Here is a tongue-in-cheek essay by Norma Zager. Norma uses cockroaches as a metaphor for ISIS and other global evils such as North Korea. What does one do when infested with cockroaches? One figures out how to get rid of them. When getting rid of cockroaches, how do you think the U.S. government’s Rules of Engagement (ROE) are in getting rid of Islamic terrorism and other global evils. If you get the point – ENJOY. If don’t understand the subject matter, you may be a part of it.
The Problem with Cockroaches
By Norma Zager
Sent 8/17/2016 10:01 PM
“Violence is never the answer but sometimes, like with cockroaches, it is the only possible response.” Tanya Huff
Watching the world decide what to do about Isis is both a comical and frustrating effort. One is forced to wonder the common sense level of these so called world leaders that discuss ad nauseam the problem of these cockroaches and what can and should be done to alleviate the world of this deadly infestation. I don’t think Walmart sells roach hotels the size of Syria.
Simply another infestation of cockroaches scurrying through the world and spreading their disease until someone roach bombs them out of existence.
I have to wonder if Hitler and his fun group of merry men were alive today, how the world would react. My guess is we’d all be speaking German, except of course for the few Jewish people left on earth who actually wouldn’t be speaking at since they’d no longer exist.
The world leaders of today make Neville Chamberlain look like Joseph Stalin. And we thought Chamberlain was a wuss!
Evil men are free to speak, do and plan their malice without any repercussions, in fact the more evil you espouse, the more the world seems to cater to your demands. What a great time to be alive, for the wicked that is.
North Korea’s little wannabe Cruella De Vil sends off missiles in preparation for the day he will achieve accuracy and hit Rodeo Drive.
And what is the penalty for this little cockroach? Someone calls China and asks,” Can’t you do something about your naughty child, he’s causing trouble again?”
China of course responds they will do what they can, but you know that boys will be boys. Then they go about their business of feeding and clothing this monster and allowing him to grow and continue plotting his malevolence.
Has the world never heard of a roach bomb? Or a roach motel where you could invite the little creep inside using Dennis Rodman as bait and as the ad says, roaches go in but they don’t come out! Problem solved.
Of course the list is endless and the fact the US pays and enables Mullahs in Iran who regularly espouse destroying Israel, and shouting “Death to America! Death to Israel!” makes one wonder who the madmen really are here.
But oh well, boys will be boys, right Adolph?
So what is being done to stop the flow of evil?
We hear that Isis is being bombed, and yet Isis bombs seem to be spreading to Paris, Nice, Orlando, Riverside, Istanbul, Belgium, Germany and all points west.
Hey, is someone putting roach killer in those bombs or is Isis getting hit with politically correct bug spray that stuns but doesn’t kill.
So as I sit picturing the geniuses that are planning Isis’s demise, I can only imagine how those meetings go.
I should think if one sees a cockroach there are only two responses. A giant shoe and an understanding he is not an orphan and there are thousands more hiding where he came from.
As ridiculous as I find this scenario, can you imagine the cockroach’s response to this craziness?
Cockroach Charlie runs out from under the kitchen counter, looks up and sees a human. He stops, looks and waits to be squashed, but nothing.
The human makes a call to the other people in the house.
“We need a meeting. There’s a cockroach in the kitchen.”
They gather to discuss their options.
“I think we have a cockroach.”
Horror facial responses exhibited.
“What should we do?
“I don’t know, shouldn’t we call the neighbors and check to see if they have cockroaches too?”
“But which neighbors should we call? I mean we want the ones with the biggest feet after all.”
“Yes, but last time we had a problem when only the big-footed neighbors were called, and it is only fair we all take turns.”
“I know, but if we call neighbors with small feet they may miss and not hit the cockroaches.”
“Or there are some that may claim the cockroaches are their friends.”
“You’re right. We have had cockroach-friendly neighbors before, and we just got more of them in the end.
“I know, and some of the neighbors want to be politically correct about the roaches. They claim that cockroaches under 18 shouldn’t be bombed. They need jobs, not bug spray.”
“You’re right, but how do we kill them without hurting the little roaches?”
“Good question. Maybe we should call a meeting of everyone and set some ground rules. Then publish them and leave ample time for comments. I mean, we don’t want to look bad to other condo buildings in the neighborhood who might claim we were using excessive force.”
“Plus, some of the neighbors aren’t talking and we can’t put them in a room together, so we’ll need separate meetings for them.”
“Good idea. Let’s plan a schedule of meetings to discuss the limits and guidelines for killing roaches. I mean, who will pay for the spray? Should we tent the place and do it all at once? Should we just yell under the sink and give them a warning and a certain time period to get out? Maybe there are some who could be turned into humans?”
“And don’t forget shoe size. How big a shoe should we use? Are there rules about that? What kind of shoe, Dutch wooden one, pump, maybe a sling back? Or should it be a boot or a sandal? And should those boots actually be allowed to touch the ground? I think we should vote on that one. You know Marcia in 3B gets hysterical about boots on the ground.”
“Perhaps James Taylor is free to come and sing them a few peace songs?”
“How about calling in a mediator to handle the discussions, maybe make a deal? I hear cockroaches can be tough negotiators. Trump will probably be free now to act as a “neutral” intermediary.”
Meanwhile back in the kitchen the cockroaches are partying. They broke out the booze and are singing, dancing and attacking the pantry with a ferocity only a celebratory roach can muster.
Six months later the meetings are still being planned and discussions held. The roaches are laughing while parading in a conga line singing La Cucaracha throughout the entire city.
History has proven when we dismiss evil and stand by and watch, bad stuff happens.
God gave man a memory so he wouldn’t repeat his mistakes and yet, shockingly, that’s exactly what he does.
Almost 60 million people died during World War II.
Do the wusses in charge today truly believe if you ignore evil it just fades away, like a rash from eating strawberries?
Or a cockroach can one day turn into a butterfly?
Wake up and smell the hummus gentlemen, before the cockroaches inherit the earth.
Oh, I forgot, they will.
I must apologize to any cockroaches that were offended by a comparison to Isis, the Mullahs or Kim Jong-un.
This is the latest in the series “Postcards from America – Postcards from Israel,” a collaboration between Zager and Bussel, a foreign correspondent reporting from Israel.
Ari Bussel and Norma Zager collaborate both in writing and on the air in a point-counter-point discussion of all things Israel-related. Together, they have dedicated the past decade to promoting Israel.
© Israel Monitor, August, 2016
First Published August 17, 2016