Sunday, July 30, 2006

The Canadian Media, the Middle East, and Racism

The Balance of Coverage

Israel’s massacres in Gaza and southern Lebanon coincide with a shift in Canadian foreign policy. Under the last two regimes (Martin’s Liberals and now Harper’s Conservatives), Canada has rapidly shed any pretense of having an independent foreign policy and has aligned itself completely with the United States, Israel’s chief financial backer and arms dealer. Where past Canadian regimes would have settled for silent complicity in war crimes, Harper actively cheers and participates in them. This drastic realignment of Canadian policy happens at a time when the U.S. and Israel are embarking on aggressive, criminal wars involving major human rights violations.

For Canadians to accept this, they will have to consume an equally drastic dose of racism, dehumanization, and distorted understanding. Getting them to do so may be something of a challenge. The Canadian media have taken up the task with gusto.

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4 comment(s):

Annamarie - The real problem as - I mentioned in a previous post - deals with legitimating the israeli acts, inspite of being an occupation forces.

I'd updated my blog since the last time you visted it. You are always welcomed to visit my small corner.

By Blogger SomeMuslimMan, at 7:33 PM  

Yes, I see what you mean...

Thanks, I'll go and check out your blog now.

By Blogger Annamarie, at 9:36 PM  

We absolutely need an alternative to Harper.

And Ignatieff isn't it.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:03 PM  

No, Ignatieff definitely is not. Sad to say, but in my humble opinion the present Liberal 'gene pool' does not look very promising.

By Blogger Annamarie, at 1:10 AM  

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