Thursday, July 22, 2010
Israel, Not the One Shown
I am working on the design of a factory making yiddische delicacies - kind of pasta pocket filled with meat (it reminds me to Chinese food served in steamed baskets or varonikes). What is remarkable is that all the workers (one hundred?) are Africans. Some are pitch black Sudanese refugees, others are Ethiopian immigrants (see the cross tattooed on the forehead of the Ethiopian "Jewess"). The owner and his mother are the only people I recognize as yids on the premises. I notice a dramatic change in the factories in Israel, the workers are turning all black. I estimate that there must be around one million Africans silently and diligently manning the factories in this country. This is what the early Zionists did not want to happen. On the other hand, I remember my desperate search for a caretaker for my agonizing mother. How thankful I had been finding that devilishly ugly but very kind Ceylonese lady. As always, I end this short note with ambiguous feelings. I dont know if I am for or against.