SOMEDAY (Song for Palestine)

SOMEDAY (Song for Palestine)

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SOMEDAY — By Finian Cunningham, political analyst, singer-songwriter, originally from Belfast Ireland, featuring Tubby Corrway on lead guitar and Colin Merrill on drums.

Video produced by : My Catbird Seat

Editor’s Note: This video and song pays tribute to the incredible resilience and steadfastness of the Palestinians in their struggle for justice and end to apartheid and occupation of their homeland.

Being a pro-Palestine activist is a tough one. Each one of them featured in the video below have contributed greatly to the struggle, and to all of them a well-deserved salute is due and the reverence due to those who have gone.

(The images featured in this video are of Activists for Palestine, Palestinian refugees, and Palestinian prisoners)

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  1. Thank you Deb. If you would permit a positive critique of tears and memory, faith and hope, it is only this: faith and hope, while essential in any combat, are no match for an engineered battle.

     

    This is captured by the pithy saying: if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

     

    After shedding all my tears, and all my prayers, which, as every Muslim today knows, and especially the Palestinians, invariably escapes every quivering lip: hasbun-allah-ho-wal-naimul-wakeel, I have stopped shedding tears.

     

    And I don't subscibe to memoirs, nor to narratives. I have documented hundreds of this over the past ten years, and no longer do so. I especially do not gravitate to stories and protests of the Palestinians in Diaspora. These stories, and weekend protests, have risked zero while those on Ground Zero in Palestine risk it all, daily. Unless a struggled is engineered, it will remain in its hope filled state. I hope in your next video you can address that issue, of engineering a struggle. My humble take on it is in my new book: Undoing the Theft of Palestine. But no one reads in these times. Videos all watch. (hint:-)) Thanks, Take care, Zahir Ebrahim  

    • My dear Zahir, I think each and every one featured in the video have worked tirelessly and done more to raise awareness on the ground, around the globe, than some have done waxing lyrical in the darkness of cyberspace.   As I said in an earlier comment, being a pro-Palestine activist is a tough one.   Each one of them have contributed greatly to the struggle, and to all of them a well-deserved salute is due and the reverence due to those who have gone.    

  2. Well done.

    Let’s keep working, writing, producing, using all available means to inform the citizens of all countries about the crimes of the Israelis against the Palestinian people.  Boycott, divestment and sanctions against the criminal state of Israel are needed.  Our work has an effect.  Together we can bring Israel to justice.

    • JOHN GRAHAM: "Boycott, divestment and sanctions against the criminal state of Israel are needed."

      Agreed.  Nothing will ever be achieved without IMMEDIATE TOTAL BOYCOTT!

      I started lecturing and writing about Palestine and against the apartheid criminal entity known as Eretz Israel back in the seventies (UNESCO CLUB at the Trinity College) and I have seen it all including the betrayal of Yaser Arafat, Nelson Mandela, Saddam Hussain, Hosni Mubarak, Musharraf, and Muammar al Ghaddafi, and more recently of Vladimir Putin about both Libya and Syria (amongst others).

      As for Gandhi, that pervert, he was a British stooge, but he never saw that nor did he ever realise his incompetence!  Attenborough lied big time in his racist film "Gandhi".

      BAFS

  3. When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall — think of it, always. ~ Mahatma Gandhi ~   Of course, he was right back in those days. However he only had the British as tyrants at the end of the colonial occupation of half the world. Today, for Palestinians it is somewhat more daunting with the US, UK, France, Saudi Arabia and the occupation forces of the hated Israel.  

     

    I did forget the US playtoy, the United Nations,  without whose compliance for 60 years, none of this could have happened. As evil as the rest,  their apathy and compliance was reflected in the acceptance of  the veto of the US. Never has an instrument of an international body been so misused. Remember, none of this could have happened without the US and its veto. The criminals therefore are plain to see, now a toothless, bankrupt  tiger on the road to ruin, controlled by Jews and without the respect of the world, rightly so.  

     

    Yes Palestine will rid itself of the tyrants, of that there is no doubt but they need to do it with the help of decent people, everywhere and discard the idea of ever receiving help from governments with their vested interests and compromised positions. Someday, indeed!

    • Chas, I remembered Vittorio but at the last moment replaced Vitorio's image with Arafats. There are soo many wonderful souls in this struggle I would have liked to pay tribute to, but I could only pack so much in one video. Being a pro-Palestine activist is a tough one. All I would like to say is: there is strength in UNITY and numbers.

       

      Vik Arrigoni was taken but his message is stronger than ever: STAY HUMAN!.  

  4. good job.

     

    Recommend a video history of England that is on Gilad Atzmon's website.– <a href = "http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/how-god-made-the-english-a-chosen-people.html#entry34415171"&gt; How God Made the English A Chosen People</a>

     

    It explains how the English became, in their minds, the "chosen people."

     

    It helps to be able to identify the weeds by their roots — 'exceptionalism' is a weed with common roots in Hebrew scriptures and thru that, in Enlish history & culture, and through THAT, in American culture.

     

    Therefore, English 'exceptionalism' has more in common with zionism & American evangelicalism/Christian zionism than with Catholicism, which English exceptionalists particularly despised, or with German Luther-an perceptions of Christianity.

     

    "Coming together, Brothers and Sisters," can find common ground only in our shared humanity.

     

    Americans must regain a profound appreciation of the fact that the men and women who shaped the foundation of the US understood that it was the CREATOR god, NATURE'S god, and not the god of any "chosen" people, that endowed all men with their inherent rights.

  5. Nice video- we know some of these people, don't we? Oddly, I'd not thought of exceptionalism in the English sense, but it's plain as the nose on my face, and I always knew it too without identifying it as such! Under my nose the whole time! Thanks, Fiorangela!

