A Historic Moment
I'm leaving this blog up for a couple of days, and no, I'm not just being lazy. This is something really important, and I want to make sure everyone reads this and internalizes it. We are at a crossroads in history.
I admit it. Sydney Greenstreet lookalike Ariel Sharon sure as hell fooled me. He really did it. The Fat Man dragged those obnoxious hebes in the knitted blue kipas kicking and screaming out of Gaza. He did it for all the wrong reasons, i.e. to avoid a corruption indictment against himself and his sons and to avoid leaving the office of Israeli prime minister in disgrace and going to prison for his greed and his fraud, but never mind--he did it. The Fat Man came through. Good for him.
This is a genuinely historic moment. For the first time since 1939, the Jewish people have been forced to surrender their ill-gotten gains and give back something they stole. This is something that no one living has ever seen.
For the first time since 1939 there is now a portion of the earth--a small sliver of land, granted, but still somewhere--where it is illegal to be a Jew. And that's sure as hell something that hasn't been seen in the memory of anyone living, except for a few very old German grandpas and grandmas.
For the first time in the history of the Zionist experiment, the Jews have specifically been forced to disgorge stolen land in Palestine and return it to its original Muslim owners. This is unheard-of. Since the first kibbutzes in the 1890s, the Jews have always swallowed land in Palestine like some gigantic serpent, never returning any of it.
(Although my skepticism does re-assert itself a bit here. Will the actual Palestinian Arabs themselves ever get to walk on the beach and sea the ocean most of them have never even seen even though they live a mile away? Or will some kind of "international commission" or "development authority" seize control of the evacuated territory to build a casino or something of the kind, and the true owners of the land still be kept out so the beaches can be kept pristine for the affluent Euro-tourists? Or only allowed in as cheap labor for whatever corrupt capitalist boondoggle takes the place of the settlements?)
But whatever happens, this week the Zionist tide reached its highest crest in Gaza and began to recede. The screaming, sobbing settlers are right about one thing: this is the first step in the end of Israel. When I was younger I never thought I would see the end of Communism; now it exists only in two small countries, North Korea and Cuba, and on a few American university campuses. The Berlin Wall is down and now it's possible we may live to see the spanking new Wall of Palestine fall as well.
Next on the "disengagement" list: that plague spot in Hebron! I REALLY want to see the soldiers dragging away that asshole David Wilder!