Two Jews were murdered on a government road by Itamar last night. There are two basic responses. One is anger and hope. Anger against Arabs and hope that the government will punish them and “deal justice” to the murderers. The other is despair.
Anger and hope are misplaced. Well, not so much the anger. Mostly the hope and trust that the government will somehow remedy the situation for the future. Politicians love this hope and trust. Every time Jews are murdered, they grow stronger. They give their mindless idiotic soundbites about how we must not stop in the face of terror, or the dead will not have died in vain, or the State of Israel will do everything in its power to blah blah blah, and all the angry and hopeful people cheer and fall in love with Netanyahu once again. And the beaten wife that is the people of Israel go running back to their abuser politician leaders to be smashed in the face for the umpteenth time.
They love their Netanyahu for saying angry sounding things and shaking his fists to the point that his combover gets slightly shifted in the hot air of his own self-righteous breath.
The government will not do anything about this that matters. They will find the gunman and stick him in free housing until the next prisoner exchange, where you and I will pay to have him clothed and fed and watch TV.
The truth is I’d rather he not get caught. It’s a waste of resources. The two Jews died in vain and their kids are orphans for nothing. We should all accept that and move on.
From there, we need to join those, including myself, who respond the second way. With despair and hatred, not against Arabs, but against the State of Israel. It is their road that this happened on, on which they have monopolized security but have not provided it. They will not lose money from this, or control of the road.
They have a monopoly on justice in the whole country but will not provide it by killing this murderer, so therefore we cannot expect justice to be done.
I don’t know how this will ever happen, but if eventually enough people become disgusted with the government who is responsible for this, they can be overthrown nonviolently.
For now, it is important to understand that nothing will change, because the government grows stronger when Jews die. People support it more. It becomes “unpatriotic” to yell at Netanyahu when his slaves are murdered. People say “it’s not the time.”
It’s exactly the time. This is the State’s fault. And they should lose their monopoly on security, justice, and roads, because they cannot deal out justice and they cannot secure their roads. The road should be privatized and the job of finding, trying, and killing the murderer should be in the hands of the private insurance company of the road.
But since that will not happen, the more people realize that these people died for nothing, the better. The more people that realize it, the more that can direct their wrath against those responsible. Not Arabs. The State.