Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters: Why moral perversity of U.S. position in Gaza is stunning
I think it’s safe to say that if U.S. neighborhoods were living under siege, folks like Rand Paul wouldn’t take it
The carnage in Gaza continues after the latest collapse of cease-fire talks and over four weeks of asymmetrical bombardment by Israel. With the death of more than 2,000 Palestinians, and the displacement of hundreds of thousands more, the complicity of the American government has been exposed to the world as never before. Yet the mantra repeated ad nauseam by the U.S. government and media alike remains the same: Israel has a right to defend itself.
The moral perversity of the U.S. position is stunning. How can the U.S. government ask Israel to be more careful about civilian lives while simultaneously arming and then rearming the IDF so it can more effectively inflict such devastation on an imprisoned and occupied people?
The U.S. could act to stop the senseless slaughter but it won’t. Instead, it’s cheerleading. Members of Congress are mindlessly parroting Israeli talking points without a thought given to the Palestinian perspective or to preserving human life. Brimming with righteousness, they argue for turning Israel loose – Sen. Rand Paul in particular – and invoke Israel’s right to self-defense, despite the fact that, as the occupying power, Israel has an obligation to protect the Palestinians it rules, not massacre them.
The world slowly turns against the Jewish State, and the world becomes a more hostile place because of the actions of the Israeli conservatives. They value neither life, nor the sanctity of God’s message. They only want land.
We’re cursed under the reign of the conservative powers of our world, just as the Hebrews were cursed under the reign of Pharaoh. The world leaders, especially the conservatives among us, have chosen the calf instead of the sanctity of God and His creation(s). We’re doomed, thanks to their actions and our failure to adequately stop them from seizing power and gaining influence in our societies. They are the people of Gog and Magog. Clueless, senseless, careless, sick in the head consumers of bile.
And we’ve earned it, each and every one of us.
Because of whom we voted for and failed to vote against. These were our faults as much as it is their (our world leaders’) faults.
May the universe have mercy on our being.
Here we go.