Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Australian political parties: where is our voice!

I would like today to shout very loud: enough is enough.
I would like to whisper in the ears of our politicians: no one of you is representing me.
And no one of you represents my fellow new migrants from non-English speaking countries. And no one of you represents our indigenous people.
And no one of you is representing our citizens with disabilities, with physical ones at least.

And shame on you and your parties.
You should be ashamed of yourselves very deeply, especially the ones amongst you who arrogantly claim to be “progressive”.

For us, progressive means to allow us to voice our concerns, our opinions on problems WE face and come up with solutions we think they suit us.

But instead, you have appointed yourselves as guardians on us.
We know that guardians usually appointed when person do not has capabilities to make sound judgment. And usually person cannot make sound judgment for one of the following reasons:
1- Person is not mature enough.
2- Person suffers from symptom not allowing normal development of brain.
3- Person suffers from deep mental problems.

We do not know where you classify us (all members of marginalized groups).

I have strong feeling (from previous close experience with many of you, especially the ones who claim to be progressive) that you think we are not mature enough. This immaturity is coming because we do not have blonde hair, blue eyes and clear Australian accent.

You think that we, as previous citizens of dictatorships, cannot understand your democracy. And because of this we cannot understand your political system.
And because of that, we do not deserve to even be heard, given chance to show our performance or even to give you some ideas about how do we feel.

You think that if we step into politics, we would be stepping into unknown to us territory (because of our retarded undemocratic mind).

You think that because we do not speak clear Australian language, we are immature and cannot understand democracy designed by you.

Our White Anglo Saxon politicians: did you ask yourself what do we think about your enforced-on-us guardianship?

Did you ask yourself how do we feel about your insistence that you understand OUR problems more than we do?

Did you ask yourself if we want you to teach us how to suffer, how to struggle, how to resist and how to overcome?

Did you ask yourself how do we feel about your solutions to our problems, or at least to problems that mainly concern us, our suffering and obstacles put by you to prevent us from getting our rights in full?

Well, our fellow “progressive” White Anglo-Saxon politicians: as you do not care about our feeling, we need to ignore your idea about how we should feel about you and your progressiveness (if it would be qualified to progressiveness).

You need to ask yourself: do we understand why you oppress us, abuse our feelings, disregard our outcries and insist to treat us as inferior species?

Yes, we deeply understand.

You are not only closed-minded racist politicians. But you are so concerned that you will lose your tight grip on power. Such grip that lasted for more than 2 centuries, since your ancestors invaded this country.

Yes, you are so vulnerable and insecure.

And I will add to your vulnerability and insecurity: we are coming. And we are growing in numbers. And we are shaking ground under your feet. And we are taking away, step by step, the power that you have accumulated.

And we are not worried. We will defeat your racism. We will defeat your discrimination. We will defeat your repeated vicious attacks on us and on our cultures. We will defeat your control on our lives. And we will win.

But:
We thought that you as “progressive” forces, you will make this transition more peaceful, less painful and have less devastating consequencies.

We thought that you as “progressive” politicians will join us hand in hand in our fight to get our voice in the decision making bodies heard.

We thought that your “progressiveness” would mean to step back and push us into front line to resume the fight for OUR rights.

But we are discovering that all talks about your “progressiveness” are no more than cheap deceptions and lies.

You claimed to be “progressive” only to deceive us so that we vote for you. Then you will find suitable-for-you solutions to our problems and suffering.

You claimed to be “progressive” just to enter the election auction with higher bets by claiming moral ground over your rival political parties.

And at the end, your solution for our suffering and problems was very easy: keep shutting your mouths, as we are talking on your behalf.

And you know very well that our sufferings are vital for you to continue abusing them and keep the power in your hands.

Well, our fellow White Anglo Saxon politicians (both progressive and regressive): you do not represent us. You do not speak for us. You do not understand us.

So, please climb down our backs.

And please try to learn: learn from us something different. Please try to learn to give us some space. Please try to learn to respect our difference. Difference in understanding. And differences in needs. And difference in thinking.

You need to understand one thing: our time is coming.
But please do not make it more painful. Move on and vacate space for us.

We need our voice, and we will get it: sooner or later.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

How to get The Greens’ attention to Gaza blockade?

Do you want to get the Greens to act promptly and demand the immediate lift of Gaza blockade?

