Capricorn means nothing to me, though born under its sign. I was never hornier than most of my gender and certainly have little trace of that tendency today.

My birthday falls on 28 December, the Feast of the Holy Innocents, named to commemorate the infants slaughtered  by King Herod in his failed attempt to eliminate Our Divine Redeemer.

I was born in 1941, about a fortnight before Reinhard Heydrich presided over the meeting which determined to murder every Jew in Europe.

I confess horror at the inhumanity of Herod and Heydrich, their henchmen and women and those who would excuse it. I think whatever sign of the Zodiac anybody was born other, their horror would be no less than mine.

I think my bias is doubly forgivable because of the Feast of the Holy Innocents,

I have been watching Al Jazeera news coverage and am convinced that the Israeli regime and those complicit in its actions are out-Heroding Herod and out-Hitlering Hitler.

I’m waiting with bated breath for pronouncements on these crimes from Geldof and Bono.

7 Responses to AN UNDERSTANDABLE BIAS? by Donal Kennedy

  1. Aquarius February 21, 2024 at 4:41 pm #

    “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored”. Aldous Huxley

    The daily Slaughter of Palestinians, the remains of babies stored in refrigerators in one of the few hospitals in Gaza or starving children scooping flour off roads with their bare hands seldom merit attention in ‘the news’.

  2. Surveyor February 22, 2024 at 5:52 pm #

    Of course not a word of the atrocities commited by Hamas, with the assistance of the UNRWA don’t forget, which started all this in the first place. Any sympathy I had for Palestine ended on October 7th.

  3. Aquarius February 22, 2024 at 7:18 pm #

    U S Intelligence (22.2.24) state that allegations concerning UNRWA cannot be independently verified, therefore it follows that without due process, action was taken on the basis of allegations, not evidence.
    There is compelling evidence concerning the activities of the IDF in fatal shootings, ‘administrative detention’ and the illegal occupation of Palestinian land and destruction of property.for decades.

  4. Nosuchplace February 23, 2024 at 10:38 am #

    For DECADES!!!

  5. Aquarius February 23, 2024 at 12:02 pm #

    Sykes-Picot Agreement (1916), a secret meeting which led to the partition of Palestine. The Human Rights of Palestinians were treated with absolute contempt.

    A census conducted in November 1948 counted 782,000 Jews to 69,000 Palestinians in the new Israel.

    Ariel Sharon and the IDF slaughtered 69 people in October 1953, in the Occupied West Bank village of Qibya.

    The Kahan Commission 1982 held Ariel Sharon responsible for massacres in the Sabra and Shatila Refugee Camps that resulted in over 19,000 deaths.

    Please note, it was inhabitants of refugee camps.

    Today, 23 October 2024, men, women and children are being bombed in tents in Gaza. Hospitals have been bombed with weapons of mass destruction and the IDF continue to prevent access to food, water, medical care and other basic utilities to the residents of Gaza.

  6. No such place February 23, 2024 at 12:39 pm #

    Our (the British) little Ulster in the middle east.

  7. Aquarius February 23, 2024 at 12:40 pm #

    23 October 2024 should read 23 February 2024