As a nice sounding echoing our previous post on « The perversion of the World », here is a case study over Palestine « On Wibisono’s Resignation As UN Special Rapporteur On Occupied Palestine ».
Previously, we wrote this :
You see how Gaza is run ? Through submission – a key word. This is a miniature of the World governance. While they are claiming to be too-big- to jail or to fail, because they are the elected people or somehow free to harm and kill and cheat on the entire World, they set themselves as World enslavers and jailers. And beleive me, they spare nothing to achieve their goals. Those people are soulless. Their God is Money. All the contrary of the notion of being « blessed » by God.
« sooner or later, Justice or Nature (as a supra and invisible rule or law) always prevails ». Sooner or later.
Now, read the ECHO.
Makarim Wibisono announced his resignation as UN Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestine, to take effect on March 31, 2016. This is position I held for six years, completing my second term in June 2014.
The prominent Indonesian diplomat says that he could not fulfill his mandate because Israel has adamantly refused to give him access to the Palestinian people living under its military occupation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
It is worth recalling that when Wibisono was selected as my successor, several more qualified candidates were passed over. Although the selection guidelines stress expert knowledge of the subject matter of the mandate, Wibisono apparently gained the upper hand along with the acquiescence of Israel and the United States precisely because of his lack of any relevant background.
I can only hope that now the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) will redeem its mistake by reviving the candidacies of Professor Christine Chinkin and Phyllis Bennis, both of whom possess the credentials, motivation and strength of character to become an effective special rapporteur.
The Palestinians deserve nothing less.
What I discovered during my six years as special rapporteur is that you can make a difference, but only if you are willing to put up with the heat.
What both shocked and surprised me was the willingness of both the UN Secretary General and US diplomatic representatives (Susan Rice, Samantha Power) at the UN to bend in Israel’s direction and join the chorus making these irresponsible denunciations focused on a demand for my resignation.
Although periodically tempted to resign, I am glad that I didn’t.
Get the whole story here.
Wa also portrayed the horrific landscape of the World today as such :
Wall Street is ending its stifling road that has caused millions of people sent into poverty, the corruption of political power everywhere especially in America and in Europe and in Africa and in the Arabic World – nearly everywhere in the planet, the murdering of Gaddaffi, the invasion of Iraq, 9/11, the destruction of Lybia, Syria and Afghanistan and Yémen, the impoverishment of Africa, the crippling of South America’s economy, the splitting of Ukraine, the Maidan coup, and the descent of the nation into chaos, the Malaysian airlines downing and other flyings, the rising of terrorism around the World, the Arab Spring nearly destroying Egypt and Tunisian economies… In short the perversion of the World.
Get more at El Watan with those two articles :
⇒ First. Expeditionary Justice. Quatre jeunes palestiniens liquidés en moins de deux heures – Israël poursuit sa politique d’exécution extrajudiciare.
⇒ Second. Lybian free fall into Chaos. Because of Terrorism.
⇒ Third. No more parachutes for Wall Street bankers. It is long past time to crack down on the legalized bribery of golden parachutes. We need to raise our voices and demand that President Obama act. Tell President Obama: Ban golden parachutes for Wall Street executives for the rest of your term. Click here to sign the petition:
⇒ Four. « Those who cannot remember they were screwed by Wall Street are condemned to be screwed again ». By Robert Reich.
Excerpt. « The only way to contain the Street’s excesses is by taking on its economic and political power directly – with reforms so big, bold, and public they can’t be watered down. Starting with busting up the biggest banks, as Bernie Sanders proposes.
More than a century ago, Teddy Roosevelt broke up the Standard Oil Trust because it posed a danger to the U.S. economy. Today, Wall Street’s biggest banks pose an even greater danger. They’re far larger than they were before the crash of 2008.
Unless they’re broken up and Glass-Steagall resurrected, we face substantial risk of another near-meltdown – once again threatening the incomes, jobs, savings, and homes of millions of Americans.
To paraphrase philosopher George Santayana, those who cannot remember they were screwed by Wall Street are condemned to be screwed again ».
California and L.A are so trendy those days. Non authentic people are there for some laughable parades. When you were born to be a copist, and have been living over a false and fake merit, you end up desperately floating like a feather in perdition. Depersonnalised and desindentified.
Besides, behind ex political women, there is or was a man. Always. Men are women political career enablers. The rest are exceptions to the rule. And as all of us know, a rule stands only when there are exceptions.
So, if you know the man behind the polical woman, then you can start the profiling. It is as simple as that. Do you want a Bill Clinton bis ? That is the question for this election.
In France, we will not have a Hollande bis, neither himself nor his female characterized = non identified – version. A blessing.
We need real authenticity and authentic people, not the cheap panurgic and lazy leadership of the past, lacking courage and authority ; needly to talk about morale clues to lead the World and the Nation properly. This campaign is about overhauling the criminal and oppressing system that have caused so much woes and misery to the people around the World and in America.
