by Hector Alamo, Jr. Wednesday, May 14, 2008, marks the 60th anniversary of the creation of Israel. I think it's more accurate to define the creation of Israel as the "occupation of Palestine," because that's exactly what it is.
by Hector Alamo, Jr. "From the halls of Monteczuma..." These are the words of a former president of the United States. We always pride ourselves on living in a country devoted to justice, democracy and civil liberties. We have appointed ourselves as defenders of the free world for close to a century. Every U.S. conflict has had democratization and human rights protection as its primary motivation - at least on paper.
"Better to know a few things which are good and necessary than many things which are useless and mediocre.
What a great treasure can be hidden in a small, selected library! A company of the wisest and the most deserving people from all the civilized countries of the world, for thousands of years, can make the results of their studies and their wisdom available to us. The thought which they might not even reveal to their best friends is written here in clear words for us, people from another century. Yes, we should be grateful for the best books, for the best spiritual achievements in our lives."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson Essayist and poet (1803 - 1882)