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Violence begets violence

Gray Brechin
Friday March 29, 2002



I've read Gabe Kurtz's strong opinions in “The Planet” and on telephone pole posters about what he thinks should be done about the current intifada and to anyone, Jew or Gentile, who questions the manifest destiny of Greater Israel.  

How appropriate that Mr. Kurtz should bear the same name as the protagonist of Conrad's “Heart of Darkness” and Coppola's “Apocalypse Now.”  

He seems to have gone up the same river which leads to the conclusion that the answer to less-well-armed savagery is to exterminate the brutes and take all they mistakenly thought was theirs. Mr. Kurtz says “We should not allow history to repeat itself.” I hardly need add that such a final solution was attempted elsewhere and upon others. 


Gray Brechin 

Pt. Reyes Station