What would the situation look like if the state of Israel didn’t exist?
What if instead, there was just a land called “Anarcho-Levant” (or whatever people decided to call it), and cities in that land, like Tel Aviv, Gaza, etc. In this land, there are no “Israelis” or “Palestinians,” there are just people. Some of these people are Jewish, some Muslim, others are Christian; there are Bedouins, Arabs, French immigrants…
Food and drink flow generously; fireworks set the skies alight; rousing songs are played at teeth rattling volume; speeches are given by officials; it is the time when U.S. citizens celebrate their ancestors’ political secession from Britain: “Independence Day,” July 4th.
At least that is the ostensible reason for all the ruckus.
I totally disagree with the notion that the people who are laboring, who are creating the products, moving the products and providing the sheer sweat driving the economy are doing so only because they are too “mediocre” to be the managers of others. Many people simply want to earn a living doing something that they love to do, or have invested years of training learning to do. And no one should disparage them. No one has basis to disparage them: they are the foundation of the entire system…
Tucker’s assertion that religious fundamentalism is “another obvious form” of Brutalism is going to get many people hammering on the keyboard, spittle peppering their monitor in between howls of indignation. The space beneath the essay is already full of comments accusing Tucker of being a “purist,” a “fraud,” and “disruptive.”
But methinks they doth protest too much.
As so many other Americans, I had been raised to understand from an early age that I had rights. The idea of “Inalienable Rights” resonated with me. I was taught to stand up for myself and fight for my rights if they were infringed upon.
The problem was that I didn’t understand why there had to be a fight over my rights to begin with.
If these rights were “inalienable,” how could anyone strip me of my rights, even if they wanted to? Yet, this seemed to be happening all of the time.