West Virginia Citizen Action Group
Pope's statement on capitalism correct
Right wing pundits aside, Pope Francis' profound statement on the world situation recently seems a breath of fresh air and a shining light in the dense polluted fog of our 1-percent planet.
Why indeed do so many of our leaders deify the capitalist system that produces a few obscenely rich while billions suffer in poverty?
Why shouldn't, as the pope says, governments insure jobs, education and health care for everyone?
Why must we continue this insane level of consumption that is ruining the entire planet?
The pope's interpretations of Jesus are on target.
If Jesus was alive today in the Middle East, kicking the money changers out of the temple, our neo-cons would probably be wanting a drone attack on the "militant."
Zionist-state Israel gets a pass
Deal or no deal (Iran), I have never understood the news media's double standard and silence regarding the Zionist state (Israel) and its possession of nuclear weapons. From the "unfair and unbalanced" Fox, to conservatives and neo-cons to liberal news media to TV, radio and daily/weekly publications, almost no one talks about it.
Neither do they note that Israel is not a signatory to the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear weapons.
Even the Gazette, West Virginia's bastion of news enlightenment, appears to coalesce with such biased journalism. Noam Chomsky and others have pointed out the disconnect in heaping sanctions on Iran while doing little to protest Israel's occupation, annexation and illegal settlements of Palestinian territories.
I am neither from Iran nor from Palestine. I just cannot suppress a sigh - and contempt - for such an apparent double standard.