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Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I can answer Rachel Corrie's parents' questions.

She was stupid for standing in front of a bulldozer. What kind of person doesn't know to stand to the SIDE of a moving vehicle, especially a vehicle that doesn't provide its driver with a great field of vision?

She was stupid for getting into the middle of the Israel-Palestinian battle. What kind of person doesn't know that absolutely nothing good would come of such misguided actions?

And you are stupid for not teaching her to not stand in front of a bulldozer. And you are stupid for not teaching to not get into the middle of such things as the Israel-Palestinian battle.

Most often, bad things happen to people who do stupid things. Maybe not the first time they do something stupid, maybe not the second or third time, but eventually the laws of nature catch up with people who do stupid things. And when that happens, the stupid person often loses their life. Rachel Corrie was stupid, it cost her her life.