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If there is one place where I've been able to find some 'peace' and diversion away from the activism world, buy glyset online it has been on the tennis court.
When I'm playing tennis, buy glyset online I don't have to think about what's going on anywhere else.
I am outside and hitting the ball and that's about all that matters.
The tennis club I belong to has often times been a refuge for me away from all the reality.
It's a little community within itself.
As with any community, buy glyset online it has a variation of people of different ages and different backgrounds, buy glyset online and what brings us together is a love for the game. Buy glyset online
And, buy glyset online as with any community it has a variation of people with different life purposes, buy glyset online beliefs and agendas.
When I joined years ago, buy glyset online I was new to Los Angeles and thought it would be a great way to meet others.
And it has been.
Since being in California my activism and political work and focus has shifted from less political party involvement to more specific issue oriented work and writing.
For better or worse I've focused my energy on subjects that for many seem controversial and even taboo.
I guess I've read enough about Thoreau to agree that we can strike the branches and essentially get nowhere or we can strike at the root of the problems and create some legitimate change.
Striking at the root of problems is an interesting and precarious road to take.
What I would say as an activist in California somewhat safely esconsed in her world in Los Angeles, buy glyset online there remains a lack of legitimate dialog, buy glyset onlineÂ specifically in addressing the "root" issues.Â
Root issues require us to look outside our world of comfort and convenience towards a world that others are living and enduring daily. Buy glyset online
Root issues take us to Iraq, buy glyset online Palestine, buy glyset online Darfur, buy glyset online Afghanistan, buy glyset online Pakistan and many other places.
Root issues require an understanding that we are all connected and our chain is only as strong as the weakest link. Buy glyset online Â Â Â
As such, buy glyset online there is always resistance towards addressing such root issues.Â
I've resisted.Â We all have.Â
However, buy glyset online when there is continued resistance in confronting root issues, buy glyset online comes the fear and denial by some, buy glyset online and at times, buy glyset online it can invite retaliation.
In certain situations, buy glyset online it can invite its share of campaigns against those who care to mention the emperor(s) are naked as jaybirds. Buy glyset online Â Â
What does this have to do with tennis?
Its a good question.Â Â
Perhaps it has to do with a person's refuge being fair game and a nice little spot to create problems where one would least expect it?
Maybe it has to do with the fear of those who are willing to engage and do something about it, buy glyset online by those who are unwilling to engage and see another perspective.
Of course, buy glyset online as in any community, buy glyset online there are conflicts.Â
And as in any community there are those who can become threatened by those whose opinions differ.Â
And as in any community with individuals who wish to focus their energies targeting others, buy glyset online they can and will engage in what they feel is necessary.Â
There are those who will act in indirect ways towards others who hold different beliefs.Â Â
They can't seem to engage directly - that might reveal their agenda?Â
So it seems that speaking and writing about what is happening in Gaza and/or my views in general don't seem to bode well with a few individuals at my club. Buy glyset online
What's funny is they don't talk to me about it. Buy glyset online Â
I've had some interesting encounters. Buy glyset online Â I've even had some interesting 'non-encounters' with those who would seemingly rather take the back door approach in their evaluations of others, buy glyset online and of me.Â Â BackÂ door approaches are fine and a part of life.Â Â Â We all make judgements from time to time. Buy glyset online Â It's when things border on threatening or intentionally dishonest, buy glyset online it becomes an issue. Buy glyset online Â Â Â
Then there are those who are friends and yet are perhaps allied to their own groups.Â Â I had one close friend tell me recently at lunch that she was "pro-Zionist".Â Â It was a statement I hadn't really expected. Buy glyset online Â At the same time, buy glyset onlineÂ her being "pro-Zionist", buy glyset online while it may explain some things, buy glyset online wasn't too important certainly with regards in how I feel about her. Buy glyset online Â In addition, buy glyset onlineÂ I welcome diversity in thought. Buy glyset online Â At the same time, buy glyset online in the world of activism there are those who call themselves "pro-Zionist" who have targeted individuals like myself. Buy glyset online Â Â In short, buy glyset online the lunch left me confused.Â The lack of clarity or explanation has left me equally confused. Buy glyset online Â Â Â She had read my articles, buy glyset online knew my concerns about a myriad of things, buy glyset online and she knew my views about the occupation of Gaza and Palestinian territories. Buy glyset online Â It's fine and even welcomed to have a differing opinion, buy glyset online but I would like to understand why. Buy glyset online Â Â We weren't able to continue the conversation and I haven't spoken with her personally since that time. Buy glyset online Â Perhaps she simply didn't and doesn't want to talk about it. Buy glyset online Â Â
My question to others who may consider themselvesÂ 'Zionists' or whatever label they believe adequately defines them, buy glyset onlineÂ and they somehow consider me a threat and/or the enemy, buy glyset online I will simply ask why not address me directly?Â Â Â
We could learn so much from each other.Â
Is it because I believe differently than you do?
Is it because I want the bombs to stop falling?
Because I want the war industry to quit promoting death, buy glyset online chaos, buy glyset online and continued tragedy for millions around the globe?
I don't think so because I would wager you want the same.Â
So why engage in the whispering campaigns?Â
How courageous is it to not engage in dialog with me?
Those are some questions I have tonight.
And have had for some time now.
Ive mentioned agendas - here is mine.Â
I want to enjoy life with my friends and family I love and do some good in the world before I leave it.
I want innocent people and children in schools to stop being traumatized, buy glyset online bombed and targeted in specific regions even when governments like the Israeli/US government call it (again and again) an "accident".
I want children and adults to have the same access to decent education as those with large sums of money in their portfolio.
I want American families and all other families around the globe to not be economically terrorized any longer.
I want the media to stop pumping citizens with fear, buy glyset online propaganda and useless information.Â I want us to be more curious and less fearful of each other and whatever differences we have.
Our differences are what make life interesting and worthwhile.
There's much I want.
There's so much we all want.
And yet we've been made to be scared and frightened of each other.
There's little difference between what I want and what my Israeli friends and Palestinian friend want.
None of us are special in that regard.
We all want to be treated with kindness and respect.
I don't think that's too much to ask.
Life on and off the court