“The Feast of Carrion”
a chapter from Daniel Berrigan’s book,
The Nightmare of God
Daniel Berrigan, Jesuit priest and outspoken opponent of US wars, has died at the age of 94. Berrigan was jailed numerous times–initially in the 1960s when he broke into a draft board office in Cantonsville, Maryland, and later on in the 1970s and 80s for his anti-nuclear activism.
Don’t let the Zionists try to tell you how “complex” the situation is in the Middle East. It’s really as simple as this.
[Ed. note – Well…it’s really getting hard to tell the Israelis from ISIS these days. Maybe in the near future we’re going to need something like a Pepsi challenge to try and detect the difference between them. Or maybe it’s reached the point where we’re already in need of one now.
What do you suppose Jesus would say about the checkpoints, the walls, the soldiers–the child prisoners, the land grabs, or the home demolitions? Christians like poor, deluded John Kasich can babble aimlessly about the story of Joseph, the “values” that Israel and America supposedly share in common, all while prostrating themselves at the feet of AIPAC, but when you really come down to it there’s really only one question that’s relevant, one question that even needs to be asked: if Jesus were to come back today, who do you suppose he would side with–the occupiers or the occupied…the Jewish settlers screaming “death to the Arabs,” or the Christians of Palestine?
[ Ed. note – A ‘Death to the Arabs’ protest was held Tuesday evening in Tel Aviv. Here is a bit of what went on there…
The protest, which drew several thousand people, was held in support of Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier who pumped a bullet into the head of a critically injured Palestinian while being filmed on videotape. Israeli alternative journalist David Sheen showed up at the protest with the intentions of shooting video, but got attacked and beaten by the mob. You can read about it here.
[ Ed. note – Israeli medics, it has to be said, seem to be putting forth a one hundred percent effort these days–in not providing treatment to Palestinians. We have seen picture after picture, video after video, of Palestinians lying in the street bleeding while Israeli soldiers and medical personnel stand about doing nothing. As Jonathan Cook observes in the article below, suspicions are high that medics are withholding treatment to Palestinians out of revenge “in the expectation that they would die from their wounds.” It would seem, then, that the “most moral ambulance service in the world” has joined forces with the “most moral army in the world.” But I guess it stands to reason that in a country with “Jews-only” roads and the like, there would also be Jews-only ambulance services.
By Richard Edmondson
The US has a well deserved reputation as one of the most hypocritical nations on earth. We claim to be champions of democracy while overthrowing democratically elected governments. We insist we are fighting a war on terrorism while funding and training terrorists.