What the Hell can be done with Israel and Palestine?
For at least the last 7,000 years this portion of ground has been fought over. A Hebrew tribe (originating in the steppes mountains Northwest of Babylon who had emigrated to Mesopotamia) was kidnapped out of Babylon and taken to what is now "Israel." The Babylonian Army came to free their citizens from slavery and stayed on, bringing their technology to Canaan, Anatolia, and other Mediterranean coastal cities at the same time. They brought their method of schooling, dividing the day into 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness, the circle into 360 degrees, the geometry of movement of stars and planets (which instead of planets which is Greek for "wanderers", the Babylonian word for them was "interpreters"), complicated mathematics, a written record stretching back past Hammurabi, etc. So for years and years this was land claimed by many as homeland. Fast forward to the time of religiousity when this land became hallowed to 2 major world religions, Judaism and Islam. There are ancient sites here, it is not a place to build sewers and bomb stuff. Then some Jews decided that 70 years previous their messiah had come, and called him Jesus Christ, so they started writing about a man long dead. Can you tell me about the things your ancestors said or did 70 years ago, well that's another whole subject. But the fact is that loads of people worldwide now look at this place as a place to revere, to take a pilgrimage to, so there seems one sensible solution that no one talks about. Let's make that whole area an INTERNATIONAL PEACE PARK. No one should live there and run sewers through ancient ruins. No one should drive there, crushing relics beneath their feet. No one should kill there, the blood has flowed there too much and too often, desecrating land that deserves more respect. (though I personally am of the opinion that if you REALLY believe that God is omnipotent and omnipresent, then you believe that God's house is not just the Church, God's land is not just "the Holy land", God's home and land are the earth and the stars, universally, and all you religious yahoos who kill and think you are doing it for God are simply desecrating and denigrating God's home and land.) So that is my suggestion for Israel and Gaza, the UN should step in and purchase the property, claim imminent domain just like when the Goverment decided they were making the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, told all the coastal landowners that they would get "fair market value" for their homes and they had to be gone by a certain date. They had a year or two, I think. But they left, and the LAND was returned to a more pristine state. Stop the flow of blood. And Where will the Jews call their nation? Isn't that a racially bigoted question? oh, well, Where will they go? You know, in the big scheme of things, we don't seem to ask that question about the millions of people that will be displaced when the oceans rise and swallow whole countries, so what the Hell? There are just a few people there, willing to live under a constant threat of death, they will find a place, carve out their our niche somewhere else. All the rest of us have. We integrated ourselves into other societies so well, you can't tell what I am anymore.
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