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Kafkaesque

Sometimes, certain things are better highlighted through little analogies that personalise them, bring them closer to you, put them into a perspective that you can understand and, therefore, cannot be quite so easily shrugged off and accepted as normal. Now, just suppose in Northern Ireland we had a situation where some protestants were building a settlement in a catholic area and one of those protestants was filmed shooting two catholics from close range and just suppose that the charges against that protestant were dropped because of some technicality or lack of evidence the day after four catholics had been indicted for another incident where they had lynched another mad protestant after he had shot four catholics dead on a Belfast bus.
Well, last week in that wonderful contradiction in terms, the “Jewish Democracy” of Zionistan, a certain Ze’ev Braude, 51, turned himself into the police after cameras filmed him shooting two Palestinians and two days ago there he was a free man after the prosecution dropped charges.; with the evidence suggesting that there was no particular reason for them to drop charges. Apparently, the “good” Ze’ev claimed self defence, a claim that anywhere but Israel would look a bit flimsy when the person claiming it was going into someone else’s house waving a gun and just happened to shoot a couple of the people living there.(1) If it weren’t so tragic, we would have to be tempted to see it an absurd joke. However, with Israel`s prosecutors the previous day saying that the “rule of law” required them to indict twelve Arabs who killed a Jewish “terrorist” (my own words; Israel does not recognise that there is such a thing as a Jewish terrorist) after he had unloaded his IDF-supplied, U.S. donated M-16 on a busload of Arabs, killing four,(2) we would do well not to laugh, for this is no laughing matter and it is not an isolated incident of “justice” in the so-called “Jewish Democracy”. Moreover, while this type of thing might be par for the course in some third world dictatorship, none of those dictatorships masquerade as a western democracy as our “friends” in Zionistan do. That is important, because if we actually fall for that crap, we might ourselves wake up one day and find ourselves in a little kafkaesque world not too disimilar to the one in which the disposessed and disenfranchised people of Palestine find themselves in.
1 http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1091253.html
2 http://www.zcommunications.org/znet/viewArticle/21669

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There are a lot of poor bastards out there being used and abused; it is just not cricket "old bean". Something tells me that ignorance is not bliss, but is, in fact, simply ignorance and in the global village we cannot look the other way.

2 thoughts on “Kafkaesque

  1. Despite a ruling to the contrary yesterday in the House of Lords, three "terror suspects" have been forced to endure a bizarre Kafka-like existence for several years now in the UK – unable to even know what the case is against them:"You're being detained for as many years as we choose, young man.""Why?""We're not going to tell you what, so just rot away".The new Home Secretary, Alan Johnson, a supposed people's favourite for the PM's job sometime, is already showing his respect for the law and the direction he will continue to take our country in: he has apparently called the decision "disappointing" – but he apparently does not intend to rescind the detention orders either.

  2. Thanks for your comment! Not knowing the particular incident you are referring to, I decided to look it up and among a number of entries I found was this one; "Home Secretary Alan Johnson said the ruling is "extremely disappointing", and added: "Protecting the public is my top priority and this judgment makes that harder. Nevertheless, the Government will continue to take all steps we can to manage the threat presented by terrorism." "Dissapointed" or not, other reports would at least appear to suggest that Johnson, like it or not, will have to scrap the "control orders", which, according to Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman, David Huhne, are "an affront to British justice". It is, at least, a legal and political issue that is now very much out in the open and we can only hope that the necessary steps to abolish the control orders will be implemented as soon as possible. The fate of the "three" and anyone else who has been subject to these control orders is, of course, frighteningly reminiscent of Kafka's Josef K, in "Der Prozess". Thank you for making me aware of their existence.

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