Tuesday, December 19, 2006

go and build some more houses, jimmy.

In Bizarro World, our most prominent Habitat for Humanity carpenter has released a book bemoaning Israel's attempts to shield their country from Intifada kids shooting up bus stops and blowing up malls and pizza joints. He's likening Israel's policies to "apartheid", completely ignoring the fact that there are over a million of Israeli Arabs who live and work in Israel as full citizens, with no desire to play the victim card or strapping nail bombs to themselves. Israel's Arab population numbers almost 20% of the total population count. Hell, even the Knesset holds its official business in both Hebrew and Arabic.

Now, that's not to say that the Arab Israelis are singing Kum Bah Yah every night with their yarmulke-wearing neighbors, but claiming that Israel's measures for self-defense amount to the systematic sort of oppression and disenfranchisement of Apartheid-era South Africa is to cheapen the term to the point of ludicrousness.

In the real world, the poor and oppressed Palestinians are busy shooting each other in a dispute about whether Hamas or Fatah are the better choice for the job of collecting aid money while moaning about how the Zionist Oppressor is keeping everyone down.

That's what happens when people elect a bunch of terrorist gunslingers to run a government...arguments are settled in the only way known to them, with AK-47s.

I'm starting to think like the guy on The Onion who stated that "maybe we should stop thinking of it as Middle Eastern Violence, and start thinking of it as Middle Eastern culture."

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