Israel's unwritten code of the siren
A person stands at attention alone in his home during a siren because he is afraid. He is afraid of the state, which has succeeded in endowing itself with mystical, divine characteristics.
Is a person who is at home alone supposed to rise and stand at attention when the memorial siren goes off? To be precise: What does it mean that a person who is at home alone decides to stand at attention during a siren? It means that the person relates to the national “signifier” as though it were a religious signifier.
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