Thursday, May 26, 2005

#121 We're Not Afraid

Musings #121
May 24, 2005
15th of Iyyar

We’re Not Afraid

Justice Minister Livni is trying to scare us, claiming that our opposition to Disengagement will cause “chaos.” And what’s “chaos?” According to the dictionary, it’s: “a state of extreme confusion and disorder.” That’s what Ariel Sharon and his government are causing. He has abandoned all ideology and his party’s long-standing platform. He’s the Mr. Hyde after Dr. Jeckyl took the magic potion.

I just googled Sharon’s visit to New York and discovered that almost all of the articles are identical, superficial and ignored most of his speech. Apparently they were taken from a single press release, which is a timely reminder about the level of the professional journalism in our day and age. Those who did listen carefully, or read the text, discovered that he’s treating Judea and Samaria like some unwanted junk at a “garage sale.” He’s offering a “good deal” if only the Arabs would promise “a bissel” quiet, and if they don’t; it doesn’t matter. He’ll give it away anyhow.

Yes, this is confusing. Wasn’t Ariel Sharon a famous Israeli war hero and general? Wasn’t he also one of the strongest and most enthusiastic supporters of Jewish settlement in Judea, Samaria and Gaza? He’s the one who pointed to the hilltops, such as my neighborhood, and told Jews to inhabit them, like in the days of Joshua of the Bible. And now all of these thriving communities are on a silver platter to be given to our enemies, the same terrorists who murder, maim and educate their children to kill us. He’s planning on throwing good loyal Israelis from their homes and businesses and turn it all over to the same Arabs who are bombing our civilians.

Think of the chaos in refugee camps and storage depots where the government is planning on herding the homeless refugees and dumping thousands of crates of furniture, appliances, books, clothing, toys and the rest of the personal possessions of the innocent civilians deported from their homes until they get “permanent housing.”

The military experts are predicting an enormous increase in terror and more rockets and missles will be fired at Israel if Disengagement takes place. Isn’t it “peculiar” when a government declares a policy that they know will endanger the country? Maybe “peculiar” is the wrong word. Will I be arrested for using a different word, like “sedicious?”

Those of us who don’t agree with the Disengagement policy aren’t confused at all, nor are we causing “chaos.” We’re trying to bring stability and security to Israel. We’re focused, and we’re not afraid.

Just now, as I’m writing this, I saw a news report that anti-Disengagement demonstrators blocked one of Israel’s main highway. There were no arrests. Last week the police would have arrested them for the same “crimes.” But since the demonstrators aren’t afraid of being jailed, and the police don’t have the manpower to waste on the legal bureacracy, they’re changing tactics. That’s a victory for our protest movement.

Israel’s old, veteran Etzel and Lechi (pre-state underground) fighters must feel that they’re transported back to the past, as youngsters brag about how they stuck posters on walls late at night. There are two main differences between now and then. One is that today they’re protesting against The State of Israel, and the other is that they don’t have to cook the glue.

Yes, we’ll have the last laugh, b’ezrat Hashem, with G-d’s help.

Batya Medad, Shiloh
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Cosmic X said...

"Yes, we’ll have the last laugh, b’ezrat Hashem, with G-d’s help."

Ken Yehi Ratzon!

Batya said...


Esther said...

I keep praying that something keeps happening to delay things until the government realizes their folly.

But I guess they want to do this so that when the Palestinians fail to run Gaza in a democratic way (which we all know they can't/won't do), that will solidify Israel's right to keep the cities/towns (cause that's what they really are, not settlements) in the West Bank. Also, if there aren't any Israelis in Gaza but the violence continues, it makes it a lot easier to deliver retribution for the violence. I can't think of any other reason Sharon could be doing this. It just doesn't make sense. Though I have a horrible feeling my president has been doing some severe arm twisting to get Sharon to do this. I could be wrong, but that's my guess.