Thought for the day

"People do not expect to find chastity in a whorehouse. Why, then, do they expect to find honesty and humanity in government, a congeries of institutions whose modus operandi consists of lying, cheating, stealing, and if need be, murdering those who resist?" -- H. L. Mencken

"How much longer will their snivelling cowardice stop them setting free the 

"Two million prisoners of Gaza and giving the Palestinians their lands back?

"Decent people have been weeping for Gaza for 15 years, and it hasn’t done the slightest bit of good. Ten years ago I wrote a piece about the situation in Gaza, harking back to a report I did five years earlier, in 2007, after returning from a visit there.

"It’s still relevant today because nothing has changed to lift the blockade and relieve the misery. Indeed, things have got even worse. How those brave people continue to face and overcome the non-stop cruelty of their Israeli occupier and tormentor is astonishing. Every so often the Israelis “mow the lawn”, by which they mean embark on a murder spree to keep the numbers down in this packed-like-sardines enclave with no exit...

"See how it was back then and compare it to now. That’s the measure of the international community’s  commitment to international law and the moral standards enshrined in the UN Charter, and the concern of our comfy church leaders who, apparently, don’t give a rat’s arse about the Holy Land – the wellspring of their faith – being stolen from under their noses...>>