The Institutions of Governance have Failed.
Ubiquitous availability of information and the public's ability to process it, have led them to see through the double-talk spouted by leaders.
Regardless of who fired it, is Russia to take 'partial' responsibility for the July 17 missile hit on a civilian Malaysian flight with 295 deaths over Eastern Ukraine ?
Concurrently by the same token, is USA to take 'partial' responsibility for Israelis intentionally killing (no accident here), Palestinian civilians with F-16 missiles (after texting them in arabic to vacate their homes: this chicanery must be a by-product of 50 years of swindle in 'peace negotiations'), while they, the Israelis are protected 100% from aggrieved Hamas missiles by the 'iron dome' ?
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For decades, hasn't the Gaza Strip been an Israeli-USA concentration camp where Palestinian life is treated as 'other'? Is this retribution for what happened in the early part of the 20th century ?
The ineffective farcical debates expected of representatives and leaders in regional and global councils have become boring. Let prime ministers and presidents be under no illusion of leadership and voluntarily step out of that pretense and take a good night's sleep.
We have demonstrated to ourselves that violence-based formal governance is unable to provide results at the local, state, national or international levels. A different solution is needed.
To facilitate the same, globally the people must stop cooperating locally with their 'democratic' governments: boycott them until they cease occupation, stop colonizing and stealing from other people, and withdraw their cancerous military forces. Starve their greed; lend no support for economic growth.
That may challenge corporations and the money-cartel to do things differently, and we could have an opportunity to honor our spirit, enable all peoples with their human rights and move-on from there.
Who are we to say that Israelis must sleep in cozy beds and Palestinians in graves?
M. Radh Achuthan
Our top priority must be to realize non-violently Article 3 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Those of the First World population have realized Article 3 for themselves and reciprocity is a productive, healthy guideline; so, let's (more...