Saturday, September 09, 2006

Who said it.

The wellspring of regional division, the source of resentment and frustration far beyond, is the denial of justice and peace in Palestine."

President Ahmadineajad of Iran said it:

“A regime has been established which does not show mercy even to kids, destroys houses
while the occupants are still in them, announces beforehand its list and plans to assassinate Palestinian figures and keeps thousands of Palestinians in prison. Such a phenomenon is unique – or at the very least extremely rare – in recent memory.
Another big question asked by people is why is this regime being supported?”

Oama Bin Laden said it

“All that is going on in Palestine for the last 11 months is sufficient to call the wrath of God upon the United States and Israel.”

W. Scott Thompson Adjunct Professor of International Politics. The Fletcher School, Tufts University, Former White House Fellow and Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (1975-77) said it:

"An international coalition to rid the region and the world of a monster is a good thing. Why then does Washington have so little international support for its imminent war to achieve "regime change" in Iraq?...
The real reason why America can't get support for its war can be summed up in one word, Palestine...On a broader front the creation of a Palestinian state would remove the sting that young Arabs have felt so poignantly. And then, instead of seeing the West's inevitable victory over Saddam Hussein in Iraq as yet another humiliation, they could look to the building of new foundations of - we hope - democratic Arab states throughout the Middle East."
"Iraq - It's the Right War, But at the Wrong Time"
The Nation (Thailand)March 18, 2003

I say it:

The key to the whole problem is the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

George Bush said:

“They hate our freedom.”

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Whigs and Tories

So how did the leaders of the "Free World" become complicit in Ethnic Cleansing, murder and mayhem? Not to mention the rampant global capitalism that has caused a massive updraught of wealth.

In 1830s England there was no secret ballot. Therefore:

“Votes were bought for openly stated prices and the election campaigns become gross orgies of competitive hospitality”.

The Whig party waited around until the Tories messed up badly enough that they got themselves dis-elected despite the bribery and corruption favoring them.

The Whigs took office and presented the Reform Bill which cut out the rotten and pocket boroughs, brought in the secret ballot. It re-allocated the Parliamentary seats on a fairer population basis.

There was a huge debate over seven days. Tories cried that it was the end of civilization. The bill was passed by one vote. But the House of Lords rejected it.

The Whigs got the King to dissolve Parliament and an election was fought on this one issue. Whigs got back in with a 100 seat majority

So they passed the bill again and the House of Lords rejected it.

So they passed it again with their faith in the convention that the Lords cannot reject a bill three times. Their faith was misplaced.

So the Whigs resigned.

The Tories tried to make a minority government but it didn’t work. The King called the Whigs back and they said “only if you create enough Lords who will pass this bill.”

And he did and they did and that was the end of the beginning of Campaign Funding.

They don’t make Whigs like they used to. Only the Tories have remained unchanged.