No worries at all. And I am sure the others enjoyed listening to two passionate people debate with a little more flare than the usual child's play
style of -nuh uh, yeah huh - type of bickering that is becoming slightly common in many of the sections here.
Again, I will not go and fight in another country, as the o.p. was truly asking. I know they claim evidence that it must be done, but even evidence
from the military can be a bit skewed. One thing for over there, is, the people need to learn to speak up and defend themselves, as our country once
did with pride. When you lose sight that you alone can defend your country, and start asking for a military and government to do it for you, that is
when you get into the situation of dictatorships, tyrannies, and other corrupt governments and heads of state. The american revolution was not fought
by the army, navy, or air force ... it was fought by the citizens tired of being over-taxed and controlled. Sound familiar?
We must first take care of our own people and land before trying to play with others lives and systems. You cannot help anyone if you have too many
problems to deal with yourself (and you can't help someone much, if they don't wish to help themselves or don't see the problem). You can't do
the work for someone else either, you can support and guide them, but, you must let them fight their own battles so they learn from the experience.
That is a hard thing for parents and parental type people to do, watch someone go through something and learn. I will change the saying a little,
since I am a vegetarian ... you can give someone fruit and they will depend on you for their next meal, but if you teach them how to grow and nourish
the plant, they can feed themselves in the future. This is the important part of country-building that past governments forget is essential, or, they
plan on having those countries dependent for nefarious reasons.
So ... no, I will not go and kill muslims, arabic, persians, etc. because they are labeled the bad guy. I wouldn't have gone and killed communists
because they were labeled bad guys, just as if I lived in a communist nation, I wouldn't have desired to kill capitalists because they are labeled
the bad guys ... in the end, still human and doing and living what they are raised to believe is the best. I will leave it up to G-d to judge the
heart of the person and decide what they do, and to protect me until it is my time to go elsewhere.
I agree, everyone is where they are for a reason, that point is not lost in the misunderstandings. I know that, for I have saw my local influences
with my own eyes. Those influences spread and multiply over time, even though I won't see it. Right now, I am using my words more than my actions.
Right now, I am healing myself from the wounds of many years, but, I will still follow the path if presented before me. I am ready, I just think I am
being given a nice break
I also find writing in online forums a way to get my writing and communication skills more in tune.
I applaud those who have a calling and follow it, no matter what it is, whether I agree with it or not. If some of those have a calling to serve in
the middle east, well, who am I to argue with what has made you do that. We all have to fulfill our destiny (whether you believe in such a term or
I hope the best and happiness for all life on earth.