Thursday, May 23, 2024

Quote of the Day

I can safely say I’ve never been more disgusted with my country. The Iraq war era with all of its torture and bombing and displacement was grotesque but what we’re witnessing right now [in Gaza] is very clearly a genocide. The cherry on top is that I’m convinced on some level *everyone knows* it's a genocide. And yet the establishment continues to facilitate it.

The moral rot at the core of the power center of this country is so much more putrid and deranged than I could’ve ever imagined. The incentives are both financial and ideological. It’s the perfect storm that culminates in ultimate evil right in fromt of our eyes.

Kyle Kulinski
via Facebook
May 23, 2024

Related Off-site Links:
“Obvious Evidence of Genocide”: Mass Grave Discovered in Gaza’s Nasser Hospital – Olivia Rosane (Common Dreams,April 21, 2024).
“Collective Punishment”: As Gaza Assault Continues, Israel Ramps Up Violence in Occupied West BankDemocracy Now! (April 22, 2024).
“Genocidal Actions” Persist in Gaza as Israel Blocks Aid and U.S. Weapons Flow – Julia Conley (Common Dreams, April 12, 2024).
Journalist Abby Martin Explains Why She Considers Israel’s Actions in Gaza to Constitute GenocideMiddle East Eye (April 3, 2024).
Briahna Joy Gray Unpacks IDF Lies About the Slaughter of World Central Kitchen Aid Workers in GazaRising (April 3, 2024).
“A War Machine Out of Control”: Israel Keeps Attacking Aid Workers as Gaza Faces FamineDemocracy Now! (April 3, 2024).
Draft U.N, Report Finds Israel Has Met Threshold for Genocide – Brett Wilkins (Common Dreams, March 25, 2024).
As Israel Blocks More U.N. Aid, Gaza Is on the Brink of “Most Intense Famine” Since WW2Democracy Now! (March 25, 2024).
“Children Are Dying”: Doctor Just Back from Gaza Describes Severe Malnutrition and Preventable InfectionsDemocracy Now! (March 22, 2024).
U.N. Panel Says IDF Appears Set on “Physical Destruction of Palestinian Children” – Jake Johnson (Common Dreams, March 22, 2024).
There Is No Moral Argument That Justifies the Sale of Weapons to Israel – Mary Lawlor (The Guardian, March 21, 2024).
Former U.S. Diplomat Says “Collaboration” in Gaza Genocide Could Make Biden “Target of Prosecution” – Julia Conley (Common Dreams, March 21, 2024).
The West Is Complicit in Israel’s Genocide – Yanis Varoufakis amd Raoul Martinez (Novara Media, February 17, 2024).
Why Must Palestinians Audition for Your Empathy? – Hala Alyan (Salt Lake Tribune, October 29, 2023).

UPDATES: Israel Used U.S.-Made Bombs in Deadly Attack on UNRWA School – Jake Johnson (Common Dreams, June 6, 2024).
“Apocalyptic”: 40 Killed in Israeli Airstrike on U.N. School Sheltering Displaced Palestinians in GazaDemocracy Now! (June 6, 2024).
Children Among Dozens Killed in “Appalling” Israeli Attack on UNRWA School – Jake Johnson (Common Dreams, June 6, 2024).
Thousands Protest Gaza Genocide in “Red Line” White House Rally – Jessica Corbett (Common Dreams, June 9, 2024).
“Massacre”: Analyst Slams Israeli Military Raid That Frees 4 Hostages, Kills 270+ PalestiniansDemocracy Now! (June 10, 2024).
“War Is Not the Answer”: Meet the Israeli Peace Activist Whose Parents Were Killed on October 7Democracy Now! (June 10, 2024).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Judith Butler on the Ongoing Student Protests Against the Gaza Genocide
Naomi Klein’s Powerful Words on Israel’s and the West’s Ongoing Gaza Genocide
Outrage and Despair
“This Is a Genocidal Project”
“A Genocide Has Been Normalized”
Voices of Reason and Compassion on the Crisis in Israel and Gaza
More Voices of Reason and Compassion on the Crisis in Israel and Gaza
Josh Paul: Quote of the Day – March 28, 2024
Phyllis Bennis: Quote of the Day – March 28, 2024
Michael Fakhri: Quote of the Day – February 27, 2024
Sabrina Salvati: Quote of the Day – January 2, 2024
Christmas 2023 – Reflections, Activism, Art, and Celebrations
Jehad Abusalim: Quote of the Day – December 8, 2023
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Quote of the Day – November 2, 2023
In the Midst of the “Great Unraveling,” a Visit to the Prayer Tree
Prayer of the Week – October 16, 2023
Something to Think About – October 12, 2023
Eric Levitz: Quote of the Day – October 11, 2023
Phyllis Bennis: “If We Are Serious About Ending This Spiraling Violence, We Need to Look at Root Causes”
“Nothing About Today is ‘Unprovoked’”
“The Mistreatment and Discrimination Against Palestinians Is Not Unprecedented. It’s Baked Into the Foundation of the Political System in Israel”
Progressive Perspectives on the Ongoing Israeli-Palestinian “Nightmare” (2021)
Something to Think About – July 29, 2018
Noura Erakat: Quote of the Day – May 15, 2018
For Some Jews, Israel’s Treatment of Palestinians is Yet Another Jewish Tragedy
Remembering the Six-Day War and Its Ongoing Aftermath
David Norris: Quote of the Day – August 12, 2014

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