Last Saturday, I met a friend in NYC’s Union Square for a little trip to Best Buy. By the way, good luck finding decent help in the television department! I arrived in the area a little sooner than my friend and while waiting outside, I noticed a small protest group across the street. I hate politics. Religion too. In fact, those two subjects are ones I avoid at all costs. People are too tied up in their own ideology to recognize the merit or value in differing views, especially if those views are equally (or even more) valid than their own. However, this small protest really encompassed both politics and religion.
For the record, and maybe to the scorn of many of my Jewish friends, I happen to agree with the Palestinians…at least as far as them having a Palestinian state. Hate me if you will, but the entire world agrees except the United States. Well, we as a country pretend to agree, but always step back from taking real action in the United Nations–we vetoed a resolution regarding the topic just last week. You can read it here: Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Resolution on the Situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine, in the Security Council Chamber
Anyway, the signage at this protest indicated they wanted a healthy debate. I stopped by for a hot second to snap some photos and was given a postcard showing the Palestinian loss of land this past century. Take from it what you will, but there will never be peace in the Middle East until Palestinians are treated fairly (for a change). If you think otherwise, you’re lying more to yourself than anyone.