Friday, February 24, 2012
David Grossman Cannot Breath Israel's Air Anymore
Our leading liberal has a front page article on HaAretz whose objective is prove the world that he, the pure David Grossman, is not like us, those detestable Israeli Jews. An Arab criminal was caught by the police after infiltrating from Gaza into Israel and was taken for a ride in closed police cars and verbally treated unkindly. Grossman feels that he cannot live anymore in a such an unliberal country, he feels that the air is polluted and he cannot breath here.
Liberals in general are well to do middle class, who feel secure in their situations and so they tend to dismiss the fears of more conservative folk. Really, what can a bloody Arab criminal infiltrator do to mighty Israel? If he is left to roam free in Israel, will Israel collapse? Me Met? = Who died? he asks, in the sense what is the big deal with one little Arab "refugee" in addition to the million and half we already have living here? Why cannot be simply admitted in Israel? Why are we so evil? How can an ethical person live here with these bestial Jews?
My temperament is even more liberal than Grossman, who after all has fought Israel's wars and lost his son Uri (pic) when he was killed by the Arabs. The difference is in the perspective: he perceives Israel as a very strong, stable, robust State, that nothing can harm, while I see it as a struggling miniature refugee community permanently menaced by worldwide boycotts and condemnations, and by hundreds of thousands (yes!) missiles and shortly by nuclear weapons.
My heart bleeds with Grossman, but I want to live.
Too bad we Zionists want to be like all other peoples, and be allowed to do the same things they do. "Be allowed" is a slip of my tongue, what we want is not having to ask for the permission of anyone and never have to apologize for being alive.