Category Archives: punishment

Israeli Brilliance

Almost every nation is in competition for the most egotistical country on Earth. I exempt Puntland, although I’m certain the Harti Darod and Mehri wanderers have conflicting views concerning their heritage, especially since Harti means strong man in Somali Arabic. Confidently I’m also certain that Mehri says ‘strong smell men’. Egotism isn’t a bad thing, […]

Nyet To Dancing In Church

Music has been associated with religion since time immemorial. Hindus have sung songs to their pantheon of gods, Sikhs ragas are an integral part of their worship, and the the ancient Temple in Jerusalem rang with the voices of Levitical choir. Even Islam allowed melodic chants in Mecca, however this week a Moscow court had […]

This Is Going On Your Permanent Record

zionism, israel, gestapo, palestine, 1946 borders, children, prison Ihab Mishaal, below, a 14 year-old-Palestinian boy who was sentenced to 8 years in prison today by an Israeli military court. Israel tortures and detains up to 700 Palestinian children each year with impunity. After all, our kids can be subjected to the cruelest forms of treatment […]

Justice For None

I was sitting in Chengdu back in 1995. The streets were lined with people watching the passage of several trucks loaded with condemned prisoners. Each had his head lowered in shame. His family had paid for his bullets. If they had money, they gave the executing officer a bonus to deliver the coup de grace. […]