Israeli wild birds are dying because IEC stopped the Protection of the Electric Line Poles Project. Please sign this petition to contribute to our struggle to save them.
Sorry to end the old year on a pedestrian note, but the only Israeli wild bird that I know about lives in the warm fantasy of NCSI where she seems to be perfectly happy with her lot.
Seriously, though, the world is going mad in a very real way, just look at the murders taking place on a daily basis, and I fear that our chirping, feathered friends come very low on the priority totem pole.
I read today that Mz Bhutto claimed democracy was the best revenge. The western world sees that in one light, but perhaps fails to understand what she really meant. I suspect that her real meaning was that true democracy, in the countries of which she spoke, means the rule-by-numbers of the illiterate mob, and that would indeed be a revenge on those who opposed her family and its aspirations. Perhaps thatīs where we all (in the west) get it oh so wrong: we expect our own aspirations to be the same for those of other races and ideologies, assuming all the while that WE are right, which of course is absurd; our logic applies only to our own experience and common aspirations.
Oh well, all the best for 2008 and letīs hope it works out better than it looks from here.