I have contemplated long and hard over posting this because of the fierce divisions that are clearly manifest on this subject - even right here on ATS
- in fact the perpetual arguments over there in the Middle East are reflected right here.
The final nail in the coffin for me was yesterdays thread
by respected ATS member
"Corruption Exposed" about the 13 year old boy used as a human shield - now even that particular title, to some, was misleading - that is how
passionate this debate is. Other very well respected ATS members responded to CE's post and the tennis match began.......again.
From the outset I wish to make it quite clear that I do NOT want any responses that perpetrate further hatred towards one side or the other
am beyond that and quite frankly and with all due respect it is irrelevant - that comment right there will hopefully make sense very shortly. If you
wish to go there then I will respectfully request that you start your own thread - for it is evident that for every comment & picture showing genuine
atrocities on one side there is a comment & picture showing genuine atrocities on the other side.
And therein lies the problem - not being able to see the forest through the "trees" of history & religion.
This thread is about moving forward to a solution - nothing more and nothing less - it is not a blame game posting I am about to make - and I
guarantee that upon reading this thread you will not be able to determine which side I favour simply because I favour neither - period. On that basis,
I feel quite qualified to offer my solution - and believe you me its a game changer - whether or not we are ready for the challenge is ultimately up
to each and every one of us.
Some of you may be familiar with the following solution idea of mine because I posted it in yesterdays aforementioned thread and received no
but I did get 5 favourable acknowledgements - on page 3 of 5 right in amongst heavy debate I might add - that has encouraged me to plant
if you will, in the hope that it can be watered and encouraged to grow to a real workable solution - the solution starts with a
single idea but I need the wisdom of ATS's finest to help see it bear the fruit that we all desire...............
One final thing - please, please stick to the solution idea - don't let it spiral back to a blame game for we MUST find a solution to this and
politicians on both sides of the debate are agenda driven which, imo, is why a solution has not yet been reached.
(the following is simply a copy/paste of my post from yesterday):-
***Disclaimer: How you respond is your Karma - not mine***
Having read this thread and many others of similar theme, no one is addressing the elephant in the room so I will..........
When my 2 children fight over the possession of something I will take said possession off both of them - irrespective of ownership - I am the father
and I teach them to share and to give more than take - period.
Not once, I repeat, NOT ONCE, has this never not worked - 100% full proof way of resolving the issue in my house.
I am the lord and master of my house and I run a tight and well oiled family, with the blessing of my wife - I care not for my childrens excuses as to
why each deserves the possession in question - they learn their lesson(s) very very quickly when neither gets it. Guess what happens now - they share
and have respect for each other............and they know damn well that if they spiral back into it again I will come down on both, equally, and
This is the wisdom of Solomon
- this is how I was raised.
We, all of us, who are not there in this most cherished of lands are the lords and masters of this house we are currently discussing - we ALL are
because this situation is effecting all of us in one way, shape or form.
Neither side in this perpetual situation deserves the possession they are so dedicated to preserving.
As lords and masters - the way to resolve the situation is simple - take it away from both of them and if that means a paradigm shift for history to
record then so be it. - they will
eventually learn to share and not fight - for only then will they understand the value of the possession.
Now............easier said than done right?......yes that is a no-brainer.
Do we as masters have the means and resources?............you bet your bloody bottom dollar that we do.
How is this achieved?
(Hint: Enron / China builds huge ghost cities in South Africa / Crooked Billionaire bank accounts and lifestyles / refer ATS website for further
examples where vast amounts of money and resources are wasted to favour the few at the expense of the many)
Paradigm shifting stuff is needed.................or we just keep going and going and going..............
And of course prove to me one side deserves it more than the other WITHOUT
using history & religion - those two excuses flew out the door long
long ago and neither has the right to now use them.
I'll repeat " I care not for (insert which ever side suits you) excuses as to why each deserves the possession in question - they learn their
lesson(s) very very quickly when neither gets it"
Since I can remember this has always seemed like the only way to resolve this issue that we all feel so passionate about.
In adopting this strategy - the logistics will fall into place.
End of rant...flame away
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