reply to post by FalselyFlagged
There are two sides to every story, and often love of democracy means love of the belief that your religion/political party/race/sex should and does
have the only valid say in a democracy.
Sadly we live in a world where symbols become the identity of too many people. Whether it be a flower, a flag, a coat of arms, a religious book, these
things oddly become more important to people than being a human and their own humanity.
Everyone wants respect, yet few are willing to extend it.
A vast number of us in the West know our governments are lying to us, that they are corrupt, that bankers and corporations are in control, that we are
loosing our rights, yet spit on a flag, slander a religious book, and most have a tendency to rally around the same corrupt institutions and it's
symbols they know are slowly robbing them.
Programming runs deep, and as long as people prefer to see themselves is less than an individual and a member of a group identity they will be
manipulated though that and threatened by any other group that doesn't think or revere or worship the same things they do, even oddly enough in so
Here in the United States a White/Anglo/Christian can burn an efigee of the President if they are in the TeaParty and everyone standing around them
applaudes it, yet let a Brown/Arab/Muslim do the same thing, and all of a sudden they will rally around the very same President they were decrying
themselves a minute before.
I personally consider it all rather bizarre myself, but hey life is often stranger than fiction.
Democracy simply seems to mean you are free to do as I say, think and believe and nothing more, religion seems to mean you are free to believe, think
and say what I believe and nothing more, and amazingly no one seems to see the hypocracy in these things.
I feel badly for anyone who is the victim of war, whether they are Christian, Jewish or Muslim, Black, White, Red or Brown, American, British, or
Afghani, because I know there has got to be a better way for us all to learn to respect one another and get along.
We all live in a world where might makes right though, and sadly if you really look at what most people are really going to say in these threads,
it's about proving and validating their might, and rarely really looks at what is truly right, just right for one group who wants to dominate through
It seems like everyone has something to say, but no one is really listening.
I am sorry by the way for what the American Government is doing in Afghanistan/Iraq/Pakistan/Yemen/Somalia/Columbia and other places, I lack the
ability and power to stop it, but I do make sure my money doesn't end up paying for it.
I hope the world finds peace one day, and the symbols and books one day are not more important than human beings themselves.