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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Murder and War

Murder and War

Its part of our society isn’t it? Take a cursory glance at media and you will see millions of imagines depicting violence. Have you ever seen a cover of a movie without someone holding a gun on it? Take a look at all the popular games on the consoles that your children are playing. Many involve killing vast array of opponents until you reach the end of a level and where a big boss awaiting. And what do you have to do to win? Kill it. Some games even involve the unconscious justification of killing Muslims.

What is this teaching them? They have to be ruthless and they have to smart to kill or remove all their obstacles that are in their lives. We watch movies with people fighting others and sometimes killing each other but the one who survives has to be ruthless.

Is it any wonder that we see so much violence in our societies now? Is it any wonder that life is cheap now? People are killed by the thousand and we close our eyes pretending that if we keep them shut tight enough we won’t see it actually occur.

We live in times when leaders blame others for violence but who are training their commando’s? Who are those countries of free thinking nations who are teaching torture techniques to brown people? Who are those people who secretly fund two parties against each other whilst they steal all the oil? Yes it’s being stolen because those people get nothing from what they own.

In big gatherings of pretense they claim to do all this good yet that aid that was promised, that made us all look so good, was actually loans with crippling interest. Does it look good now?

Why is it that buying products here is like stealing? Who is making the money? Another fruit revolution keeps the prices down but how many poor people had to pay with their lives for my banana? For that jewel on that ring? For the gold on her hand?

Why has modern life become such a drag? All those things we rely on could be taken away because the earth’s resources are not going to last forever.

J.F. K. Said, ‘Man must put an end to war or war will put an end to man.’ We look like we are on our way out now as wars are being fought over resources as they put the smoke screen of terrorism in front of you to fool you.

‎"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death." Martin Luther King, Jr. "Beyond Vietnam" Speech--April 4, 1967..

In G. Orwell’s 1984 there is a department that re-writes history to make its country look like a force for good and others as forces of evil. Sound familiar?

We still have a chance to change things but we need people of vision to change our societies for the better. Even though changing the government is impossible because politicians are just puppets and the real people in charge are unknown. How is that democracy when all we have is choice of puppets!

We are in real need of peace makers who negotiate and not peace makers who negotiate behind nuclear bombs.

Written in August 2010.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Saturday, January 07, 2012

The Disputations

Part six

1. If you have never felt sorrow then you cannot appreciate happiness.

2. It's impossible to achieve the aim without suffering R.Fripp King Crimson.

3. Having hopes in human beings is foolishness of the highest order.

4. Do not wait for things to change that you can do something about.

5. When things do not work out pick yourself up and move on.

6. Use the temporary to prepare for permanence.

7. People can only understand you as much as their own experiences.

8. If you truly want something turn your heart away from it. Then when you reach out for it then it shall be yours.

9. Sometimes the heart’s desire is distraction from the larger goal.

10. Everything has its day and when it is over it does not return. The peak
is reached only once.

11. Grief has a way of holding you tight when every other emotion lets you go.

12. "I think things happen when they are supposed to... or something stupid like that." Charlie Sheen.

13. Do not think Allah has debased you when you lose something worldly

14. Do not think Allah has raised you when you get something worldly

15. Ali ibn Abu Talib said, "Enemies are three types: Your enemy, the friend of your enemy and enemy of your friend."

16. “It is a world of disappointment; often to the hopes we most cherish, and hopes that do our nature the greatest honour.” Charles Dickens Oliver Twist p.403.

17. When Allah wants you to rely on him then he takes away what you falsely rely on. So you can call on him with a pure heart. It could be your job, your family or your business. This is His way of drawing you close to Him.

18. One of the most dangerous things in the world that you can do is think.

19. Beauty is not found externally, as that can fool you for eternity.

20. Speak and do not expect to be heard. Hear and do not wait to speak.

21. The reward for patience is so great because it is so hard.