by Nedgem Mahound
THE Fact is clearly revealed over and over by history, namely that there is nothing about persecution that automatically makes the human victims of human stupidity and violence into some sort of saints. Quite the reverse. In the same way as little children raised by abusers and unhappy so-called grownups become vicious in their turn, and just as this agony goes on for generations in families, so it is with the nations of men. What is really going on therefore in the Lebanon now is that the Jewish people too are working their way around to the no-doubt-shocking realization that they are just are another lot of petty human beings like all the rest of us–with some real achievements in both nobility and stark swinishness to their credit and their discredit. When all the people of the world — and that includes the so-called “people of peace,” the muslims! — get the idea of “choseness” out of their systems, then human being will be able to get beyond itself.
[Emmett R Smith
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[3 August 2006]