On 10/2/00 at 10:10 AM J. R. Molloy wrote:
>> But there were no fights in my school. Ever. The only weapons kids carried
>> were pocket knives for a throwing game we played at recess. No one I knew had
>> ever been arrested for anything; it was inconceivable that anyone would be.
>Nothing like an external enemy to unite and bring solidarity to a group or
I see. That explains the absense of bickering on the list, between >H and
extropians, among libertarians, and between cryonics organizations.
>I've heard it said (by Jewish friends) that Israel would implode and
>disintegrate from internal fighting if they didn't have someone else to fight
That much I agree with. Many leaders of Labor and Likud still bitterly despise
each other for acts allegedly committed by the other during the British Mandate.
Rabin was assassinated by a fellow Jew who believed he was betraying them by
giving away land deeded to them by God. Why, meetings of the Knesset are almost
as raucous as those of the House of Commons....
-- David Lubkin.
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