We, the people have achieved a lot over the last centuries. But our rights are no gifts from our guardians, they were hard won. Today we live in a time of illusions, stupid entertainment and fashionable consumptions. Most people are still blinded by the media flood rather than form their own opinion. The constructive ways have to begin with an honest look in the mirror: never an easy task; always a necessary one.
Norman Finkelstein Speaking on Operation 'Cast Lead'
Dr. Norman Finkelstein speaking at University of California-Irvine, as part of the Muslim Student Union's annual Anti-Zionism Week, on 11 May 2010 on the topic of Operation Cast Lead.