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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:

Palestinian children as suicide bombersPalestinian boy suicide bomberPalestinian baby suicide bomber

Arab children dressed as suicide bomber

Israeli chidlren scribbling messages on missiles Israeli chidlren scribbling messages on missilesIsraeli chidlren scribbling messages on missiles

Israeli Children scribbling messages to Lebanese chidlren on missiles

Comments: 3

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Comment from Big Banana
Time: July 23, 2006, 7:18 pm

It\’s so wrong to bring children into this. They go through enough mentally because of what\’s going on.

Comment from strongwind
Time: July 24, 2006, 10:49 am

“How long must we sing this song”. This war is thousands of years old, from the dawn of recorded history the peoples of this region have made war. They have fought tooth and nail for every inch of dusty earth. Even before there were Muslims and Jews the tribes of this region fought. I honestly believe that this is not a religious war or a political war. It is not about recognising the state of Israel any more than it is about the suppression of Palastinian statehood. This, I believe, is about the oldest motive humans have, GREED. We are genetically programmed to want more than we have, more than the next person. When our natural drive to have more is cramped into a small geographic area and the competition is between so many who all want more the outcome is a disaster. This war will never end. Sadly the determination of man to possess more is so ingrained and long held that we determine that a victory by our children, a victory we may never see, will still be our victory.

All who succomb to the propaganda of religious zealots are fooled into believing this is a religious struggle. For as long as man has fought wars religion has been a rallying cry. What greater reward can you offer a man to fight and almost certainly die than a gods mercy? No salary you pay a soldier who knows he will more than likely die can match the reward of fighting for your god. History is littered with wars fought by the holy for the godless.

The leaders of these holy wars are not driven by a sense of doing a gods work, they never have been. They want one thing and one thing only, POWER. They want to rise themselves up above others, they want to have more than the rest. They will use any means they can, and sadly these means will include religious idolatry.

We must not be fooled by these sudo religious leaders, be they Muslim, Jewish, Christian or any other faith. If their goal is the advancement of their own group through the destruction of any other group they are not following the basic tenant of their religion and they should not be trusted.

Support your group, fight their war if you want but take responsibility for your actions or indeed inaction. Don’t fool yourself into believing that you are fighting for a god, you are fighting for possessions. Be they land or the hearts and minds of others they are still possessions which will elevate you. Know that there will be consequences for your actions or inaction. People WILL die, they may be your loved ones and certainly some will be innocent and not deserving of the consequences you have brought down on them. If you can make peace with yourself knowing the consequences of the path you wish to follow then go fight.

Comment from Prissy
Time: July 25, 2006, 7:36 pm

This war will never end. Support your group, fight their war if you want but take responsibility for your actions or indeed inaction. Don’t fool yourself into believing that you are fighting for a god, you are fighting for possessions.

Strongwind, wise statements-I couldn\’t agree more. It makes me sad- it makes me sick, that a new generation are being taught to hate, instead of tolerance.

It makes me angry that my own country, claiming to be strong on human rights, too often is not. We the people don\’t want war-only their (our) greedy leaders

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