On one level I see the arabs as the oncelor, the settlers as the barbaloots and sharon as the Lorax and as he says:
They loved living here. But I can't let them stay.
They'll have to find food. And I hope that they may.
Good luck, boys," he cried. And he sent them away
In other aspects, sharon is the oncelor and the settlers are the lorax.
I laughed at the Lorax, "You poor stupid guy!
You never can tell what some people will buy."
"I repeat," cried the Lorax,
"I speak for the trees!"
"I'm busy," I told him.
"Shut up, if you please."
We can really see the Lorax in everyday life. Was the oncelor a good guy or a bad guy? He came trying to make things better and trampled on things that didn't concern him.
Sometimes we are the lorax, sometimes we are the barbaloots and sometimes we are the oncelor.
When I was standing at the kotel last night and I looked at the wall, at the stones at the remnant of destruction that we consider our holiest site, and I thought Unless. I thought about the mosque standing behind that wall and how it is the true obstacle to peace and I thought Unless.
"But now," says the Once-ler,
"Now that _you're_ here,
the word of the Lorax seems perfectly clear.
UNLESS someone like you
cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better.
The problem with the oncelor is that he had a vision and didn't concern himself with the periphery.
"What's more," snapped the Lorax. (His dander was up.)
"Let me say a few words about Gluppity-Glupp.
Your machinery chugs on, day and night without stop
making Gluppity-Glupp. Also Schloppity-Schlopp.
And what do you do with this leftover goo?
I'll show you, you dirty old Once-ler man, you!
You're Glumping the pond where the Humming-Fish hummed!
No more can they hum, for their gills are all gummed.
So, I'm sending them off. Oh, thier future is dreary.
They'll walk on their fins and get woefully weary
in search of some water that isn't so smeary."
I'm still stuck on the word "UNLESS" watching my barbaloots, listening to the humming fish and the swomi swans and hoping they don't try to take this away.
One major problem is Israel is that nobody wants to keep their position. The settlers won't accept the position of barbaloot, to Sharon's Lorax - they are insisting on being the Lorax against sharon the oncelor. In a game where the definitions are not set in stone. Just about anything can happen.