Oct. 25, 2011

Zionism

From The Uncommon Criminal by Kyle De Wolf (author's profile)

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ZIONISM
Kyle De Wolf

The state of Israel is a monster
Which ought to be destroyed.

Smug American Jews sit around the table
Carping and caviling at the Palestinians
Whom the Zionist state has been crushing
Under its heels for sixty-three years.

Do these people still have a soul?

It is easy to blame the poor, the downtrodden,
The dispossessed of the earth,
For taking up arms to defend themselves
While excusing the war machines of the mighty.

The Zionists use peace talks as a ruse
For highway robbery and blame the victims
For not consenting to be rubbed.

Let them call me an anti-Semite
(Though the Arabs are Semitic too)
But if I grew up in Palestine,
I would be a terrorist too.

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lru Posted 7 years, 7 months ago. ✓ Mailed 7 years, 7 months ago   Favorite
In your post "Zionism," you wrote:

"The state of Israel is a monster which ought to be destroyed."

I'm not sure this is fully thought through. For example, who should be tasked with destroying the state of Israel? And how would they avoid becoming monsters themselves?

Perhaps, as an anarchist, you are advocating the destruction of all "states"? That would be a different matter, but your post does not quite lead in that direction. It could even be misread that you are advocating the destruction of the Israeli people.

If you excuse violence on one side, you can't condemn it on the other just because it is the stronger side. It could be argued that all violence is evil and it only barely reaches the status of justice by limiting itself to equal measure. i.e. Eye for an eye, and tooth for a tooth. Justice is only justice if it is equal. And if the stronger side limits its use of force to the same force used by the weaker, it may be equal, but no progress will be made.

And so far, I don't see much progress being made.

The weaker side needs to realize that, unless it gets help (whether in the form of military aid, wisdom, technology, "luck", or other), it cannot prevail, whether right or wrong. This is just the obvious laws of nature. And if this is the case, then what does war achieve?

As you say, it is perfectly understandable why a Palestinian growing up in such a world would become a terrorist. But that does not change the fact that an eye for an eye just fills the world with blind men.

It would be remarkable indeed if the Palestinians laid down their arms and thereby became better Jews than the Jews themselves. And the irony is, they might even win that way.

lru Posted 7 years, 7 months ago. ✓ Mailed 7 years, 7 months ago   Favorite
I wrote earlier:

"The weaker side needs to realize that, unless it gets help (whether in the form of military aid, wisdom, technology, 'luck', or other), it cannot prevail, whether right or wrong."

Of course, I shouldn't have been so cowardly in my list, sorry. As the Old Testament declares plainly, the main help of any weaker side is the Lord. But there are strict requirements for such help, too.

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