“Why go to learn the words of fools?’’

I was reminded of the above line, taken from the 1960s song Itchycoo Park, by Manor Park/Upton Park based Small Faces. The song, written largely by bass guitar Ronnie Lane with driving vocals by the late Steve Marriott, is an anthem of its time, and still has infinite meaning today.

So why did these eight words hit a note with me this morning?

Near to completing my morning walk – I average 6.5 KM per walk, trying for one kilometer per ten minutes – close to home I was offered a copy of Israel Hayom newspaper which is distributed in the street, free of charge. Much to the shock of the lady provider, I refused. “Don’t you want to read the words of wisdom?’’ she asked me, as I stroud away from her. At that moment I was flooded by the line “Why go to learn the words of fools?’’

In the few minutes, it took me to reach home, the line from the Pink Floyd song hit me, “All in all you're just another brick in the wall”. The line is from the song "Another Brick in the Wall’’. The song and music were written by Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement supporter, Roger Waters.

The same Roger Waters, who as recently as June 2020, during an interview with Shehab News Agency, described American business magnate Sheldon Adelson (who is Jewish) as a "puppet master pulling the strings of Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo, and ... the [US] Ambassador [to Israel]". In the same interview, Waters described Zionism as an "ugly stain" that "needs to be gently removed".

Notwithstanding his anti-Semitic stance and his support of BDS, Waters's "Another Brick in the Wall’’ is a masterful song.

When you read about the antics, listen to the tripe that spews morning, noon, and night from the mouths of most of the jokers in Jerusalem, yes, “Why go to learn the words of fools?’’.

And, sad to say, we for the same jokers, simply bricks in a wall. They have zero concern for us, the general public. And the sooner we understand that the better it will be for us.

These jokers, including Benjamin Netanyahu and his band of merry poodles, Gantz and his Blue & White clowns – and this applies to many in the so-called opposition – need to get it into their thick heads that they work for us, the citizens of Israel. We elect them, more’s the pity, pay their inflated salaries and perks – they are public servants. I know many do not like to be referred to as ‘public servants’, tough luck because that is what they are.

So when Bibi’s poodles, Likud’s Miri Regev and Osnat Mark refuse to take part in the selection of two new judges because they claim the Arab justices are ‘anti-Zionist’, by what right have they to allow their narrow-minded stance to override the will of the people?

You don’t hear Regev or Mark scream blue murder when a Litzman, Gafni, or Deri take a non-Zionist stand. Likewise, when ultra-orthodox rabbis openly encourage their supports to avoid military service, milk the state for all its worth and give zero back, not a word is spoken by these hypocrites.

Remember, they are public servants paid by us, the citizens of Israel. More fool us!

I read the other day, maybe in the Jerusalem Post, an opinion piece which on first reading was somewhat comical. And yet on second and third reading became rather thought-provoking.

The inference was, ‘what if they held an election and no one went to vote?’ WOW!

Can you imagine, regardless of what those wallies in Jerusalem decide, we the great unwashed of Israel, boycott the election and with our absence, choosing not to vote, send the message of ‘people power’. Farfetched, maybe, but it's time to take back our country from that useless, selfish bunch of nobodies who sit in judgment of us in Jerusalem.