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Thursday, April 24, 2008

About Gaza

There's a fuel problem in Gaza. No gasoline...

Students complain because they can't get to school in time.

UN can't get in food aid.

Sure... awful. But...

When I was young I had about 8 km to school and later the distance grew to the double. Yes, we had buses, but I often took the bicycle to school. From the age 9-10 to age 20.
There's an ocean of stories about children and youth who walk, run, cycle or ride to school, universities, and so on.
My brother rode to job a couple of times. Yes, in the modern time, in Finland, with good roads and plenty of fuel.

Gaza strip is is about 41 kilometers (25 mi) long, and between 6 and 12 kilometers (4–7.5 mi) wide. You WALK from border to border in a COUPLE OF HOURS.

Are you saying Gazans don't have the stamina of a 10-years-old Finnish girl?

It's not lack of resources that stop the Gazans, it's lack of resourcefulness...

Also... where are all the horses, donkeys, mules and camels? For thousands of years the transport has been done without any fuel, so if there's a will, there's a way... Sure, it would be EASIER to do this with gas and cars, but it's not IMPOSSIBLE without.

Besides... I think it's better for future to act as if global warming was a real threat, whether it is or not. Oil is not a renewable source of energy. One day there will be no oil, no fuel at all. Gazans could use this opportunity to both work for a sustainable, energy-wise future AND to tell Israel that their efforts to oppress Gazans is not going to work.

But sure... it's easier to play victim and martyr and blame Israel than take responsibility and power over your own life in your own hands.

It's easier to stay at home and play soccer with your buddies than wake up a couple of hours earlier and walk to the University and get the education so that you could work for a better future for yourself and your people. After all, the world will pity you - and your people - and give you everything you are going to need, so why not stay at home and play soccer?

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