TV has been a tad on the depressing side recently. And I don’t mean the boring-ness of Lost, but actual real life programmes. Not the “moan at the stupidity of reality-tv” but the real stories that have been floating about. First there was the BBC’s Execution of a teenage girl, about a 16 year old girl hanged in Iran because she committed adultery. Despite the fact that she wasn’t married, and it is against the secular law to execute anyone under 18 there. But it isn’t illegal to have sex with a 13 year old girl. The man got 90-odd lashes. She’d previously recieved 100 for “crimes against chastity”. Hearing that sort of thing is almost enough to make you side with George W Bush.
I have, however, been avoiding the news lately, but after Top Gear last night there was nothing on but Silent Witness, and then we weren’t bothered to change the station and the news came on. It is all just so pointless and tragic. So I’ve been ignoring it. Selfish maybe, but nothing I can do but feel that both sides are wrong. And that there isn’t any right side.
There was a march in Dublin against Israel’s action. I didn’t go. I wouldn’t feel right because both sides are equally as wrong, Israel just has better military technology. Which is why Hezbollah use guerilla tactics, which is why the Israeli’s accuse them of hiding among the civilians. If they come out into the open and fought more conventionally it’d still be asymmetrical warfare, just in a different way.