You can’t give another blank check to a model of a dramatic past leadership who have failed miserably to get the World out of three devils. Namely HOOLIGANISM, GANGSTERISM AND CRONY CAPITALISM IF NOT FAMILIAL BIG WS STYLE AMERICAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS GAMBLINGS AND, IN BETWEEN, REVOLVING DOORS BETWEEN WALL STREET AND THE ADMINISTRATION, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – SEE THE BLUMENTHAL FILE BELOW OVER HOUSE HEARING RELATED TO BENGHAZI’S OFFICIAL CRIMINILATY – AND MULTIPLE ANTI-TRUST BREACHES ALONG WITH IRREGULAR TRADING.
IT IS LONG PAST TIME FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND SANCTIONS. INCLUDING DEMOCRATIC. CHEATINGS, LIES, ABUSES, BUGGLARIES, INTRUSIONS ALL THESE DECIVILISED MISCONDUCTS SHOULD FIND AN EXIT DOOR THIS TIME.
⇒ THE « BLUMENTHAL GHOST« .
TONIGHT DON’T FORGET TO LISTEN « THE STATE OF THE UNION ». THE FINAL SPEECH BY PRESIDENT OBAMA IN OFFICE.
I’m not going to try to guess the content of the speech, whether people are exausted by politicians greediness, corruption, selfishness, weakness, complicity and genuflection to big firms, corporations and banks.
When times come for campaigning, two types of candidates are out there : those looking to making up big money for themselves and their dynasties ; flucking together with big thieves known as Billionnaires. And those strong enough to stand with the strenght of fundamental values and cored principles of governing the people, with the people and for the people. Two different prototypes. The « State of the Union » speech will not underline and insist on the essential variable needed to clean politics : public fundings campaigns to get rid of the greedy fake candidates, looking for money in disguise of a candidacy for the presidency.
More importantly, will this State of the Union final show tell the tale or the narrative – in the air – of the World ? Which one ? The relativist version or the absolute Truth ? The differences between the two versions are huge. Relativism is the place where everybody can stand and talk. Talk not write, contrary to what they beleive they are doing or performing. Reporting is not writing. Journalism is not scripture. Lots of confusions between those gestures. Reality and the Truth are not equivalent.
You can build your own reality and argue that you are not imposing it on the others, because it is yours. If you are a little bit honest, you’ll add « this reality is there to make propositions ». If you are a manipulator, you’ll even argue for guns possession while condemning guns violence. Two opposite stands. As long as you bring up realities, you are beneath the challenges and the Truth. Approximations and asymptotic analysis would be the outcome of what some expertises are hinting at.
The fact is: so many false prophets are out there to talk endlessly without shaping or influencing Progress, one way or another.
The new word I contributed to popularize: « Approach(es) » allows and opens the possibilities. Nevertheless plurality of opinions can work for the best or for the worse. Actually, it really goes to the worse. Objectivity can only be reached when you make abstraction of yourself and stick to the intelligibility of the facts. In other words, Facts bear their own logic. Facts not your subjectivity, even though there is an universal or a collective subjectivity comprising easy talks, bargainings, racial biais, mediocrity, cliches, and so forth.
To get to the truth, you first need to desentangle personal subjectivities, or to distant yourself from them, as today, the Internet has mounted a chain of mountains of such individual subjectivities.
To cut it short, I can’t help to convene Shopenhauer, a German Philosopher as Germany used to be home to, stating the « World as Will and Representation ».
Bernie Sanders is on the side of the World as Will . As such, he is a Builder, a Founder.
So far, we have gotten a lot of candidates talking about the World as Representation, meaning a place where you can suggest like anybody else a reality including a reality show, or a comedy one. Those are not founders or builders. They are much more clowns-like, lacking authenticity and depersonnalised. Important to underline the word « suggest » here, as those are the people who are going to say about truly analysis that we are imposing our rationale upon them…
I agree with those actually writing the speech of the president, that this exercice – The State of the Union scripture – is not there to tell the Narrative of the World. Frankly, I wish it were the case. Having said that : it is a despair to see that, this story, should it be told, would come to this. The Truth of the World today is a Huge Hypocrisy leading to underground, thus invisible, censorship.
This story will be concealed as usual for a more presentable version, smooth, bright and light. Tonight, it will be about « the reality of the reality ». (Watzlawick).
While awaiting a Sanders to relaunch the Obama’s partly forgotten 2008 Will : « Yes, we can ».
⇒Oh, Congratulations to Leonard di Caprio, the best of the best. I advocated for that and there it is. At last, truly and authentic merit is awarded. « The Revenant », the title is so ambiguous and it tells the real story of the World, following « lector in fabula » by Umberto Eco narrative patterns. To some people trying to use the Word « narrative » like they are having a cup tea, they should know this is a college studies. Words mean something, just like concepts. The correlation between concepts and ideas is tight, you permanently move to one another to be sure you are approaching objectivity.
⇒ And farewell to David Bowie.
⇒ Watch the State of the Union, before we are back for extra comments off or post-narrative.
⇔To end with « here is a perfect quote by Ms. Lagarde, the IMF Managing Director », highlighting the progressive road and dream as one where the « the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable.” This is superb.
I would like to leave you with this thought from Milton Friedman:
“Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable.”8
Follow the link. The Case for a Global Policy Upgrade
By Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Farewell Symposium for Christian Noyer, Banque de France, Paris, January 12, 2016
As prepared for delivery
8 Milton Friedman, 1962. Capitalism and Freedom. University of Chicago Press.