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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Interesting fact of the day!

Interesting fact of the day: During World War II, the British Foreign Office seriously considered a post-war scheme, whereby the Jewish population would be relocated to Libya. As Libya (along with Somaliland and Eritrea) was a colony of Italy (evil axis power, loser of war) this possible solution cleared up two problems, ie, how to deal with Italy’s colonies now that the war was over, AND what to do with a battered, persecuted and effectively homeless population. (1) Uhh…what guys? Libya? (It was later decided that resettling a new people group in Libya would create just as many problems as cramming them into Palestine anyway. Go figure.)

Sometimes I really wish that when we get to Heaven, there will be a giant “Alternate Reality” TV screen, so we can see how life would have turned out if life didn’t turn out how it did. Like in that episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation where Worf experiences a bunch of different realities all at once, because The Enterprise is going through a worm hole or something, and all the infinite possible outcomes of his life are all jumbled up around him and happening all at once.(2)

If that TV existed, you know I would beg God to play the tape where Britain decides to recolonize Libya with Jewish people.



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1 William Roger LOUIS, Imperialism at Bay, New York, Oxford University Press, 1978, 58.
2 Star Trek : The Next Generation, « Parallels », Season 7, episode 11, November 27, 1993

4 comments :

Pekka & Halle said...

i love how you snuck the star trek reference in there. brilliant. H

Pekka & Halle said...

also, look at you, nerd, blogging with footnotes!

(excessive commenting brought to you by pregnancy-induced insomnia)

h

Dave said...

Mmmm, I love a good Chicago style, deep-dish footnote. Especially with referroni.

Nik said...

Love the TNG reference, I love that idea of seeing how it could have been!

-Nik Stamps

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