Peoples Geography — Reclaiming space

Creating people's geographies

State-within-a-state: mirror images in the Middle East

I thought this was a great observation by Randy Marks on TKCollier’s blog, and he has kindly consented to my quoting it:

After WW2 the Brits left Palestine and there formed a ’statewithinastate’; they called themselves ‘The Jews’ and they thought they were the ‘PartyofGod’.
Next door in the land of Hummus&Tabouli another ‘PartyofGod’ became a ’statewithinastate’ ; they played CommunIslam.

But, and however, The Lord doesn’t throw small parties like these;
Whole World is His Party. He plays a little Eric Clapton: ” You’re gonna reap just what you sow, guess that old saying’s True, you do bad to someone, that bad’s coming right back on you.” Wecome to TheParty!

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This entry was posted on 19 August, 2006 by in Geopolitics, History, International Law, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Opinion, Palestine, Religion, Strategy.

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"