The BBC interviews four people in Palestine about the latest clashes between militias.
One of those interviewed, the Belgian NGO worker, mentions that people dismiss Mustafa Barghouti (who is head of the so called Palestinian Initiative and who received 20% of the presidential vote running against Abbas) as a "showman." That made me chuckle! As opposed to whom, I wondered? Do we have any leaders who are not "showmen" these days? They are born to perform in front of Al Jazeera and Al Arabeya. They belong in a circus not in a country.
Ok. Back to Fanon. I've been reading The Wretched of the Earth all day and it's making me quite wretched! I keep wondering what would he say if he were still alive today? He's fortunate to have died when he did--at the height of decolonization, not in these rotten times.