By Johan Galtung
Lund, Sweden August 15, 2014
Like so many, like millions, this author’s heart is bleeding for the killed and bereaved in Gaza – so disturbingly similar to the Warsaw ghetto in 1943 and Warsaw 1944. With Arab and Western governments doing nothing; like the Red Army in 1944.
But the latter was heading for Berlin. And the West uses Ukraine as a distraction, trying to hit Moscow.
Like Rabbi Michael Lerner, my non-Jewish heart is also bleeding for Judaism and the Israel that could have been.
The present regime is a traitor to both, driving into the abyss.
Yet they have parliamentary and democratic, voter, support? Except that parliaments are not infallible, democracies can be wrong; even more so if the people think they have a divine mandate.
England, the mother of parliaments, once thought it had; colonized 25% of the world and is now hanging on to the “united kingdom”.
The USA still feels covenanted to the Lord but is lording over less and less; Japan suffers from similar Sun Goddess delusions.
So does the present Israeli regime, but there is enough sanity left.
By “pathology” it is meant not only the megalomaniac-paranoid component but the deficient sense of reality. Particularly:
Pathology 1: The delusion of victory being feasible.Read More »