Durst: Rabin Assassination

You would think winning a Nobel Peace Prize might garner some respect. Even in the cradle of fanatic religious nationalism. You'd be wrong. Hard to figure out. Shooting a dove of peace out of the sky. I bet Stalin would be dumbfounded. SMERSH and SPECTRE are shaking their heads in disbelief. Even the guy who shot the Pope had to be taken aback. Reportedly, Yitzhak Rabin's assassin was a 27-year-old law student who was part of a right wing anti-Middle East peace splinter group. The hell is going on? Who signs up to join an anti-peace splinter group? People who graduate from a puppy torture seminar? Do they also recruit for the "Citizens United in Against Food for the Hungry?" The Anti-Senior Citizens League. The National Organization Opposing a Clean Environment. Don't laugh, there is one. Of course, they're better known as "Republicans." To them an environmental extremist is anybody in favor of shade. There have always been flippo units in the world. People who think their opinion more worthy than that of an entire nation. There will always be people with brains like overheated butter. The best the rest of us can do is maintain and move on. And try to track those footsteps whose imprints tower over us.

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

Close
alternet logo

Tough Times

Demand honest news. Help support AlterNet and our mission to keep you informed during this crisis.