know the past few days of my show have been really difficult to watch and listen to.
I want to take a moment to explain why I’m showing you all these videos and playing all the audios and showing you all the pictures of the atrocities that the terrorist group Hamas has taken and released. I’m showing you the abduction of raped women and the kidnapping of families and the murder and burning of children.
There’s a reason I’m doing this.
There’s an intellectual self-centeredness that predominates among a lot of people in the West. They think everybody thinks like them. They see people do something truly evil and think to themselves, “Well, that is terrible — but the only reason I would do something like that is if something truly awful happened to me. After all, people are generally reasonable, generally peaceable, generally decent, aren’t they? What awful circumstance could force someone into such terrible, evil behavior?”
“If only someone had just made a few concessions, dismantled a few settlements, offered a little more land. After all, we all want the same thing, right?”
No, we don’t.
You can all tell yourself these comforting little lies before you see the pictures of what true evil does. But you can’t tell those lies to yourself after you see the pictures, after you see the videos, after you listen to the audio.