The End of the West; the Rise of the Rest.

Is the war on Gaza is the final physical manifestation of Western colonialism; the last gasp of white supremacy & the end of Western global dominance?

Peter Winn-Brown

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Grazing animals in the hills of the occupied West Bank is no longer possible for Palestinians without risking life and limb.
Grazing in the occupied West Bank from May this year. This is no longer possible without being arrested, shot, or killed. Image from Jewish Currents.

“Morality is a body of principles and rules which must be applied in every realm of human activity: in family life as in business, in art as in politics. Moral laws determine the exact limits which the private citizen and the public official, the artist and the merchant, cannot exceed if he wishes his deeds to benefit both himself and others; if he wishes to contribute to the order of the world rather than its destruction.”

Guglielmo Ferraro, Machiavelli and Machiavellism, Foreign Affairs, 1939.

The flailing West turns its back on Human Rights…

As Palestinians die needlessly in droves, victims of an over zealous drive for revenge, democratically elected Western leaders ignore the will of the people who gave them their power to wage a duplicitous, hypocritical war by proxy; perhaps the most breathtakingly duplicitous war in modern history, by propping up an apartheid regime and its racist agenda against a people they name and treat as ‘animals,’ and all in what they say is the cause of ‘right over wrong,’ ‘good over evil,’ though such sweeping judgements are harshly made and highly subjective.

The indiscriminate nature of the Israeli bombardment of Gaza is playing out live on Al Jazeera, despite Anthony Blinken’s attempts to force the Qatari government funded TV station to tone down its coverage because it makes the U.S. look bad. New examples of the racist, dehumanising cruelty of Israel’s war of ‘self defence’ appear every hour, sometimes every minute, as the world watches aghast at the seeming inability of anyone to stop the slaughter, and the lack of intent to stop the slaughter from those who can.

One Palestinian man, a gentle, softly spoken poet and writer, Ahmed Abu Artema, the man who inspired the March of No Return in 2018, a peaceful protest based on non-violent, civil activism a la MLK and Gandhi, and saw Ahmed inspire tens of thousands to march unarmed up to the fence separating the people of Gaza from the land where they and their…

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Peter Winn-Brown

The past can illuminate the present if we shine the light of inquiry openly, truthfully, with attention to detail & care for the salient facts.