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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Back off, please

Please back off

Ladies and gentlemen: please back off! Stay home!

This whole panic for some flu has no purpose: our hospitals cannot help you as they have not enough manpower, not enough equipment and not even enough beds. Step away please!

You ask why? Do you really think your government would spend money on hospitals, when it has promised to support so many religious institutions? They cannot spend the money twice, you know! And not only these religious institutions, their students and employees (of half only exist on paper anyway), but what about their political appointees? No, please, just go home: your government is not here to help you – it only helps itself.

And their friends. And family.

The same goes for our national railway: look closely at the management, even the son of our former president – rapist Katzav was a big shot there. His qualifications? The son of the president.

Our national railways carefully make sure that all money earned goes to salaries and not to maintenance or, God-forbid, development. So stop whining when trains go up in smoke and fire extinguishers are empty, because really: there is no money for such nonsense!

Slowly but surely our governments have succeeded in putting useless misfits into key positions, as payback for election services rendered. Our governmental system is on the verge of bankruptcy, as all tax monies go first and foremost to pay-offs and salaries. There is simply nothing left. We have unqualified nitwits managing departments without any understanding what needs done – and our government frankly does not give a damn. More jobs were promised, so we privatized our drinking water and created companies that do not supply the water, but do collect money. And how do we finance these companies and pay all those salaries? You got it right! We are told that water is running out and the price doubles: same product, same value, double the income and more freeloaders have a job.

So step back and let them do what they want. You voted for them, didn't you? Oh you didn't? We almost forgot Mr. Netanyahu schmoozed his way into office after losing the elections..

Go home, my fellow Israelis. And watch the reality shows your government created on TV, because the true reality is incomprehensible.

Do not ask what your government can do for you – just watch what it does for itself.

©Simon Soesan

Monday, January 3, 2011

Upside down or backwards

Upside down or backwards

Suppose you read your morning newspaper and read that there is a plan to ease up the terms of imprisonment of the murderer of our Prime Minister. Or suppose you read that, although all citizens in our country are equal, some of them cannot rent your flats and some of them are not to be seen with our daughters, let alone marry them.

Let me go on a limb here: suppose you read in your newspaper that, let's say, if you are religious, you have no need to abide to any law in our country. And then you read – again – that your current Prime Minister (who was never really elected for this job as he lost the elections), has his own an special version of world events.

You would think you live in an upside down world. Your first reaction would be: everyone has gone crazy. You call a few friends to check if they read it too and if they understood the same and then it hits you: this is reality!

In Israel 2011 you may get the feeling that the inmates took over the asylum – or, depending on your beliefs, that the days of deliverance have come. In our reality, Wikileaks are just nothing compared to what our current government is capable of: they simply change our reality and rewrite it on the spot! Our former President found guilty of rape, sexual harassment, lies and threats? You have a few rabbis doubt the court from one angle, while from another angle you make sure the public gets to understand that, guilty or not, the President was a victim of loose women who were after his protection and benefits.

The USA offered a special deal for a 3 month deal? Tell the world you accepted, but that the US took the offer off the table…and add that you always wanted peace with the Palestinians. Then you call the firefighters and tell them that since they nagged and nagged you for equipment, you will get it for them, but will take the expense off their salaries….

Talking about rabbis, these public servants (they get paid by the State and yes, serve a specific public), are allowed to deny services to Israeli citizens, especially if they are not Jewish. They can incite the public not to rent rooms or sell lands to them; they can even add that the true purpose of Arabs is not our land, but our daughters, while our Prime Minister will not make any remark about it. Sure he will show a few crocodile tears and check his hairdo in the mirror, but he will not warn them to shut up or fire them. No, our prime minister takes it a day at a time: surviving anything by simply not deciding anything, except for the decision not to decide, of course.

And while our opposition disappoints us more and more by adding losers to its ranks and excelling at being quiet, Bibi and his gang of nitwits keep going.

No more respect for the law, no support for police and emergency units, no support for the sick and elderly, no respect for the courts: the extreme rights is taking up positions against a tired, bored and lazy left.

Soon anyone of us, not belonging to this extreme gang, can be arrested, harassed and persecuted for just anything at all, while the murderer of Yitzhak Rabin will slowly move towards a full pardon and become a national hero.

A world upside down?

I call it backwards.

©Simon Soesan