One who intends to leave others better off for his having existed.

7/26/14

"liberating our lands, establishing our independence as a state with Jerusalem as its capital, and the right of return for refugees."

Iran's supreme leader calls for end to 'murderous' Israeli regime


"we will resist until our national goals are achieved. That includes liberating our lands, establishing our independence as a state with Jerusalem as its capital, and the right of return for refugees."

Senior Hamas leader Osama Hamdan

This appears to mean resistance until enough Israelis die or flee
so Hamas can take over the entirety of Israel.

What do you do
if you’re placed in the middle of a desert with someone just like you
with one bottle of water equally distant
and the all powerful entity that put you there  
says whomever drinks the bottle of water lives and who doesn't dies
and if the water is split or poured out you both die?


If Hamas had the firepower the Israeli's have,
how many causalities would there currently be?

If Israel were attacked with a nuclear weapon
would the bomb most likely be conveyed by missile
smuggled through a tunnel, or by land, shipping container
or a private yacht docked off the coast?


If goods do not cross borders
armies will

Frederic Bastiat

Are there times when compromise isn't appropriate?


If a cease fire involves allowing those who have vowed to eliminate Israel 
to re-arm, to kill more...?

If need is sustenance and a temperate climate
should you not do what you don’t want done to you
unless you need to?


Should a more permanent cease fire 
be contingent on establishing Israel's right to exist
if Hamas stated goal is to eliminate Israel?

Have most revolts been instigated by some with less who want more
against those with more?

What does a thief see when confronted with honesty?

Why did Japan bomb Pearl Harbor?


Have the powerless created symbols for the powerful to destroy
to create dissent by turning apathy into oppression?

Have the educated underemployed
caused most rebellions?

Were Hitler’s actions legal under German law?

How do many battle a few who can’t be assaulted with force?

If ignorance breeds fear and fear breeds bigotry
does bigotry breed hate?

Why did Hitler invade Russia?


If the Jews had equal weapons and training
would they have become Egyptian slaves?

Why did America occupy Iraq?


I don't have a clue of what weapons
will be used in World War III
but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones

Albert Einstein

Have freedom and equality
been invoked by those interested in other ends?

Why did many white religious institutions
teach congregants that God supported racial segregation?

Is everybody related if traced back far enough?

I’ll tell you what war is all about


 You’ve got to kill people
 and when you’ve killed enough
 they stop fighting

General Curtis LeMay 

Can you hate someone you don’t know?


The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye
the more light you pour upon it the more it will contract

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

Why were blacks not supposed to eat with whites
or use the same restrooms or water fountains?


He who will not reason is a bigot 
he who cannot is a fool
and he who dares not is a slave

Sir William Drummond

Should you do what you need to whether you like it or not
sooner than later?

If technological civilization has advanced more
in the last 10,000 years than the previous 1,000,000
the last 1,000 than the previous 10,000
the last 100 than the previous 1,000
including industrialization and exponential population expansion
and the last 10 compared to the last 100
now what?


Is it too late to fix?

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