Monday, May 23, 2011

It's Pathological

Sullivan posts a great quote from Ha'aretz's Merav Michaeli:

The reality, Mr. President, is that change - thanks to which you were elected,
and in which you believe - is the thing that Israel in general and Netanyahu in
particular fear most. The reality is that the State of Israel has become
accustomed to the present situation and does not recognize itself without it.
Israel has existed longer with the occupation than without it; it has existed
for most of its years with no border and is deathly afraid of change.

I never thought of this before. Like the homeless man who's lived on the street for so long he can't handle four walls and a bed. Or the guy in The Shawshank Redemption who gets released after 50 years in prison and is so afraid of freedom that he kills himself rather than adapting to making one's own decisions.

The whole post is worth reading.

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