Saturday, August 23, 2008

More bread and butter, less activists please...

Please do not think that I think lightly of the suffering of the Palestinians in Gaza ( although I believe that Israel bears only a very small part of the responsibility for that suffering ), but when I read this I could not help thinking about a scene from the 1970s WWII-resistance movie Beatricks ( never released, partly broadcast on Dutch television, made by two of Holland's most influential comedians ) in which an old man, who survived the notorious 1944-45 winter of starvation in the western part of the Netherlands, picks up a bread dropped from Allied planes, and says "Yech, that is yesterday's bread! ( Bah, da's brood van gisteren! )".

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