the other day, the times of israel ran an opinion piece about why it’s morally acceptable - in some cases - to commit genocide.
the story suggests that because hamas is a terrorist organization which is opposed to the evil acts committed by the israelis, and because they operate in the world’s largest prison, that israel has the moral right to murder everyone there as a way of sending a message to hamas.
this opinion piece of course doesn’t reflect 100% of israeli people, but it does reflect the opinion of their govt and many of their people (95%, according to recent surveys).
according to israeli “logic,” it is acceptable to murder civilians - incl. children - in order to send a message to a terrorist organization. in fact, it is acceptable to slaughter these people endlessly, without letting them get out of the firing range, just to send a message to hamas. they toss around the word “terrorist” to justify the massacre of innocents.
okay. let’s pretend for a moment that this is acceptable. let’s pretend that murdering civilians isn’t terrorism itself, and that it is a perfectly reasonable way of dealing with a terrorist organization. let’s also forget that this terrorist organization exists to counter the terrorist state of israel in the first place.
so, following this “logic” it is okay to butcher civilians in order to stop an evil terrorist organization from butchering civilians. there is only one answer, then: nuke israel.
yes, it’s the only logical thing to do, folks. let’s round up every country in the world with a strong military force and a desire to look big and tough. tell them to practice their missile targeting first, then get their soldiers to stretch their legs, dust off their tanks, and then finally nuke those fuckers to death.
hit a school? shit, it’s not our fault.
hit a hospital? big deal.
hit a designated shelter? fuck them, there were probably terrorists in there.
of course, it’s important to build a giant wall and make sure that not a single israeli can get out. not the women, nor the children. terrorists like disguising themselves as women and children, so it would be a ruse. they all must die.
nuke israel! kill them all! murder every child!
if this sounds sick, disgusting, evil, or in any way less than palatable, then ask yourself what the fuck israel is doing at the moment. committing a genocide against them, or a mass slaughter of any kind, is obviously wrong, but apparently right and wrong can simply be rewritten with liberal application of the word “terrorist.”