Gary Opit, Wooyung
Having read the letters for over a decade published in The Echo on the Palestine/ Israel conflict I thought I may be able to elucidate matters. The Palestinian/ Israeli is readily identified when viewed from a few metres away, primarily by their attire. However, to understand the situation a closer and a more distant view is needed together. When examined close up, say from one mm beneath the protective dead scaly skin, both Palestinian and Israeli are identical.
No longer identifiable as people, reality reveals that the Palestinian and the Israeli are a community of symbiotic micro-organisms consisting of thirty-seven trillion single-celled independent animals working together. Six trillion of them are closely related and are identifiable as human cells. Thirty-one trillion of them are not related to human cells and have colonised the community. Sixty trillion bacteria and three-hundred-and-eighty trillion viruses have also colonised the community and so create one person.
Every one of these single-celled animals are fully conscious and communicating with one another, particularly those that have assembled to form the brain. Observing the visual image behind the eyes and listening to the vibrational frequencies from the ears the community of cells within the brain come to the deluded opinion that the Palestinian and the Israeli are different. Further delusions include the belief that it will survive in some form forever while two million neurons, ten billion synapses and 12km of myelinated fibres die within the brain and are replaced every minute. A further ten million other body cells die and are replaced every second.
The Palestinian/ Israeli is also unrecognisable from a greater distance. From a sky-soaring eagle-eyed view they are indistinguishable from the community of photosynthesising organisms that colour the landscape and support their existence, providing oxygen and moderating the climate. The Palestinian/ Israeli can only exist in a stable habitat and climate and will go extinct as the temperature increases owing to the removal and pollution of its habitat.
The Palestinian/ Israeli will not be missed or remembered since it can only be found clinging to the surface of a single planet on the edge of a small galaxy of stars in a remote portion of the universe far from the gigantic central cluster of galaxies. Walking on the planet’s face are microbes called the human race… lost in time and lost in space.