Scribe, ut possis cum voles dicere: dices cum velle debebis (Pl. Ep. 6.29)

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Gathering Moss 17 - That's It

Come on come on come on,
Love's the sweetest thing
That we have.

I stopped to park today and i wasn't sure whether the spot was legal. I asked a guy in the car near me whether i could park there and he said: "Yes - but i'm answering you as an exception, because i don't talk to settlers."

He saw the orange stripes on my car. Later i thought that i should have answered: "Thanks and by the way, i'm a settler from Haifa"1, but it's good that i didn't. I really should stop thinking about it.

Israelis like to feel safe in their hate. East vs. West, Sephardi vs. Ashkenazi, Everyone vs. the Russians, Everyone vs. the Settlers, Everyone vs. the Ethiopians, Jews vs. Arabs. All of these animosities will persist as long as at least one of them is legitimate. Today is one of those very rare days when i just want to pack and leave.

I voted National Union. Everyone calls them conservative racist extreme right, i call them the most humane party available. At least they don't pretend to like the Arabs like everybody else.

I volunteered as an observer for Green Leaf. I despise their hate towards the settlers, but i like their fun anarchist pose, so i helped them a little to receive their fair chance. In my ballot box they received three votes. The other Greens received seven. That weird Pensioners Party received a lot of votes in my ballot box too.

As for the actual final results - there are NO final results yet. We all read the same crappy news sites. I don't care too much. Hate, hate everywhere, i can't stand it any-more-more...

1 He might have not known that Giv'at Yearim is not a settlement and if i would say "Jerusalem" he would probably hate it too.


Suzanne said...

Silly me. I asked what you had voted in your Convergence topic but should have read this post before. Please, see my comments there.

So, how do you think that the National Union-NRP party could have changed Israel?

Amir said...

I'm writing a post about my ideas on the National Union. I see that you are quite knowledgeable about Israeli politics, so stay tuned, if you're curious.

(A boss that i had once, told me: "If you run into problems with this assignment, tell me immediately. But don't write an email - your emails are too long." He was quite right - my writing is often wordy. I tried to do something about it, but gave up.)


Suzanne said...

Of course I am curious :)

Btw, interesting development in Israeli politics: the suggestion of forming a coalition without Kadima...