No, this isn’t about that not-so-fresh feeling, although that is an important talk we’ll have at a later date. No, this is about something more pressing and urgent, not that the not-so-fresh feeling isn’t pressing and urgent because it is, that needs to be discussed here and now because it’s been neglected for far too long. What is it, you ask? Obsession, that’s what it is. We need to have a discussion about obsession.
Why obsession? Well, why not? It’s popular these days to be both obsessed and to insult people as being obsessed. In otherwords, we’re a society increasingly obsessed with obsession. Which is odd, since obsession isn’t necessarily a bad thing. For sure, it can be, but so too can a knife be a bad thing if instead of using it to slice your peanut butter and jelly sandwich in half you use it to slit your neighbor’s throat. One could argue that obsession is part and parcel of what it means to be human — without it we wouldn’t have survived — we wouldn’t have evolved — and we wouldn’t be having this discussion. If Bill Gates and Sergey Brin….….weren’t so obsessed, you and I wouldn’t have found each other in this alternative universe of bits and bytes. If our hunter-gatherer ancestors weren’t so obsessed with hunting woolly mammoths and picking raspberries and gathering flax seeds, you wouldn’t be reading this right now because there wouldn’t be a you — even though there is no you, or me, if you read my anti-bio. Can you imagine our ancestors gathered around the campfire chowing down on some delicious, mouth-watering woolly mammoth burgers — the juice squeezed out with every luscious bite dripping down into their hairy chins amongst the flecks of gristle caught in the tangled and matted beards like flies in a spider’s web — and the conversation revolves around Conan’s obsession with hunting woolly mammoth? “Conan, we need to talk about this obsession of your’s. I mean, we all like woolly mammoth — don’t get us wrong, but with you it’s woolly mammoth all day long every day. You can’t talk or think about anything else but woolly mammoth, and it’s not healthy Conan. You need to diversify — you know, find some other obsessions. How about you give cave-painting a try. We hear it’s therapeutic, and who knows, if you’re obsessed enough with it, you may be famous one day.”
More to come — but for now I have a few more pressing things I need to attend to. I’ll update it throughout the day, and in the meantime you can imagine how I’ll fill the rest of this post. Some of you are intelligent enough to anticipate how it will proceed, and you owe that skill of insight to your obsession, so here’s to obsession (Cold raises a toast). Here’s some cheese to go with that toast.
Okay, I’m back. Where was I? Oh yeah, that’s right, obsession. What prompted this was Ian Ireland Welch, over at his blog, accusing me of being obsessed with Pat Lang. I found it rather ironic this goober had the nerve to call anyone obsessed considering his obsessive predilections — like America for example. Welch, despite being a Canadian, and his audience devote most of their time to thinking about and griping about America. They engage myopically and pedantically in American Exceptionalism. In short, America is their obsession — and The Jews as is witnessed by their preoccupation with the state of Israel and in particular its conflict with the Palestinians. It’s not a positive obsession either, but rather, it’s a hampering, blinding obsession. They see what they want to see. Their obsession enables the entrenchment of confirmation bias and that knife to slice their pb&j sandwich now becomes a weapon of willful ignorance they use to carve up their brains. They will, and do, attack anyone who tries to take that knife away calling any challengers trolls as they arrogantly cross their imaginary bridges to Delusionstan.
I, like anyone else, have obsessions and engage in obsessive behavior, but no, Ireland Welch is wrong, Pat Lang isn’t my obsession — irony is — contradiction is — satire is — satirizing abounding ironical contradictions is one of my obsessive predilections, and I consider it a positive obsession. Pat Lang is nothing to be obsessed about, and for the record, I don’t have the creep on my blogroll, but Ireland Welch does precisely because of his obsession.
