posted on Apr, 17 2010 @ 10:01 PM
I think this is a good post and a very difficult question. Someone mentioned that maybe our way of life is not for them, that is a good point. The OP
responded, should we let them live in mudhut's and sleep on dirt?, lol. Are you saying our western style of civilization is better then, say, tribes
in South America who have lived a completely self sustaining life in the jungle generation after generation, and left almost zero footprint on earth?
Obviously, when having the opportunity to govern themselves, things have become very corrupt and violent. However it should also be noted, that this
is the natural evolution of creating power structure's such as Government. And to understand this has nothing to do with locality or race, all you
have to do is study the history of Europe, Asia, America... as we all have gone through this process, though it may have happened for us, long ago.
So in my opinion, to ask if WE should let THEM govern THEMSELVES, is a very arrogant question. It should also be said, that THEY have always, since
Ancient Egypt at least, had an outside influence set on keeping THEM destabilized and powerless so THEY cannot utilize their resource rich terrain.
Of course they have also contributed to their own destabilization throughout history, but until THEY are given the chance like WE were, to build and
grow without an outside influence messing with them, in my opinion they cannot be judged in this manner. The same goes for the Middle East in my
But again, this is a great topic to be discussed and a very difficult one to properly address. At some point it has to come down to, do we trust them
like we trust ourselves, and if not, do we do to them what we fear they will do to us? And will that create a better world? I think history can answer