Saturday, November 27, 2004

wesley blog

another blog to check out - wesleyblog, by shane raynor. this is a much more conservative/evangelical -whatever label you want to use - blog than most i link, including my own. but i appreciated very much this post about the UMC Taco Bell boycott. Now, shane himself doesn't agree with the boycott, at least not the practice/strategy of it, etc... but what caught my attention was that he posted a whole entry from a friend of his who disagrees with him and gives a totally different point of view. i like it when someone is not afraid to put thoughts out there that are different than their own opinions, calling into question their views. we don't like to suggest, humans in general, that we might be wrong about something, or that thoughtful others might hold very different views than us. so its refreshing to see someone put it out there in the open!

1 comment:

Tyrone Jackson III said...

In remembrance of Black History month: (3/28/01 Nelson Mandela Nobel Peace Prize letter)“If you follow the polls in Israel for the last 30 or 40 years, you clearly find a vulgar racism that includes a third of the population who openly declare themselves to be racist. This racism is of the nature of "I hate Arabs" and "I wish Arabs would be dead". If you also follow the judicial system in Israel you will see there is discrimination against Palestinians, and if you further consider the 1967 occupied territories you will find there are already two judicial systems in operation that represent two different approaches to human life: one for Palestinian life and the other for Jewish life. Additionally there are two different approaches to property and to land. Palestinian property is not recognised as private property because it can be confiscated. Palestinians are not struggling for a "state" but for freedom, liberation and equality, just like we were struggling for freedom in South Africa. Israel's racial discrimination is daily life of most Palestinians. Since Israel is a Jewish state, Israeli Jews are able to accrue special rights which non-Jews cannot do. Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. It has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality. It has systematically incarcerated and tortured thousands of Palestinians, contrary to the rules of international law. It has, in particular, waged a war against a civilian population, in particular children.” (3/28/01 Nelson Mandela Nobel Peace Prize letter)