Chris Hedges speaking at the Tabernacle Church fundraiser for www.ustogaza.org in Philadelphia on September 10, 2010.
“You may have the bulldozers, the planes and helicopters that smash houses to rubble…the commandos who descend on ships and kill civilians on the high seas, as well as in Gaza. You may have the vast power of the state. We only have our hearts and our voices. But, note this well. It is you who are afraid of us. We are not afraid of you. We will keep working and praying, keep pushing and denouncing, keep pushing up against your navy and army with nothing but our bodies, until we prove that the force of morality and justice is greater than hate and violence.
And then, where there is freedom in Gaza, we will forgive you. We will ask you to break bread with us. We will bless your children, even if you did not find it in your heart to bless the children of those you occupied.
And maybe it is this forgiveness, maybe it is the insurmountable power of love that unsettles you the most.”