Another obsession of Ireland Welch’s is book reading. He’s made it clear he’s an avid book reader — to the point of it being an obsession. As far as obsessions go, it’s not a terrible obsession but if the entire world were caught up in this obsession, I’m afraid we’d all starve to death and no one would hardly move except to get another book but there would be no other books because everyone would be so obsessed with reading books they’d never find the time to write books not to mention there’d be no one to publish them and print them and deliver them. You get the point. If you read too much, i.e. you’re obsessed with reading, well, that means you’re neglecting other things — like — thinking. Reading is assimilating predigested thought — meaning the author has done the thinking for you. This is why reading, and most things you do for that matter, should be done in moderation. I like to savor what I read — like a fine wine or a delicious woolly mammoth burger. I don’t want to scarf it down like a starving dog scarfs down its kibble and then looks up at you with a face that says “where’s the rest?” Savoring reading allows you take what you’ve read and mull it over allowing your mind to create new avenues and pathways of thought the author never could have or would have intended. Rushing through one book after another precludes this most important aspect of reading — and that is reading can expand your thought process and improve your thinking and reasoning if you allow it to and accordingly read in moderation. This is why well-read is not necessarily a compliment, but actually can be, and most always is, an obsessive complication.
There are so many obsessions, good and bad. They’re everywhere like Savoir-Faire, and new ones are being invented every day — every minute — every second. Some people are obsessed with grammar like the screen name Q. Shtik who used to haunt this space before I threw a bucket of water on him and he disintegrated like the wicked witch of The West. But, believe it or not, Q. Shtik’s obvious obsession with grammar was a good thing if you didn’t take his bait and instead allowed his editing to work for you and not against you. Sure, Q. Shtik might be supercilious, but so too are most people, if not all, who have blogs and post to blogs, so Q. Shtik’s not an exception in that regard. Considering that, I kind of miss Q. Shtik’s obsession at this space just as Chicagoans missed the smell of rotting slaughtered cattle when the New York City of the mid-west transformed its economy from that of a collective of stockyards and slaughter houses to any form of commerce you can name and more. The fresher air (but not entirely fresh) that replaced the oily, clingy smell of bovine death took a while to acclimate to, and in the meantime, Chicagoans lamented the loss of the foul air to which they’d grown accustomed.
Pat Celsius Welch’s blog (link here) is not the only blog obsessed with America and The Jews. I’ve made a point at this blog of highlighting a number of them, but the one with the most rabidly thriving obsession with America and The Jews is, hands down, Moon of Alabama. That space is off-the-hook rabidly obsessed, and this obsession is not a good thing. It’s terribly destructive to critical, objective creative thought. Talk about jejune — Moon of Alabama should be renamed Jejeune Moon of Alabama it’s so jejune. And it’s superciliously ironic about its jejuneness ( I’ve made this word up so you won’t find it in any dictionary).
This past week, because of the flare-up of the endless Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Moon of Alabama, to include not just the author of that space but especially the commentariat it attracts, has an obsessive flare-up of its own with The Jews taking center stage. Of course, with these rabid anti-Semites, Israel (a stand-in term as is Zionism for The Jews with this cowardly anti-Semitic crowd that’s afraid to say The Jews and afraid to admit they’re anti-Semitic) cannot be mentioned without also mentioning America because for most if not all of these anti-Semites, The Jews control the world and currently they’re accomplishing this via control of America. If you read the comments at Moon of Alabama, these foaming-at-the-mouth rabid dogs are on a mission — on a pogrom — to annihilate the country known as Israel. In my opinion, though, it wouldn’t just stop there. The annihilation of Israel really means the annihilation of The Jews — to make good on Hitler’s Final Solution and cleanse the Earth of all Jews for all time. I really believe this is what most of them want. I’m not sure about Bernhard (b, the blog author) but he harbors those who do have this sentiment in his comment section and by virtue of the fact he positively supports some of those anti-Semitic commentators and chastises others like myself who take those commentators to task doesn’t help his case. It shows he’s partial and bias towards anti-Semitism, although I will admit he has, on occasion, banned some of the most virulent of them. I will give him credit — he allows me to post at his space amidst the vitriolic crud and muck even if his motivation for doing so is because he’s labeled me the “residential clown.” That’s more irony, by the way. At least I know I’m a clown because that’s my modus operandi — I’m a satirist — but the clowns at that space, to include b, don’t know they’re clowns and don’t understand satire enough to ever practice it let alone recognize it when others are practicing it. Nothing’s more pitiful than a willfully ignorant clown who’s supercilious about its ignorance. That’s the freak show that is Moon of Alabama.
