The future is bright!
Over the past few days I have been inundated with photos of dead children strewn on the streets. Their decapitated carcasses mutilated and mangled almost beyond recognition. These are purportedly the victims of the current Israeli invasion on Lebanon.
I am unsure about the authenticity of some of these photos (I heard some may be of Iraqi children in Baghdad and not Beirut) who cares, it does not make me any less sad to see them. Pictures of dead children whoever they may be are simply diabolical and unacceptable. Not only do they show the unjust and premature termination of tender lives, but also our primitivism as adults and how on par or less than monkeys we truly are.
Once upon a time the halls of human history were graced by great men like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and others who triumphed over evil through non-violence. These great men had insight and understood the mechanics of life and evolution. They recognized that all oppressive systems are destined to implode and self destruct given the right time. All that was required from them was to keep their people calm in the face of the storm until their imminent victory. When the inevitable eventually transpired and their oppressors fell to the ground, the oppressed won by default without even lifting a finger. The Art of War by SunTzu teaches us that the best way to win a war is not by fighting.
History shows that no power is ever allowed to stand too long in the face of evolution and time, life’s natural cycle would simply not permit it. Similar to the gentle lashings of sea waves on to the surface of rocks time also fragments the hardest of rocks into small grains of sand.
We fail when we take the laws of nature into our hands and decide to eliminate our enemies. Our aggression gives rise to new extremes sometimes even worse than what we started up against in the first place. Hate that hate produced seems an appropriate summation here.
The root of evil is man himself; his ignorance, prejudice, arrogance and selfishness are core ingredients that will infinitely block his progress. In the history of mankind more crimes have been committed by extremists in the name of God than any other. This disease will continue to multiply until it too one day implodes like any other evil in this world.
For now, the pictures speak for themselves:
Arab children dressed as suicide bomber
Israeli Children scribbling messages to Lebanese chidlren on missiles