Sunday, January 17, 2010

Proposal For The Middle East...


The Coalition to Find Sane Solutions for the Middle East
The concept is to create a National organization of Friends who can examine the many issues and facets of the Middle East in a more organized and open fashion, where people of everyday life, not just politicians, journalists and educators, are allowed to come together and not just express views, but add to policy creation and give broader media consideration on more far reaching aspects of the issues concerning the Israeli / Palestinian conflict, the Middle East and it’s volatility in general.

WHY: Forging Ahead

This issue cost us as tax payers Billions of American Dollars every year and the politicians and the Pentagon have been able to do little to resolve or move the issue ahead much over the last 61 years since the creation of the State of Israel. This issue has, more than once, brought the world to the brink of nuclear war and remains one of the most volatile political, economic, and fairness issues facing mankind on the planet. It is both unwise and unfair to only have the Pro-American, Pro Israel side of the issue in the media so much and in the school books so consistently and repeatedly. (This opinion itself is something that is just my opinion and needs to be discussed, debated and all points and all sides of contention need to be heard.) It is important to point out that their needs to be more than just the three groups heard from (Jewish people, Arab people and African Americans). This issue is an international one. Latino, East Indian, Native American, Asian and all races (men & women) should have access to the Society so a more general name may be appropriate & in order. High oil prices, long held ethnic hatreds, economic exploitation, terrorism, the U.S. military’s economic sustainability, nuclear war, and torture are just some of the issues that surround the issues and considerations of the Middle East. Many Black intellectuals say they never get asked to express their views on this important international issue that impacts the Black community systemically & directly. (For example many Black intellectuals say the whole geographic formation of the region should NOT be called the Middle East at all. [Don’t ask me what they want to call it. I have to check that with Reggie Bryant., currently of WURD Radio.]) Many Black intellectuals also represent the view that quells up from the Black community in general—and that is one of feeling exploited by Jewish merchants and business owners, but never getting asked to give their opinions on the issues of the Middle East and how they are impacted by the taxes they have to pay for our bloated defense mechanism and ``National Security’’ the U.S. feels obligated to sustain. For example: Some eight to ten Billion Dollars a year goes to the tiny State of Israel while the entire CONTINENT of Africa only get the same amount or a bit more in U.S. Aid (That’s over some 50 African countries!!) Radio Commentator Reggie Bryant and a few others have championed the idea that the Palestinian ``Terrorists’’ or ``Bombers’’ are actually sacrifice bombers, NOT suicide bombers as they are called by the major American media because they are sacrificing themselves for what they perceive as a real cause, not just committing suicide. Also: The true issues of the ``terrorists’’ are never really examined by the National Major Media such as: who invaded who and when; who started out as terrorists and are now considered National Jewish Heroes; Why do the Arabs bomb (Is it just historic hatred or are there substantive reasons for what they do such as racism, economic exploitation, not having a say in their own governing, having had ``their’’ land taken away and ``their’ houses destroyed; seeing Israeli privilege and not being able to have a voice and expose what is happening to them as Palestinian people through any other substantive and meaningful process, etc.) Many of these aspects of the story are almost totally ignored by the Major American media’s portrayal of the saga of the Middle East. Many people are fatigued at the TV coverage because they see it as so Pro-American and Pro-Israeli and too extensive while ignoring other more progressive, Peace-oriented aspects of the issue. (For example, many Israeli Peace groups have NEVER even been interviewed by the National media and many Americans don’t even know what these groups are or how they operate and what they do. There is a humongous vacuum in the National American media coverage that is so incredibly pervasive in determining American and world opinion on the subject of the Middle East.) For example, the views and work of Jewish people like activist and Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein are rarely ever explored and examined by the major American media.


There are many, many myths about the so-called Middle East that need to be dragged out from under the bed, exposed and discussed. For example, I read in the National Geographic, in a recent article about Saudi Arabia, that there are many, many poor Arabs living in Saudi Arabia who are barely making enough to live on. All we often hear about Saudi Arabia is that there are all these sheiks running around with, not Millions of dollars, but Billions of Dollars dripping from their clothing. Where is the truth? The belief that all Arabs are wealthy is a major myth about the region and its’ people. There are poor Arabs, unemployed Arabs, hard working Arabs and Arabs who just want to live in peace and harmony with man, woman, child and nature. Where are their stories? Not all Arab children are throwing rocks, and some that are aren’t crazy children, but frustrated children seeing no other route to take. They see their parents dragged from their homes, beaten, tortured and or killed. What choices have been left them? One other myth about Jewish people this time also concerns money and economics. I know for a fact that there are poor Jewish and or Israeli people within the U.S. and overseas. Not every Jewish person is a Harvard educated lawyer living in a Penthouse near Wall Street (A typical stereotype we may have of Jewish Americans.) The truth must be unearthed and soon. This is part of our Mission.