As I mentioned, with the flare-up in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the cast, including the blog author b, at Moon of Alabama has gone crazy with apoplectic anti-Semitic and anti-American rage thinly disguised as Palestinian concern this week. There’s this blog post in particular, but it’s not the only one at b’s space. You can review any of the latest and you’ll come away covered in rabid-dog foam and most likely a case of rabies. Keep in mind, Moon of Alabama is a far-Left hang, although lately it’s increasingly a hang for apoplectic raging of all political stripes, so it’s peculiar, to me at least and also a few others, that the Left/left has made the Palestinians their pet cause when you consider the 1988 Hamas Covenant here. Review of that covenant will reveal the role of women in society, and let’s face it, with these particular Muslims, and all Muslims until I’m provided evidence to the contrary, it’s the role for all women everywhere, ultimately. Considering the Left’s/left’s tradtional connection with women’s liberation, I find their unflagging support of Hamas to be just a Oui (haha — you bastard) bit ironic, don’t you? From the link:
The Role of the Moslem Woman:
The Moslem woman has a role no less important than that of the moslem man in the battle of liberation. She is the maker of men. Her role in guiding and educating the new generations is great. The enemies have realised the importance of her role. They consider that if they are able to direct and bring her up they way they wish, far from Islam, they would have won the battle. That is why you find them giving these attempts constant attention through information campaigns, films, and the school curriculum, using for that purpose their lackeys who are infiltrated through Zionist organizations under various names and shapes, such as Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, espionage groups and others, which are all nothing more than cells of subversion and saboteurs. These organizations have ample resources that enable them to play their role in societies for the purpose of achieving the Zionist targets and to deepen the concepts that would serve the enemy. These organizations operate in the absence of Islam and its estrangement among its people. The Islamic peoples should perform their role in confronting the conspiracies of these saboteurs. The day Islam is in control of guiding the affairs of life, these organizations, hostile to humanity and Islam, will be obliterated.
Woman in the home of the fighting family, whether she is a mother or a sister, plays the most important role in looking after the family, rearing the children and embuing them with moral values and thoughts derived from Islam. She has to teach them to perform the religious duties in preparation for the role of fighting awaiting them. That is why it is necessary to pay great attention to schools and the curriculum followed in educating Moslem girls, so that they would grow up to be good mothers, aware of their role in the battle of liberation.
She has to be of sufficient knowledge and understanding where the performance of housekeeping matters are concerned, because economy and avoidance of waste of the family budget, is one of the requirements for the ability to continue moving forward in the difficult conditions surrounding us. She should put before her eyes the fact that the money available to her is just like blood which should never flow except through the veins so that both children and grown-ups could continue to live.
“Verily, the Moslems of either sex, and the true believers of either sex, and the devout men, and the devout women, and the men of veracity, and the women of veracity, and the patient men, and the patient women, and the humble men, and the humble women, and the alms-givers of either sex who remember Allah frequently; for them hath Allah prepared forgiveness and a great reward.” (The Confederates – verse 25).
I know such talk must give Dmitry Orzo and his ilk a massive hard-on. In fact, it’s as though Dmitry’s read The Covenant Of The Islamic Resistance Movement and fashioned his approach to Collapse around it because he sure incorporates many of its elements in his various written offerings. This 1988 Hamas Covenant, if you review it closely, mentions waste many times throughout, and Dmitry is also very concerned with waste — especially wasting women. And didn’t you just know these male dildos on the Left/left always had this in mind for women when it’s all said and done — they just want to be the ones in charge of the women without working too hard to get it.
This next quote from the 1988 Hamas Covenant pretty much reveals that those on the Left/left who find favor with Hamas and disseminate the regressive and obsessive arguments of the 1998 Hamas Covenant are engaging in Jihad. That’s right, The Welch Committee to include the vaunted mfi (magnificently fucking impressive — considering his endless list of achievements), Moon of Alabama, The Vineyard of the Saker and even Pat Lang’s blog, Sic Semper Tyrannis are helping Hamas spread Jihad. Way to go guys — you rubes or traitors if it’s intentional. From the 1988 Hamas Covenant link:
Writers, intellectuals, media people, orators, educaters and teachers, and all the various sectors in the Arab and Islamic world – all of them are called upon to perform their role, and to fulfill their duty, because of the ferocity of the Zionist offensive and the Zionist influence in many countries exercised through financial and media control, as well as the consequences that all this lead to in the greater part of the world.
