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Thursday, February 22, 2007
 
When right is left and left is right

It's Adar again.

Last year around this time I wrote a few satirical pieces in the spirit of Purim. But I feel like doing so now would be almost redundant, because reality in Israel these days is basically a satire already. What else can you call it when the Justice Minister is unjust, the police turn out to be criminals, the head of the Disengagement Authority finds himself Disengaged from his own kibbutz, &tc &tc? Laughter is more fitting than words in such a situation.

And what do people want now to ameliorate our troubles? New elections!

Never mind that new elections are exactly what got us where we are now, and to where we were before that! Hasn't anyone noticed that with every new election things just get worse? What's the use of another round of political musical chairs? Running around in circles will not move us forward; it will just make us more tired. It's not new elections we need, it's new ... brains. Right? Otherwise we'll just choose more bad leaders. I mean, just look at the support for Netanyahu - folks, we already tried that one! Why should Likud, Labor, or Kadima be getting even one seat in any poll? And then there's Gaydamak and his new party. Can someone tell me why exactly we're supposed to vote for him? Is it because material wealth implies good political leadership, or because having no platform is better than having a bad platform?

Anyway ... so this Purim is coming at a strange time. If the world were turned upside down right now, it just might come out right side up.

But I guess that's all the more reason to celebrate.

So stay tuned....
 
Comments:
True.

A king seems to be in order, looking at the candidates...
 
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I liked your post, It is just what we all feel.

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