posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 04:18 PM
Its just sensationalism to whip people into a frensy... ive got quite a few friends I speak to from all over the world many in arab and islamic
majority countries aside from all over asia, africa, india including some in n. korea... there is a desire to reach out and cross bridges for
understanding and cultural exchange beyond the political and radical hardliner extremist just like we have here in the US and its great to share a
moment and talk with them, although it can turn into a 12 hour affair answering all the messages in a single day sometimes over 45 separate people an
But they are aware of the propaganda and slant and bias just as much as we are, and know that it isnt americans or europeans per se causing all te
turmoil but those in power keeping it circulating, they all have a desire in expressing themselves through art and various lifestyles and how cultural
exchange and expression of that erodes borders in friendship.
Of course dialog with some very politically high up can seem a bit touchy as there are different social and cultural norms for each like not aiming
your feet at people bow depth or the ok hand gesture being rude in some like the middle finger here... but one government official wanted a meeting
and opened up a group chat wouldnt speak to me directly but no matter, and I spoke to him about his concerns and explained a very important thing that
was going un realized in trade, tarrif is a shared word and sounds the same, but in the language tariff in their trade meant haggling like oh no you
really dont want this its not worth what is being asked for it as a polite courtesy to give you a better price or haggle it to where in the end they
say ok free and become friends as thats a cultural norm to establish good relations, and I explained that tarrif in englis when heard conveys a sense
of taxes and not that social courtesy of haggling... and it was a real head slapper to whatever position the man held, but it opened the door so that
there was an understanding of what taxes were as called a tarrif between trade goods and not the polite social gesture common to trading.
So ignorance of such things has been a barrier to our mutual understandings, I thought about going through the process of becoming a registered
diplomat instead of being a freelance one, but its sort of an ardious process and something im sort of unofficially already doing independently just
being friendly to all people and bridging the gaps and stereotypes.
But there has been a lot of miscommunications being cleared up from such conversations and garnering respect for cultural exchanges... the
sensationalist headlines of course are looking for a knee jerk reaction, but why not give it a chance to see if there is a respectful cultural
ambivelence that these churches are being placed on the same as the mosques so that they may recieve protections and renovations just the same being
There is that possibility and from all communication Ive had countless hours of because time zones sleep one side of the planet awake another pulling
24 hours plus can easily happen but why not give the benefit of the doubt? Like how the GOP 4 years ago was hell bent on jumping into Iran if they got
someone into office to green light it um bad idea, because well Iran hasnt been involved in war in a very long time, plus they full on had and have
nukes... so if the GOP had their way? Instead of using the diplomacy which seemed to have gone the way of the dodo since the Reagan admistration wed
have been full blown on into world war 3 with nuclear strikes and fall out by now...
people are so quick to pick up lines and tow them out of ignorance and hate taught without really knowing the situation in this thing called blind
patriotism no one chose who or where they were born too nor the color of their skins, sex etc. and well dragging those belief lines yanked on instead
of reaching some understanding can come with some dire consequences... of course the first few years of the Obama adminstration I couldnt tell the
difference between his and Bushes from extending the same tax breaks strengthening the NSA and spying etc. but, fortunately hey diplomacy was
rediscovered and serious talks got back underway trying to talk and relax the divide.
Bush was trying to reignite the cold war by stopping the nuclear disarmament deal making us 1000s of war heads short behind Russia putting a lot of
tension on our ties with them, fortunately Obama hopped back on it and got back up to speed and now we have restrengthened ties with Russia and China
as well as a side effect wich have been putting pressure on N Korea to relax on the human rights violations, of course N Korea wants to rejoin with
the south these days as family, but see foreign involvement hampering that process... there is a desire for cultural revolution taking place all over
the world in the name of peace, but unless you really get into the trenches and talk to people, youre not going to see it, just read inflamatory
headlines and react keeping the whole thing spinning.