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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Stick a Fork in OOS

He's Done.



  • At 10:52 AM, Blogger Joe Schick said…

    I disagree with your son's post.

    Many of these same celebrity obsessed Israelis have risked and given their lives for their country in Lebanon, Judea, Samaria and Gaza.

  • At 1:33 PM, Blogger OOS said…


    You can disagree with me on my own blog. Don't worry, I don't bite.

    I do not disagree with your assertion that these Israelis have given their lives in service to Israel. However, I am pretty sure that is besides the point. When this sate was first created it was done so with an ideal in mind that was different than those of other countries. Despite what many neo- secular Israelies might assert, the goal of the state's founders-- yes, I am referring to the secular ones-- was not to strive to be France. Until his dying day Ben Gurion strove to prevent and then limit television.

    To see a draft dodger become a national icon because she batted her eyelids and snatched an A- list actor should be very depressing for anyone who cares about this country. I wrote my post in jest, but the underlying message is very serious.

  • At 6:11 AM, Blogger OOS said…

    After sleeping on it I think I realized what is really bothering me about this whole thing. The fawning that took place two weeks ago screamed, "Now that one of our own is dating a famous person we have really made it. Oh thank you world for giving us this chance." Bsically it is an indication that we have completely lost any and all sense of being an am hanivchar. I know that this is old news, but it is troubling nonetheless.


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