You’re cool with this idea right?
So, yeah, the other day my buddies and I decided we really like the land your house is on. It’s a prime spot that we think has some significance to my history. I know, your family has lived here for hundreds of years. I still think it is more significant to me.
We’ve decided I’m going to go ahead and take it. You’re good with that right?
Now, I know, this is the south, you probably will have a little temper, might even bring out a gun or two. Listen, I get it. But yeah, my friends and I have a lot more money and guns and my guns are bigger than yours, so maybe you should just agree. I’ll be fair.
How about this?
I’ll let you keep some of your land. That back corner? The one with the thorn bushes and scrub trees. It’s yours. Now, it’s really ugly and I’m not going to want to see you so I’m going to build a wall around that whole area. We’re cool though, because you are keeping some of your land.
Whoa, whoa. I didn’t say anything about you traveling across my new land. That’s a no from me. Tell you what, how about I make sure that food and clothes and whatnot make it to you? It will be the stuff I don’t want, but you’ll get it and be just fine. Right?
I’ll do you one better, I’ll ensure all the medicines my family and friends don’t need make it to you. No reason to not share. That’s super cool of me.
I’m sure you’ll have no problem getting utilities run to your new place. As long as I approve them you’re great. I’ll approve them, eventually. Promise.
I hope your job doesn’t mind you working from home since travel out of your space is going to be tough. They will let you work from home right? After you get your utilities run of course. Hey, it’s just money.
Now now, I understand you’re a little hesitant to agree to all this. Here’s the thing though, if you get a little upset from time to time I’m going to have to bulldoze your stuff and have you start over. It’s a learning opportunity for you. Hopefully it won’t take many lessons, but if it does I’ll try to give you some scrap wood to rebuild, I’m not heartless.
Did I mention I have a friend with even more, and much bigger guns than me who says I’m right? No. Well I do. Remember that.
OK, we’re settled. You’re going to scuttle yourself on back to that little spot and we’re going to all live happily. We’re cool? If we aren’t you have no one to blame but yourself.
So how ridiculous does that sound? How furious would you be if I came to your door and said this to you? How much would you fight back?
Now you have the briefest, highest level, idea of what the Palestinian people endured.
The events of this week have done nothing but make matters all the worse. Yet here we are, people are either willfully ignorant of what is happening or their religious brainwashing has them pining for some ends of days, rapture, or glory. If there is an afterlife as their religion describes it, they will, by their actions, be left outside looking in due to their agreement to this suffering and death.