I have decided to interrupt my series of posts to take a stand on the current Middle East crisis.
Frankly, it once more throws into sharp relief collective humanity's failure to take responsibility for our actions over nearly two millenia.
I am old enough to remember a time when the fledgling State of Israel just endured the ceaseless pounding of her settlements by enemy rockets and mortars. Her enemies held all the high points, the vantage points from which to attack the citizens of Israel with impunity. She endured without retaliation until the time came when she could endure no more.
As soon as she did retaliate, however, the world's mass media was in the forefront of attacking Israel for 'disproportionate responses' and etcera, sickenenly and hypocritically ad infinitum.
The single reason for the existence of 'occupied' territories is that Israel' enemies kept attacking and kept losing. Israel was forced to 'occupy' these territories to provide her with a buffer zone. That she was correct in this action is now proved by her withdrawal from Gaza and the resulting resumption of rocket attacks by Palestinians.
Enough is enough! The catalogue of crimes against the Jewish people, much of it committed in the name of so-called 'Christianity', is the most shameful, the most truly wicked expression of man's inhumanity to man that is possible to conceive. If there is a devil, a satan, then this monstrous exhibition must surely be its crowning achievement against the people who provided us with the likes of Moses and Jesus.
And yet much of the world sits back in their armchairs and passes judgement on the Jews!
Surely, collective humanity must do something for the Palestinian dispossessed, displaced and disavantaged. And I don't mean throwing billions of dollars at corrupt Yasser Arafat-type regimes. We must fill the breach because their own Arab and Muslim neighbours, with their petro-trillions, have certainly done nothing. And why have they done nothing in sixty years? Because they have deliberately employed a policy of keeping the Palestinian 'refugees' firmly in place to use as a constantly available club to wield against the State of Israel.
I repeat, collective humanity owes the Jewish people this miserable scrap of dirt. We owe these people freedom to finally live in peace.
Frankly, I don't care what labels people choose to stick on me. Frankly, I just don't give a damn. But, frankly, I will continue to support Israel's right to exist until the crack of doom, or longer...
As an Australian, I'm mindful of the fact that one of our greatest Australians, Doctor Herbert Vere Evatt, was once a President of the United Nations. Yes...how many people actually know this? It's an indictment on my own country that very few Australians do.
But that disgraceful fact can be sheeted home to the Australian media who began a concerted 'whispering campaign' against him because he had committed the cardinal , or perhaps 'mortal' sin of supporting Israel.
Doctor Herbert Vere Evatt was once described by an Israeli Foreign Minister, Abba Eban, as the 'midwife who gave birth to the State of Israel'. Surely, the kiss of death, as his reputation was later shredded and sullied to such an extent that he is largely forgotten in his own country. When he is (rarely) referred to in the media, it is usually along the lines of 'the Doc went off his head you know..."
Such is the fate of all who stand up for Israel, or even for just common decency.
By the way, at the First Council of Nicea in 325 AD, the Jews were declared as perfidious Christ-killers, people to be avoided, converted, or persecuted. They were only absolved of the 'murder of Jesus' by Pope John XX111 in 1965. Let's see now...that's...1640 years...