I have often pondered on this subject and as many times as I have thought about it I can’ come up with a solution or even take sides.
The reality for me is that both deserve and have a right to have their own homeland. If it is so important for a group of people to pray a certain way or dress a certain way or follow a set of beliefs a certain way, then they should have the option of being together as a homogeneous group.
Don’t ask me to take sides because as I see it there is very little difference between the two. Let me elaborate: They are both fanatical when it comes to their religious beliefs and they are both totally blind as to the nature of the scriptures they follow. It matters not that these documents, or tablets or whatever the fuck they base their faith are fabricated and written by men thousands of years ago.
There is where they both miss the point, as do the Fundamentalist Christians in our own society and the rest of the Western world. I really see no discernible difference if you bang your head against a wall or rock back and forth while reciting the ancient texts. Or if you prostate yourself five times daily beckoned by a cacophonic cry coming from some distant tower.
Does it really matter that in order to be in peace with your God you must wear a funny cap on your head or a tablecloth? Does it matter if your infant sons are mutilated at birth destroying their ability to enjoy sexual relations when they are grown because your religion dictates it? Is it necessary for you to go out and in order to obtain validation for your beliefs you have to convert everyone that crosses your path? (that is particularly directed towards our Christian Evangelicals)
We in our Western societies have formulated some erroneous opinions of the two religions and the two ethnic groups. For the longest time during the influence of the old Soviet Union the Muslim and Arab peoples were encouraged by the Soviet Union to be antagonistic towards the capitalist powers. It was a given in those days that if you were an Arab chances were that you were also a leftist or even a communist. I am generalizing but that was the perception.
Conversely, because of the nature of the Jewish faith, being closer to the Christian because of the following of the Old Testament by both, the western nations and peoples identified more readily with the Jewish plight.
Enter the horrific process of ethnic cleansing that the Jewish people endured during the Nazi regime and the subsequent holocaust and you have a very sympathetic and even guilt ridden western world who felt that in order to correct the wrongs of the German atrocities they now must be totally and unconditionally pro-Israel.
The truth as I said lies somewhere in between. These are both members of the human family and they both have their heavy burden to bear. I think that once the dependency on the fuel that comes from the Arab nations subsides, so will the problem. Eventually, both factions will have to come to terms with their condition and their awkward situation and resolve once and for all that they have to co-exist like the brothers and sisters that we are.
Newsmax: Turning Point: Couric Rips Obama
Katie Couric may be best known for her unflattering interview with Sarah Palin. But her nightly news broadcast this past Monday night may be an indicator that the big liberal media are now turning their guns on Obama.
Couric said on “CBS Evening News” that Americans are growing “disenchanted” with Obama and are openly questioning his credibility.
“Although President Obama has been in office less than a year, many Americans are growing disenchanted with his handling of the enormous problems he and the country are facing, from healthcare to unemployment to Afghanistan.
“His poll numbers are sliding, and at least one poll shows his job approval rating has fallen, for the first time, below 50 percent.”
Correspondent Chris Reid chimed in: “The president is getting battered on everything from the economy to foreign policy. Some polls show Americans are increasingly questioning his credibility.”
Yes, Katie Couric is criticizing and she is entitled to do so, you see, she is a legitimate journalist, you morons; not a mouthpiece for the Republican Party like Newsmax or Faux-Fox News. That is Katie’s job and it is also an integral part of civilized discourse.
What is not acceptable and highly immoral is what Newsmax and Faux News have been doing even before President Obama took office; that is to vilify him and dehumanize him in order to fulfill their own agendas. Lies, exaggerations and misrepresentation do not constitute civilized discourse. If no one has told you this, then I am. It is downright immoral and unpatriotic. You don’t spread rumors; purposely tell lies in order to hurt your opponents because it is simply disingenuous.