According to the Jerusalem Post yesterday, Mr. Hamad told his fellow Palestinians to dismiss Israel’s responsibility for the growing state of anarchy and lawlessness in the Gaza Strip. He said it was time for the Palestinians to embark on a soul-searching process to see where they erred. “We’re always afraid to talk about our mistakes. We’re used to blaming our mistakes on others. What is the relationship between the chaos, anarchy, lawlessness, indiscriminate murders, theft of land, family rivalries, transgression on public lands and unorganized traffic and the occupation? We are still trapped by the mentality of conspiracy theories — one that has limited our capability to think.”
I pray for this man’s safety after he said such a sensible thing in such a lunatic place. But what takes his comments beyond a brave, local wisdom to a shrewd global insight was his epigrammatic conclusion: “We have all been attacked by the bacteria of stupidity.” “We have lost our sense of direction and we don’t know where we’re headed.”
Dr. Sanity posted on this the other day. Here’s a missive from the infected: Full Text of Pres. Ahmadinejad’s Letter to German Chancellor
I have no intention of arguing about the Holocaust. But, does it not stand to reason that some victorious countries of World War II intended to create an alibi on the basis of which they could continue keeping the defeated nations of World War II indebted to them. Their purpose has been to weaken their morale and their inspiration in order to obstruct their progress and power. In addition to the people of Germany, the peoples of the Middle East have also borne the brunt of the Holocaust. By raising the necessity of settling the survivors of the Holocaust in the land of Palestine, they have created a permanent threat in the Middle East in order to rob the people of the region of the opportunities to achieve progress. The collective conscience of the world is indignant over the daily atrocities by the Zionist occupiers, destruction of homes and farms, killing of children, assassinations and bombardments.
After reading that, one wants for a hot washcloth and lots of antibacterial soap. As Maria put it, “Only Mike WALLACE can truly enjoy reading of this ‘gem’!”
And people wonder why homeschooling is taking root: California’s forced conversions
In case you missed the stunning news, Schwarzenegger has signed a new law that effectively tosses out all sexual moral conduct codes at colleges, private and Christian schools, daycare centers and other so-called educational facilities across the state.
The law requires all businesses and groups receiving any form of state funding – even if it’s a grant for one student – to condone homosexuality, bisexuality, transsexuality and God knows what else.
There are no exceptions – not for other religious beliefs, not for personal moral convictions, not for health reasons, not even for the possession of something increasingly rare in the Golden State, common sense.
Random thoughts on the passing scene, from Dr. Sowell.
The obituary for Vladimir Tretchikoff
John Batchelor’s radio show is going on hiatus. While I very very rarely listened to it since it starts at about the same time I go to bed, it’ll be sorely missed. I hope he guests on Kudlow.
At the blogs
A Mom and her blog has a picture of the calm before Ernesto.
More blogging later.