Three days ago Marion Bloem, Dutch writer and artist and one of the writers I've met with for my book of conversations with women writers on Childhood Under War, wrote to ask:
Corinna, How do you look at this Bush-Iraq war?
I wrote in Reply:
"Dear Marion, I've just finally finished translating into Hebrew, from English, a
memoir written by a Holocaust survivor, an aunt of an Israeli musician who
is also a web designer, so it's kind of a barter arrangement, at his suggestion.
I would have done it anyway, but how heavy it was.
So, since you've asked How do I look at this Bush-Iraq war.
It's such a burden on my mind.
There is the personal scare and the complete disinformation.
I've come to think that the weapon industry is using us generation after
Otherwise, how come all these countries are first fed arms by the Industry
and then everybody is surprised that the same countries have become a
I don't trust the opposition either - the French and the Russian weapon
industry was enabling Saddam's army and might.
I feel they are all manipulating us pro and contra so that instead of turning
against the industry we turn against each other.
I wish the French and Russian protestors, all and everywhere will go for the
weapon industry, which is at the bottom of it all.
Unless this stage is attained, how will the circle of wars ever get broken?
Meanwhile so much of my attention is taken by worry, as I do not know with
all this dis-information, and hot hatred, how safe is the roof above my head,
or my very head...