Last night, my girlfriend and I had the unbelievable pleasure of going to a movie premier in New York City. Even better, we got the pleasure of going to see Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie! I’m a huge AVGN fan; I even brought my Ghostbusters NES cartridge to get signed. I had to leave before I could get that, however; my dad had a medical procedure the following morning, but damn I wanted it! Why? Mainly because I am an independent author, AVGN’s company Cinemassacre is an independent studio, and in many ways he is an idol of mine. The bulk of the movie, after all, was crowd-funded by his fans through IndieGoGo!
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…And I realized I have a problem. See, I have a lot of projects on my hands at any given time. Sometimes I get commissioned to write an article, while other times I just end up in a pointless debate with someone on the internet. Most of the time, though, I’m working on a book. There are lots of them I’m working on, and lots more that I’ve de-facto abandoned. That’s probably the greatest shame, because I’ve written them all in my head! Just not on paper! This always saddens me, because I always have another great idea, another new scheme.
Since its very inception, Israel has been up against attackers from all directions. In more recent memory, it has had to fend off missile attacks from the terrorist group Hamas, a group which controls the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian territory in the south-west of the country. I’m all for Israel defending itself; my question has always been, “how?” I absolutely believe Israel shouldn’t have to live with lunatics lobbing rockets into their cities, but the devil is in the details. Just what is Israel supposed to do? Ideally, it should be seeking a lasting peace with its Palestinian neighbors, but let’s examine the tactics it has employed, instead: