Wouldn’t it be ludicrous if suddenly a Native American tribe were to attack Cleveland, Ohio in an attempt to take over the territory? Pretty much the whole world would exclaim a collective, “What the fuck!?!?!” Not unless we take a perspective back in time to when the settlers first came to North America can we understand what this attack could possibly be about. And because of the passage of time we somehow think that the Native Americans have no justifiable claim. Only because of how much time has passed.
Today we have the Palestinians attacking the Israelis over land that only seems like it is Israel’s because of how long they have held it. As the fighting goes on the USA supplies Israel with arms even as Iran supplies the Palestinians.
We are causing needless prolonged bloodshed by supplying arms rather than effective diplomacy. The killing both ways is pointless.
What is needed is the Native American perspective that we belong to the land, not that the land is a possession for people to own. Everywhere is where we all belong. Everywhere is a place for us to nurture and respect the land. We should be thankful for the beautiful Earth we inhabit, not make war over it.