Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer

The Empire

I can see the narrative forming right before my eyes: all other justifications for Israel’s cruelty have been exhausted so the story from now on will be that Israel is a necessary evil in the same way that dropping a nuke on the Japanese was a necessary evil.

This is how they will write about this moment in history in the books. It’ll be directly compared to the Allies killing German civilians to stop the Nazis. The world order will tell us that Israel destroying Gaza, eradicating tens of thousands of Palestinians and possibly ethnically cleansing the entire strip was for the greater good. Their actions are unquestionably evil but they’ll promise that what will come after Hamas will be better and that everyone in the future will really be thanking Israel for what it’s doing right now. This is despite the fact that they don’t actually have a plan for what happens after the war and that there most likely won’t even be a Gaza remaining on this earth, but it doesn’t matter. It just doesn’t matter. Nothing matters in the face of their power because they have the money and the power and the information and so there’s a real chance that in 10 years everyone will just forget about all this and shrug off these atrocities.