An Unsealed Room

Survivor and Survival

We’re heavy-duty into the second season of the Israeli ‘Survivor’ and my kids are big fans. All day there’s been war coverage, but in prime time, the television networks are allowing themselves a few hours of making profits, and that includes reality television.

So we’re watching this evening, the action is getting intense as one of the Survivor tribes has yet to build a fire, can’t boil water, and is seriously thirsty. Suddenly, Channel 10 cuts away for a quick update on the latest falling missiles. My ten year old daughter Naomi groans, “I don’t watch the news, I want to watch the people SUFFERING.” She corrects herself quickly: “I mean, I want to see the people suffering on the ISLAND, I don’t want to see the people suffering in the SOUTH…”