The Guardian’s & B’Tselem’s two articles on Apartheid

 All 13.5 million Palestinians whether inside 1948 borders, West Bankers, Jerusalemites,  Refugees inside or outside Mandate Palestine — all learn these discriminatory words by birth; it is the beginning of knowledge before learning the  Alef- Ba- Ta / the ABC alphabets.

The Guardian’s editorial &B’Tselem executive director’s article :

  1.  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/17/the-guardian-view-on-israel-and-apartheid-prophecy-or-description 

2.https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/12/israel-largest-human-rights-group-apartheid

 

A comment on Yu Hua book: China in Ten Words- “People”, “Leader”, “Reading”, “Writing”, “Lu Xun”, “Revolution”, “Disparity”, “Grassroots”, “Copycat”, and “Bamboozle”

Although I was hugely influenced, while young, with Mao Zedong writings and revolutionary red books, and visiting China a few years ago to see with my eyes, Mao Zedong and his Achievements; nevertheless, with Yu book, written in 2011, and a critical view from within to all the huge episodes of modern China, from 1948 until nowadays,:  including The Great Leap Forward, to the Cultural Revolution, I can say that I was so naive with my youthful imagination to believe in ideas that are totally undermined by the critical Yu, and the funny style he used to describe and analyze what happened then and now, Only reading the whole book would pay off. For more clarification:

  • China in Ten Words (2011) In a collection of ten essays, titled after a word he has deemed representative of the culture and politics of modern China, Yu Hua describes a “morally compromised nation” The ten words are “People”, “Leader”, “Reading”, “Writing”, “Lu Xun”, “Revolution”, “Disparity”, “Grassroots”, “Copycat”, and “Bamboozle”. Using these words, Yu Hua conducts a recollection of historical and cultural events that have made China what it is today, intermixed with autobiographical accounts of growing up during the Cultural Revolution. Each essay explains why the titular term is particular in order to further understand a controversial China. Yu Hua states that this work is “to bring together observation, analysis, and personal anecdote” for a critique of contemporary China.”

70th Birthday

70 years, seven decades, passed away, and more hopeful years are still ahead, even though biological and physical viruses are speedy spreading. But the will and strength would never wane until humanity achieved its ultimate goals of equal opportunities, equal rights among genders, and equal justice to all, especially for the occupied people, refugees worldwide, notably the more than six million uprooted Palestinians. We lost a score of lovely friends last year, and many of whom we never met, but shared with us the limited space of our small mother earth planet. Together, whether in Africa, Asia, Latin America, or elsewhere and with a solid will of optimism, we will defeat all the viruses, whether inward or outward, political or biological.