Jihad is not confined to the carrying of arms and the confrontation of the enemy. The effective word, the good article, the useful book, support and solidarity – together with the presence of sincere purpose for the hoisting of Allah’s banner higher and higher – all these are elements of the Jihad for Allah’s sake.
“Whosoever mobilises a fighter for the sake of Allah is himself a fighter. Whosoever supports the relatives of a fighter, he himself is a fighter.” (related by al-Bukhari, Moslem, Abu-Dawood and al-Tarmadhi).
Many of the arguments proffered at the blogs I’ve mentioned use language and arguments straight from the 1988 Hamas Covenant text and certainly when they alter their words ever so slightly, they share the same Jihad sentiment of ridding the world of Jews and Americans. Let me give you an example from Moon of Alabama that was a response to me after I left the following comment:
It looks to me like Israel is taking a page out of Russia’s book. Palestinians are to Israel as Chechens are to Russia — and look how that savagery turned out for Russia and Putin. Chechnya is now docile and submissive bending to the savage will of Putin’s Russia and performing savage acts for Russia as is witnessed by Chechen fighters in Eastern Ukraine and the notorious Tsarnaev brothers in Boston. Israel can learn from Putin’s strategy against the Chechens — they just have to have the resolve to crush and annihilate as Putin does. Right? What’s good for Putin’s goose is good for Israel’s gander, right? Shouldn’t we at least be consistent?
Russia’s disastrous war in Chechnya has witnessed butchery and savagery on a scale and intensity recalling World War II. During the 1990s massive formations of Russian tanks, artillery, and aircraft pounded Chechen cities and towns to charred ruins. Since then, Chechnya has endured years of guerrilla war and government security sweeps in which thousands of people have been killed or disappeared. The conflict has spilled into neighboring republics in southern Russia, destabilizing an already precarious region. Guerrillas have indiscriminately struck deep into the heart of Russia, killing hundreds of civilians, including children. Human rights and the laws of war appear meaningless to both sides.
As Russia showed signs of swinging back to its authoritarian past under Vladamir Putin, who succeeded Yeltsin, the United States and other Western nations were more critical about growing evidence of human rights abuses in Chechnya. George Bush threatened in 2000 to cut off aid if Russia continued “killing women and children, leaving orphans and refugees” in Chechnya. The West’s tone changed dramatically after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York City and Washington D.C. The United States, looking for allies in an international war on terrorism, was eager to accept help from Moscow, which portrayed the Chechen conflict as another front in the conflict against Islamic terrorism. The European Union, the U.S. State Department and others have occasionally urged Russia to curb human rights abuses in Chechnya, but there has been little action to back the censure and the issue has almost disappeared from international politics.
The Russian government has also managed to deflect domestic attention from Chechnya and there is little public discussion of the issue. Journalists, human rights groups and others are restricted and Chechnya remains a very dangerous place for outsiders and locals.
How convenient 9/11 took the heat off Russia for Chechnya. Maybe a little too convenient. Perhaps all those expatriated Russians now residing in America who claim Putin’s Russia did 9/11 are onto something. Cui bono from 9/11? Russia sure did. Many others too.
Posted by: Cold N. Holefield | Jul 27, 2014 2:04:21 PM | 6
To that comment I got the following two rebuttals:
I wouldn’t for a moment agree. Gaza is far too much under the spotlight, and the crime will be hung round Israel’s neck. You can only say that because you’re an American, and out of touch with the rest of the world.
Posted by: Alexno | Jul 27, 2014 2:33:47 PM | 8
What? That doesn’t make any sense — it’s incoherent apoplectic rage foaming out of the mouth of a rabid dog. If you thought that was bad, there’s this — and this proves you can’t argue with these numbskulls because everything you put forth is a Zionist plot including Chechyna. No one on this earth is capable of doing anything on its own without the control of The Jews, or at least that seems to be the illogic.
European Jews with modest amounts of Semitic blood especially as compared to Palestinians flock to Palestine and use terror squads to steal the land in the 1900s after being absent since the time of Christ.
Russia otoh had dominated Chechnya as part of its proximate territory since the 1500s. Billy Kristol and the Israeli-loyal neocons help foment Chechen
anti-Russian terrorism as part of a gambit to lessen animus against Israel in certain parts of the Islamic world.
