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Reader comment on item: Israel's Unnecessary War in Lebanon
in response to reader comment: Israel will win the present War , but what about the Demographic war by Palestinian Women

Submitted by Sophia Gates (United States), Jul 19, 2006 at 22:35

I really don't know.

In the best of all possible worlds, it wouldn't matter - demographics wouldn't matter, because we would respect each other, everybody would have equal rights, there would be no religious or sexual discrimination, no discrimination against minorities, certainly no violence, nor civil war, nor terror. But, we live in THIS world.

I'm disturbed that ANY group of people anywhere, would be irresponsible with regard to its birthrate, simply because the planet is small and resources are scarce. Desertization and pollution are very real threats, ecosystems are fragile: the planet confronts burgeoning populations, poverty, hunger, scarcity of water, global warming - even without political or religious conflicts, we have great challenges, great problems to solve.

It disturbs me MORE that any group of people would seek political power through the deliberate creation of votes, so to speak, in order to obtain control of a minority that is already vastly outnumbered and under the gun.

Probably, the only solution, once again, is education - teaching a respect for life - which is definitely hard to do in a war zone. We preach respect for life, we believe it I know - then in order to protect lives we launch our bombers.

Maybe Israel is a metaphor for this whole struggling planet, and finds herself confronting challenges and paradoxes that baffle the entire human race.

It would be nice if she had SOME help, some serious good will, from her neighbors. It's difficult to be presented with the spectacle of women, on the one hand bragging about the number of babies they've produced in a desert, on the other hand forming a suicide army.

How on earth do we deal with this? We can't do it alone.

We need help from the other side of the line.


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