Sunday, July 10, 2005

Don't Spend It All In One Place--Oh Wait, You're Only Allowed In One Place

The Big TB, Mr. Consumption himself, announcing a new bolus of aid to be pushed down the IV drip in the PA's withered, grabby arm:
"Yesterday evening the G8 agreed a substantial package of help for the Palestinian authority amounting to up to $3bn in the years to come, so that two states - Israel and Palestine - two peoples and two religions can live side by side in peace."
Really. Three billion samoleons buys the Palestinians peace? What's that, the PA's Israeli Protection Racket Allowance?

And may I for the record point out the shameful racial essentialism in the phrase 'two peoples and two religions'? I'm sure the large numbers of Palestinian
Christians will be irked to learn they don't get to live side by side in peace, not to speak of the handful of Druze and Bedouin Israelis. Oh well, can't make an omelet, I suppose.

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