posted on Jan, 8 2009 @ 03:15 AM
1) We all reside on the same damned planet.
2) The more things change, the more they stay the same.
3) These wars have been going on since history has been written
4) You would think we would ALL learn and move on.
I decided to look at research text that was "older" in an effort to obtain (untainted by recent events) information.
THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY Part II by H.G. Wells.
Feel free to read it. I saw this in there which is just snippets.
Near Medina was a castle of Jews, against whom Muhammad was already incensed because of their disrespect or his theology. They had shown a disposition
to side with the probable victor in this last struggle, and Muhammad now fell upon- them, slew all the men, nine hundred of them, and enslaved the
women and children. Possibly many of their late allies were among the bidders for these slaves. Never again after this quaint failure did Mecca make
an effective rally against Muhammad, and one by one its leading men came over to his side.
Thereafter his power extended, there were battles, treacheries, massacres; but on the whole he prevailed, until he was master of all Arabia; and when
he was master of all Arabia in 632, at the age of sixty-two, he died.
Throughout the concluding eleven years of his life after the Hegira, there is little to distinguish the general conduct of Muhammad from that of any
other welder of peoples into a monarchy. The chief difference is his use of a religion of his own creation as his cement. He was diplomatic,
treacherous, ruthless, or compromising as the occasion required and as any other Arab king might have been in his place; and there was singularly
little spirituality in his kingship. Nor was his domestic life power and freedom one of exceptional edification. Until the death of Kadija, when he
was fifty, he seems to have been the honest husband of one wife; but then, as many men do in their declining years, he developed a disagreeably strong
interest in women.
These are salient facts in these last eleven years of Muhammad's career. Because he, too, founded a great religion, there are those who write of this
evidently lustful and rather shifty leader as though he were a man to put beside Jesus of Nazareth or Gautama or Mani. But it is surely manifest that
he was a being of a commoner clay; he was vain egotistical, tyrannous, and a self-deceiver; and it would throw all our history out of proportion if,
out of an insincere deference to the possible Moslem reader, we were to present him in any other light.
They have been doing the same stupid fighting and killing before history was written. Islam itself is hypocrisy . . . along with many other
Religion to me has to be one of Mankinds worst inventions. If we were to stop repeating the same stupid mistakes we have been doing since we began
walking upright, things would be a whole lot better.
Remember the Alamo?
Could you imagine if Mexico wanted Texas back?
(Well . . . they sorta have.)
EDIT: Holy @#$%! I just saw some of those Vids.
The "Eight and final war is coming!" Yeah . . . let us all make 2012 happen.
I am going to the UFO section of this forum to see if I can get a lift OFF this crazy freakin planet.
[edit on 8-1-2009 by NYCMedic]