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originally posted by: MyHappyDogShiner
The Terrorists live in your TV. (and other devices that let you know how terrible the world is, when it actually isn't all that bad)
Attack and kill ( the inanimate, terror instilling object ) it and the fear it implants in your mind dies also.
Just drop everything and walk away and go outside and play.
It is all quite meaningless.
originally posted by: BigBrotherDarkness
In the 70's there was an oil issue, due to our dependence on it. After that issue with OPEC we took great interest in trying to stabilize our oil interests so such things would not occur again.
Of course, the citizens of some middle eastern countries have it really bad off, because they really don't get any of that wealth pumped out of the ground... so when the people say hey why does our life suck so bad? Where's our education, our infrastructure, and opportunity?
The finger gets pointed across borders...
So the only reason that "Pandora's box" was opened is because of that dependency on oil.
We dont have that dependency any longer... we still have ties and relations of various sorts, but if all of that oil flow ceased? We wouldn't bat an eye. So we've learned our lesson about dependency for such major things from other countries that could cripple us. Much the same way a farmer diversifies their crops so if there is a blight then their whole source of income or production isnt wiped out. That was learned in the South very quickly when the Bole Weevil basically wiped out all cotton production... some would say such lesson come hard or for a reason such as karma though.
karma just means whatever the intent behind a cause is what sort of fruit one is going to reap... so using and abusing slaves for cotton picking and production with ill intent and not equal intent of treating the people like human beings but animals, that energy came back as the Bole Weevil in a blight... So negative came back as negative in the cycle of conservation of energy.
Countries aside from people also have such karmic debts... whatever it is that we as a nation or nations get is usually exactly what we deserve... which is why choosing good honest leaders and working on diplomacy and fairness of all peoples and humanity only reaps better rewards. Underhanded and backstabbing others leads to exactly that energy in return... it may not appear as the same form and when isn't exactly calculable but it does return.
Such cycles are things we should work on removing if there was honest intent from all of those involved, the people of the countries wouldn't be suffering all over like they are.
IS might think they are doing work of Allah but they are really doing the work of karma and well any Islamic individual not affiliated will honestly tell you they dont represent them in religion nor behavior either they only represent their own interests.
So of course all of the generalization and lumping is a human fault and a very serious one... some people simply like or enjoy fighting and causing issues and chaos, and well it's not exactly conducive to any sort of society to have such people running around creating terror and reeking havoc just for kicks because destruction brings them pleasure... and having a bunch of followers to reek havoc where they dont have to personally get involved also gives them a sense of power.
It's a suck and twisted thing to do that has no empathy for anyone what so ever, and very sociopathic in nature.
Of course that sort of thing is a dysfunction meaning such people have deep seated issues that should be over come instead of having it fester unchecked over into society.
We already had one president, calling whole countries evil and axis's of it running on into war and chaos... making things way worse and it has been damage control ever sense... collapsing whole economies actually aiding the terror mission that was a direct attack on the economy when we see that thats what the targets were an attempt to do collapse the economy... so do we really want another potus like that, one with no experience whatsoever playing the ego trip power game?
All of this needs fixing, developing stronger ties between nations and their people... not this lets paint broad strokes in generalizations in paranoia throw up as many walls possible and call it nationalism and not the paranoid fear that it actually is by those calling for it.
I'm calling that card a bluff... and a bluff is another term for a cliff we've already been ran like lemmings off of a fiscal cliff once by that agenda, twice? No thanks.