach him a lesson.
The party has duly obliged, chastising Ward publicly and ordering him to consult the party’s “Friends of Israel” organization to “identify and agree [on] language that will be proportionate and precise” when speaking out on the Mideast conflict, according to the Jerusalem Post.
(Note: In it’s own coverage of this story, the Jerusalem Post has not only taken to omitting Ward’s opening phrase, “Having visited Auschwitz twice – once with my family and once with local schools,” when quoting the statement from his website, but have now deleted the entire article altogether.)
I could easily spend many days downloading hundreds of images which graphically illustrate the realty of what is happening to the people of Gaza and publish them here, but I have neither the inclination nor the stomach to do so.
I do not need to look at more than one such image, to instinctively know that the loss of just one innocent life is more than enough – for me anyway.
How many do you need ?
And if choosing to turn a blind eye towards a barbaric and inhuman mission to exterminate an entire nation of people, makes one a tolerant, level-headed and somehow ‘normal’ member of society, (according to the mainstream media that is) then I am more than willing to not count myself among that number.
What about you ?