Sunday, January 04, 2009

A new year....more human tragedy

Imagine you had a next door neighbor. His kid started and continues to lob rocks into your window. It is massively annoying and dangerous.

But to be fair, you hate the kid, a brat in your opinion, you are not really fond of his family either. You've blocked off their entire house, won't allow that family to drive on the road, not really allow them to work or go to school on a regular basis, so the kid's household has got a lot of unemployed uneducated loiterers around, oh and you continue to encroach and expand your house into this kid's yard. But damn, how dare this kid continue to throw rocks at you?! What is the obvious solution to this problem...well duh, firebomb the hell out of that kid's house!

If you should kill the kid's baby sister or his mom, well just apologize, what could you do, I mean really, this stupid brat was throwing rocks....and you know what, the HOA (homeowner's association) gives its blessings, it agrees, rock throwing deserves air strikes not only on this kid's house, but the school where the kid goes too, perhaps a hospital or two, oh and a house of worship during prayer time, you know, just in case the kid or his friends hid out there, again, if you kill some innocent people, just apologize. oh and the final piece, only allow a trickle of humanitarian aid to enter into that part of the neighborhood - because you have to starve out that kid, and if that means others suffer so be it. Hey, they fostered that kid, this will show them to change their mind about that kid; those people will equate all their suffering to this kid and not to you, who are denying them everything, food, water, band-aids, medicine.

If this story sounds familiar (and it should, since it was VERY thinly veiled), it is the current situation in Gaza, the bratty kid is Hamas, you are Israel. The HOA is America. The rest of the world is the surrounding neighborhood, which see's the true situation and injustice of the plight of Gazan's, watching you pummel the daylights out this bratty kid's house; it is a massacre and I can only pray that it will stop (since America will not change its policy of allowing Israel to do whatever the hell it wants to Palestine and Palestinians and America weilds the biggest stick in the world). Great way to start 2009, sigh.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good metaphor, except in my opionion there is plenty of bratty rock-lobbong on both sides of that mess.

8:52 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Has there ever been peace in those lands? It's so sad.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Merci said...

Hope none of our neighboring governments decides to lob missiles into our cities any time soon. Look at our ongoing response to a single day of terror attacks more than 8 years ago. No government believes that it can fire missiles at another nation with impunity.

May God help them all.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Virginia Gal said...

Citizen - yes plenty!

Brenda - good question....

Merci - yes I don't see this ending well for either side. Violence generally begets violence.

1:34 PM  

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