Heroic Jewish protester's outrageous disruption of devotional worship should be an inspiration for freedom seekers all over the world.
On May 24 a brave young woman, Rae Abileah, working with Codepink, protested
out loud against Israel's war crimes and offered a "ray" of hope to a
tortured world. The congregation (US Congress) she rudely disrupted was deeply
involved in ritual worship in repeat genuflection-like postures. And
while the foreign preacher (Binyamin Netanyahu) mocked the "farcical parliament of Iran"
where someone like this protestor would be suppressed and abused, Rae
was beaten by AIPAC goons under the warm glow of Israeli-American "real
democracy," landing her in the hospital where she was treated and then
arrested by "Tehran" metro police in the District of Columbia.
devotees did not care. The "shot" at Iran resonated strongly with them
and, without missing a beat, they started the worship again in earnest.
The preacher narcissistically claiming and accepting a self-awarded
badge of honor for allowing protests like these in our civilized
societies and how he is working hard in his promotion of democracy in
the darkest recesses of the globe where savages do not allow dissent. [Rae Abileah DemocracyNow Video
preacher could not have been more un-original. In a short loop of
history it almost appears as if he had borrowed this badge from a bible-thumping "almost US presidential" candidate visiting occupied East
Jerusalem to inaugurate construction of an illegal settlement and using
the exact same words to mock a "Palestinian supporting" Israeli Artists'
group that had boycotted the event. [Hucakbee's badge of honor video.
It was never made clear who would bother with the trouble of boycotting
Huckabee other than people who refused to watch his show.
another repeat of history's short loop, a second "ray" of hope, an
ex-CIA analyst, Ray McGovern, was beaten, dragged out bleeding, and
arrested before receiving medical attention when he stood silently in
protest at a Hillary Clinton Speech in February 2011 during a major
address at George Washington University calling for Internet freedom
around the world, again most notably pointing out Iran as a flagrant
example of abuse of human rights where dissent is violently suppressed. [Ray McGovern's DemocracyNow Video]
these two "rays" we still have hope. Ray McGovern is planning to be on
the Gaza flotilla in June, 2011, trying to break the siege of Gaza. Rae
Abileah will undoubtedly continue to try to shake us out of our Israeli
trance. For the foreseeable future Netanyahu will undoubtedly continue
to collect $100 million per standing ovation.
I am a father, husband, brother, son. Always taught by my mother to do the right thing. I research, read, and write.