Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Brains! I mean, Jobs!

Stone-throwing Gazans and their pet zombie wonder why they're unemployable.
So, here we are. The Israelis have left. The Palestinians are in charge. And nobody has a job. So, what's a guy to do?
A. See if there's some service he can provide.
B. Make something and see if it can be sold.
C. Sit it out and get yourself in with a boss or list, so that you can be in a position to benefit in the near future while you sit it out.
Oh no. That would be for reasonable human beings. These asshats chose:
D. Riot and throw rocks at the gub'mint until things get better. (Shades of "the beatings will continue until morale improves," eh? We all know that jobs happen because you've made the streets too unsafe to travel...)
And this is the first sign that things are going to go poorly in Gaza, if the left-wing mentality that has generally characterized the pro-Palestinian positions allows it to be manifested in daily life.
Left-wing mentality? What are you talking about? Have you been listening to AM radio again?
Nope. Across the Third World and other various Unpleasant Places(tm), only in those locales seriously infected with leftist movements do you see people rioting because they think that it's the government's responsibility to give them a job. Not just the role of your "boss" or "roof," who plays fixer and gets people what they want in systems that are hopelessly corrupt... but the government itself.
Bread and circuses... (Bread and katyushas?)
If this is indicative of the typical "thinking on the street" in Gaza, then it really may not matter what Abbas and his cronies want to do in terms of regional economic development: the Gaza territories are screwed, pure and simple.

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