History becomes us

Posted on January 30, 2007

Shimon Peres, in Oliver Stone’s Persona Non Grata, put forward a wise idea. What is it about history that is so important to pass on? History, he said, is written in red. It is merely a record of who killed who and why. Children should be taught to develop their imagination, not their memory. I agree wholeheartedly.

The human soul is full of wonder, the realisation of which is withheld by looking outside into the world of tit for tat; the world of material worth. The future generations will have much more chance to solving the problems we have left them – much more ability to overcome the materialistic issues of the past, if they are raised without reference to ethnic feud; bloodline curses; religious patriotism.

Any mentality is an abstraction of human nature, and all mentalities cause a vicious cycle as we influence the ideas of each other. Children come into this world ready to learn, and we fill their heads with memories larger than life, which quickly overtakes the brilliance of the soul in all people. God bless the children, that they might prove resilient to the human trend of clinging to ethnic and religious divisions. We should make it so as part of the uplifting of our world to heavenly status.

However, having an obvious modicum of wisdom, Peres ought not subscribe to the mistranslation of Ahmadinejad, quoted as threatening to ‘wipe Israel off the map’. Peres, please investigate- and spread the word! The whole world will be the friend of Israel, if they only left the Palestinians alone. Make more concessions than expected, and the train will start rolling. God bless!