Another well written and thought-provoking post by “A Worried Student”, and while I typically agree with him in this case it would seem that I hold some level of disagreement. Not that I disagree with standing up against oppression just the idea that one side is true and just and other is bad and wrong.
For a minute, or longer if you can, imagine the walls came down over night. The Israelis and the Palestinians are together without boarders, without armed camps, with only their personal beliefs left. Each with the ability, freedom and right to go anywhere and do anything on the lands of Gaza and throughout Israel.
What would you hope to happen? What do you think would happen? What would be the best you could imagine, and what would be the worst?
I want to tell what I think but I cannot because it all feels false. There are so many words but the worst I do not want to speak and the best I find hard to believe. So in the end all I have is this.
Fear and the Art of Living Together. If the walls came tumbling down and the people live in fear. Whether that fear is real does not matter there will be anger, fights, violence and the people will rebuild the walls. If however the fear is remove then the people will tear down the walls and build bridges with the rubble.
And they will turn their swords into ploughshares.
More to come.
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