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What we see is a humanitarian crisis. I have grown old enough now to not care, really. Life’s tough. I am at the same time fully aware of what is required to succeed more in life than I have, and also that I am a lot more fortunate than a lot of people. The sorriest I feel is for people who want something but can’t get it because of “society” and I wish there was a way to tell them how to, yet I am comfortable with my inability to do so – even if I tell someone something I know I will not be convincing enough. There is some marketing gene and a politician gene required that I seem to be missing and that’s okay. It is okay to be different.
I have long believed that civilizations are a creature of their own and people who do their job and don’t mind the broader politics are responsible for keeping them alive. The idea of where to take this creature and how to have it grow is the task for the brain and I am not brainy enough for that. But the reality is that when a creature dies, its cells die too. To keep them alive is the task of the brain.
What really goes on when two tigers fight to death to claim their territory? Is the brain failing? Is it a fight for survival? Does survival depend on the ability to die? Does the winner not try to live?
These questions remain unanswered to me and I am content with it. As long as I know when to cut my losses I can gamble. Unfortunately I seem to have grown older than my age and don’t feel the shame in cowardice, or rather, I feel the pain just too much already.
There is the idea of a promised land. As long as you believe that bullshit and are willing to kill…
Then there is the idea that death is actually good and actually a worthy reward…
Some who want to die,
Some who want to kill.
Which is Israel? Which is Hamas? I don’t care. They are both idiots. This is the mrytulok. I don’t think on the grand scale it matters as long as a fight doesn’t come to the doors of the uninvolved.
But I will say one thing – the “leftists” – those who have committed themselves to opposing every structure of power for being a structure of power – are clearly undervaluing Jewish lives. I want to put this in writing as a historical fact. There is just an unending stream of demand that Israel must take care of Palestinians because they are civilians, and that there is a marked difference between Palestinians and Hamas. There is no proof of that difference – there is no mark being presented anywhere. We must all believe it because that would mean standing for the large number of young people in Palestine. In addition, there is clear silence when talking about the civilians killed by Hamas because there is little difference between Israel’s government and its citizens. There is clear duplicity between the self-proclaimed atheists and the self-proclaimed “leaders” of the socialist movement. I want to put that as an undisputed fact of today for the readers of the future.
I want to say I understand why it is so but I can’t be sure, so I will just put these down as my opinions as of today:
- There is the naivety of constantly promoting the underdog – it is a feedback loop that prolongs any conflict.
- Then there are people who want to prolong the conflict because they see it as a struggle against existing power structures.
- Then there are people who think there is inherent power in people’s struggle and have certainly missed the efficiency of violence in their equation. These are people who have no interest in history much less learning anything from it. They learn just that part which lets them win arguments with those who have just read the summary.
- Last but not least, there are deluded people who think they are just right about everything.
I am not sure if these are different people or different symptoms of the same people or both. Probably both. Hindu scriptures say that they are different people – there is definitely a ring leader – and I agree with that – but I don’t know if there are multiple ring leaders. There are people who say there is only one ring leader – that could be true too. But the predominant narrative opposing these “leftists” is that they are part of an eco-system. I don’t like this idea because it sounds like a call for the destruction of the existing system. No. We need to put the right people in the right place and improve our existing system so that it leads towards that outcome – I don’t believe there is any good in throwing the system altogether.
But who am I? A peasant a thousand years ago, saying that we need to find the right king and not throw the system altogether.