posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 05:35 PM
I agree with the wise S'Dog. Hatred should be allowed enough metaphorical rope to hang itself. I don't believe in any group, religion, culture,
ethnicity being singled out for attack.
We are all human, therefore we err, therefore we screw up, therefore we attack those we fear, therefore we rally 'round the hero of the day who
pontificates the messages and issue that are [currently] important to us.
I give you an example, just a gimme. I personally belive that the President of Iran has an agenda that is hopeful of exterminating Israel, and then
all "Western" cultures -- an expansionist agenda. I do NOT believe that the people of Iran support this idea. I DO believe they are strongly
encouraged to publicly support this agenda.
Should I think ill of the country of Iran? Should I think ill of the United States, which I hold so dear to my heart, the country I have risked all
The people do not want war and oppression. I find this to be evident in nearly every country I've had the pleasure to visit. The governments
wage wars and we all pick up the pieces.
I wish these crazy bastards who want to end the world would come sit down at my table. We would break bread, we would eat fish, drink homemade wine
and talk about the world. If they would not embrace the peaceful co-existance of all Earth cultures, I would, with regret, and more than a twinge of
guilt and self-loathing, end their lives, irrespective of where they hailed from.
That is my wish.