We can’t accommodate terrorism. When someone uses the slaughter of innocent people to advance a so-called political cause, at that point the political cause becomes immoral and unjust and they should be eliminated from any serious discussion, any serious debate.
RUDOLPH GIULIANI, CNN interview, Sep. 11, 2002
Oh what a joy it is to live with a government so devoid of virtue that we often face this problem. What is terrorism exactly? I have heard it defined a number of ways, but the fact that there are so many different definitions, I am not even sure anymore.
So what is the so-called “War on Terror”? What exactly is America fighting? They are supposedly fighting enemies of the American people. In some illogical manner we are asked to believe that a group of people, whether the Taliban, Iraq, or even the “Saudis”, decided it would be a good idea to piss off America by attacking its citizens. An idea that any human being with any capability to have sensible thought would have known would cause an invasion. Now, why would someone want to do that exactly? Why would anyone want to start a war they couldn’t win?
People usually return this argument with questioning me if I am suggesting that the American government would bomb its own people. The simple fact is, that I am opening myself to the possibility. Then I am asked why the American government would have reason to do so? Why would they do that?
There are a lot of governing benefits to war. The most important one, is that when a country goes to war, it brings the people into a sense of needing to be protected, which means they begin to cling to their safety net, the government, the military, those that have told them that it is their responsibility to protect the people. Why would a government want to take their country to war? Because it makes the people think the government is needed.
Then people say, “But this is America! Americans would never do something like that! We have the Constitution! We are free! We are not ruled by the government, we are the government! That’s how democracy works!”
I have news for you. That isn’t how the government works. Governments are about control, and no piece of paper, no matter how wonderful it’s philosophy may be, will keep people who want control, from figuring out how to get it, Power attracts people who are easily corrupted by it. Plain and simple.
Next time you question whether or not the government is capable of bombing it’s own people, remember that that is exactly the kind of thing the media and politicians try to get us to believe about the countries we are invading. They may be right, I don’t know, I don’t live in Iraq or Afghanistan and never have. What I do know is that politicians are always trying to advance a political agenda, and every word they say is propaganda.
Question everything. Do not let others decide your opinions for you. Don’t let the mad cry of “terrorism!” lead you on to terror. That’s just what any government or terrorists would want. Instead, face the world with a level head, and evaluate situations based off of whatever legitimate evidence is provided to you.
I apologize for the tone of annoyance that probably coats every sentence I just wrote, but dealing with propaganda is a weakness of mine. I am working on getting over it, as I pursue the balance of Yin and Yang, but I still have a ways to go on this one.
Please enjoy the rest of your day. Until we meet again.