Give peace a chance

Give peace a chance I am really grateful that people are protesting in Whitehorse regarding the Palestinian massacre in Gaza. Unlike Karen Walker and Wayne Tuck, whose letter in the August 15 Yukon News condemns the protesters, I do think that the Zionis

I am really grateful that people are protesting in Whitehorse regarding the Palestinian massacre in Gaza.

Unlike Karen Walker and Wayne Tuck, whose letter in the August 15 Yukon News condemns the protesters, I do think that the Zionist Jews in positions of power in Israel and around the world are the “big, bad bull[ies],” and that it is so incredibly heartening to see people around the world (and in Whitehorse) willing to stand up and protest these insane goings-on!

What Walker and Tuck fail to realize is that even Israelis in Israel are protesting the killings: Thousands of people, close to 10,000, gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square to encourage peace negotiations, to call for an end to the killings and war.

In response to Walker’s and Tuck’s question regarding “where are the protests” for the other abhorrently violent world events, I remind them that people worldwide (including the people of Israel) are indeed gathering together to bring about peace in Gaza, Syria, Ukraine, Iraq, and Ferguson – a quick Internet search proves this, even if mainstream media does not.

What is really sad about this letter – what really boggles my mind – is that the writers can so easily blame Hamas for the genocide to Palestinians, and dismiss the fact that the lopsided casualties are a direct result of the incredibly disgusting array of munitions fired from Israel! To suggest that “many civilian deaths in Gaza have in fact resulted from Hamas’s own actions” is both ignorant and despicable.

To condemn the killings is not anti-Semitic, nor do protests occur because of Jew hatred.

Rather, the protesting world’s great action is to respond to such atrocities, not as suggested with gloves off and ready to fight, but with peaceful tenacity and united strength and awareness that this violence is rooted in greed and fear, and financed by psycho/sociopaths, whose intent is to “mow the lawn” and create terror in the world.

I am grateful people are protesting. No one’s skin, race, god, religion, beliefs, gender, wealth, intellect, blah, blah, blah usurps another’s. We are one and we are different. Wring your hands about that.

Kitty Sperling


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