Not really world peace, but peace between Palestine and Israel. I thought by posting You Tube clips from Jerusalem and Palestine of local people performing to the Pharrell Williams Happy music, a bridge might be built. Common ground might be found. A truce might ensue. Ok, I can't solve the world's problems nor the Middle East's, but it would be a good non partisan gesture.
The Happy clip from made in Jerusalem is terrific. I loved the clips from Palestine too. So many hot guys in the Palestine clips. Yes, so many guys. Where are the women? Some were included individually, but not really with men and certainly not as full participants.
My plan to have peace between Israel and Palestine as they perform Happy together all quite soured.
Without disrespect to a country I know little about, I checked Bulgaria's effort at a Happy video because Bulgaria is not known for its human rights record, but Bulgaria's clip was very inclusive of women, as are most of the Happy clips from around the world.
I may be gay, but women are part of my world and I have no truck with any place where they aren't included.
Happy clips from around the world are still at times my bedtime reading. This is Happy in Jerusalem, Happy in Bulgaria, and sadly the non female inclusive Happy in Palestine. (I did look at more than one clip from Palestine, and they were similarly non inclusive).
So as Palestine and Israel shoot at each other, I am afraid Palestine is winning the sympathy vote. TV pictures of dead and injured Palestinian children is quite distressing. Israel must be smarter if they are to win any sort of battle in the wider world public mind. My finger on popular opinion, my mother and my partner, who both pick up their opinions by watching tv news breaks, are saying how disgusting are the actions of 'Benjamin Netanwhatever' are and how could Israel do this, especially to children.
Mind, who would want to live in Palestine, a place where women are so repressed?
I am not sure why I am so driven to be disliked by people who would argue from both sides of the metaphorical fence.