The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men (and women) to do nothing. -Edmond Burke
War affects everyone. While I have never been to Gaza or the West Bank, my heart goes to their suffering. It is triggering, bringing out an unsettling side of me. I can imagine what it’s doing to Palestinian families and friends all over. Israeli bombs have killed over 5,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured tens of thousands. Their lost lives are downplayed and severely underestimated.
Western media has never portrayed Palestinians or Arabs as likable but as terrorists, barbaric, and now animals. Today, Israel is committing genocide in plain sight with the full support of Joe Biden and Congress. When the UN tried to rein in Israel, it retaliated and demanded the UN secretary general resign. Now, Israel is not issuing UN visas to punish the UN for not supporting the holocaust of Palestinians.
Israel cut off food, electricity, and fuel to Gaza. How can Hamas be called terrorists when Israel can inflict such human suffering on Palestinians without care? Israelis feel their right to exit and defend themselves supersede all other humans. Didn’t the Nazis feel that way too?
It’s jarring to note the silence as the US fully supports genocide under the guise of exterminating Hamas, referred to by Israelis as animals. Israel’s violent occupation of Palestinian territory over the past 50-60 years is absent from the discussion. Everything the US accuses Russia of doing to Ukrainians, Israel did ten times worse to Palestinians. There is no Palestine anymore, only enclaves in Gaza and West Bank. Yet, the media continues only to report Israel’s side.
There will be more wars in the future, all in the name of Israel’s right to exist and defend itself over all else. The Nazis, like the Israelis, considered themselves superior to others. They both committed genocide. The Nazis paid the price, but Israeli as yet.