There are thousands of mothers crying in Israel today - every minute brings the tears. We hear things not yet made public, and we cry. We hear rumors and we agonize.
For those, like me, who choose to try to make our case more public, the abuse we receive is more public as well. Mostly, I don't care. The thing that crushes me is Elie checking his phone - I'm waiting for him to tell me they've called him up. Even a discussion we had this morning about why he was taking a shower and doing laundry sent me into tears. He was here for lunch - he and his younger brother ended up making cheese toasts for the family with our new Israeli-style sandwich maker.
"Why are you taking a shower?" I asked him stupidly.
"Because I'm hot and sweaty," he answered. "Why did you take a shower this morning?" he asked back.
"Because I'm afraid they are going to mobilize my unit," I joked back...but it isn't funny.
The funny thing is that there is hatred I can take, and hatred that I can't. When they hate Israel and lie about what is being done - I can handle that. Stupid, ignorant people. If you are going to argue, at least argue with the facts.
I can take the nasty name calling - what do I care what some person who barely has a functioning brain calls me. I know what I am, and what I'm not. I may not be the nicest person in the world, but I've always been faithful to my husband (yeah, I have), I've never been a sexual deviant, my kids were born well after I was married, and I was born well after my parents were married, so that should settle the issue of my legitimacy.
I could go on - these are the silly things that make me smile, not cry. They don't wound me, they entertain me.
If I were to be honest, and maybe I shouldn't be, there is an evilness out there that does cause me pain. But it takes a special kind of hatred (or massive stupidity...or both) to write such things as "Hitler made a mistake by killing only 6 million Jews. He should have destroyed them all." (translated into English).
The humorous part here is that the one who posted it is black. Did no one tell him that Hitler thought the blacks were sub-human, at least as bad as the Jews?
Did no one tell this idiot that the number-one target for Hitler's sterilization program were blacks living in Germany (about 24,000 at the time). Hitler referred to blacks as beasts and apes.
This is one very confused and sick individual. Perhaps sicker than that is that he has 1,750 people following him...sick indeed.