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The fact that Palestine diaries don't get enough attention is sad and I think it reflects our helplessness to make a difference.  

However that does not, in any way, force JakeS to repeatedly comment on a subject he feels is not important to him, so I don´t see the purpose.  The comments reflect denial and rational escapism, from not wanting to deal with the human tragedies it entails, in Palestine, or elsewhere. That diminishes and distracts from the subject and discourages discussion.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sun Dec 21st, 2008 at 06:27:34 PM EST
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I do read every one, but am wary of commenting in case the site gets flooded by people yelling that we're all anti-semites.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Dec 21st, 2008 at 06:52:17 PM EST
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All the comments I have seen here are clearly pro-human rights, so I hope there is no chance of that  contamination from US blogs´ fears.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Sun Dec 21st, 2008 at 07:59:26 PM EST
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metavision:
The fact that Palestine diaries don't get enough attention is sad and I think it reflects our helplessness to make a difference.

I agree.

metavision:

However that does not, in any way, force JakeS to repeatedly comment on a subject he feels is not important to him, so I don´t see the purpose.  The comments reflect denial and rational escapism, from not wanting to deal with the human tragedies it entails, in Palestine, or elsewhere. That diminishes and distracts from the subject and discourages discussion.

I guess I read Jake a bit differently. I read his comments as an attempt to explain the lack of comments, despite the ongoing tragedies.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Dec 21st, 2008 at 07:19:50 PM EST
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I realise this turns into very meta-comment territory (pun so intended). And I am sick of feeling helpless and being cynical about it.

Lets get some ET-activism instead!

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Dec 21st, 2008 at 07:51:11 PM EST
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