Leave it to the agent of American and Israeli imperialism assholefield
to blur the theaters and side with the Zionist neocons while spinning unheard of conspiracy theories to make those of the “Truthers” seem plausible by comparison.
Posted by: truthbetold | Jul 27, 2014 2:49:00 PM | 9
Are these people on Watch Lists? If not, they should be. Can I trade places with them on the list if they’re not? Please. They’re much more dangerous than me — but now that I think about it, that’s exactly why they’re not on any lists and I am. Oh well. That’s the story of my life. I’ve always been on one list or another. I’m used to it and I don’t care anymore, remember?
I want to make something clear, although I shouldn’t have to as though I’m taking an oath. I don’t support and condone war and I certainly don’t support propensity to violence by both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict regardless of how proportionally unequal that violence is. Many on the Left/left point to the disparity in the proportion of casualties and label Israel butchers as a result. That’s misleading and misdirecting hyperbole, because I have no doubt they would support Hamas and the Palestinians turning the tide of that disparate proportionality in favor of Hamas and the Palestinians and then suddenly, as if by magic, should Israel suffer more casualties, civilian and combatant alike, disproportion would no longer be an issue and the moral goal post of the Left/left would shift once again as it always does.
I also want to make it clear that I don’t take “sides” in these matters, and instead try to see them for the complex issues they are. Pursuant to that, whilst investigating and researching the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is useful in gaining perspective, if done so objectively and impartially, it’s of no use if you use that investigative research to then promote an argument of going back by claiming something current is illegitimate. Intelligent people know there’s no going back to some mythological past and undoing all that’s happened in between then and now. It’s not going to happen. It’s unrealistic and I believe those who propose it as a form of a solution to the intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict do so precisely because they don’t want to see the conflict resolved in any other way than the annihilation of Israel, and until then they encourage the conflict and the attendant disproportionate suffering of the Palestinians because of their beef with The Jews. I consider this stance cowardly and sadistic. It’s a blood lust to stoke the flames of conflict by encouraging the weaker side of the conflict to suffer more and harder under the guise of some noble “resistance.” That’s not “resistance.” It’s sick.
As well, I don’t WANT to encourage Israel to continue its onslaught in Gaza and I never have and never will. However, what I WANT and do has little to no bearing and/or influence on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but that doesn’t preclude me from seeing it for what it is, and considering a solution or solutions that could feasibly end the suffering plight of the Palestinians and extract them from harms way — freeing them from both Hamas and Israel and removing them from the reservation where they’re essentially held prisoners and used as whipping posts in this eternal conflict. I’ve mentioned this plausible solution at Moon of Alabama blog and I’m sure you can imagine the responses I received. Although, I will say, even though my solution is plausible, it’s highly improbable because too many people, including those on the Left/left, have a vested interest in maintaining the conflict — most especially the Arab world that has used the Palestinians as a foil for their connivance and machinations. Without the Palestinians, the Arab world and Israel would have to square off face to face rather than via the proxy Palestinians, and we couldn’t have that, could we? Therefore, the weak, defenseless ones take the blows for the cowardly Arab world that lacks the backbone necessary to fight Israel fair and square. In turn, Israel can feel all puffed up when it bombs innocent civilians to dust as the Arab world watches with feigned disgust but’s secretly happy it’s the Palestinians and not them. It’s a sick game, and I’d like to help end it with my solution if only the rest of the world, outside the vested interests I’ve mentioned (the Arab world, the Left/left, Hamas and Israel), makes a concerted effort to draw it up and implement it. Here’s what I said about it at Moon of Alabama blog, but of course, it got lost in the spittle-spewing, vitriolic miasma at that space, so I’ll repost it here for posterity and emphasis.
I will state once again, for the record, the people of Palestine are caught between a rock and a hard place, and the only viable solution at this point is an international effort to evacuate non-militant Palestinians treating them as refugees and developing a plan that allows them to immigrate to various cooperating countries — including Russia, China and all the Middle Eastern countries not yet in flames. There can be no One State or Two State solution to this juggernaut. Palestinians, as part of this effort, need to reject The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and move on. There is no going back. If Palestinians stubbornly refuse such an international gesture, they’ll seal their fate by tying themselves to Hamas because their goal is to eliminate Israel as is stated in the Hamas charter of 1988.
