Sunday, August 08, 2004


Had to post this thing...

"Still, I couldn't help feel pity for the residents of Tel Aviv. Few children were to be seen on the streets, everybody locking their children at home out of fear. Rather than enjoy their lives, they were allowing their own fears to imprison them. Instead of dehumanizing us with the wall and the military oppression, they ended up dehumanizing themselves, like every good colonial occupier who thinks force alone can bring him security. "

That paragraphed genuinely moved me.

from Dr. Saber Zaitoun's article in


Blogger jenise said...

redrubin, i'm so glad i found your blogspot. what strikes me most is how extremely close your thoughts on israel are to mine on the states. fear and bombast, a deadly combination...

August 9, 2004 at 8:03 PM  
Blogger Red Rubin said...

Thanks for the comment ;)

August 12, 2004 at 4:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


getting into the israeli discussion is

like stepping into one of those old abandoned

minefields, kiddoos always stepping into generalizations

on one side and stereotyping on the other side.

throw in 'jew baiting' 'anti semitism' and

the other hackneyed public relations

propaganda, and not much discussion

on any issues take place in the

world press. an effort to read

past the foofaraw leads me to

this conclusion! as long as

money and pride are the

real reasons behind this squabble

nothing will be resolved! efforts towards

peace and coexistence need to counter these old

sins with increased information dissemination

and more public dissent stressing the real

issue: that this turmoil and suffering

is profitable to those who sustain it!

Best wishes and blessings to all around you!

Sunshine Jim, the ol fisherman,

1 (604) 864-9649

August 13, 2004 at 10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ruby Red! It's Alice....hey i swear i posted on your blog already, or emailed you or something but looks like i didn't (maybe i dreamed it hahaha)....

Anyway, I'm so happy when you're on the blog - you crack me up and i learn about your perspectives from where you are in stuff..

and bisexuals...
they make the world go round yes?

frank n furter DOES IT for me...
tee hee...
here's my email if you want to email me ever...

(notice it's "is" not "in" wonderland...

ciao bella

August 18, 2004 at 4:48 AM  
Blogger darlenenbc said...

Hello Red...
I enjoyed our conversation on the MRR stood me up on our date you know :)tee hee. I was looking for you the next night. Now that I've found your blog I hope we can talk more and become better friends.
You write well this will be a fun blog to watch...
Come back to MRR sometimes too please :)
*big hug from Canada*

August 19, 2004 at 7:06 AM  

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