Another rainy and cloudy day here in Jakarta.
Bad weather lately. Feeling sad for the passengers of Teratai Prima Ferry.
As the bad weather goes on, so does the grim reality.
I guess I'm tired with those shocking words and hatreds in the internet. From both sides. I'm sorry my fellows, you can say your interpretations about any religion as u like, but I still believe every soul and life is precious. I still believe we should treat others as we wish to be treated. You can't beat people in Monas, nor bomb a restaurant in Bali and say it's a Jihad.
If I hate zionists it's because of their crimes against humanity, not because they're jews.
And, I'm so sick with the facts that some people really okay (if not glad) to see hundreeds of children and mothers die. "Three less terrorists in the world", they said, having seen a picture of the bodies of three gazan toddlers.
Perhaps it's never been about Hamas, or Fatah, or PLO. It's some kind of hatred that makes people forget that we're all the same. Human, with blood and flesh, heart and mind.
And i don't believe they want peace with Palestinians, nor two states solution. War is exciting and risky for some people. It clouds their senses and brings out the worst aspect of so-called 'patriotism'.
And now I'm doing the blame game again...
While reading the sydney morning herald's articles i found this old story.
The Emperor Nero was upset that his prized lions were being distressed by Christians who ran away from them in the Colosseum. Nero ordered that at the next circus a Christian was to be buried up to his neck in the sand to make things easier for the lions. When the lions entered the ring, the biggest and meanest saw the hapless condemned, swaggered over and stood astride the Christian's head, roaring for approval from the crowd. At that moment, the Christian craned his neck and bit off the lion's testicles. The crowd was shocked. "Fight fair! Fight fair!" they yelled.
The Zeitoun airstrikes.
The white phosphorus bombs.
The tanks and infantry from the ground, the Apache, F-16 and helicopter gunships from the air, the naval combat ships from the sea.
The bombing of 1.5 million people in a cage made by the State of Israel.
More than 900 Palestinians dead. More than 4000 wounded.