Friday, August 4

the dog made me change my mind

I will put the temporarily vanished "Israel" post up again. After all, it is part of my evolving journey. Why not stick to what I have done and experienced on my path. It's part of the mosaic into the future ... why censor some of the stones that are part of the picture, even though they might be inappropriate for some.
I have no hatred against Israel, don't get me wrong. I play violin, and Israel has produced the finest violinists in the world...
My grunt is with the political establishment who groans and moans and refers to the Holocaust whenever convenient. My problem is also with Judaism where I sense no development arising out of the old. (As is the case also with Islam...)

For goodness sake, religion should be a private matter and choice - not some kind of state sanctioned behaviorism. It makes no sense in our present world to have crusades on the basis of religious beliefs.

It is interesting to note in that context, that Saddam Hussein was a non secular tyrant who managed, with the inclusion of many atrocities, to keep Iraq together as a country (Tito in former Yugoslavia comes to mind).
No, I do not adore the kinds of Saddam or Tito. But looking at the present parallel reality of the "US Green Zone Occupation" I wonder who of them was the lesser evil, Saddam or Bush? There is no doubt in my mind that Iraq will continue it's spiraling decay into a full blast civil war, slicing the country into several entities, just like the days in Yugoslavia after Tito passed away.

As for the dog in this post, I will have my "dog-days" next week, go to the beach, enjoy the ocean and recuperate.
I hope that you all find moments of replenishement this summer.
See you in a week or so...
Cheers, Zee

12 comments:

Meander said...

mister zee! what is that i see hanging out of your mouth?

Zee said...

Meander it's a rocked aimed against human lack of intelligence

Zee said...

Ok Meander, maybe I should be more accurate.
What I have in my mouth is some leaves of a "nightshade" plant that was solely an American (the continent) discovery. The other famous nightshades besides tobacco are tomatoes and potatoes. As a matter of fact, all of them are supposed to be somewhat amiable towards promoting cancer. At least say it this way, if you actually do have cancer, don't consume any nightshades!
It is hilarious to watch the trend of paranoia about smoking in the US, the country who made it come to vogue in the first place. There are so many more health issues abound in the US that smoking actually becomes a "side burner" if compared to other issues at hand.
Obesity is one example, the main killer of cardiac arrest.
The other is SUV's an other kind of obesity, spitting out 10 cigarettes worth of carbon-monoxide a second while idling on the parking lot with the air conditioner running.
The smoking frenzy is a scam to control the "little man", it's an Orwellian nightmarer, nothing else.

reverb said...

...Zee, lets see...I agree with your post and with this comment about cigarettes...
...I wish that I have a more fluid English to achieve a decent dialogue about these things...

but I training to surfing well, and the smoking habit is bad real bad
the smokers breath with only 1/3 of the lungs, so..you dont have enough oxigene running around your body, and this cause too many etc youll see in 10 years or so

by the way, seems that you really like this face angle and expression...

DA said...

Fully agree here Zee. But Nicotine beats Bush and Saddam big time :-)))

Enjoy dog-days!

_z. said...

get some rest zee... enjoy the beach, come back happy.

as for smoking... I have to agree with the other comments, but of course I would have to convince myself before starting to preach... :(

Gary said...

Not to mention Saddam was America's boy for many years...

Human rights and international law should go beyond religion and should be respected, NO EXCEPTIONS.

I'm more than happy to criticize all sides: Hizzbollah for sening rockets at civilians and Israel for destroying a country while murdering about 1000 civilians so far. A pox on both their leadership houses...

And peace ain't coming any day soon from this approach.

Cym said...

Hi Zee. Here's an interesting article for you to read about tobacco; radioactive tobacco that is. I hope that you at least smoke organic tobacco, because according to this article, "It's not tobacco's tar which kills, but the radiation!".

Meander said...

hey zee! just stopping by again to see you. haven't seen you around lately. you okay? miss you!

Cynnie said...

I miss you too ..

Cynnie said...

and I'm not a smoker, but if anyone else wants to smoke i don't give a flying fuck

Zee said...

Thanks for all the enlightening comments :)