Imagine Kiev developing a charter such as this and vowing to destroy Russia then proceed to fire rockets into downtown Moscow. What do you think Russia’s response would be? I’ll tell you what it would be. It would make the destruction of Katyr Yurt and all its inhabitants look like a picnic. Thankfully, Ukrainians aren’t so stupid and blinded by religion.
I commentator named Matt, who has posted to this blog by the way, then threatened my family by Palestinian proxy with this comment:
Dear ethnic-cleansing crypto-fascist: Why not “relocate” the Palestinians to the country responsible for sponsoring the crime you propose: The United States of America?
Oh, no can’t do that, they might come after Holefield’s family, and swing his kids by the ankles as they bash their brains out against a tree trunk. That’s what the Creek Indians did to the Anglo settlers invading their lands from Tennessee.
And in a message to you, the Creek had EVERY RIGHT to do so, just as the Palestinians have every right to resist by any means at their disposal. It is only a pity they have but bottle rockets to fight with.
No, you want to double down on the injustice, by imposing the original injustice of victimizing the Palestinians for the crimes of the Nazis upon the countries on your hate list that had little or nothing to do with either original injustice.
For the record, this guy is also for the ethnic cleansing for all Russians living outside its borders. Move them into this guy’s backyard, too, so we can watch them waste him and his family, Creek-style.
Posted by: Matt | Jul 24, 2014 1:36:32 PM | 18
To which I satirically replied — keeping in mind that these hating ideologues are literalists and do not understand the nuance and subtlety of satire:
That’s what the Creek Indians did to the Anglo settlers invading their lands from Tennessee.
Really? If that’s the case I’m no longer so sad about what happened to their vaunted Buffalo. Thanks for removing the empathy from my heart. Anyone who does the above deserves what they get — and it looks like the Indians got what they deserved. America = 50 & Indians = 0.
Posted by: Cold N. Holefield | Jul 24, 2014 2:08:26 PM | 23
I also replied to Matt’s post as follows, this time without the satire:
Move them into this guy’s backyard, too, so we can watch them waste him and his family, Creek-style.
Posted by: Matt | Jul 24, 2014 1:36:32 PM | 18
Are you saying that all Palestinian people are militant, brutal murderers? If so, you’re making Israel’s case and justifying snuffing out the Palestinians before the Palestinians snuff out Israel per the 1988 Hamas Charter.
I’m not saying all Palestinian people are militant. I believe most of them aren’t. What I want for them is to be able to live there life in peace and out of harm’s way instead of being designated whipping posts for both sides in this eternal debate. I want to free them. You want to commit them to a life of futile struggle and sadistic violence.
My way is the more humane way. Your way is more inhumanity.
Posted by: Cold N. Holefield | Jul 24, 2014 2:16:50 PM | 27
Some other posters, on the heels of what occurred to Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 had the nerve to encourage further such tragedies by suggesting the following to the Hamas leadership:
The resistance need to close that fucking airport.
I’m 100% with you, let’s hope the resistance can start to target Ben Gurion effectively.
I didn’t think any of you would stoop so low as to encourage, nay insist on, missile attacks on civilian aircraft, but I was wrong. I can admit when I’m wrong — and I was wrong in thinking too highly of some of you.
I thought the earlier comment from Matt wishing the Palestinians had nukes so they could nuke Israel from here to kingdom come was bad enough, but then there’s this.
I don’t know, maybe it’s just me but I call these statements and the sentiment behind it terrorism. Where are all the alphabet agencies when you need them? Nowhere to be seen. Maybe they’re the ones making the comments because they sure seem to have left the building when it comes to their “official” purpose.
Posted by: Cold N. Holefield | Jul 24, 2014 4:55:10 PM | 38
My plan, and I, were attacked further so I provided more clarification and elaboration as follows:
Your Very Humanitarian Plan can be achieved much closer to home: all that is required is for Israel to agree that the refugees in Gaza – people who were, remember, forced out of their homes in Najd and Majdal – should be allowed to leave Gaza and returned to their home.
