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Friday, October 02, 2015

A Defining Moment

[A guest post by Zahava]

Knowing where I live, you might think I would be used to the bloodthirsty rhetoric and incitement from the Palestinian leadership by now. But I'm not. I will never get used to hearing those with whom we are supposed to be engaging in negotiations, openly celebrating the slaughter of innocent civilians.

Once again, Hamas and Fatah have spoken. They have called the brutal murder of a young couple driving their children home late at night "heroic".

I actually looked up the word ‘heroic’ today and found the following courtesy of Wikipedia:

Hero (masculine or gender-neutral) or heroine (feminine) (Ancient Greek: ἥρως, hḗrōs) is a person or character who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, displays courage, bravery or self-sacrifice—that is, heroism—for some greater good; a man or woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his/her brave deeds and noble qualities.”

I am not going to parse the definition for you. If you've gotten this far, you already understand the extraordinary perversity involved in such a grotesque misuse of the word.

What, however, are you going to do about it?

Nearly three centuries ago, Edmund Burke an Irish statesman, had the courage and the moral character to state that “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” Truer words have never been spoken.

 

Posted by David Bogner on October 2, 2015 | Permalink

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