Something Else!!

I have a strong conviction that some Jews who are peace-loving and progressive should be left an option to live safely outside of Israel and out side of the U.S. if they want and so choose. I thought of the idea of land being given to progressive, forward-thinking Jewish people only and that this land could be In Africa—if said people are willing to dedicate their lives to helping African people (Sub-Saharan) with their economic, health and social justice issues. (Research for such a project could allow us all to finally figure out just how much land the Jewish people already own in Africa in the first place and what their full present influence is on the continent of Africa.) The Jewish progressives would be governed mostly by African people and would relate to African people who wanted to learn more and concern themselves with Jewish issues in regards to being more progressive and forward thinking. Africa is land rich, but economically poor in many regions. An influx of Jewish people with progressive backgrounds could help tremendously if handled in a forward thinking and progressive manner!!


Through town hall meetings, meetings with alternative news sources, networking between and among racial and ethnic groups, sponsoring public events and having major media coverage and major events when and where possible and necessary. Also: We will formulate links between groups who have traditionally worked on the issue with more people oriented and progressive groups outside of the traditional institutions that have formulated opinion and policy on the issue e.g. the National American news media, Academia, the State Department and the traditional Jewish/Israeli lobby organizations and the traditional Pro Palestinian groups and organizations. Of course all this is treading on thin ice in the eyes of many because of the ``terrorists’’ factor. There are some elements that one doesn’t want to talk to, according to the recent (BUSH) Administration in D.C. However, the fact is that unless some more substantive discussion and more open and progressive media attention is not forthcoming on this issue, it could well continue to blossom into another full scale war that could drag in the Soviet Union—which has been more aggressive recently, and China, which has its’ own ethnic issues and contentions internationally. Of course the United States has tried to play both sides of the fence because we get so much oil from the region and have a great many Jewish Americans and Jewish and Israeli business interests within the U.S.’s borders, as well as major Arab holdings here also. Americans are, generally speaking, deprived of substantive, consistent, progressive information on the subject of the so-called Middle East.

We Don’t Want to Reinvent the Wheel:

This information is being shared with Opinion leaders of many ethnic backgrounds because we don’t want to reinvent the wheel and create something that is already being done. From what I can tell there is no one organization that is designed to bring the many issues and concerns of the Middle East together—Zionists and Pro-Palestinian forces, Peace Keepers and war Generals, State Department Representatives as well as a host of intellectuals and other ethnic groups who are or should be concerned about the region and the conflicts therein. Poor people and the uneducated need a seat at this table as well. This seems to be a wheel that has not been invented as yet.

For some substantive views on the issues of the day, we hope you will visit the Web Page of the individual who wrote this position paper, Brother Tracy Gibson, at (

Our feeling is that if we keep ignoring this festering problem it will not only NOT go away, it will fester more and more and need, in some brilliant power leader’s opinion, an amputation (in the form of nuclear strikes) as opposed to a good, down to earth chicken-soup-&-pot-stickers discussion with more and more progressive and alternative media attention.

Updated on11-11-09

What you can do:

1) Call us & give us the name of your representative who is concerned about this issue
2) Give us the names of any and all groups that you know of that are concerned about the Middle East and reaching a better understanding and resolving conflicts in the region.
3) Make a contribution, no matter how small, to the work we are doing.
4) Donate objects, cash or unwanted property to the cause of making progressive change in the region.
5) Endorse the concept of the creation of an organization that will listen to ALL sides and create a People’s Viewpoint that can be leveraged in Washington, D.C. and utilized to create positive media portrayals on the issue.

6) Adopt Palestinian, Pakistani or Afghan children who have been abandoned or left parentless because of the Middle East crisis violence.

Contact Information:

Brother Tracy Gibson



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