Genocides are a Weapon of War
Ideologies are weaponised by the morally bankrupt to control those who are oriented towards values. Despite what the long arc of narrativised history would have us believe, even as it is being rewritten in realtime, the minority want more than their share—and they’ll do anything to take it. Wars are fought over resources; only the soldiers pray as dawn breaks.
Hamza Ali Shah is a British-Palestinian writer and journalist. He joins me to discuss the establishment’s lack of moral clarity concerning the genocide taking place in Gaza. We discuss the colonial roots of Israel’s ethnic cleansing and the long history of Western forces’ desire to appropriate the immense fossil fuel resources of the Middle East. We also explore the failures of Arab state leaders to protect the Palestinian people, the weaponisation of ideology, and the deliberate obfuscation of linguistic tricks that see Israel acting with impunity on the international stage.
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