Title

To Appease the Gods, Human Sacrifices Must Be Offered

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-27-2013

Abstract

Ancient pagan cultures practiced the ritualistic killing of humans for a number reasons: appeasement; retribution; expiation for guilt, an entreat for military victory over an enemy; a seasonal invocation for spring planting or fall harvesting; a contractual quid pro quo between ruler-kings in exchange for the deities’ delivering an enemy or granting a bizarre wish; and, most perniciously, blood had to be drawn in abundance in ritualistic killings so as to teach someone a lesson.

Since 1967 the Israelis have been on a binge trying to teach an incorrigible Palestinian population a lesson into submission and abeyance.

Israel’s most recent heinous attack on Gaza is nothing short of a habitual offender’s using his superior military power to exact vengeance on 1.6 million helpless Gaza citizens in need of a final solution. An already emaciated Gaza must be offered up, yet one more time, as a sacrifice at the altar of anger and vengeance, and human and material loss should be exacted so severely so as to teach the victims a good lesson.

Publication Title

CounterPunch