“The Palestinian threat harbors cancer-like attributes that have to be severed. There are all kinds of solutions to cancer. Some say it’s necessary to amputate organs but at the moment I am applying chemotherapy.” Israeli Defense Minister.
Humans aren’t a cancerous danger, Israel. But as a matter of fact, some ideas, (like the idea that some humans are cancerous) are definitely cancerous. And YES, Hamas undoubtedly has a cancerous ideology, but the solution isn’t to bomb the shit out of Gaza, if you’re so afraid of how their ideas will manifest, why not bomb the shit out of these ideas? Throw some LSD in some Hamas event drinks.. If it doesn’t work, maybe try LSDing Gaza’s water supply for a day, fuck, let it be a year! You know, just use whatever tool that’s nichely aimed at changing the mechanism of the meme you’re so afraid of. Punishing people, even on mass scales, does nothing other than dedicating the animosity towards the aggressor.
Politicians have a severe lack of imagination. The congress in a typically-American fashion threw hundred millions of dollars at Israel to improve its defense, (funny, when Gaza is where it has been raining bombs) but either ways, this is a completely meaningless response that will not do anything but deplete taxpayers money. A smartly-spent fragment of this money would have actually.
You might think I’m trying to be funny, because you would think it’s more responsible for countries to BOMB and KILL people rather than just changing their psyche, in an attempt to get them to see things in a different way.
I don’t want to be mistaken for someone who’s saying that it’s only Palestinians that need their minds changed, and that this is exactly what should be done for them, because they’re mad terrorists, but this is merely a refutational critique of people who are defending Israel in its so-called “mere response” to the threat facing “her”. (Because you know, Israel is so peacefully feminine).
Einstein says: “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it”
I do think this also extends to normal state-imposed sentences against felons or criminals. Why not invest more in establishing an infrastructure that’s capable of dealing with these ideas that are deemed so dangerous or deadly that their holders must spend unimaginable periods of time in prisons, while we can develop ways of dealing with the very idea we’re concerned about. This doesn’t even have to be involuntary, one can choose between serving the traditional sentence or going through the (healing, therapy, rehabilitation… or whatever you wanna call it) system.