American history is longer, larger, with great variety; more beautiful, and definitely more terrible than histories of other nations….though, I have to say the UK is or was a close second around the turn of the last century. Remember the atrocities of the empire where the sun never set?? Remember Jalianwala Bagh in India?? Just google it please to know what happened there.
We have all seen the destructive and damaging way that this super power has single handedly alienated the native people of this land, and herded them into Reservations, and we have seen how tragic that is! Somewhere I read that no man consciously seeks evil because it is evil; he only thinks that he is grasping happiness as his ultimate goal….what mistakes we make! What crimes and sins we commit!!
The seed of terrorism grows in the soil of hopelessness, depression and fear; it grows in the soil of poverty, injustice and hunger, and it grows in the black hearts of prejudice! Killing innocent civilians, and occupying countries, exacerbate terrorism. We have seen this happening after the Iraq invasion. Remember the pictures of mothers lifting their hands up to the sky, their mouths open in agony, asking for retribution while the slain bodies of their sons or husbands resting in their laps?? `And you cried with them and for them while their silent screams on the paper went unheeded!
Imagine a world, where America stood for nothing else but humanitarianism, to help and provide for disaster relief… to help the underdogs of the earth…. and imagine, after helping, the Americans waved good bye and left a happy and satisfied country; imagine if that would happen: and then if ever a disaster with terrorism struck the shores of US, the love and support and help will be on our side; the rest of the world would help us and we wouldn’t have to defend ourselves. The rest of the world would do it for us.
What?? You say I am thinking with my heart and not with my brain??? Sure! I am naive.
We were all born with the same grain of humanity, of grace and love. Somewhere while growing up, our values changed. We became selfish and self-centered. We began to look about the differences of equality and oppression. We went against our grain. Look at Trump! What, tell me please, other than his wealth, makes Donald Trump the deity of vulgarity, worth being mentioned in a column of a respectable newspaper?? Does he have an iota of humanity in him? The mosque in Minnesota was bombed. Did we hear from him? Did he talk about living in peace, and loving neighbours and say he was sorry to the Muslims of that community for the prodigious calamity they faced? No he didn’t. At least not that I saw in any newspaper, condemning this act of terrorism and violence. Why? Because he has lost the finesse of the valued grain of humanity from his soul. That he is evil, I understand. But, I don’t believe that any man willingly and consciously chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for the happiness he seeks, and thinks that he can rejoice in the outcome.
And fools walk brazenly where angels fear to tread!
We cannot feel the pain and the anguish of a man who is being crushed. The man crushing the other, feels nothing. He is going after his goal of acquiring leadership. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand, the feeling of being terrorized, of being ridiculed, of being de-humanized, of being treated with prejudice.
Let’s hope that there is a better game than war…. Nuclear or not! Let’s hope that we do not terrorize each other so much that two foolish ego maniacs would think that playing a war game is good for their country and for their own plausible and credible morale, if they have any!!
I apologize for the length of this post. It had been a long time coming.