The Gift [Artwork]


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“The Gift”

Art by Nermine Hammam

Executively Produced by KRIKOS

Presented by Colours of the Culture

Liberal Zionism: A Contradiction?


You cannot be a liberal Zionist. Why?

1. Liberalism entails a separation of church and state.

2. In order for Israel’s democracy to be established, it required the theft of land based on religious grounds (that might or might not have historical basis), which is a violation of human rights laws as well as the aforementioned tenet of liberalism.

3. Palestinians currently outnumber Israelis by 3,000,000 which suggests an apartheid-esque scenario – i’m quite sure this is incompatible with liberalism.

4. Israel touts itself as a democracy that is for all people, but the reality is that the concept of Israel is religiously tied to Judaism thereby making it insulting for non-zionists to accept such an unrepresentative and arbitrary authority.

5. Palestine is a secular creation that existed prior to the rise of Islam, that is not particular to any religious group whereas Israel is particular to Judaism.

CONCLUSION: it cannot be denied – Israel is a dogma and therefor is incompatible with liberalism and any form of idealist thought.

DISCLAIMER: the definition of liberalism does not vary; there are other labels for that; conservative, neo-conservative, communist, libertarian, etc.

Words of wisdom


Plato-vatican

Free will is a gift. Prize it. It is a blessing from the Lord. Pursue your happiness as you may. Abide by justice. Preach it. Live your lives, and be happy. Connect with the inner you.

heaven


is in freedom.

I Saw The Good Again


I was watching the interview with Bashar al-Assad by Barbara Walters when suddenly I noticed my mind was beginning to change.

In my thoughts, I was attacking almost everything he was saying, judging his every move, and questioning his intentions.

I knew something was wrong however, because I usually don’t feel this way about Mr. Assad, and I usually never analyze things in such a negative way.

Normally, I do my best to discern the truth without any bias in order to be as objective as possible.

My ultimate goal is to determine what is the most JUST perspective, and that is the one I follow. Nothing is greater than the good of justice.

As I watched the interview however,  I had a change of mind. I felt something happened to me internally, something spiritual. But it wasn’t good. It wasn’t a healthy feeling. It was as if my spirit was diluted with something, as if it were being suppressed by something.

I believe what was happening was my pride was getting the best of me. I was seeing through an egocentric perspective – that is, I was not thinking with a pure mind and listening with a pure heart. I was not looking for the good. I had forgotten the good.

At that very moment, I remembered something I once read by Plato. It was something like:

Ordinary men can’t help their forgetfulness. They can’t help the fact that they slip into states of impurity, evil, and ignorance. That is why they need leaders, intellectuals, philosophers. They need martyrs like Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, etc, etc, to remind them of the greater good which is so easily forgot; the greater good which is God.

And that’s when I turned back to the interview.

I pressed play, and listened closely.

Suddenly my heart changed.

Suddenly, I saw the good again.