Will Moderate For Cigars
Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 2002 ML320, 2005 S430 4MATIC, 2010 F150 Crew Cab
Location: City on the TN River
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Little Johnny and Little Jim were playing in the sand box when little Johnnny decided that Jim should get his own sandbox. That way, he'd have more room for his toys. Jim decided to throw a handful of sand into Johnny's eyes. After little Johnny cleared his vision enough, he retaliated by puncturing the tires on Jim's bike. Not satisfied that Johnny had suffered enough with the sand in the eyes and unable to accept that Johnny had bested him, Jim called his older brother, Brutus. Brutus stepped in and slugged little Johnny. When Johnny's brother, Frank, caught wind that Brutus had cold cocked his brother, he brought a couple of friends along and a huge fight ensued. Before long, the neighborhood was in turmoil. Kids who were once friends, chose sides and began to fight one another. As they grew up and had children, those children continued the feud bringing in more of their friends to fight the evil doers. What gets lost is that the children of the children do not really know WHY they are fighting each other, they just know that because their parents did, they'd take up the cause of their fathers and continue trying to get the one last shot in on the other 'evil' side.
I liken the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to this story. I'll venture to say that no one from either side really knows what the hell they're fighting about, but are fighting because their parents did. They hate because their parents did. Oh, they'll give you a list of political reasons for the conflict, but does either side REALLY KNOW WHAT THIS STARTED FROM?
2005 S430 4Matic 'Morton' W220.183 • 722.671 Rest in Peace
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