I think I know exactly where you are coming from.
Anyone with a "big picture" view of the world and a limited knowledge of history should be able to see the same things that you, I, and many others
see or “feel”. I hope its millions of others actually.
But as you can see by some of the responses on this thread and the behaviour of some on these boards (including myself on occasion
) that things
like whole-istic thinking, logic, empathy, humanism and especially understanding are in short supply.
People will forget discreet injustices; it's the pattern they can't forget every time they see it again. Problem is, the pattern is an emergent
property of a vicious circle spiraling out of control.
Imagine if a bullet, a bomb, a chemical or a virus killed either a mother, father, brother, sister, girlfriend or any other person you loved. You
wouldn’t give a flying f@ck what the reason was. You know they were innocent and a threat to no one.
You can bet that any one of us would become a threat to those responsible in that circumstance and once revenge had been taken we would then become
targets for THEIR loved ones.
Killing is a vicious little circle, no?
There seems to be an absolute refusal to understand what is fueling aggression. Every time an argument is brought up that points to any involvement or
responsibility of a western government or particular people it gets shot down.
We only do "good" and "they" are just jealous; uncivilized; evil; or they "hate our freedoms".
Yeah, like any human being on this planet hates FREEDOM!
I think I understand what would drive someone to fundamentalist religion and take up arms and I know that they may not be appeasable after reaching
The trick is to stop driving them to that point. There are powerful forces unleashed and at work in the world feeding the imperialist adventure that
our rulers seem intent upon.
Yes a group of rulers or a government will pursue their own interests. The problem is with the interests that are pursued: profit, control, power,
influence etc. In other words, the wrong reasons. I write the following phrase after having experienced personal loss inside the North Tower and the
journey of understanding that followed. That day back in the fall of 2001 was one "punch in the nose" we had coming.
Fifty years of cold-war dirty politics with dictators, warlords, proxy wars etc. finally came back to hit home. The US is not solely responsible;
Canada, Europe, Australia and other western “civilized” countries are also culprit.
Think about the forced creation of Israel, followed by the propping up of the Saudi Monarchy (and other Kingdoms) after the first and second world
wars. All this lead to wars, or proxy wars, with just about every country in the Middle East and North Africa.
This back and forth sucker punching has been going on for a long time. The men and women of this Administration have been around the whole time in
high public office (how do you think they got so rich and influential?… It was propping up the Saudis) and they now occupy the White House.
So anybody that thinks this STARTED on 9/11/01 hasn’t read his or her history.
Is it any wonder there are people out to “get us” in the world?
How do we make them want to stop “coming for us”?
Our leader’s answer seems to be “War is Peace”.
I think most people and therefore most countries want nothing more than to be left alone in peace. The world (in my humble solitary opinion) is not
looking to be nannied.
A responsible, transparent and accountable government is the only way for we mere mortal individuals to have some kind of say in these matters.
In a world where we are ruled by those who lie and keep secrets, of biased mass media, of military secrets, national security secrets, conflicting
research results and reporting etc. it's quite healthy to be incredulous about everything we are being spoon fed.
Many people seeking answers to their own questions about "how the world works" will try to make sense of it by placing it into some kind of
I do not view conspiracies as “conspiracies”. I see them as theories (in the scientific sense) that will either be proved or disproved. So only time
and more research can change your narrative.
I think it is very healthy that a population begins to question everything. It means that they are engaged and open-minded.
Those who are quick to dismiss, seem to be the ones either threatened in their beliefs or those that like to live their lives in a black and white
bubble world where they want to be "normal" just like everybody else (i.e. conformists).
So does this election matter?
Short-term yes, long term no.
Someone once wrote:
You say you want a revolution? Well, you know… We ALL want to change the world.
You tell me that it's evolution, but when you talk about destruction don't you know that you can count me out?
You say you've got a real solution? Well, you know…we'd all love to see the plan.
You ask me for a contribution? Well, you know… We are doing what we can… but if you want money for people with minds that hate. All I can tell is,
brother, you'll have to wait.
You say you'll change the constitution? Well, you know… We all want to Change Your Head.
You tell me it's the institution? Well, you know… You'd better free your mind instead.
And if you go carrying pictures of BUSH ‘n KERRY
…You ain't gonna make it with anyone anyhow.
Don't you know it's gonna be Alright?
With apologies to John Lennon.