World Cup 2010 by Amer Shomali

Originally appeared at Palestine Think Tank


  1. ih8zionists said,

    June 16, 2010 at 20:34

    basketball, soccer, football, wrestling all this bullshit should be last on our minds. first we should be a whole lot more political and then we should get angry. Then changes will happen. Hold your leaders accountable for treason and terrorism. the world must judge Bush and Obama under terrorist actions.

  2. jose said,

    June 16, 2010 at 20:56

    Still exists

  3. George Wanker Bush said,

    June 17, 2010 at 04:18

    You cannot get rid of racism and hatred. There is a huge military industrial complex that thrives on it.

  4. michael mazur said,

    June 17, 2010 at 10:41

    Racism is perfectly natural and hard wired, meaning it’s always been with us to protect the group from predatory outsiders.

    The private banks need to atomise societies everywhere, which is why they promote policies of multiculturalism and multiracialism in otherwise homogenous societies so that conflicts and tensions and suspicions do actually arise between different groups.

    But why do banks need these inevitable conflicts?

    People glaring at one another, as different animals might in a zoo, have no thought ever to ask the question of just how it is that banks make money, for were they to, they would discover that banking is basically a counterfeiting operation, which, had it remained as the people’s trust, would not have been seen as a counterfeiting operation, but rather as an issuance of credit based on the good faith of the people, through their govt, to honour the paper by ensuring the maintenance of its value over time; something the private banks through their control of govts refuse to do lest real wealth begins to accumulate in the hands of the people.

  5. Nadia said,

    June 17, 2010 at 13:35

    We are all tribal. Tribalism is to protect your own community. Racism is to attack other communities. Racism has been manipulated by the masters of the world whoever that is.
    Racism is an artificial phenomenon imposed on countries from the outside.
    The best example are the Balkans. Bosnians and Serbs have never been in conflict before. It takes a lot of might, money and effort to introduce hatred into the country with 75% of mixed marriages and social interaction.
    In many places, Palestine included, people of different tribes were living together for generations.. Same in Ambon where Muslims and Christians were living side by side for centuries. Just overnight people start hating each other? Highly unlikely.
    Revolutions and social unrest always come from outside.
    Look at the Kyrgistan and Uzbekistan now. These ethnic groups have never been in conflict before. But the drug barons know what to do to incite ‘ethnic conflicts’ and before we know what is going on people are made to believe in ‘ethnic cleansing’. Note that the real shadowy cleansers are never shown on TV- only the victims who do not look like warriors at all. Everybody wants to live in peace unless on drugs or mercenary mission.

  6. aufzuleiden said,

    June 18, 2010 at 06:07

    Actually, one of the proofs of the fact that we are civilized creatures and not ruled by the rituals and taboos of the past is that we are NOT consigned to live by the rules and strictures of tribal life. We regularly mix socially outside of our ‘tribes’, including for the purpose of marriage; this would have never taken place 500 years ago when humans lived in much smaller cities and rarely traveled more than a short distance from the place of their birth. Travel was within the purview of the aristocracy and elite (much as it is today … though not quite so much). Subsequently those without the means to travel were left with ‘their own kind’ to socialize with – they rarely had contact with individuals from other tribes unless they were tradespeople or invaders.

    Times have changed, however, and we no longer have to be concerned with who is of what tribe or ‘race’ – there is neither Jew nor Greek – we are all the same, all equal under the eyes of God. As soon as anyone claims a certain ‘birthright’ by virtue of being from some ‘clan’ or ‘tribe’ or ‘race’ the only thing that comes to mind is the word ‘pathetic’ – how pathetic it must be to feel the need to construct such a fantasy about yourself that can never be substantiated and will never mean more than a chain of random letters on a lab report (DNA, after all, is DNA).

    The only thing that will count, in the end, is the fruit produced by the individual – not where they pretend to be from or who they claim to be. The only way we can destroy racism will be by looking at the things people do and addressing their potential as human beings, forgetting what they look like – forgetting the colour of their skin or the language they speak or the country that they were born in – none of that matters. People must be judged by their characters and actions, not by our perceptions of what they should be because of what they look like and where they are from.

    The greatest failure of tribalism can be seen today in Africa where tribal wars continue to be waged and for what? The people involved have common roots, have suffered similar indignities at the hands of oppressive invaders, had been subjugated similarly by others, but they still would not live together in peace because it was ‘traditional’ for them to be at war. With education, however, this could change; it would mean giving up the violent traditions of the past, perhaps abandoning something of their culture that has not been serving them well, but would that change be worth the result of living without warfare?

    The problem with change is that sometimes you have to decide that what you are going to be getting – after the change – is worth whatever the cost OF the change. That’s something that the United States hasn’t considered very much since the election of Barack Obama, but that’s another country where each state is almost like a tribe unto itself, with its own traditions, superstitions, and variations on the official state religion (Constitutionalism – or Constitutional Christianity, depending on the state or your point of view).

    Either way, the only real way to advance – as a people – is to abandon this prehistoric thinking process of tribal thinking. It serves no purpose and can lead to nothing but suffering for all involved.

    Wie viel ist Aufzuleiden!

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