"Mistrust those in whom the urge to punish is strong." Friedrich Nietzche

"Any and all non-violent, non-coercive, non-larcenous, consensual adult behavior that does not physically harm other people or their property or directly and immediately endangers same, that does not disturb the peace or create a public nuisance, and that is done in private, especially on private property, is the inalienable right of all adults. In a truly free and liberty-loving society, ruled by a secular government, no laws should be passed to prohibit such behavior. Any laws now existing that are contrary to the above definition of inalienable rights are violations of the rights of adults and should be made null and void." D. M. Mitchell (from The Myth of Inalienable Rights, at: http://dowehaverights.blogspot.com/)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Analogy on the Israeli-Hamas War

The Israeli-Hamas war is still going on. Several hours before an agreed upon cease-fire was to expire, several rockets were shot into Israel from Gaza and the Israelis, of course, responded.

I called it the Israeli-Hamas war, using the name Hamas rather than Palestinian because I don't believe all Palestinians want to fight the war. But here's my analogy. 

A man pulls out a semi-automatic pistol and fires several shots at you, but does not hit you. You pull out your semi-automatic pistol and fire several shots back at him, wounding him several times. The man, and his friends, then claim that it's unfair because you wounded him but he didn't wound you. Furthermore, he wants you to stop shooting at him so he can reload and shoot more bullets at you.

The point being, the second man would not have shot at the first man if the first man hand not shot at the second man. So whose fault is it that the first man got wounded?

If the innocent, non-war-like Palestinians (if such exist) don't want to get caught in the cross-fire between Israel and the Hamas terrorist group, which has brought this war down on them, then they need to get rid of Hamas.

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