Israel and Other Stuff
So, Israel. And Palestine. And Lebanon. Awesome, just so goddam awesome.
I am not an expert on this situation and I am not confident that anyone else is either. I am confident that the world's governments wants the situation to stay as it is, while claiming that they want peace. Or maybe the problem is that everyone wants peace but their own sort of peace. I was thinking about this the other day and I realized something that may seem absurd, possibly even offensive.
The only reason we don't have a Palestinian-type liberation movement in the US is because we killed off as many Native Americans as we could and locked them away in reservations that are still fucked. Call me a sentimental jackass, but I feel bad for our nation's actions. I read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee a couple years ago. I had studied some pre-Columbian cultures of North and South America and I had read some of the history of our near genocide of the prior residents, but that book really laid it out.
I am not suggesting anyone do this at all. I am expressing regret at the violence in our past and the violence in the present in Israel, Palestine and Lebanon. I hope Israel doesn't attack someone who will actually fight back with a full scale war. I also hope this shit calms the hell down.