My plan stands a much better chance of success. Your plan is dead on arrival and you know it, so what we’re left with, if we went with your impossible plan, is failure, eternal conflict and the Palestinians getting the short and blunt end of the stick. Why do you want them to continue to suffer? Why do you want them to fight your battle? If you hate the Jews that much, go on over, all of you, and take the IDF on yourself. Quit goading non-militant Palestinians to be militant and support an international effort to evacuate them from that hellhole and set them up with new lives and better chances in other countries. It’s sick to wear their suffering on your sleeve in perpetuity in your battle with The Jews. Free the Palestinians. Give them hope. Give them a future. Give them a chance. Free them from Israel and Hamas. Mine is the workable humane way. Stop encouraging the carnage.
Posted by: Cold N. Holefield | Jul 24, 2014 6:54:54 PM | 57
The have no right to occupy Palestine.
Right or no right — they do occupy the land you refer to as Palestine and you can’t escape that fact. You can’t make it just go away. Going back doesn’t accomplish anything right now. The conflict is intractable and disproportionate. I’m offering a viable solution for the weaker side. It’s doable, and if any of you were as concerned as you portend to be for the welfare of the Palestinians, you would agree. You would also agree that Hamas and its charter are an abomination and are in no way representative of the majority of Palestinians, and don’t give me that crap that the Palestinian people voted for them. Such a vote is coerced since there are no viable options. The Palestinian people aren’t free to choose because there are no choices. I want to give them a future with choices. You want to give them a future of suffering and hell on Earth in your beef with Israel and The Jews.
Posted by: Cold N. Holefield | Jul 24, 2014 7:05:51 PM | 60
Young Palestinians are at the point where they prefer death to submission. Gaza is their Massada.
Posted by: dh | Jul 24, 2014 8:04:42 PM | 64
If so, they need to quit hiding behind the women and children and step out and get their death because it’s not workable as it stands and they’re being hypocrites. If they prefer fight to the death, then they need to come out of their bunkers under the women and children and fight to the death. Otherwise they’re full of shit.
Hatred isn’t an answer to hatred. Tyranny isn’t an answer to tyranny. Russia isn’t an answer to America and Hamas isn’t an answer to Israel.
So long as other ways are possible, we should strive for those other ways. If other ways are not available, violence will often ensue as the only recourse.
Posted by: Cold N. Holefield | Jul 24, 2014 8:21:30 PM | 66
Your plan involves Russia(!) and China(!!!) agreeing to clean up Israel’s mess.
So now the Palestinians are “a mess.” I’m asking the entire world, all countries, to do their part in providing a future for the Palestinians. I don’t want them ethnically cleansed or genocided or subjected to a life of unending misery, suffering and hopelessness. I don’t want them in my backyard, I want them as my neighbor and your neighbor. I want them as Putin’s neighbor and Merkel’s neighbor. I want them as the Mullah’s neighbors. I don’t believe, like Matt does, that they’re murderous heathens who will bash children’s heads against stones and trees. Hamas, yes, but Hamas is not the Palestinians, despite your objections to the contrary. Who would want to emphasize that message — that Hamas is the Palestinian people? The IDF and the Israeli leadership, that’s who. The fact I make the distinction between Hamas and the Palestinians proves I’m not of that disposition and also proves those who do push that line of reasoning are of that disposition.
Posted by: Cold N. Holefield | Jul 25, 2014 9:41:23 AM | 100
As you can see, it’s exhausting. Talk about obsessed — these people are the epitome of it, and it’s not a good obsession to have. This obsession isn’t a knife — it’s a nuke — a nuking of reason and rationality. They’re obsessed with this conflict — they thrive on it — it charges their batteries — without it, they wouldn’t know how to vent their rage and hatred — so — the conflict rages on — the race continues just as Messala told Ben-Hur it would. I’d like to prove Messala wrong. Unfortunately, too few share my sentiment or have even given it enough thought to accept or reject my proposed rebuke of Messala’s arrogant and hate-filled message by removing the fuel and tinder of the Palestinian conflict or depriving the charioteers of their horses so there can be no more race or races.
So, as you can see, obsession is everywhere and it comes in all shapes and sizes. I’ve only touched on a few — a tip of the obsession iceberg. One could aptly say Obsessions R Us. We’re suited for obsession, and in some cases, that suitability has served us well — in other cases, as I’ve adequately shown, not so well. We’re all prone to obsession. It’s part of what and who we are. Choose and use your obsessions well. If everyone did, the world could and would be a better place.
Until next post, lie well and for all the right reasons and live long my friends.