The mind is a wonder. It is awesome, awe-inspiring, and awful. It is one of the most incredible pieces of engineering, and we are so good at screwing it up.
I am amazed.
I would love to go into all the ways that we mess up our minds, but that’s an entry for a different blog. And anyway, what I really wanted to talk about was Gaza.
Because they’ve been so good at screwing it up.
Gangs rule the streets. TheÂ security services act as arms of terrorist organizations and have little time for security. There’s no work. Hospitals have no medical supplies. Charities cannot distribute food. Chaos reigns supreme.
The festering sore that Gaza has becomeÂ is rapidly getting worse.Â
In an article like this, most writers would be casting about for a way to blame Israel for this, and some still find ingenious ways to do so. Those that continue to lay the fault at Israel’s feetÂ conveniently forget to say that Israel has been out of Gaza for almost two years. And, long before that,Â Israel gave a tremendous amount of autonomy to the Gazans.
So what gives?
Why is the place such a mess?
Why are they falling apart so horribly?
Well, you reap what you sow. Garbage in, garbage out. If you plant weeds in your garden, you shouldn’t expect tulips.
Gazans have failedÂ in their responsibility to themselves and to their own children.Â Instead of fostering a healthy mindset conducive to peace and prosperity, they’ve created an environment of violence.
I now wonder about how bad it’s going to get. They already make Afghanistan look like a paradise.