Loyalty is hard to come by these days. Take it from a man who knows. In the world today, a group or a person has to go to extreme lengths to ensure
the loyalty of their members. Brain washing is a favoured method of ensuring loyalty in today's international recruitment market.
In the West, people are duped into giving their lives for a cause by the media, and the once proud notion of Patriotism. And in the world of Islam,
the media and a twisted duty to Allah teach the young and impressionable nought but hate.
It is all around us. Even as you read this, another human life maybe lost in this 'War On Terror'. Even as you read this, people who may be in close
internet proximity are spouting forth hate in the name of the Cause they have bought into.
Even on ATS, a place once known for its intelligent discussion, we are not safe. Bombarded by the extremists from both sides as they desperately try
to convince us of the many Evils their enemy perpetrates.
What of us though? What of the people who, unlike some, it must be said, are not warmongering, power crazed idiots hell bent on taking over the world
or lining a Swiss bank account with blood or oil money?
Sure, to You who would seek to recruit fresh lambs to the slaughter, we must seem like fair game. The Average Man isnt too smart right? But what will
you do against the voices in your midst who are too smart for your illusions? Or who can tell all is not right in what you say?
You will shout us down, declaring us un-Patriotic, or Infidel, depending on what side of the argument you come from. You will try harder and harder to
scare us. "Oh the Americans are The Great Satan!" and "All Muslims are terrorists!" are sentiments that get thrown around too much these days.
Those of us who have seen through the lies from both sides make the Powers uncomfortable; we wont be swayed in our belief that They are corrupt and
cannot be trusted, and that They are just using us to gain what they want.
What of us though? We are everywhere. We come from many backgrounds, races, religions, nations... yet we are the least heard. It is worrying that the
voices of the Unaligned, the voices of the Moderates, can be heard the least in the world today.
Stay true to your hopes and beliefs in Peace. Do not fall into carefully set mind traps. Be loyal to yourselves in this matter. Remember that your
wish for a little understanding, a little peace and a little harmony among the people of our planet are far more likelly to bring you happiness and
far closer to the spiritual path you have taken, than grand theft on an unimagineable scale, and a polluted message of Islam taught by those who would
see you only as a footsoldier.
Choose your battles carefully: Not all wars are worthy of our Blood.
[edit on 28-9-2005 by Daystar]