SO I was thinking,
Instead using force or "winning the hearts of the people" so they LIKE us or something, we dont we try something else. All we are doing now is
enhancing or validating the power or influence of extremists in the ME.
Why not create a neutral area where a separate "UN" type organization can operate with the express purpose of mitigating between ME nations and
tribes, or groups. I dont mean a governmental organization, No I mean a "reserve" of sorts. A place made for common PEOPLE to meet, do business and
visit. A place whose leadership is composed of everyday people from all over the ME like police officers, educators, doctors, nurses ect. It would be
wise to include a certain percentage of leadership chosen from a random sampling of people from all over the ME for certain positions or specific
decisions. This "reserve" area and its community would still need government. I just think that politicians would be counterproductive to the very
purpose of this endeavor. So no politicians or military leadership allowed in any formal function. They can participate out of uniform or persona but
they cant negotiate or dictate anything about the operations or direction of the venture.
After that, just make it like a market. A small nation sized universal area. A world mall. Its revenue to be spent on schools and scholarships. Those
who pass through this system would then be encouraged to stay and form their lives around a "global-esq" community from all over the ME towards the
end of calling it home and making it and their people flourish. Like a Hong Kong of sorts, but not depraved and disrespectful. A vatican type, Las
Vegas. A mecca of knowledge and profit.
Let me explain.
I propose that Lebanon be rebuilt as the Switzerland of the ME for example. (Or anywhere really.)
That instead of building a tourist capital of Logos, power elite, billion dollar price tags, yada yada, that the ME instead focus its future on
protecting, enriching, educating and establishing, their people. Saudis you listening?
Radical Islam, in reality is just really smart people using force to wipe their ass collectively with humanity. We are all the ass towel of insane
people in governance over us, everywhere.
We can all relate in some form or another, and so like here, the collective peoples of the ME need to just begin to talk to each other and deal
directly with each other. Borders must be opened. That should be the wests focus internationally. The expression of curiosities and interests must be
allowed to form in the connections between peoples over time. A neutral place where these bonds can be made would facilitate the process. Marriages,
friendships, social interconnectedness...You would be surprised what people will do around people like themselves.
Wouldnt it be great if radical Islam had to come to someone elses table to NEGOTIATE its power instead of drawing its influence from validation by
violence and its victories, or dogma of sacred texts.
It is difficult to imagine any scenario where human interaction if allowed to flourish which didnt lead to some form of non-zero-sumness. If neither
the stick or the carrot work, change the animal.
We need to be dealing directly with the people of the ME, and they with people like themselves. We should be flying in cargo ships brimming with
communications and infrastructure materials. You know what, let western SMALL BUSINESS exploit that and as many other merchant activities they can
assume between the East and the West. There is no reason why any leadership should deny its people a chance to make a coin towards their dinner table.
The "crumbs" from even a humble table still when collected make a bite of bread. What I mean is that allot is being wasted by the rampaging nature of
big business focused towards the ME and the people could use it.
If the people are not hungry and not in pain, prosperity for all follows. We need to stop making it more of a survival situation for the majority of
the people of the ME. Forget everything else. Just make THEM happy.
Give them a place where they can go to to be human. A mecca of humanity for a peoples losing their own.
Religion and violence always NEED to placate to people and their whims. They are constantly adapted to stay relevant. They only become powerful tools
of control when the people themselves invoke them.
Fear and instinct only go so far. Apparently we are not exploiting the greatest asset there. The people themselves.
Defy leadership, forget the power. Use something else and address a different point. Send PEOPLE to deal with PEOPLE. They are everywhere both here
and there you know.
The leadership on both sides, whether willingly or not, are the ones making a big deal out of it all. Everyone else is just trying to stay alive and
If the peoples of the ME had a common home or core identity to draw their hearts fill from, they would in turn change power over them from the hands
of problem solvers of violent or spiritual matters to those of educators, police officers, local leaders, technicians, engineers, ect. and colleges
from the world community, and more importantly from people just like them from all over the ME.
Just a thought.
edit on 3 28 2014 by tadaman because: (no reason given)