Friday, June 10, 2005

To obey or not to obey?

...that's the question.

Many people are being forced to answer the question "should they obey the orders to throw people out of their homes in Eretz Yisrael?" These guys aren't from the mortgage bank. They're part of the police or military and they always envisioned their jobs as a way of protecting the innocent. Now they're being ordered to attack the innocent and banish them from their homes.

They're being taught techniques to grab protesting home-owners, both men and women. They're being taught how to take howling children from their cribs and away from their toys. They're being taught how to work as a group on each determined adolescent.

They're being brainwashed to do things against their conscience and all the ideals they were raised with.

And Baruch Hashem, Thank G-d, some of them are strong enough to resist orders, even if it means giving up their jobs. They are true heroes of today.

Shabbat Shalom


Esther said...

But if they all leave their jobs, Israel will be extremely vulnerable -- and playing into the hands of the gathering enemy. Then again, maybe this is the enemy's plan. :(

Batya said...

Their job is to protect the country, fight enemies, not drag people from their homes, gardens and businesses.

MatzahNacho said...

Hopefully the expulsion will somehow be called off and we'll never have to hear the loathsome phrase, "I was just following orders" come out of a Jewish mouth.

Batya said...

Do they realize what they sound like?

Esther said...

I agree, it should NOT be their job to do this. Soldiers are needed for protection.

I can't help but think this is making Israel's leaders take their eyes off the prize. Being caught up in this ridiculous, horrible plan is allowing enemies to gather.

Batya said...

It encourages the enemies.