Wednesday, 2 August 2006

You read it here first!

Well, The Age has ignored quite a few of my emails lately (I suspect mainly due to timing related reasons - most of them were sent after the issue lost public attention), but at least they published my latest one.
As a result, I've had people at work tell me that ASIO and the Mossad will probably be on my back now, as well as just arguing against my arguments (as in "why do you think that Israel gets inferior news coverage", with the answer being "just watch SBS news, which just happens to rely on BBC news feeds").
Anyway, I hope my point about both sides being totally fucked is clear enough.
On the way back from work there was this "sign a petition" thing at the corner of Bourke and Swanston, where this group of young socialists-bordering on communists-with anarchist aspirations was calling on people to sign against Israeli terrorism (check out what they have to say about us capitalist pigs in http://www.sa.org.au/).
I stopped and had a look at their program, which quoted their proposed solution for peace in the Middle East: replacing Arab dictatorships with democracies (they must have taken that from George Bush's political platform) and instating a people's state in Israel (as in both Arabs and Israelis living together). I told them that I think they're heavily into dreaming if they think their petition would change things and if they think their proposed solutions are feasible and whether they really think those solutions would solve the problems in the first place (to start, Arab democracies will not eradicate hatred towards Israel).
But the funniest point of the discussion was when I introduced myself as an Israeli (like it or not, I am one), at which point they just froze for a couple of seconds. Then they asked me what I think of Israel's action, and after telling them my opinion they tried to recruit me into their ranks.
I think that if I was 15 years younger and looking for some action of the type you look for when you're 20, that wouldn't have been a bad career move. But for now I'll settle with emailing letters to The Age.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Talking about family, I met in the local mall a nice couple that menthioned that:
1. I'm fat
2. Thier son consider not to visit them due to the fact he might be called to help his old country in its hard time.
I told them that:
1. it is all muscles.
2. I guess he will not run a way and come as planned
WEC

Moshe Reuveni said...

I don't know much about your weight (I know I'm definitely getting fatter and fatter), but I do know that we will probably not visit Israel (as I mentioned in this blog on numerous occasions which you probably didn't bother reading).
And yes, one primary reason for that would be not wishing to be drafted.
As you said, Israel is my OLD country, and in all fairness I couldn't give a f*ck about it if it decides to commit suicide. I do, however, care for my family and friends.
So yes, I'm running away, in case my admission makes you happy.

Enjoy your time in Israel.

Anonymous said...

funny thing, I had the exact same as experience as anonymous. Only in my case they wanted to know if I still live in Zichron, and then said I lived in HaMeorer St., and asked when I spoke to their son last.
There was no mention of weight.
And I think the point of anonymous's comment was lost on you. It's not about you [not] visiting but about high-school flashbacks.

Anonymous said...

That was a strange meeting, telling me that I'm fat.
I just want to make sure that you understand my point.
I don't care if you will come to Israel or not (other then the fact that you might bring me presents, Santa Coyote can use a friend), I'll be happy to see you, but maybe now is not the best time for it.
My point is that I have less fat percentage then anonymous 2, and they didn't say anything about his bally.

Moshe Reuveni said...

I think the both of you should implement my system:
I just could not care less about what my parents say!
They are nice people and I love them, but this does not mean I have to listen to what they have to say. One thing I did notice with them (and Jo can confirm): you never hear a good word out of them.
Besides, my last impression of Uri was that he actually lost weight.

Anonymous said...

Come on, that was more then a year ago, since then tons of mammals, insects, birds and fish were processed in his big (hairy) bally.
In any case we used to top of the line gudgets to check it, we checked the percentage of fat and his was much higher so that it is.
As for your suggestion to ignore parents that are not your own, I don't think that my CPU can process such a request, parents got admin user in my system, the only exception is my own, which got a refuse output to any request they insert in

Moshe Reuveni said...

So: Since Uri is a parent, you do everything he tells you?
[Uri: I want my commission for anything you get out of this]

Moshe Reuveni said...

I was just told that not only did one of you gain weight, but the other one was also not shaved!

Anonymous said...

We were after a workout in the gym eating something, didn't they mentioned that the one that was not shaved didn't smell so good, the fat one looks like his father.

Moshe Reuveni said...

Ooh, you're so sophisticated, working out in the gym.
Do any of the girls look at you anymore?

Anonymous said...

why do I need girls to look at me, I told you I went with the Owl

WEC