Then we need to convince the Greens that:
1- The majority of Gaza residents are homosexuals and Israel is imposing the blockade because they (Israelis) are homophobes.
2- The drug addicts in Gaza cannot get their needs of drug freely and easily because of the blockade.
3- There is critical shortage of needles needed for drug addicts to have safe shots of drug.
4- There is shortage of prostitutes in Gaza, where Israel and Egypt is not allowing free travel of prostitutes in and out of the strip.
5- There is critical shortage of contraceptives and drugs to induce abortions.
6- The blockade is allowing Israel to hunt whales freely in Gaza waters without permission from Palestinians.
7- The blockade is preventing importing sustainable energy technologies to the strip.
8- Most of Gaza residents are blonde green-eyed English-speaking Anglo-Saxons.
9- Hamas government is in fact part of the Greens movement and they have agreed to sign Kyoto protocol.
10- Gaza residents are mostly hippies that never have shower for the last 3 years, in a bid to save water consumption.

No more comments, unfortunately.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Reflection on yesterday’s rally: satirical contradictions for obvious reasons!

While yesterday’s rally was called to protest against horrendous crimes against international activists outside Gaza waters, it witnessed very “funny” (mostly satirical) contradictions.

The first extremely satirical thing to the point of collapsing on the floor of the Sydney Town Hall is the content of the Greens MLC speech. Ms Sylvia Hale and her Greens party had just discovered yesterday that Gaza strip is under blockade. And only yesterday, Ms Hale promised to speak up against this blockade. One would, rightly, ask where these party politicians live. Are they living on the same planet as all of us? Do not they watch TV (any TV station, even the regressive Murdoch press) to discover that Gaza is under complete blockade since early 2007?

And to be fair to Ms Hale and her party, we should mention that they promised (after they woke up recently) to come to rallies and make verbal undocumented promises to speak up against this blockade. All this despite the fact that they did not issue so far any written media release about this issue.

The second contradiction was more satirical. The far left socialists and communists were marching hand in hand with the far right Fateh movement (supporters of the traitors in Ramallah). Both were happily walking side by side, shoulder by shoulder, flag by flag and voice by voice condemning Israeli aggression. And both were exchanging words of complementary praisings.

The crowd was also incredibly satirical. The Turkish nationalists were mixing with Turkish socialists. The Hamas supporters were enforced to hear Fateh representative, and they clapped their hands. The circumstances needed such “unity”. The religious crowd were enforced to hear socialists’ rhetoric. And the clever people were enforced to hear stupid ones.

The speakers were the funniest contradictions. From the far left to the far right. From the far opportunist through the far ignorant. And in this chaos, we heard one only good speaker: Andrew Ferguson, CFMEU secretary.

All these contradictions were permitted at this rally, each for own reasons.

For politicians, it is election time. The Greens would not mind to declare joining Al Qaeda if this will give them some more votes. At the end of the day, the rally and all what happens at it is no more than a deceptive phonetical phenomena. Politicians can always claim that the media misinterpreted their speeches, if they need to get more votes from Anti-Palestinians.

For the expired community “leaders”, it is an important event to declare that they are still alive and able to say few words that the crowd wants to hear.

For the imagined ideologies that died long time ago, it is an opportunity to jump and celebrate their imagined “resurrection”.

For the dominant oppressing ethnicity (in this case the White Anglo-Saxon), it is an extra opportunity to prove that they are democratic and are feeling with the oppressed feelings of sadness and anger.

And for the oppressed communities, it is a chance to feel “equal”, even if the equality is just to be equal listener, but not equal actor.

The worst satirical contradiction is the complaint by oppressing ethnicity that some sections of oppressed communities behaved outside the red lines drawn by them (by oppressing ethnicity), when large section of Muslim community started to go their own way and chant their own chanting when they started to feel that the rally was hijacked. At this time and because the oppressed communities dared to be bored, the oppressing ethnicity declared that the oppressed communities in fact have hijacked the rally by not listening carefully with full silence to the messages of verbal condemnations and solidarity.

Thank you for being so patients with our boredom and please forgive us to hijack your election bazaar. But remember that we are still grieving for the last century, and we need some space and respect. We love your solidarity, but when it is invited and welcomed. Not when it is “despite our noses”.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The Greens try to hijack social justice campaigns: undemocratic moves to silence criticism and to hide truth.

Yes, I am proud that I heckled the Greens MLC yesterday over her lies about the Greens commitments to oppose Israeli barbaric actions. And yes it was deliberate and calculated action, and not coincidental.

I know that the Greens are extremely unhappy about this. The Greens wanted us to be silent, swallow their lies and then clap hands and go home satisfied that there are some politicians who listen to us and feel our sadness.

But yesterday I (and many community members) felt that enough is enough. This political prostitution should be stopped and end forever.

First of all and for all Greens (and no Greens) members who think that heckling politicians are undemocratic and uncivilized, I should mention here that in fact we learnt this tactic from the Greens. Their whole rise of popularity was a result of heckling all rival politicians they can.

