Friday, 1 August 2014

These children are our children

In 2007, Javier Bardem won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a psychopathic assassin in No Country for Old Men and was the villain in the Bond movie, Skyfall.

In a 25 July 2014 open letter published in he made his feelings on the Gaza bloodbath known:
“In the horror happening right now in Gaza there is no place for distance or neutrality. It’s a way of occupation and extermination waged against a people with no means, confined in a minimum territory, with no water, and where hospitals, ambulances and children are targets and presumed to be terrorists. It’s hard to understand and impossible to justify.

It is shameful that the Western stance allows such genocide. I do not understand this barbarism. The horrific history of the Jewish people become even more cruelly incomprehensible. Only geopolitical alliances, the hypocritical mask of business, for example, the sale of arms, explain the shameful position of the US, the EU and Spain…

I live in Spain I pay my taxes and do not want my money to fund policies that support this barbarism and trade arms with other countries that grow rich killing innocent children… I am disgusted, embarrassed and hurt by so much injustice and the murder of human beings. These children are our children.”
In a subsequent open letter, Bardem, his wife, Penelope Cruz, Pedro Almodovar, Eduardo Noriega and other leading Spanish entertainers called on the EU to condemn ‘the bombing by land, sea and air against the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip,’ described Israel’s actions as ‘genocide’ and added:
“Israel… humiliates, detains, and tramples on the rights of the Palestinian population in all of the West Bank every day, also causing many deaths… (and) continues to advance into and invade the Palestinian territories instead of returning to the 1967 borders…

Gaza is living through horror these days, besieged and attacked by land, sea and air. Palestinians' homes are being destroyed, they are being denied water, electricity, free movement to their hospitals, schools and fields while the international community does nothing.”
I don’t see much in the way of condemnation from our ‘entertainers’.

Perhaps the wannabes and has beens might not get their crack at Celebrity Big Brother if they break ranks. Would The Only Way is Essex type have noticed anything out of the ordinary occurring in such a faraway place that doesn’t feature in the holiday brochures?

Doubt it.

The way the sinister Machiavellians have fixed things over the course of the last century, celebrity-obsessed airheads may well be in the majority in our western world nowadays. And so, blessings apenty be upon the illuminated Spanish megastar. If the dumbed-down fashion follower is ever going to pay attention to reality, it will be the Javiers and the Penelopes who point it out.

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