It's always the easiest thing to blame's one problems on someone else. Politicians and other people are notorious for repeatedly doing that. And as usual, Israelis tend to blame "the Arabs" for the problems that they encounter today. But is it true?
This entry is going to be very flamebait, but I have to say it. I admit that I also said to myself "Damn, Stupid Hizbullah" when the situation in Southern Lebanon and Northern Israel started, but as any good Neo-Tech person, I quickly returned to my sense, and started looking at my own backyard.
So here are the points to consider:
Nasarallah and friends are Doing What they're doing because they are Evil. The source of Evil is generally referred to as "Mysticism" in Neo-Tech literature. A Mystic has a shrinking self-esteem and keeps wanting to hurt others to temporarily relieve his self-esteem. See the Neo-Tech orientation for more details.
A benevolent person generally does what he does in order to increase his or her healthy self-esteem. This self-esteem can be cognitively manifested in "fame", "money", "love", "getting work done", "peer repute" etc. All of these are generally positive values, that help a person later on in life, and just makes him feel good about himself, others and the worlds.
Nasarallah and friends (but also many known and unknown Israelis) are causing more harm, because they need to reach new "heights" of negative achievements. The Neo-Tech link explains it better, but this was an executive summary. Just take it for granted.
Evil does exist, and evil people too, as any person who has rudimentaly studied 20th century history knows. Evil people are capable of doing anything as bad as any evil that Tolkien could come with. However, as opposed to the formidable and often awe-inspiring Tolkienian evil, real-world evil people are generally dishounorable, lack most self-control, blame other people's for their problems, are incompetent, and generally invoke a lot of disgust.
Note: a benevolent person can become a mystic and a mystic, given enough time and determination can return to be a good, non-harmful person.
The Israeli-Arab Conflict will not be Resolved Until Israel stops having Constitutional Racism - Israel has discrimination against non-Jews directly in its constitution. From uneven immigration and citizenship laws, to lack of civil marriages, divorces and adoptions, to uneven investment between Arabic and Jewish settlements. While this does not justify irrational hatred from the Arabs, it certainly is a very good cause for it. And it is very bad.
Despite popular belief, a private person is allowed to be racist or even (peacefully) discriminatory. This is because discrimination does not involve force, threat of force, or fraud, which are the only unethical actions. However, a government being a public monopoly must not be discriminatory to groups according to some of their properties.
We can often hear people saying that if Israel did not have consitutional racism, it would not remain a Jewish state for much longer, or that the Palestinians will take over. This is wrong. There are already a lot of Jews in Israel, and they aren't going to magically disappear. Furthermore, I'd rather have a liberal, free-as-in-freedom, prosperous country than a discriminatory Jewish country. Moreover, if anyone causes any trouble (whether Jewish or non-Jewish) he can be exiled or otherwise ostracised.
Finally, in Israel today there are many immigrants who are neither Jewish nor Arabs: Romanian, Philippinos, Chinese, Thais. They are hard working and passionate. Surely most of them have a precedence for getting a citizenship over the random trouble-causing Arab nationalist.
Israeli does not belong to the Jews. No country can prevent a lawful person from immigrating to it, living there and working there. Otherwise it's exercising force in trying to get the person to leave. It's high time Israel officially becomes the Land of the Israeli and Israeli-wannabes (which it is in practice) instead of "the Land of the Jews".
This is the ultimate cause of most of the troubles Israel been having, and a lot of the criticism applied to it from the outside. I don't expect anti-Israeli terror activities to immediately stop after such a reform will be made, but after it, there won't be any real-life basis for feelings of hatred towards Israelis, and thus they won't survive for long.
For more information refer to my "A Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict", as well as my story "The Enemy and How I Helped to Fight it". The latter was written with a lot of inspiration from the situation at the Israeli-Lebanese border (back in 1996), but has a universal message, and it is very possible many Israelis who read it will feel uncomfortable about the ideas behind it. (I've started heavily revamping it recently, but am still in the process, and don't have something final).
If you're reading it and is a Lebanese, be aware that my advice about not blaming other people for your own problems applies to you too. The best way to prevent the continuation of the fighting is to give an ultimatum to any Hizbullah activist you know to either leave it or otherwise be outcasted by you an other. Something like "Either you leave this wretched organisation or don't talk to me again." If the Hizbullah people will lose all their friends this way, they'll quickly stop this insanity.
Like I said, I know this post was flamebait, but I had to say it because I'm tired of people or countries blaming other entities for their own problems. Feel free to reply to this post, but please be civil, and avoid Logical Fallacies.
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