Hi ! Renxkyoko Iglesias here !
So, okay, this post is about my vacation in the Philippines. But, first, I’d like to write down a few things swirling on my mind at the moment, and let’s see where this post goes..
Firstly, the Republican Party’s scorch earth policy has been pissing me off from the time this party invited Israel’s Natenyahu to speak before the US Congress without informing the White House. This was a total breach of protocol and disrespect for the US Executive office. But , what do we expect from these people ? They don’t even believe Pres. Obama is an American. Then more than a week ago, 47 US Republican Senators sent a letter to the Ayallatolahs in Iran, telling them the talks and on-going negotiations between Iran and the US ( and 5 others…. Russia, China, Great Britain, Germany and France) are useless pieces of documents, thereby scuttlling and undermining the integrity of the US negotiators.. Under Logan’s Law, that is treason. They will burn the whole country down to spite the Black man currently residing at the White House. It’s mind- blowing.
And, Netanyahu has won the election in Israel, and has proclaimed to the world a state of Palestine would not happen under his watch. Well, good luck on that, Sir.
” Uhm, Ren, are you actually anti- Israel ? ”
Believe it or not, there’s Jewish blood flowing in my veins. My great, great, great , great grandparents were Spanish Jews, and though they later converted to Catholicism, this little info had been passed on from one generation to another, finally to my mother and her siblings, then to us. ( lest we forget). Another thing, my brother-in-law, my sister’s husband, is a Jew. That’s the magical asterisk in my family’s already colorful history.
How colorful ? Well, a great grandfather was a rebel who was arrested and incarcerated in a dungeon at Fort Santiago, and later, his house was turned into a museum to honor him…… another greatgrandad, a rebel, managed to escape to HongKong before the American colonists came to arrest him, and no, he wasn’t a homeless 19 year old bum all the time he was on exile……. he was a student boarder at St. Joseph’s College and studied there for 4 years. It still exists, and surprisingly, it is considered the most elite boys school ,most revered and best school in HongKong to this day. ( According to Wiki ) How his father sent out the money to HongKong was pretty interesting, but the American authorities knew about it apparently. They, in fact, had arranged for him to return to the Philippines, and appointed him Governor of the province ( won’t mention the name of the province) for many, many years . It seems I’m bragging. Well, I guess I am. They fought for independence, after all. The other greatgranddad’s story was better , though. What happened to him was in their history books. That’s something to brag about. The other one? I don’t know. Maybe he had fun in Hongkong. Still…. it was kind of sad to be away from family for 4 years. I’ m not diminishing what he had done for the cause. He was just lucky to have a family with the means to keep him out of the dungeons. Oh, but he had a town named after him. :0 It went well for him, too..
Fort Santiago entrance
Great grandpa’s photo, the Governor, middle , left ( interesting moustache ) I love to look at old photos… fascinating stuff.
So, okay, where was I ?
Going back to the question, am I anti- Israel ? No freaking way. But, we do seek pathways to peace , whatever they are, wherever they maybe. I believe , and the whole world, for that matter, believe that statehood for Palestine , is one pathway.
And what do I think of these terrorists ? It cannot be published. omgcursezasfdgytmdie !
The problem here is, who am I to rant , proselytize, be holier than thou ? The US is not lily white , either. Racism is alive and kicking. ” Wrong ” skin color can get one killed.
I guess this post went nowhere…. as expected of yours truly. ^_^ ” Fun vacation, my foot. My thoughts just took off and went all over the place, except the place where they were supposed to go.
This is all for now. Fun vacation post next time maybe ?
Thanks for reading , folks. PEACE !