Hamas Art And Peace, There Is A Reason Why Dictatorial Rulers Always Try To Silence The “Elite”

” A Pale Green Mermaid Blog”

 

There is a reason why the so called elite (writers artists media people)  are the first to be quashed when dictatorial styles of governing take hold.  They understand that an idea, a voice, a sentence can take their government down.  Keep people in fear and you have control over them – complete control.

If the public are shown the fissures and cracks in the leaders facade through comedy sarcasm and simple truths of the  ludicrous nature of their actions through paintings, articles, slogans, insights and plays  their power recedes in the public eye and an opening forms where new political ideas and actions can take place.

 

So the news that Hamas has decided to take on the people that they disagree with through the creation of a culture of resistance” using plays, movies,poem collections and art competitions INSTEAD of rockets, (only 2 rockets have been fired into Israel in the last month the lowest since 2002!), is a welcome change.

Ayman Taha former fighter and Hamas leader said “We have a new emphasis on cultural resistance, the fighters need a break, the people need a break.”  Thanks to Ethan Bronner for  news details from article in NY Times Friday July 24 2009, “Hamas Shifts From Rockets To Culture War”.

This common sense reaction to war will prove to be the best move that the palestinian people could make at this time.

 

Peace is in the air, can you feel it?

PEACE

 

www.peacenow.org

www.combatantsforpeace.org

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2 responses to “Hamas Art And Peace, There Is A Reason Why Dictatorial Rulers Always Try To Silence The “Elite”

  1. kaypaiva

    I don’t think ALL artists are “the elite.” I think there are a group of artists with connections that may be considered the “elite.” Definitely local artists aren’t in that group. I wish they were because I feel like they still have the most vision!

    But yeah – art/writing…. definitely the way to peace. It’s coming soon.

  2. Thanks for reading! I agree artists are not the elite but some people think they are..only because they haven’t run across any yet!!

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