Monday, May 31, 2010


i'm pretty much outraged at this whole Israel gaza strip food ship (aide) thing. what angers me is that, the gaza strip is not being given a fair chance to heal from the wounds of war. school are not being rebuilt. aide is being blocked. 80% of people in gaza live below the poverty line.

a friend of mine and I were talking this morning on the phone about it. and I compared it oddly ( and by all means not a perfect comparison ) to the tonya harding nancy kerrigan incident. Its like right when the food is coming in bam ! Israel slams the ship killing people causing drama and keeping nourishment away from the people who need it most. I just adore Queen Rania of Jordan she is an embodiment of the true spirit of Islam. She was tweeting facts about gaza and i retweeted them on my page if you care to have a look see. All very relevant and important to the struggle the fight the push for peace.

so now i guess i do get what M.I.A. was saying about the Lynn Hirschberg interview in the new york times magazine. She was
trying to talk about freedom and the atrocities the Sri Lankan people have suffered when NYT only cared about truffle fries. The truth is they were both doing their jobs and however inappropriate her reaction was to the article i get it i get what maya angry about. But i get what NYT was writing about as well.

what i am saying to people who care including myself in a blogistan (pep talk) is that if you do care, well then it is up to you to keep caring keep spreading the facts the truth the information as it is revealed to you. keep speaking your mind. keep pushing for peace, keep exposing injustice.... though may i suggest that one does it with grace with style with dignity and with panache.

a bientot. mes amis.
thank you for being here.


p.s. great show at the strange gallery this weekend. More shows in LA this summer
check for dates posted.


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