Rachel Corrie 1973-2003
Quote of the Day:
Today is the fifth anniversary of Rachel Corrie's murder by a Zionist destruction team on bulldozers. She is one of thousands who have been killed in the terrorist, genocide campaign against the Palestinians.
Many people think that there is very little difference between one person and the next. We have the same red blood, the same need for food, water, shelter, the same feelings for friends, family. Rachel herself is quoted as saying: "We have got to understand that they dream our dreams and we dream theirs. We have got to understand that they are us. We are them." She was ten years old when she wrote this. Just too young to understand that there is real evil in this world. That all is not what it may seem. That we are not all alike.
Again, most people think that what Rachel was saying is true. We are taught by religions that even the meanest and most foul can be redeemed if they ask for forgiveness. God loves us and wants us to be happy. Forget that fact that for recorded history people have been killing each other. Statistically, there is a fifty-fifty chance that an improvement will take place, that people will learn from their mistakes.
Not on this earth. We are not all the same.
It has taken me over fifty years to understand that concept. Only by studying the psychological principles related to narcissism and psychopathy have I come to see that we are not all alike.
There is evil in this world. The kind of evil that kills without a thought. Evil without conscience, without feelings, incapable of empathy or compassion. Evil that only calculates and schemes how it can gain more power over others. And when it sees someone, anyone, blocking it's path, it will run them over the way we step on an ant.
This is what Rachel and her family and most others in the world do not understand. This is what everyone needs to learn. Only then will the deaths of the innocent like Rachel Corrie and the men, women and children of Palestine and the world not be in vain.
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