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Monday, 10 August 2015

Bertolt Brecht: Children of the Future

Israel Detains Jewish Extremists as Crackdown on Terror Cells Continues
Arson terror suspect 23-year-old ultra-orthodox activist Meir Ettinger detained by Israel in crackdown on terror cells appears at Nazareth Magistrates Court: photo by Nir Kafri/EPA via Vice News, 5 August 2015

Children of the Future

I've got to confess it to you:
I've given up hope.

The void --
Everybody's got a hedge against it,
A private exit strategy: we'll
Work all the angles; make sure never
To be alone; and
When the program
Fails, we'll still have nothing
For a friend.

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men dance by a giant bonfire during the celebration of Lag BaOmer in commemoration of the death 1800 years ago of the Jewish scholar Bar Yochai
: photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP via The Guardian, 6 May 2015

Den Nachgeboren

Ich gestehe es:
Ich habe keine Hoffnung.
Die Blinden reden von einem Ausweg.
Ich sehe.

Wenn die Irrtümer verbraucht sind
Sitzt als letzter Gesellschafter
Uns das Nichts gegenüber.

Bertolt Brecht (10 February 1898-14 August 1956): Den Nachgeborenen, c. early 1920s (later retitled Der Nachgeborene in Gedichte 2, 87); English version TC

#BREAKING: 2 Houses set on fire in #Duma village West Bank: Baby killed. parents & brothers injured. Writing sprayed.: image via Amichai Stein @Amichai Stein1, 1 August 2015

Alon, West Bank. Ultra-orthodox Jewish families ride camels joining the thousands of Israelis who spent the day outdoors, picnicking and touring the country during the eight-day Passover holiday
: photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP via The Guardian, 7 April 2015

Jerusalem (AFP), 9 April 2015 - Israel Sunday arrested several suspects believed to be linked to the deadly firebombing of a Palestinian home and placed two more alleged Jewish extremists in detention without trial. One of those interned on Sunday was Meir Ettinger, a 23-year-old accused of being a key figure in a loose band of youths suspected to be behind a string of nationalist hate crimes. Ettinger's grandfather Meir Kahane founded Kach, a racist movement that wanted to chase Arabs from Israel. Kahane was assassinated in New York in 1990: photo by Jack Guez,/AFP, 9 August 2015


L'Enfant de la Haute Mer said...

Father killed also...

TC said...

Yes, thanks, I knew that, the burns were terrible, one would not wish to survive, and the sorrow deepens with each death, for the hideous "work" of this gang of roving nutter arsonists, with their "price tag" labeling of random innocents, goes on and on, whether done by them or comparable nutters, the settler terrorist supply line is endless, whatever the masquerade of "crackdown". The pictures of this nutter beaming ecstatically in court, a hero in his own private universe, crazy -- until you pause to realize there are others in his universe as well. He looks to be on psychedelics. I suppose burning down random people's houses at night must provide some kind of hyperadrenalin super-rush. Plus which, you get to know you deeply believe in what you're doing, and that must be, like special.