Thursday, August 11, 2005

Selfishness

You know, one of the things that's bothered me the most about this Disengagement plan is the selfish aspect. What do I mean by that?

Well, people who are pro-disengagement try to set themselves up as morally superior. Of course they're better people right? More caring. More compassionate. After all, they are the ones that are so concerned about the poor oppressed Palestinians.

But look a little closer. You won't find someone in Gush Katif who is pro disengagement. The pro disengagement people are all living someplace else.

So it's really like this. "THEY should give up THEIR homes, so that WE'LL be better off."

That's it, isn't it?

Forget for a moment that the disengagement plan is utterly without substance, that it won't work, that it is in fact dangerous. And that it will not even benefit the vast majority of the Palestinians themselves.

The disengagement folks don't really want to examine it critically. They are hoping it will work, but if it did, it would be on the backs of someone else.

Am I the only one who sees that?

And that's just one more reason that this can not work. You cannot oppress one portion of your people to help another. If you do, pretty soon you don't have a country any more. And if you do, it's a totalitarian state.

Am I shouting in the dark here, or does anybody read me?

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