Monday, December 10, 2012
Musing on Yishmael
If this were the exception, it could count as an aberrant statistic. But when schools are created for this purpose, and filled to capacity, to dispatch kids to kill themselves and sow terror, this monstrous behavior is no more aberrant than drinking coffee.
How much love, how much kisses and hugs, can you give to political fodder?
Would God create such congenital mutations to start with? I seriously wonder the answer is "Yes". God, after all, created the Amalekite geneology which we have to eventually eliminate. This genome seeds a willingness to suffer self-sacrifice to gain the satisfaction of inflicting death to his innate enemy, which is the Jew and God.
The Yishmaelite, therefore, may well share a similar congential idiosyncratic lunacy - only in his case he can turn easily on his own kin, whereas the Amalekite seeks to target only the Jew and his God.
Here's an "anthem" song played on the official Palestinian Authority radio station for 2 days, after the PA was granted observer status at the UN. It included these words:
"We are bombs... the enemies were beheaded... Grieve not, Mother, shed no tears over my torn flesh... heroic men who mock death... We praised the Lord, and set out for Martyrdom. We strapped ourselves with explosives, and trusted in Allah... Onward men, on the roads to glory."
How sick is that?! Perhaps this is God's way to fix the definition of evil, and all who tether themselves to it, or align with it, or pivot their agenda about it, are - by definition - evil. If evil must be erased from the face of the earth, there must be clear-cut criteria people can use to make clear distinctions.