@marc b. and Tuyzentfloot
“They’re not capable of having a death wish. their view of the world is sitting atop a platform, eating popcorn and masturbating while the IDF shoots fish in a barrel.”
I don’t know, marc b. As I understand it, psychiatric patients don’t know they have a death wish. It’s up to highly paid analysts to uncover a death wish by decoding confusing dream imagery on the basis of unproven psychological theories. I can’t think of anything that fits Israel better.
If Israel doesn’t have a death wish, it certainly acts like it does. Christians supporting Israel are rapture-ready; Jews supporting Israel are Masada-ready; and billionaires are investing in uber-pricey nuclear bunkers. (See “Why The Super-Rich Are Rushing To Buy Nuclear-Proof Bunkers.”) These are bad omens.
What I don’t understand is why all of the gleaming teeth news commentators are so anxious to “support” Israel by bigger and better games of nuclear chicken. Someone needs to say, “Jim Jones died for our sins.” If he already did a Masada, then none of the rest of us have to do a repeat–just recognize a cult when you see it.