“Ah, now listen. Would you not wise up a bit? Sure what’s the point of going round killing everybody; that’ll not help your case. Sit down and have a bit of a chat. Get to know each other. You can work it out better than this” … is just what nobody seems to be saying in the Middle East. President Obama said he supports Israel, and fool that I am, I kept expecting the “however” to follow. Nope. Does Israel not have any critical friends? Do the Palestinians have no friends? What is going on?
Then there’s the notion that those people protesting about the treatment and death of Savita Halappanavar are simply calling for abortion to be legalised. That’s part of it, but surely the bigger issue is how a woman, grieving, and in pain, was deprived of treatment which may have saved her life. Did nobody in the hospital take action to save her distress and lower the risk of infection? Did nobody in the hospital say, “this is wrong”? Surely we’re not that inhaumane?
I was having an inner ramble about the combined failures of religions to persuade humankind to treat each other as each of us would like to be treated. I decided that I probably couldn’t blame the attitudes of Dave and his mates on religion- that’s more a class issue I think, but I’m open to persuasion. Bendy Girl, Benefit Scrounging Scum, has compromised her health by campaigning on behalf of those of us with health and disability problems, and I despaired to read her review of all that effort. The System batters and breaks people, and then rides roughshod over them.
News. I’m better off not watching it before I go to bed, because I’ll be too busy fuming to sleep. I try not to wake up Spurs Fan just so I can rant at him. I’m going to learn calm. Maybe I should become a Buddist…
I’m sorry? What’s this now? A Buddist monk blaming Muslims for being burnt out of their villages in Burma? Oh, wow, I am even more naive and ill informed than I’d thought.
Brain fog has been protecting me from the injustices of the world. I have a lot to catch up on. Just not before bedtime.