Monday, January 05, 2009

Defending the indefensible

Over at Huffington post, Lisa Gans is making light of Israel's suffering because they are not the perceived underdog. Her text, below:

"It is undoubtedly true that Hamas is a terrorist organization, and that it has been increasing the number of rockets it has been launching at southern Israel in recent months. However, Hamas is also democratically elected , and Israel is a country that has a long history of enduring attacks both by external entities, such as Hezbullah in southern Lebanon, and suicide bombers within its borders. The rocket attacks from Gaza were not a new phenomenon, and the casualties, though tragic, were minimal (four in total, according to the New York Times.) "

And again, with a few minor changes to recast this thinking:

"It is undoubtedly true that Bob is an abuser, and that he has been increasing the number of beatings he has been giving Betty and the kids in recent months. However, Bob is also the man Betty chose to marry, and Betty is a woman who has a long history of enduring attacks both by external entities, such as her sexist coworkers at the mill, and verbal abuse within her family of origin. The beatings from Bob were not a new phenomenon, and the injuries, though tragic, were minimal (four missing fingers in total, according to the New York Times.)"

Hmm, what's wrong with this picture?

4 Comments:

Blogger The back of the hill said...

I like to think of it as living next to a crack house whose occupants often shoot out one's windows.

Eventually, no matter how lousy their aim, you have to ask the police to clear them out, lest they ""accidentally"" kill a kid.

1/05/2009 9:23 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

You know, I am absolutely infuriated by the Palestinians disproportionate underdogism. I wish they'd stop whining about the failure of their boys to aim those qassams properly - the poor dears are doing the best they can. You'd think that the pro-Arab masses would show at least SOME appreciation for the murderous tendencies of their "activists", but noooooooo...... Ungrateful wretches, always bellyaching about the failure of their terrorists to get anywhere.....

1/09/2009 5:03 PM  
Blogger -suitepotato- said...

Excellent translation of terms! Bravo!

1/10/2009 6:42 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

She is an idiot. What else can we say.

1/15/2009 2:36 AM  

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