Occupiers and Borders

Just a few thoughts, not a thesis…

I just read an article about the actress, Emma Thompson – whom I love – and her desire for a ban on Israeli theater over “Illegal Colonization of Occupied Land.” And my first thought was, “I wonder how she feels about the Occupy Movement here in the States.” I mean, why would a liberal be upset over the illegal occupation of Israel but not an Illegal occupation of a park over here?

Some defiant occupying is good and some is bad.

I know what you are thinking. Countries are different than parks. They are more important, right? I agree. So then I thought, “Liberals do not really think this is the case, though. Everyone is bothered when someone breaks into your house. We call the police and expect someone to be punished. Shouldn’t the same kind of thinking be applied to our country and its borders.  Why is our personal space off limits but our borders are porous?

When such thinking is so selective, we can only hope we are the ones selected.

Just a few thoughts.

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