May 19, 2014

Rachel Corrie

No, I haven't forgotten either.  I did an abstract painting related to her story, a girl like so many other intelligent and morally committed young people in the Northwest, and how a small place in a pointless cycle of willful injury and suffering swallowed her up under the treads of a bulldozer. Sure she was radical. Sure she endangered herself, like an unarmed  man stands in front of a column of government tanks in Tienanmen square.  The campaign to discredit her was and is morally revolting.  Everyone I've met who knew her loved her and admired her. 

I once got a kind note from the family, for making the painting.

To its credit, the government of Israel is rehearing the case; you can see in some of this Guardian story the corruption of the soul that permanent war creates. 

2 Comments:

Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

That's a really cool painting, BTW.

May 19, 2014 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger The Other Front said...

Wow. Whereof we cannot speak, &c.

May 20, 2014 at 1:45 PM  

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