Sunday, July 30, 2006

Raving Lunatics

I was thinking that Mel Gibson could probably join his fellow megalomaniac lunatics Hugo Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran. A trifecta of dangerous nutjobs.

In all seriousness, I'm scared shitless about the situation in the Middle East right now. The world has turned against Israel because of the shocking destruction of Southern Lebanon, and I believe that many people, including that idiot who killed a woman and wounded five others at a Jewish community center in Seattle yesterday, do not differentiate between Israel and the Jews. Like Mel Gibson, they think that Jews are to blame for all the wars in this world. I mean, many people already believe we were responsible for 9/11.
Unfortunately, Israel's actions to try to get rid of Hezbollah (since no one else is) will have scary consequences beyond its borders. Most certainly, a strengthening of antisemitic feeling worldwide. But, hell, so what else is new? When you're a Jew, it feels like been there, done that all over again.
I guess we will never be able to escape our ancient role as scapegoats, although it is about high time after thousands of years, but it behooves people to remember that, while Israel may be acting with disproportionate force, it is not the single villain in this story. As always, the hatred is misdirected. Fundamentalist Islam, undemocratic, tyrannical regimes and terrorist organizations that create mayhem and destruction around the world are what the free world should be worrying about.

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