Friday, May 1, 2009
They say many things about the truth. It hurts, it’s unbelievable, inconceivable, overrated, it’s never accepted.
Despite the highly philosophical question of why does the truth have to hurt? there lies the very core of what the truth is made of, who does it concern, and what effect does it have once revealed.
Allow me to make an assumption: Once revealed; the truth only hurts if either of the following conditions was true:
1. A party did not know of it and it is not in their favor.
2. A party knew of it but was in denial about it because it’s not in their favor.
Some people in this world know the truth yet hate to admit it. Some know it yet live in some form of denial, they keep telling themselves otherwise until they bought their own made-up stories.
There are two sides to this conflict. Both sides are making claims, both sides fighting for their claims. The options are as follows:
1. Both sides are wrong.
2. Both sides are right.
3. One side is wrong and the other is right.
Without getting lost in the relativity of wrong and right, allow me to quote this wise old man’s sign he held:
“YOU, take my water, burn my olive trees, destroy my house, take my job, steal my land, imprison my father, kill my mother, bomb my country, starve us all, humiliate us all, BUT, I am to blame: I shot a rocket back”.
Simple yet powerful words indeed. Also very true, very truthful; not in my and this old man’s view, but in factual view.
The truth is that facts speak for themselves. Facts are the truth. What’s written on this sign are facts, this is the truth that so many around the world fail to see, comprehend or understand. Either that or they are in complete denial. They don’t want to see the truth as it stares them in the face, in their everyday life. They don’t want to see the truth because they want so much to believe that they’re right and everyone else is wrong. They can’t see the truth because they blinded themselves with anger, hatred, fear, bitterness, sorrow, vengeance and pain.
Fact: For 61 years now the Palestinians have been paying the price for what Hitler did to the Jews.
Fact: Palestinians are being tortured, imprisoned, stolen from, intimidated, humiliated, segregated, discriminated against, killed and forced to bow down in surrender on a daily basis.
Fact: Israel is a pariah state, an occupying entity, a violent war-mongering concept, and an apartheid state since the day of it’s creation.
Fact: The world has been supporting this state for 61 years.
Fact: 4 months on and the people of Gaza are yet to receive a single dime of the pledged billions of dollars of aid that was supposed to be given to those bereaved, homeless, jobless, starving citizens. Proof of suffering, proof of biased approach.
Fact: everyone, including you my dear reader, is guilty of this support if you don’t speak up once you know and accept the truth.
This is the truth…can you handle it?