Rachel Corrie: American hero, or fucking idiot?
Amy Biehl. Rachel Corrie. Nothing gets attention like the death of a white woman.
Mr Poe@1: I'll take door #2. Showboating in the middle of a decades-long war zone is like crossing I-5 at rush hour in the dark, in a rainstorm. It's just fucking stupid, and is a form of hollow bullshit martyrdom. Yeah, it makes a statement alright: "I am a fucking idiot".
Israelis evil incarnate, Palestinians faultless saints: oh, yeah. It's all that simple.
She was an idiot. And yeah, she kind of deserved to die. But her parents are adorable. Hugz!
She didn't deserve to die. But her journals point directly to the problem: she was a deeply deluded person, and her understanding of the world she lived in was dim and rote. And frequently dishonest; and she could not have been more eager to cooperate with the propaganda of death.
I'd agree if I didn't feel pressured to agree if only for her age.
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