Yesterday, Greens members were extremely unhappy with me heckling party MLC and branded me to be “uncivilized” and following “undemocratic” procedures. Well they should go and tell their hierarchy that in the last 30 years the Greens were uncivilized and followed “undemocratic” procedures.

The Greens are very good on political prostitution. When the “uncivilized” and “undemocratic” ways benefit them, they branded it as exercising of “freedom of speech” and “political campaigning to inform public”. But when it exposes their political opportunism and political prostitution, they branded it as “uncivilised”.

Very interesting party.

Let us go back to the issue of why I heckled the Greens MLC today.

The Greens yesterday has exercised extreme degree of shameless hypocrite conduct I ever met with. The Greens party had the courage to attend rally opposing the Israeli massacre, even though the party until now (and I mean until now and for the next ten years) did not issue one media release condemning this action. Even the Liberal party was more progressive on this issue by issuing media release and had Julia Bishop (who is very regressive politician) quoted on the media saying that the violence is regrettable and demanded “credible” investigation by Israel. The Greens did not have this courage yet even to follow the footsteps of the Liberals. But the Greens had the courage to come to the rally and spread all lies of opposing Israeli barbaric actions. And when I heckled them, the Greens party (which is infamous of the ability to change colour and tone and come up with lies after lies without stop) came up with the biggest laughable mockery that the Greens politicians will put a motion in the NSW parliament to condemn Israel.

What a shame without limits.

The Israeli crime is an international crime that needs strong motion in the FEDERAL parliament, not in local parliament. And the Greens have 5 members of FEDERAL parliament.

The Greens members in the crowd wanted me to be “democratic” and stop heckling the Greens member because I am not giving her the “democratic” right to lie on us. I remind them that democracy means that she has the right to speak and spread lies, but at the same time we have the right to speak and express our disgust at this cheap lies.

But the Greens democracy is a ONE WAY democracy. It is either “you are with us” or “your are undemocratic”.

Not only this. The whole rally was hijacked by the Greens party and its puppet “imagined organisation” that made decision on the speakers without any democratic decision making process. The Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine (CJPP) (I will write separate article about this imagined organisation that infact was my idea before I realise that we are serving the Greens and not the Palestinians struggle), decided to enter the election campaign to promote lies about the Greens unsubstantiated and unrpoven commitments towards the Palestinian struggle.

Well, the Greens and the CJPP yesterday were shamelessly trading with the blood of innocent people for cheap election propaganda. Both were auctioneering every drop of these angels blood that fell trying to end the Gaza siege in exchange for tens of votes in the next election.

Well, the first question to be asked by every listener yesterday was: why the Greens party (who was shamelessly branded by the CJPP MC as the long time supporter of Palestinian cause) did not demand in the last 3 years and immediate end of Gaza siege? Not only this, why the Greens party was the only parliamentary political party who until today did not send any of its parliamentarians for a solidarity visit to Palestine? Why the Greens party refused to participate in any of the solidarity visit, including declining the invitation send to the Greens party 2002 to lead solidarity and fact-finding mission to West bank after the massacres of Jenin and Nablus.

Yesterday the Greens party and its branch founded to deceive Palestinians and pro-Palestinians voter (CJPP) tried to oppress us from speaking up against lies. We were speaking yesterday against Israel, as the Greens party is a strong supporter of Israel if we carefully investigate the true facts (and we will release these facts soon). And we will do all in our best to keep these heckling to expose this evil party of mainly opportunists and Zionists.

Let us ask one question at the end: imagine that a homosexual (or drug addict) was shot by Iranian police during pro homosexual rights (or pro-drug abuse rally) in Tehran, would the Greens party be silent for three days? Would the Greens party restrict it action to putting a shy motion in local parliament? Or would the Greens do all in its power to turn the world upside down!!!

The Greens and their puppet imagined organisations (and there are few of them there on other issues, and we will write about them very soon) are highly condemned yesterday for tow sins: try to shut up democratic heckling. And other sin is for their bid to trade the blood of tens of innocent persons with votes to secure election of another opportunist regressive politician.

We are committed to continue our activities to expose these acts of political prostitution by all means. And we are very creative in doing this.

The Greens should respect their teachings. For the last 3 decades they did not achieve any real change in society but heckling every rival politician. And they should expect that other rival politicians will follow their tactics. This is for us a democratic and fair process.

And in Arabic we say: if you do not like it, you can hit your head against the nearest strong brick wall.

One last question: why the regressive Murdoch media suddenly is highlighting every Greens activities as if they encourage voters to vote for them? This question needs separate analysis soon.