17 January 2009
What is there to say?
For the most part, I've been seething in silent outrage. Donating money that won't get through to help people till the dust has settled and the dying people are dead already. Praying. Protesting. Everything I do seems futile and cowardly.
Over 1,200 people have died in the past three weeks. It's been mentally and emotionally paralyzing. What is there to say?
I track casualty statistics like I once did the stock market. Take note of the semantics news channels use (who uses "martyred"/who uses "killed"). And debate editorial decisions of these media outlets with friends. I guess it's easier than wrapping my head around what these words actually mean.
One thousand and two hundred people died. I wonder how many families have been affected. And really, what is there to say?
1,200 Palestinians have been killed using American supplied weapons in three weeks. Hearts and minds indeed.