Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Village Idiot - by Paula R. Stern

...The sun will rise tomorrow morning; the Temple Mount will still be the place where our Holy Temples stood. Tomorrow, next month, next year, next century. Laugh. The village idiot is called an idiot for a very good reason. UNESCO has merely proven the title to be aptly assigned.

Paula R. Stern..
A Soldier's Mother..
15 October '16..

The village idiot is a much loved character in the story that is humanity. Much loved...up to a point where the love turns to something more bitter. The village idiot is the one who cannot see that which stands before his very eyes and when shown the object of his denial, the village idiot continues to deny reality.

The village idiot astounds the other villagers by managing to come up with the wrong conclusion...every damn time. Facts mean nothing, proof is wasted. What the villagers quickly learn is that the idiot is what he will always be - blind, stubborn and worthy of nothing more than our pity.

As we walk through our lives, enriched with love of land and country, family and our people, the village idiot remains...well, an idiot.

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization whose slogan is "Building peace in the minds of men and women." Perhaps as a misguided effort to further that slogan, the 58-member organization passed a draft resolution about some place called Al-Aqṣa Mosque/Al-Ḥaram Al-Sharif. They managed to write an entire five page resolution without once mentioning the irrefutable fact that the mosques to which this resolution refers, sit atop what has been known and called throughout history as The Temple Mount.

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