Chavi Feldman

Topsy Turvy World

I feel as if this world has flipped over on its head. What was up is now down and what was left is now right.
And what was evil is now good.
I’m struggling to understand how educated people worldwide are looking at these horrific photos of devastation, destruction, and abominable hatred and are seeing something different from what I am seeing; from what we are all seeing.
I’m seriously having a really hard time with this. I’m not the smartest person in the world, nor was I educated in an Ivy League university. My higher education was in art, in design, in illustration and in the beauty of a perfect font. I teach music to young children – ask me about syncopation or the importance of playing a triplet correctly, and I will tell you, but I didn’t study philosophy, or Middle Eastern politics, or medicine or literature. I cannot debate with you on any of these subjects. And yet I’m seeing vast throngs of highly educated people from all over the world literally turn into blathering fools as they proudly wave their “We support Hamas” flags on marches throughout the streets of London, New York and Toronto.
The world has officially gone mad.
On one of my comments on some article, a pro-Palestinian woman commented about how the Israelis are evil etc. Blah blah blah, we’ve all heard it before. What struck me was that her profile picture was that of a pregnant woman. I had a difficult time picturing this woman, about to birth her child, arguing with me about how it’s Israel’s fault that their own babies were beheaded. No fault of these terrorists, but that we brought it about on ourselves. She stated the “occupation” “decolonization”, “apartheid” – all the buzzwords that these ridiculous people have in their arsenal without doing any of the actual homework to back their claims. I didn’t really want to get into it with her, so I sent her a short link to one of Dennis Prager’s history of the Jews and Israel’s existence. I just commented: watch this. Educate yourself and you might think differently. Obviously trying to talk reason with these people is like forcing a square peg into a round hole. You won’t get anywhere. So she responded by ranting again about how awful the Jews are, how terrible Israelis are, etc.
Before I disabled her from my feed, I wrote one thing: if you can side with a group of people who rape women, kill the elderly and behead babies then it’s not just Hamas who is my enemy. YOU ARE MY ENEMY!
And I left it at that.
So this post is for all of you out there supporting Hamas:
Do you not see the blood, the desecrated bodies? Do you not see the fear in the eyes of the kidnapped? Do you not see the motherless children looking for their moms? Do you not see the mounds of dirt in the cemetery that now covers an ENTIRE family of 5 murdered in cold blood?
Have you put yourself into the shoes of the terrorist? Imagine yourself armed with grenades and knives and guns moving from house to house attacking a 2 year old, a Holocaust survivor, a dad shielding his child? Now imagine yourself as that 2 year old innocent child. That elderly Holocaust survivor who has survived the impossible only to face it TWICE in his lifetime. And the dad – maybe you’re a dad just like he was. Just take that in for a minute.
Just for arguments sake, to those Hamas supporters who are part of the LGBTQ+ community, I have something to say to you: If you lived in Israel, you would find a supportive community, you would march in our annual Pride Parade, and you would be able to live with your partner publicly with no shame. But you hate Israel and Israelis. So Tel Aviv is not an option for you. Why not go live in Gaza? But fair warning: you will most likely be taken to the top of some building and thrown off of it to your death. Why? I’ll let you figure that one out on your own.
Let me just say this: you are on the wrong side of history if you keep waving that flag and supporting terrorist organizations that hate everything democratic, Western or progressive in this world. Including you, you who love them so much.
I’m not the smartest person in the world, but you don’t have to be to understand the basics of good versus evil. Clearly these institutions of higher education that you students will do just about anything to get into have failed at the ONE thing they were supposed to do: EDUCATE.
These institutions are caught in this frightening “woke” web of constantly siding with the weak over the strong. Weak does not mean good and strong does not mean evil.
How do you not get that????
If you haven’t been taught enough basic critical thinking to come to your own educated conclusion that rape, murder, and genocide is evil, then that’s problem number one – and it’s a huge problem.
But if you think the perpetrators of these heinous acts is evil are good and righteous, and you can “understand and appreciate their frustration”, and you CHOOSE to support them, then we’ve got a much bigger problem: you are as bad, if not worse, than Hamas.
My critical thinking leaves me to this conclusion:
About the Author
Chavi Feldman has a degree in graphic design and advertising and works primarily as a music teacher. She has lived in Israel for more than two decades.
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