posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 03:47 PM
Amoral as it may be, political assassination has the potential to saves lives.
Wars can be avoided, tyrants dethroned, regimes changed...
Better to remove the head of state than to drag the state into full scale conflict. One for the many right?
Politicians might behave as they should knowing that at any moment a hidden hand could strike them down for supporting unfair or unscrupulous policies
instead of sending throngs of poor people off to war for some dubious cause.
As it stands, this is a violent world. The universe is a violent place. There seems to be very few aspects of nature that are not violent, at least in
some cursory form. We have the wherewithal to change or alter our environment... to an extent. We might be able to change the ambient temperature in
our homes but that doesn't change the surface temp of the sun. Some things are unavoidable. So we do what we can.
The weather is violent, but nobody blames the weather for lacking morality.
It happens regardless of our approval rating. We may detest and protest violence in every form but that will never stop it from happening. There is a
large rock hurtling through space with our name on it. Flower power isn't going to slow it down or knock it off course. Violence is a constant. Love
and understanding won't keep anyone from being robbed or beaten. There might be isolated incidents of the adverse being true, but those are the
exceptions, not the rule.
It is unrealistic to expect everyone in the world to just start playing nice. That might work for some of us. Some. We can change our individual
perceptions, thoughts and feelings but we cannot change the human condition or natural law. We are a violent species in the current stage of our
evolution, short of a million years can we honestly say that aspect of humanity will ever change? If so... then we wouldn't be Human anymore. Embrace
your humanity. Longing for days past or those yet to come doesn't really alter the here & now.
That is not the glorification of violence, just realism.
Great thread btw.
Is it not true that some Masonic orders still utilize hash in some rituals or for specific purposes? Don't deny guys, you're busted. Smoke 'em if
you got 'em.