The horrific pictures of the beheading of American reporter James Foley, the images of executions of alleged collaborators in Gaza and the bullet-ridden bodies left behind in Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are the end of a story, not the beginning. They are the result of years, at times decades, of the random violence, brutal repression and collective humiliation the United States has inflicted on others.
Our terror is delivered to the wretched of the earth with industrial weapons. It is, to us, invisible. We do not stand over the decapitated and eviscerated bodies left behind on city and village streets by our missiles, drones and fighter jets. We do not listen to the wails and shrieks of parents embracing the shattered bodies of their children. We do not see the survivors of air attacks bury their mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters. We are not conscious of the long night of collective humiliation, repression and powerlessness that characterizes existence in Israel’s occupied territories, Iraq and Afghanistan. We do not see the boiling anger that war and injustice turn into a caldron of hate over time. We are not aware of the very natural lust for revenge against those who carry out or symbolize this oppression. We see only the final pyrotechnics of terror, the shocking moment when the rage erupts into an inchoate fury and the murder of innocents. And, willfully ignorant, we do not understand our own complicity. We self-righteously condemn the killers as subhuman savages who deserve more of the violence that created them. This is a recipe for endless terror.
I’ve watched a couple of short segments on youtube. I think such shows needs to used to create more love and unity.
depends on the man, the biggest gift you can give me is love :)
Well, seems like you had a nice day at the beach. I don’t typically observe penises that closely but yes I have been to nudist beaches and penis sizes do vary.
They will stop leaving once war and conflicts end! When economies are not so hampered and screwed over.
This is why I have been so strongly opposed to any wars in the Middle East, they keep ruining societies and countries even more and fool people into thinking something positive will come out of it.
The day that people are just left alone to build their nations I will be the first to go back to the Middle East and help in the process, though I would never give up being a Canadian, this is the country I love and grew up in. I pay my taxes here and work in every way possible to maintain this great country what it is today, which includes looking at the problems Canada has and faces and working on coming up with solutions to improve.
haha I’m not sure, depends on the maturity level, I’ve met girls who are 19 years old and they are much more intelligent and mature than some 30 years olds, so it depends on the individual.
I agree, which is the reason why I would like to adopt and hopefully encourage people out there to not assume having children is a must. Again, nothing wrong with having kids, but I also think it should never be something that you assume “I have to do this”, because you don’t have to, but if you want to that’s fine. So yes I agree with you. Thanks :)
aw, thank you so much, I, myself, do want to have kids, at least I want the chance to raise children who are less fortunate and living without parents to be able to give them opportunity to have proper care. Also, I’d be more than happy to have my own kids provided the woman I am with wants to. As I said I am not against the idea of having children but I leave that choice to the wife/girlfriend, it’s her choice, if she wants that’s great, if she doesn’t then that’s fine as well. I would be able to adjust either way, all I want to say is the choice should be the woman’s, whatever the outcome I will do my part to take care and provide.
Thank you, and you too! I hope you have a wonderful day.
The title on the story in CNN says “sick Paki mobs turning Northern English town into hell”? I doubt it. So if you don’t mind send me the actual title and I can comment on it.
I think the quote is really vague, it needs to expand and be a case by case basis. I am a firm believer of giving away most of my income in order to have it be redistributed properly. That doesn’t mean hand it out to anyone who doesn’t want to work, I am saying people need to give up their greed and think about how they can help others in society. Okay so some people did not have the privilege to be able to receive the same education that I did, many people in this world are actually systematically held back. For me, personally I am willing to help children receive proper care and get a good start and invest in their education so that they can grow up and be open minded and knowledged, so that they can grow up to learn how to love and be understanding of each other. That’s me though, most people cannot grasp this concept. Of course I can go into more detail about it.