Humanity is your family and they deserve to live.
Thank you for this post. We are one human race.
Readers might be interested in this piece regarding debunking myths, written in 2014.
Thanks Hamilton. You keep on surprising me week after week. Some statements should be added to the declaration of what is to be a human being. Pure poetry, such as:
'We are not just individuals who have to look out for ourselves in this cold world. We are all part of a whole. We are all in the same boat. We are brothers and sisters. We are going to help one another. I will support you, and you will support me, and we will both support people in other places who we don’t even know, because we recognize that we are all, in an important way, the same.'
Fully agree with you. Keep on writing mate. You are doing a good job!
Please do you know- if Palestinian journalist Bisan Owda is alive? I have been so worried for her. Much love and gratitude for everyone working to bring to light the truths of this genocide. When I am able financially I will support you.
Great post. I agree. We are all in this together and we must defend and protect each other.
Thank you so much Hamilton for this brilliantly human piece. Voices like yours are a lifeline to sanity and humanity in these insanely inhumane times. It is really hard to believe that so many people can be blind to the genocide taking place, and further, what this will mean for the future of international law, which is also witnessing its own demise.
Google Street View anywhere in East Jerusalem around the security barriers between Israel and the West Bank. (There doesn’t seem to be imagery around the Gaza border, but conditions are probably similar.) See the high concrete, the chunky half-finished earthworks, the wire fences and spy towers, the crumbing streets, the open drains, the backed-up checkpoints and roadblocks, the waste and litter piled up. Including on the Israeli side. Then imagine being there and trying to document those conditions knowing you could become collateral damage or even a target.
Yours, mine, and many people's hearts are heavy from what is happening. It's tragic on so many levels and has been going on for far too long. We need so many systemic changes. My heart just hurts right now. Sending out love and thoughts for peace and safety for everyone. May all leaders of society be possessed with the compassion for humanity that is needed in these times.
Here's some good news from the week that I helped accomplish (along with many other people).
What a fine piece of journalism this is. Thank you for writing it.
Thank you, Hamilton.
We cannot sanction Hamas; nor can we sanction the killing of children anytime, anywhere.
Here is a podcast I am listening to in hopes of learning more.
I know killing children is never justified.
The time to learn doesn’t weaken my resolve for peace.
I have a deep regard for the institution of journalism and journalists by extension, but I think you’re missing one very basic ethic.
Imbedding with genocidal maniacs planning to slaughter and kidnap civilians so you can make bank selling the images is the worst imaginable profiteering.
How is that different from being an observer in the room when the Nazis were planning the Final Solution?
Should “just following orders” be a defense?
And how many of those journalists were killed in their homes day one? Israel gave them two weeks of warning to get to safety. If you were killed in the first day or two you are a victim. If you were killed after still being there in week two, you are culpable.