Hamas is clearly indecent
Viktor Frankl noted in his seminal work, “Man’s Search for Meaning,” that there are at core only two types of people – decent and indecent.
His particular frame of reference in his book were Jews and Germans within the context of his confinement in a German concentration camp during World War II. He spoke of “indecent” Jews who collaborated with or sold out to their German captors, almost literally at times for a “mess of porridge” to the detriment and many times to the death of other Jews. He then spoke of “decent” German guards who slipped the Jews extra rations and who otherwise extended kindnesses toward them, at the risk of their own lives if disclosed.
His larger point was that this delineation of mankind cuts across all divisions marked by race, ethnicity, religion or any other circumstance or decision that has caused the human race to divide itself.
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So there are decent and indecent Arabs, Jews, gentiles and people of all other creeds and colors.
Hamas and its adherents, supporters, and protectors are clearly indecent. The Jews of Israel in this fight for their survival and their supporters are clearly decent.
Count me among the decent on this day as a supporter of Israel in their fight for survival.
John S. Rainey