Today I’ve been bitten in more ways than one.  Literally speaking, I have some type of insect bite above my collarbone.  It may not even be a bite.  Perhaps it’s an allergic reaction to something and it’s a hive rather than a bite.  Are mosquitoes still flourishing in December?  I know technically they don’t “bite,” and instead suck your blood, but it looks like a mosquito “bite” and itches like one, too.

Speaking of which, I’ve also been bitten figuratively.  Vampires, like mosquitoes, suck the blood out of you when they bite you.  When dogs bite you, they leave a bruise.  In any case, a bite generally hurts you in some way.  When you know there are people who are for the destruction of human life, it will hurt.  It’s even worse when these people are comprised of friends or acquaintances, no matter how hard they try to justify their reasoning.  It doesn’t hurt in a sense that they have opposing beliefs, but it hurts knowing that there are people who don’t really care for human life.  In other words, if the human life is not their life, then they basically feel the murders of hundreds of people is fine.

Sadly, the only way some people would ever feel for others is by being placed into that environment and that situation, which will never happen.  We are so lucky to be in the USA where we have inalienable rights that (presumably) cannot be taken away.  However, there are many Americans who don’t necessarily care for the plight of others because they are conditioned to believe that life as it is in the US exists everywhere, which definitely isn’t the case.

We, in the USA, don’t have to worry about the possibility of having a place to live one minute and being homeless the next, nor do we have to worry about having life one minute and the possibility of death the next.  As I’m writing this entry, the people in Gaza have to worry about all of these possibilities.  A perfect example of this is that of the 11 year old girl and her 4 year old sister who went to throw out the trash and never came back.  They were murdered by Israeli missiles as they went to do their household chore.  Life is way too precious to be wasted.  THIS is a worldwide view, so why is it permissible for Palestinian life to be treated as garbage?  They were only children.  There isn’t a child in the world that deserves to be treated so inhumanely.

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2 thoughts on “Bitten”

  1. You last paragraph made me sad. I am so irate the entire situation. I have been irate about it since forever, but this is really making me on the verge of a heartattack. ESPECIALLY the Israeli officials who spit nothing but lies out of their mouths; They make me sick; They drive me insane.

    “We, in the USA, don’t have to worry about the possibility of having a place to live one minute and being homeless the next, nor do we have to worry about having life one minute and the possibility of death the next.”

    Well, there are actually a few people who do have to worry about that. The ghettos of America. It really is sad the amount of poor people we have in this country, this big bad super power. Of course, it absolutely not anywhere near the extent of fear and worry that the people in Palestine, and especially in Gaza have. It is truly sad. It is sad that Palestinian life is worth a fraction of everyone else’s, if worth anything at all.

    People need to wake up and stop hating. It’s really irritating. Everyone is human, and everyone should be equal, and everyone should have human rights. Regardless. The events that have occurred within the past week and weekend almost show me that there really are people who are not human, and have no hearts. :(

  2. This is true, but I was thinking collectively. Meaning, for example, the entire state of Illinois isn’t subjected to these universal conditions, whereas there exists no safe haven for the entire Gaza Strip. They aren’t even safe in schools :(

    Regardless, though, I completely agree. Nobody in America should have to live in ghettos, be homeless, or fear for their lives. IF we as a nation can give an unequivocally massive amount of money yearly to Israel, then there shouldn’t be a problem at all at eliminating poverty throughout the US.

    Truly, people really need to wake up. I don’t know what will have to happen for people to start feeling compassion for others and seeking out the truth and not just what is said to be true through the media.

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