And so the clock ticks again. The doomsday clock set to permanently spell genocide for those poor fuckers in the world's most infamous open prison. Gaza. Every so often the cage of the Israeli state is rattled and it has to flex its considerable, if foreign funded, muscles. In response those same foreign actors tub thump the same apocalyptic rhetoric. We must support Israel because otherwise it is the end of all things. Never mind that Israel are the aggressors because they are, in the lopsided relationship between prisoner and jailer, the most powerful of the two participants.
The dismal 'all lives matter' style response is tone deaf. Like its hashtag namesake it pretends to an equality that in reality dismisses the lived experience that defines the relationship. Yes Palestine lives and Israeli lives matter. In practice however only one side is allowed that privilege. No matter what Hamas does the fact they are an occupied people is ignored. So yes, all things being equal, they ought not be firing their feeble rockets. But all things aren't equal, and what would you do if armed fanatics kicked you out of your house, bulldozed it, and left you crying in the rubble?
This madness has dragged on for seventy years. That's just since the Naqba thereafter those evicted have no right of return. Meanwhile Jewish settlers are entitled to come to Israel regardless of their personal tie to the region. How is that not provocation? Never mind the full scale military assault and the continued genocidal bigotry of the warmongers in Tel Aviv and beyond.
Whatever happens, the US will be on hand to clear up the mess. The Israeli state is a spoilt brat of the absolute worst kind. It has become a monster. I have no problem with Jewish identity culture or self determination. But the illegal occupations, genocide and torture, including of children, is unjustifiable. Unfortunately it will not end until the US does. Even now, with yet another withered old white wall stree apologist at the helm, nothing will change. Biden shows his true colours with sickening inevitability.
All I have are words. Insufficient and inefficient. They will not save lives nor end a brutal bloody occuptation. I offer them as cautiously and carefully as I can. But I will not be cowed by the machinery of the Israeli state. It's apartheid racist politics have infected our own for too long. There must be an end to this.