Friday, August 11, 2006

This dark place

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When I think I'm jaded to the horror of what we have become I am always proven to be simply a wide eyed innocent in a world full of monsters and monstrous ideas. Please take a look at what is considered civilized discourse these days. The post from BlackFive is charmingly titled On the Virtues of Killing Children .

Frankly friends, I'm starting to lose what small hope I have maintained for any sort of civilization here on earth. Oh, it's not just this post that is no doubt designed to enrage. I'm savvy enough to know when a blogger is desperately trying to draw attention to himself. But there just seems to be more that is dark these days than light.

The President declared yesterday that instead of fighting "terror" we are now at war with something called "Islamic Fascism."It doesn't seem to bother most people that the name of who and what we are fighting seems to change at the Idiot-In-Chief's whim.

By the way Duuuhbya, no one has declared war, no matter how many times you say it. We are illegally occupying a sovereign nation and supplying weapons to rogue regimes for terrorist attacks against civilians. These are simply crimes against humanity, not warfare.

A larger percentage of Americans today believe that Iraq did indeed have weapons of mass destruction than thoughts so six months ago. Americans want to believe. We are desperate to cling to any fantasy that will tell us that all of the bloodshed is for a reason. Like Vietnam. Like Desert Storm. But it isn't. There is no reason, other than the fact that war is a potent distraction for a poorly informed public. The dreams of glory that the man/child in the White House and his evil handlers have dreamt is slowly turning into a nightmare for more and more Americans. But it's happening far too slowly to prevent the coming confrontation with Iran.

Here in America, in this dark place, hope for peace and justice seems farther away than ever.

4 Comments:

Blogger Again said...

We are desperate to cling to any fantasy that will tell us that all of the bloodshed is for a reason. Like Vietnam. Like Desert Storm. But it isn't. There is no reason, other than the fact that war is a potent distraction for a poorly informed public. The dreams of glory that the man/child in the White House and his evil handlers have dreamt is slowly turning into a nightmare for more and more Americans.

as Terry Pratchett said, it's the stories which are important, not the actors...

sounds so familiar - people eager to torture others with no more than a simple lie: "the others are not human, they are "'barbarians'"...

that's how "empires" work since the first sample of the kind, that humankind adores so much (the old-fashioned alpha-chimp) - the Chinese call their enemies barbarians (until today, btw, most Americans/Europeans are barbarians for them AFAIK), the Romans called the Germanic and Celtic tribes barbarian, the Franconians called the Saxons barbarians and Hitler called the Slavs barbarians - just a "working title" for "bring 'em on and don't care about humanity"

and it always, always started from a truly human point, that's the most scaring fact about the outcome for me, because America shows me that it may not be possible to stop it - it always, always started from democratic peaceful innovative creative human civilizations (btw: alas, i'm not talking about any "modern" civilization)...

those civilizations are stable and the perfect soil for any valuable human soul - the good mothers and fathers, the good inventors, the good merchants, the good employers and employees...

do you see it? Can you see it how circulus vitiosus starts from the best human actions, intentions and souls?

Because they create something like paradise - including wealth...

ah yes, now you see it - because they create envy. And despite of the simple fact, that simply to copy their lifestyle could make you as wealthy as they are, sometimes it is too much of apes in our genes to avoid the consequences of simple envy: that a simple robbery can bring you wealth - for a short time - is enough for limited brains to use violence to get it. Then what happens? The peaceful civilization has to defend herself - then the first walls of stone were built, then military grows, then the structure of military (alpha-leadership demanding strict obedience) grows and soon the leaders detect how easy it is to control the whole civilization just because of the one simple sentence: "we protect you"...

that's how the Pharao worked - maybe using the term "barbarian" the first time to start injust wars of conquest...

and since then it never stopped...

"we believe! we believe in the Endsieg!" the Germans shout until May, 1945

dreams of glory in the ruins of Dresden? Yes, they survived...

faith can beat reason for a long, long time...

but in the end, reality wins - it's just the price which gets higher and higher you have to pay for willingly being stupid by faith

Sat Aug 12, 01:34:00 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

"faith can beat reason for a long, long time..."

Yes and unfortunately most faiths these days(religion, patriotism)have very sharp teeth and wound those that do not practice them more often than those that do.

If these Christian and Muslim death cults were on some remote island somewhere with sharp sticks and rocks as weapons, I would say go for it. Kill tyourselves as much as you like. But unfortunately these folks are playing with lots of dangerous toys and all of us happen to be way too close to them for comfort.

Sat Aug 12, 08:38:00 AM  
Blogger Again said...

robert
wound those that do not practice them more often than those that do.

that's easy to explain - because those who don't obey to faith have more capable brains and more bravery in their hearts, are more able to observe and to stand the observed, more sensible and more responsible - more able to care about members of your group, more willing to risk love. And when you love you are easier to hurt, because you have to care about more than your own little body

believers don't care about others - remember Abraham? Even willing to sacrifice his own son for faith? So how could you hurt such a man by killing his son? Faith "makes strong", simply because ignorance really often is a bless, think of animals - no fear of future, no fear for adult children, no fear for parents and friends - actually "the paradise", which was destroyed by "the apple of knowledge" (aka a working brain)

when i think that the price inevitably will be paid sometimes, because (think of Global Warming while population explodes and the warmongers rule the world) reality trumps faith always - in the end...

then the only thing i'm sad about is that the willingly inert brains of believers are not able to suffer like a human being and so, alas, the highest price will be paid by the innocent...

again...

Mon Aug 14, 12:46:00 AM  
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