Instead of bashing at each other back and forth, let's see if we can actually come to understand Terrorism a little better. I believe understanding
is the key here to find solutions and prevent more terrorism in the future. Something I'm sure we would all appreciate.
Now this actually requires that we use our brain (which bashing does not to the same extent), so I encourage everyone to take some time and think
about the content we exchange here.
I have discovered some factors that in my opinion are highly involved in the development of potential terrorist actions:
* Values / Religions / Beliefs
* (Feel free to add more)
As far as I know about life in general, we all want to continue living, we all have some sense of wanting to develop, learn more, be better (best) and
"expand". However, the competition, limitations and complexion of the world we live in makes this increasingly difficult.
All people encounter obstacles during their lives (problems). More or less. Larger or smaller. We deal with the obstacles according to our beliefs,
backgrounds, habits, values and understandings.
Life in south can be much different from life in north, as with east, west and all locations in between. We grow up under different circumstances and
hence our lives develop in different directions.
Life may be fair in the aspect that we are all equipped with the ability to change and learn, but not everyone know about this, believe this or are
willing to comply with this due to many reasons, and hence feelings of unfairness are easily fostered in people.
Fear is an important aspect that can drive people to do things they would normally never do.
Anger is another, which develops when someone is perceived to have been treated unfairly by another (or life in general).
During all time, people have been questioning events and been looking for reasons. In most cases it feels better to know the answer to a question than
not to, so we are naturally striving towards understanding.
Many times the facts and information is not enough, so we "make up" answers, which gradually becomes beliefs and eventually satisfy our needs.
After spending some time with children, we can notice that there may be both hostile and loving acts performed by children from all nations all over
the world. The hostile behaviour is natural. It's connected to our basic survival need and later to our gradually developing other sets of needs.
With good education and environment people can develop to good loving beings, however, since the basic survival need along with the other more
"adult" needs are always present, this education background is only a foundation, and can be destroyed by circumstances.
Killing is a natural thing. We have evolved as humans to peaceful beings, but killing is still a part of us in all aspects. It serves in it's most
basic form as a survival act. Even though our social values have developed tremendously during the years through education, understanding and love,
the negative and destructive aspects are still deep within all of us.
From my point of view, any person alive are able to and would, in certain circumstances choose the act of killing something or somebody to gain some
kind of advantage or similar. It is recognized that most people from "civilized" countries tend to imagine that they would not, but here I do
disagree. If so I suggest your imagination is just not developed enough.
I suggest that all kinds of terrorism is justified. This of course not based on our social rules or commonly accepted ideologies... but based on the
fact that we are life. We are not equipped to act always in the favour of the highest good for all life. However we are equipped each one of us with
our own senses, values, understandings and motives. Be that good or evil.
I suggest that the discomfort you experience when your football team looses a game is similar to the discomfort you would feel but magnified if your
country was invaded by foreigners.
I suggest that the anger you feel when your car breaks down is similar but magnified to what you would feel if your house was torn apart, and similar
to how you would feel but even more magnified if your life was crushed for some other reason.
Events like this can lead to pain and sorrow. It can also lead to anger and wanting revenge. Depending on the cause (and education)
Understanding of this is the key to understanding of terrorism, hence the understanding of how we can better handle terrorism.
Not with violence, not with revenge, cause that will only fuel the anger. Also not by intimidation, lies, bad behaviour or bad language...
Am I being clear enough here...?
Ideas much appreciated. Solutions even more. Arguing and Discussion highly encouraged but please, please do reply with your brain. Don't let the
emotions catch you like the terrorists do, hehe