November 18, 2012
I remember Operation Cast Lead very well because it was around the time when I started ‘The Excavator.’ I remember reading the commentaries of Arthur Silber and Chris Floyd. And here we are again, at the same place, helplessly watching the same slaughter. The only difference this time around is that Israhell is planning to slaughter even more people who are being held hostage in Gaza.
An excerpt from Chris Floyd’s article, “On the Eve: Last Thoughts Before the Latest Invasion of Gaza” :
Be clear about this: what we are witnessing — and are about to witness — in Gaza, as in Afghanistan, and in the drone-pocked regions of Pakistan, and in Yemen, Somalia, Mali and in other areas around the world: all of this, in every instance, represents a vast, irreparable, unspeakably tragic defeat for humankind — and incredible, unspeakable pain for real human beings. It is a defeat, in every instance, a failure — of nerve, of spirit, of intellect, of empathy; it is a show of weakness — no matter how many of the “enemy” you kill; it is a display of ignorance, fear and barbarity. Again, just be clear: if you support it — or support those who support it — this is what you are supporting.
An excerpt from Arthur Silber’s article, “The World as Slaughterhouse” :
As deeply terrifying as this is, it is not the end of the horror. If anything, it is only the beginning of a large scale death campaign for the new century. I described that in the concluding section of this essay .
Gaza sets the pattern; expect to see it repeated in the years and decades to come. And most people still refuse to see what is happening.
More and more areas of the world will be turned into a charnel house. It happened twice in the twentieth century on an ungraspable scale, and it occurred many additional times in a more limited manner, which was no less horrifying for the victims. It seems the only lessons we learned from all these catastrophes are how to do it more efficiently and effectively, and with less resistance from the world at large. The victims change; the pattern does not. So for us at this moment in history, the slogan is not, “Never again!” The slogan is: “Alwaysagain!”
And again. And again. And again. Until time runs out.
Originally appeared at The Excavator .