Thursday, November 03, 2005

Squashing opposition. Democracy at its Finest.

What I've been blogging about for months now, is the depths that Sharon, the media, and the Israeli Left went to, to ensure the success of the "Disengagement." No one really cared what civil rights of protestors were trampled on. It didn't bother anyone that youngsters were illegally jailed without due process. Judges and prosecutors blatantly projected their political world-view against those who dared to have a different view. The mountains of evidence are more than damning. Yet, in Israel life goes on as usual. Chief Justice Aharon Barak continues on his merry way, the police commanders who illegally threatened protestors are still in their positions, and life goes on.

When you find some time, read this terrible indictment of how Sharon, Barak, & co., pushed the disengagement forward. In a normal western democracy, there would be resignations, public outcry, maybe even rioting in the streets. Not here. Israelis honestly think they live in a democracy. The truth is, every few years Israel gets to democratically choose their next dictator.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't see the link...

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

anonymous - sorry about that. link fixed.

Cosmic X said...

"The truth is, every few years Israel gets to democratically choose their next dictator."

Sad but true.

tafka PP said...

So much to comment on, no time!!

I think it is worth pondering what exactly brought our society to the point that "No one really cared what civil rights of protestors were trampled on": there isn't a quick or easy answer for any of us to deal with, whether we were/are blue or orange.

Shabbat Shalom Jameel. (And yes, I did smirk momentarily, but more at the original.)

muse said...

and what about Mt. Zion?

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