Thursday, December 22, 2005

By the Fruits of Their Labors

In Bristol, England the lawsuit brought by Imran Khan against his employer ended yesterday. The wrath of Khan was sparked when his employer offered bottles of wine as a sales incentive to the sales staff. As a Muslim, Mr. Khan is forbidden the imbibing of alcohol and he experienced "hurt feelings" for which he sued. Another Muslim employee exchanged his wine incentive prize for gift vouchers. Mr. Khan lost his case.

Well, it's about freakin' time the Brits or anyone stood up and said enough of this hurt feelings crap! Their your feelings - deal with it all you Mr. and Ms. Khans of the world.

Meanwhile, back at the farm...

After getting the world to push the Jews out of the Gaza Strip last August, Palestinians took over the operation of massive greenhouses the Jewish community had built. The Gush Katif gardens provided 75% of Israel's insect-free produce and had enough to export $100 million worth of vegies to Europe each year.

Since the Palestinians took charge, the gardens have foundered and failed. The new Palestinian owners are now asking the Jewish farmers to return as consultants to help them operate the stolen facilities. One former Gush Katif farmer when asked if she would return said, "Probably not. We see the terror coming out of Gaza, coming out of the neighborhood I used to live in, and it's just horrible. Hamas has taken over different parts of Gush Katif and are firing rockets into Israel. I am not saying the Palestinian farmers are involved, but it seems they are not doing enough to stop the terror."

While the Hebrews lived in the Lavant, Israel blossomed so that it was the "land of milk and honey." For millennia after the Hebrews were kicked out of Israel by various non-Jewish people, Israel returned to the barren wasteland it was before the Hebrews arrived. The Jews of the Diaspora returned to The Promised Land in 1946 quickly making the land bloom again. Jealous Arabs seized the land and again have no clue how to use it. Now they want those very same Jews from whom the greenhouses were stolen to come back to tell them how to grow carrots and squash! Give peas a chance - HA!

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


sideshow bob said...

I don't think the greenhouses are failing because the Palestinians are jealous or stupid...the article you linked to said that the greenhouses were very technologically advanced, and I'm sure you or I would have a devil of a time making them fruitful. And I'm sure the Israelis were careful not to tell the Palestinians very much about how it was run.

This whole issue of produce has been a thorn in the side of both the Israelis and Palestinians for, oh, about sixty years or so, with both groups wiping out the crops of the other side, and with both sides holding the produce marked for export to Europe with red tape and stalling tactics until the produce went bad.

Wait and that Palestine is being considered as a country, even the mighty Hammas will begin to succumb to political pressure, most of it from inside Palestine itself. Soon they'll be as impotent as the Democrats.

sideshow bob said...

BTW- Indy, you left a note for me on The Oh Really Factor! (even more of a raging liberal than me), where I contribute on a very irregular basis. However, I post regularly on It All Comes Back To The Simpsons and Benefit of the Doubter. Well, semi-regularly, anyway.

I look forward to any comments you might leave...that zero in the comments link really brings me down.

Indigo Red said...

I am a bit of a farmer myself and take great pride in my insect-free produce (I sell the produce and the insects are free.)

I'm sure the Iraelis did not go into great detail for obvious reasons, but also the Palestinians spurned any attempt by the Jooooz to instruct them on the proper care of the facilities. Nor was enough time provided to do so.

The fact remains, if the Palestinians had stopped shooting at and terrorizing Israel and decided to live side by side in peace, then they would KNOW how to make the desert grow. But, that would be asking too much of them.

That the Democrats are impotent may be more true than most folks think. Democrats are the major users of Viagra. (More people in the US are Democrats than Republicans. It stands to reason more Dems are impotent, and, hence, use Viagra.)