England isn't exactly known for its Judeophilia. Besides
that, there are more Muslims on London streets
than anyone else (to paraphrase
Saddam Hussein: if you want to fight Islamic terrorism, you should start
by bombing London) so the likely ethnic makeup of the audience also
had something to do with the play being a smash.
According to Corrie's aunt Cheryl Broderson, the family
is "absolutely ecstatic" that
the play will be seen in New York.
As am I, since I adore English comedy. I mean, let's be honest: I've seen how
slowly a bulldozer moves. There's a lot of construction in my neighborhood,
and my dog and I had to get out of the way of one that was heading toward
us. We managed to do so 16 times before it got close. In other words, in
order to end up under a bulldozer, you would have to really want to be
under a bulldozer. It would have to be your life's ambition to be under
a bulldozer. And if that's your life's goal, there's nothing anyone can
do about it. So it's a good thing that the play's intention is to be celebratory
of Corrie's life: unlike most of us, she achieved her dream and died doing
what she loved: being under bulldozers.
This should be better than "The
Madness of King George." (It's not for nothing that the third anniversary
of Corrie's death was commemorated with
a salute to her family and friends by the Gaza Community Mental Health Program.)
"We wanted to present a balanced portrait," Director Rickman said of the play. "The
activist part of her life is absolutely matched by the imaginative part of her
life. I've no doubt at all that had she lived, there would have been novels and
plays pouring out of her."
But Alan, given the stale and obsolete position she took on the Palestinian-Israeli
front of the global jihad, we can conclude that she would have been a hack.
So as far as creativity and imaginativeness go, no loss there. I, on the
other hand, have a clever line to lend to this comedy production: What
do you call an off-duty terrorist? A civilian.
side note, the weapons-smuggling tunnels beg a question:
One of the
Palestinians' grievances against the Israelis is that the
IDF security mechanism often interferes with much needed
medical supplies or medical care getting to and from the
territories. But the Palestinians don't seem to have any
trouble getting weapons through. Couldn't they just use
their terror tunnels for the medical supplies? What's the
problem? Meanwhile, isn't it funny how the modern meaning
of the term "human rights" refers to the human right to
kill Jews? That there isn't anything even approaching a
parallel outcry for the human rights of maimed, burned,
killed and desecrated Israelis implies that Israelis are
not human. More generally and more accurately, of course, "human
rights" refers to the Muslim human right to kill non-Muslims
Rachel Corrie was not a human rights campaigner, but a
terror enabler, a human shield for the less than human.
Muslims worldwide must have had a field
day with her death; these third-worlders probably can't get over their
PR cunning which has Americans throwing themselves under bulldozers
for them. Not only do they get their own young people to sacrifice their
lives for jihad, they've gotten ours to as well. CRO
This piece first appeared at JewishWorldReview.com