    • Rufus, The phrase comes to mind from a poem by Rudyard Kipling: “The White Man’s Burden: The United States and The Philippine Islands.” It appeared in February 1899 in McClure’s Magazine. It urged White Americans to take over and rule the Philippines for its own good. It starts out like this:

       

      Take up the White Man’s burden –

      Send forth the best ye breed –

      Go, bind your sons to exile To serve your captives’ need;

      To wait, in heavy harness, On fluttered folk and wild –

      Your new-caught sullen peoples, Half devil and half child.

       

      At least some white people, like Mark Twain, saw through this self-serving lie. A few weeks later “The Brown Man’s Burden” by Henry Labouchere appeared. It starts:

       

      Pile on the brown man’s burden To gratify your greed;

      Go, clear away the “niggers” Who progress would impede;

      Be very stern, for truly ‘Tis useless to be mild With new-caught, sullen peoples, Half devil and half child.

      Pile on the brown man’s burden; And, if ye rouse his hate, Meet his old-fashioned reasons With Maxims up to date.

      With shells and dumdum bullets A hundred times made plain

      The brown man’s loss must ever Imply the white man’s gain.

      Pile on the brown man’s burden, Compel him to be free;

      Let all your manifestoes Reek with philanthropy.

      And if with heathen folly He dares your will dispute, Then, in the name of freedom, Don’t hesitate to shoot.

       

      This was the truth that the idea of the white man’s burden hid from view. In particular: Whites destroyed the civilizations of the Aztecs, Incas and West Africans. They robbed Africa of its riches and made its people into slaves. They wiped out the people of North America and Australia and took their land.

       

      By 1900 they ruled most of the world, robbing it of its wealth and freedom. They turned on each other in two world wars, killing tens of millions. They undermine democracies in other countries and keep bad men in power when it suits them. They underpay blacks and Latinos in America – and then see them as a drain on society.

       

      They spent $2.3 trillion on Africa over the past 50 years and yet over a million die of malaria every year as if it were some strange, incurable disease.

       

      Despite all that they still think they are better than everyone else, that they are a force for good, that they are well-meaning.

       

      Power corrupts. The West is powerful enough that it can believe whatever it wants about its motives – with no one to tell them otherwise who will widely be believed.

  6. The belief, Debbie, comes from the instruments of truth, as it was…once. Right now, the West is seen through the output of the media and we all know who owns that source of lies and twisted fabrications.

     

    That is where some effort needs to be directed but an almost impossible task. The US, as it slides downhill at a great speed, will be spending its energies on trying to remain with its “head above water” once it realises where the water level is. At the moment, it hasn't figured that out. It will, too late though, such is the "head in the sand" approach to all that is unpleasant and needing attention.  Jews, Zionists, (where is the difference in 2013), fellow travellers, the Senate, the Congress, graft, corruption, electoral funding, AIPAC, ADL, Neocons, the excesses of the CIA, FBI, a never-ending and expanding list.

     

    Exceptionalism has its price. 'know it all' being the worst penalty when in reality they  really know nothing in this day and age. Certainly have learnt little over time. . Ask any country not under the control of US military agreements, military bases, aid, undue influence / pressure, commercial or otherwise. Respect has been flushed away over the years. The USA,  self-styled masters of the human race since 1945 and who now allow themselves to be dictated to  by a hated piddling little state, allowing  the control of its every action by psychotic foreigners? They can't be all that clever.  Certainly not a country 'suffering' from exceptionalism.

    However, better put, the antonyms apply these days……

    …..average, awful, bad, common, customary, familiar and lousy (slang), mediocre and no great shakes (informal), all per courtesy of the Collins Thesaurus and when added to normal, ordinary, regular, second-rate, straightforward, typical, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual., it does show a different picture than one they have painted of themselves. Taking a long bow, very much like the Picture of Dorian Gray syndrome ……..perfect at the start, committing crime after crime and finally being seen by all for what they are but unable to accept their own imperfections, Perhaps, unexceptional cancels out the  self-deluded illusion of exceptionalism from which most Americans appear to be suffering.. If you state it often enough, you take it as gospel, as with so many examples through the control of the media by Zionist interests. They have the US population totally  snowed.

     

    Now that sounds much more familiar. Don't take my word for it, however.. Just look at most of the Presidents of that once fine country after 1797, with none worse than George W Bush, still living and still not indicted for the worst crimes in history.

    Now that is what is wrong with America. There is no limit on Presidential crimes so it’s on with more of the same, Obama still carrying on with the sick traditions.

     

    Summarising. So far we have had the 'head above water' and the 'head in the sand'. There is one more that is apt, but good taste restricts further comment.

     

    Yes, you guessed it in one.

    • "The truth has a certain elegance and restraint to it. Sometimes it can be a little rough because the truth doesn't spend as much time in makeup as the lies do. Lies require cosmetics and strategic lighting. Truth possesses its own beauty (if you can see it), without the need for artifice and produces its own light." — Les Visible

  7. Rothschilds and their ancestors were the ones who have destroyed the world.  They were the ones behind the British Empire and they are the masters behind the American Empire and the entire world is blaming the White man for the crime and destruction Jew has perpetrated.

     

    The fault of the White man is that he has totally lost the ability to defend himself.  And he has taken the burden of the blame Jew has tied to his neck. 

     

    On the rare occasion he stood up he was severely criticized and he surrendered.

     

  8. Kudos to Finian Cunningham singer-song writer, and the musicians: Tubby Corrway and Colin Merrill for this beautiful and moving song.  The truly Irish voice resonates with innocence and its lovely!   Thanks also goes to My Cat Bird Seat!  

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