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#347 | Truth is only what people want to believe and nothing more
I messed up last week - Analina the heart and soul of our jOt operations was on her break and I was to be her back up. But I fell ill. One of the shitty things about an absent immune system is that even a random sneeze in your direction can fell you for two weeks. As a result we didn't schedule things a couple of days last week - we'll send them out this weekend to catch up.
As miserable as I am about this goof, it feels like such a privileged problem to have - so some things didn't make it while I was sick. Who even cares when children are being slaughtered.
One of the first books I ever read about the holocaust was Mila 18, Leon Uris' fictionalised account of the final stand of Warsaw's Polish Jews against Wehrmacht tanks and the Nazi army. This book had a profound impact on me - I remember going after every source I could find in my pre-internet world - Uri's book was a work of fiction after all. The more I learnt, the more this battle became one of bravest acts of heroism I had ever read about. Most of all, I couldn't fathom the collective global indifference to the genocide of a people.
History is repeating itself. The coloniser state of Israel, with the blessing of the United States of America, is doing to the people of Palestine what the Nazis did to Jewish people not 80 years ago. You could excuse the world for being blind during WWII, there was no internet after all. But we have no excuse today - and we must not turn away.
Motaz Azaiza's instagram feed is a good place to start.