Originally posted by N.B.A.Y.S.O.H
reply to post by dAlen
No No i get your point if we keep useing the swastika as a symbol of evil does it destract us from what realy is evil in the world.......at least thts
wht i think you ment
kind of sorta...but not really. - Ive never been one to communicate clearly
Its more like a fuel, so to speak.
For an example, Hitler isnt even as evil as 'Hitler' is.
Yes great atrocities are done, but typically we assign them to names, events, etc.
When we do so, we tend to 'forget' what we are doing ourselves.
i.e. nuking Japan twice in WWII killing many innocent with a horrible aftermath as if it were some science project.
Also, the people in Gaza... Ever notice that sanctions tend to hurt the wrong people?
The leaders of Gaza are running around in Armani suits (well, maybe not Armani) and eating well (they dont looked starved when you see them in the
news) - the very people that 'pose a threat' are the ones running around like nothing happened.
- But the people, on the other hand...are starving, dieing, etc.
The same people that make wars, are the same ones that put peoples attention into "symbols" of yester-year, while true atrocities are happening in
front of our eyes.
All the while we scream, "never again."
Perhaps this is not articulate in a manner which most people would catch on to right away. - Im not that proficient with 'news speak'
But perhaps it paints a clearer picture. - the only evil that happens, is happening now.
(Same with good...it all happens in the present moment.)
Also think of the hate that comes from the fear...which leads to more fighting.
The guys after WWII that hated the Japs...so prejudice builds up.
We do this with color also.
The guy who was permanently injured by a 'colored' person that was drunk and so he hates all 'colored' people.
There is so much fear and hate going around, we dont need help putting it into objects/symbols that can continue to feed the hate and fear throughout
Poland is a good example.
Recently the president (or P.M., cant remember), publicly stated that they would have more people if it werent for Germany. (This was in regards to
getting more E.U. votes. - which is based on a countries populace.)
So here we are in the year 2007 - Poland is part of the E.U., and they are digging up the past in order to try and garner more 'voting power'.
What is the truth? The truth is that a large majority of Poles fled to the U.K. when Poland was accepted into the E.U. - better opportunity. So
instead of blaming his lousy economy, and living conditions, he blamed the Germans. (Sure, he may have had more population if you take what he said in
account...but at sometime we have to move forward, or history will repeat itself.)
The argument, as he stated it, could be used by anyone, at anytime in history...the blame always goes somewhere else...it goes where it is needed to
help push forward an 'egoic' agenda.
...but with this, I will stop.
[edit on 26-9-2007 by dAlen]