The ‘Whore’

By portable levantine

Women always bare calamity at least two fold. Once for the aggression that we all receive at the hand of a Pharaoh. Another solely by virtue of being a woman. There’s no race here. Be it a Palestinian woman, a Black woman, or a White woman, there is a unique perspective of self-important, smug, aggression that only a woman receives and which I can only strive to understand. A combination of self importance, self-delusion, half a helping of real talent wrapped in the skin of the divinely ordained ubermensch, conquerer of new worlds, lander on the moon, colonizer of Mars, starter of startups, presser of benches, lifter of weights, runner of triathlons that all women must deal with on a daily basis.

My wife keenly noted how these ‘kids’ look like frat boys. Indeed they may very well be, or once were, before they graced Palestine with their presence. I have never truly understood what toxic masculinity means until today.

The woman in this picture has been evicted from her home in Jerusalem – because God says so – and is being ridiculed and shamed by these young men. Look at their faces. Do they want to co-exist? What inner makings of modern man cause such gloat against a woman half his size I can only wonder. I can see 5 or 6 of them. They outnumber her thus at least ten to one. What power this little lady must have to cause need for vindication in these strapping young men.

What turmoil they would feel thus during the swift northern descent?

My question is, where do they get their gall? I had always marveled at the confidence Israelis exhibit in the justification of their land theft and claim to the land. Today I inch closer to an understanding of the level of entitlement required to achieve that.

This photo not only explains the ideological hubris required to evict and ethnically cleanse indigenous populations from their land, but the ability to ‘cry wolf’ during more than 100 years of systematic ethnic cleansing and destruction of nations in Western Asia.

This photo offers a stark warning to any fool who believes they can make a deal with the apartheid state. This is the apartheid state. Look at it very closely.

Be wary of the one who thinks they are your intellectual, moral and biological superior. Their offerings are never of peace but just another bait before they take another bite, another clause before they find a new loop hole, another feint before they pivot to higher ground.

Ehud Olmert implicitly admitted to Israel’s and the US’s guilt in the war on Syria. Apparently president Bashar el Assad made the ‘mistake of his life’ in not making a deal in 2008 and hence came the ‘civil war’.

Regrettably, some among us had agreed with Olmert, and to them there is nothing one can say. Ironically, having to reason with them means that you can’t.

And yet, I ask: What kind of a partner do they see in one who will seek to wipe you out if you say no?

I think of that man who calls the women he covets a whore when she says no.

Make no mistake, Palestine will never be enough. If they can, they will take more. Ask any Native American, at least any that survived, and they will tell you. Colonization, wherever it may be, does not and will not compromise. In an endless and self-fulfilling cycle of securing just a bit more land for an endlessly expanding frontier against the savage aggressors.

It remains no secret that the purpose of the failed 2006 war was to ethnically cleanse the sacred south.

Make no mistake, if they can, they will take Beirut, Damascus, Baghdad, and perhaps even Qom. They would invoke new narratives of ownership, history, loss, and exact genocidal aggression justified as self-defense, spreading of freedom and the light of democracy that have already graced the shores of Libya with slave markets and the ancient land of Yemen with famine.

Do not forget the expression on the faces of the men in that photo. It is a stark reminder of the nature behind any colonizer. They will not stop at any length to displace indigenous populations by any means necessary and then have a gloating victory laugh to celebrate.

Their project will not compromise because it cannot. Only complete and total domination suffice because it cannot survive the idea or notion of the land owning other because their fable will be compromised and laid open as a lie. It cannot even stand against one woman on her own. These men need to outnumber her ten to one because cowards cannot face a woman’s dignity on their own.