Tuesday, 13 September 2011

One-Eyed Men In The World Of The Blind


Intifada Palestine - by Dr. Lawrence Davidson:
"There is an interesting phenomenon which we can call 'the political retiree’s confession'. I don’t mean all those hyped memoirs, ghost written for all manner of high ranking ex-officials. Here I refer to statements by important political leaders and bureaucrats, either out of office or about to vacate their positions, publically describing what really needs to be done. For instance, what really needs to be done to obtain peace, or accurately pointing fingers at those obstructing peace. These statements can be shocking in their honesty, but curiously enough, are never made, much less acted upon, while the truth sayer is in a position of power. They come to us only with retirement or pending retirement."