I just thought of this: Batman/Bruce Wayne's parents are murdered, not by a man, but by a system. Capitalism and the Wayne's own attempts to alleviate suffering through charity as opposed to systemic change are what killed them. Bruce never really understands this, and that is why his story is so tragic...
The Following is a piece by Benjamin Case:
On the bus to from Jerusalem to Hebron, we met Avner, our Brad Pitt-looking guide. As he introduced himself – a former special forces soldier in the Israeli army (IDF) in Hebron – we drove over the “green line” that separates Israel proper from the Palestinian West Bank. We wouldn’t have known we had passed that invisible barrier if Avner hadn’t told us. The green line doesn’t inconvenience Jews.
The conversation about self-determination, peace, and justice is essential as we work for a better world, not just in the abstract overarching sense, but in specific regions and with unique peoples. It is vital for us to understand that the liberation of any nation is dependent on the liberation of all nations. Fighting the occupation of the Palestinian people is fundamental to my life as a human and a Jew. What follows is a brief explanation of how Jewish liberation and Palestinian liberation are intertwined, not only circumstantially, but as a human truth. I wrote this over the course of this afternoon and it does not deeply explore solutions, and does not attempt to cover every base. For the most part, it is meant to serve as an introduction. A number of other pieces on this site explore these issues through various lenses.
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