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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Brave New World

It is a beautiful future. A lovely down rises in the Middle-East, with the victory of Hamas. And we celebrate, because we are completely under the spell of nihilism.

Palestine. Israel. Holy Land.

More blood will flow, rivers of blood to be precise. It will not take long.
Thank you Mr Bush. Thank you Mr Blair. Thank you Mr Sharon.


Blogger A. Cabral said...

tenho respondido aos emails, a falha e' tecnica e nao pessoal. Talvez este ultimo caia na tua caixa do correio...

3:55 PM

Blogger Ana A. said...

Para mim, enquanto mulher e, sobretudo, enquanto MÃE, estas duas imagens são muito chocantes!
Que raio de pais - por muito revoltados e oprimidos que sejam - têm o direito de expôr os filhos a esta loucura?

6:39 AM

Blogger P Lumumba said...

Não me colo muito bem à tradição ocidental de ter como imperativo "apontar" em que partidos os outros povos considerados "menos democráticos" devem votar. Sorry, não consigo.

E também não me consigo colar à ideia de que deve ser a Palestina a dobrar-se e a posar as armas antes de Israel. Esperava que todos já conhecessem essa história.

O Hamas foi eleito por um povo que nele confia, mais do que nos outros políticos de que o Ocidente tanto parece gostar. Deixemo-nos de "paternalismos" que cheiram a mofo.

7:02 AM

Blogger Goncaluskas said...

Lumumba, what you say is worth investigating, we should hold judgment untill their next move.

7:07 AM

Blogger A. Cabral said...

Well, maybe part of the issue why is it so important for us to judge on every move they make? Is it not an obsessive vigilance?

7:23 AM

Blogger P Lumumba said...

The problem is even worse. We are not only judging them, we are trying to tell them who they should or not ellect.

7:33 AM

Blogger daviduskas said...

No we are not. We are saying that in the past Hamas ahs proved, again, and again and again, that it advocates hate, the total destruction of Israel, and that it is ready to do as much as possible to get the job done. That is what we are saying.

7:48 AM

Blogger P Lumumba said...

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8:43 AM

Blogger daviduskas said...

They can vote who ever they want, I don't give a toss. It's their own funeral, not mine. It is funny though, that lately in so many coutries, like the us, like israel, like portugual, people do tend to vote In a way I deslike. Again, fuck them, it's their own funeral.

8:50 AM

Blogger Goncaluskas said...

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8:55 AM

Blogger P Lumumba said...

I removed my last post since it lead to little discussion, I just repeated myself. I will add this:

The vote of the Palestinian vote is a desire for change, and we are not in the position to decide what is the best course for their change. That would be the same as Israel has been doing for all these years, deciding the future of the Palestinian. If the vote of the Palestinians means a call for war (which I do not believe), there have been given reasons for this, and it is their right to fight for their freedom. Changing the words of someone, they didn't land on Israel, Israel landed on them.

8:56 AM

Blogger Goncaluskas said...

Of course we want, that is human nature, unfortunately we can't do it cause for them is not only about Israel, it is also about the running of their own affairs: more schools; hospitals etc. The whole Israel thing was not even a centrepiece of Hamas campaign and I am sure that now that they are in power they will have to be pragmatic and tone down their views.

What we are doing in this site is highlighting the concerns that we as young people from western non muslin countries have about the future of the world we live. as a team we understand that the progress of the palestine issue will be a recurring theme on how the world is going to be shaped.

So as an answer to your questions, Yes, we do have opinions and concerns on who is charge of palestine. We recognise their right to a democratic election and we praise that the people where free to vote in who they want but we do not necessarily think they have made the right choice and of course we will post our views on it; in the same way we have done about the democraticaly elected US government or the new Portuguese President.

8:58 AM

Blogger A. Cabral said...

There is no reason to be incensed by my comment. It was not a reprimand.

I have also written on the election and made my judgments. It is not the right to opinion that is at issuem, or that is most important.

What I think we all need to do much better is to fight off preconceptions, such as that (which you have now reconsidered in a commnent) that the Hamas election is irrational and potentially apocaliptic for the middle east. Besides the two conflicting parties, we as part of the international community are players in this conflict and we need to remain lucid about it.

9:50 AM

Blogger Goncaluskas said...

Cabral I was replying to Lumumba. I appologise for the misunderstanding.

10:14 AM

Blogger sonia r. said...

Bom dia Daviduskas.
Grande vitória do HAMAS.
Bom fim de semana.

10:34 AM


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