This is about the 6th update I’ve written in the last few weeks, and I haven’t published any of them. I’m determined to post this one.
I’ve been very busy over the last few months. That’s always a terrible excuse for a blogger. Almost as bad as admitting that he’s been busy on Twitter.
Among the many topics that I’ve written bad and unpublished posts about include Catalan corruption, PP corruption, Catalan racism (yeah, the veil in Lleida), the Spanish economy… and the Gaza siege. This last item is something I’ve not written about on this blog, though I’ve talked about some of the language connected with it. So, forgive the non-Spain-related post, but:
Israel has no right, either legal or moral to blockade the Palestinian territory in the Gaza Strip. Israel was in breach of UN resolutions referring to the status of Gaza long before it acted against the ‘Freedom Flotilla’ earlier this week. This seems to be a country dangerously close to believing not just its own propaganda but the extremist, fatalist, racist and blind ideology of its far right wing. Israel is sometimes held up as a model democracy in the middle east (and it’s obviously not Saudi Arabia), but the influence held by a radical minority over the entire Palestine issue (borders, settlements, constant IDF incursions) seems to prove that it is drifting towards a even more terrible form of state ethnic-religious absolutism maintained by apparent parliamentary democracy.
This is not a breed of fascism as experienced in Europe in the first half of the 20th century. But it is of the same genus.
Therefore, I believe that we ought to boycott anti-Palestine Israel and its economy in any way possible, until Israel withdraws the blockade against Palestine.