Originally posted by Seitler
In all honesty, what you are hoping for, as far as a solution goes, is a Utopian society. I am sorry, but this is not how these things work. We are
people, sadly, because if we WERE robots then we could all simply be programmed to like each other.
I know, I'm an optimist.
But when the people is fed up with something they can make the changes they ask for. I saw that happen here in Portugal in 1974, and we all have been
seeing it happen in Tunisia and now in Egypt.
As far as teaching the individual to fit into society, we already do! Think about grade school, secondary school... work environments. ALL of
this is a learning process for individuals. BUT I was talking on a community-level scale. Teach them as a group... then let them fill in the necessary
I understand that, but you cannot teach a person to fit in a world society before teaching him/her how to fit in their own society, and
there's where things start to become confusing.
In this case, which society do they live in, their own or a fake society imposed to them? Because if it's their own society then we do not know how
to teach them how to fit in a society we do not fully understand.
Should we impose them a Western type society, something that means nothing to them? Some days ago I saw something presented as a symbol of progress in
Afghanistan, people teaching how to make graffiti. The result was, obviously, strange, because the Afghan people does not have the same cultural
background that spawned the graffiti.
When cultural changes happen they happen in a natural way, if they are forced into someone or some culture that does not share the same past then that
change doesn't look natural because if lacks its roots.
The same happens with the world society, something that doesn't really exist, because the fact that we live together doesn't mean that we all have
the same background and that we share the same way of thinking.
And no, most of the people over there do not understand the ability to think for themselves.
I don't know any people from the Middle
East, so I cannot comment on that, although I doubt that they "work" in a different way from the people from everywhere else.
People are people (like the Depeche Mode song says
Due to brainwashing techniques, most of the people will think they are following the will of Allah, or other what-not, but not realize that
there perspective has been distorted by the people pulling the strings.
That's what I was talking about, how did things become like they are
If all people share the same ways of thinking, how did some became so subservient to some extremist ideas? How did that happen? What were the
conditions that promoted that change?
I think those are the things that must be considered before trying to eradicate something we consider wrong. If we only destroy the results of
original source instead of the real source of the problem then the problem will never go away. We must understand how things happened to "rewind"
back to the original situation and get a new start.