Murdering 132 children and 9 staff, many of them Muslim, is not going to help your cause. In fact it’s going to help build up a resistance base to fight against the people who did this. The people who did this belong to the group known as the Taliban. What was the reason? Through terror and fear? Do they require obedience? Do they require submission? Shall we bow down to their demigod and convert to Islam? If this is a taste of things to come, then I’m not particularly attracted to this sort of practice.
It doesn’t look too appealing to me. I don’t pray to any god at the moment and I like eating pork. I don’t want to see people shot, beheaded or burnt. It’s not a very nice looking religion – in fact it looks fucking vile. So – that ISIS style religion isn’t for me. So… terror and fear tactics – does it work? We’ve seen this over and over again and unfortunately for the dullard ideological fanatic, they obviously haven’t thought this through. This sort of tactic has been tried and tested in the past, but hasn’t achieved their own objectives. As fractious as they are and as fractious as Islam is, this may have serious ramifications on people’s views on Muslims and the Taliban. Some would even link both in their entirety. For the majority of the Muslims out there I think it necessary for them to ally themselves with the rest of the world to stem this wave of ideological barbarity. The Taliban and their ilk are attempting to shake a hornets’ nest and it will only be a matter of time before we see something large happen. Demonstrations in Germany have begun against Muslims. Islamaphobia is on the increase.
Let’s not kid ourselves, the practice of beheadings, burning people alive in the name of a religion occurred lots of times in Europe 16 – 18 generations ago. Not a history buff, but 16-17th Century practices are being practiced in a 21st Century world. I have friends who are anti-Muslim for this reason.
The massacre of large populations of people are no stranger to our allies either. Take ourselves for instance during World War 2 when we dropped tonnes of explosives on civilian population centres; after it was deemed immoral back in the 1930s to do such a thing. It’s a War crime, isn’t it? How do we know there aren’t allied POWs down in those cities, burning? Not everyone in Germany supported the Nazi regime back then.
The US in the phillipines massacred thousands of civilians over a century ago. Bombed civilian population centres in Germany and Japan in World War 2. They even went over to Viet Nam and fought the North Vietnamese Army, costing the US over half a million US casualties; many of them suicides.
That doesn’t absolve the group who murdered 132 children and 9 staff. Definitely not. Though, dare I say it this has been going on, on a weekly basis in the Middle East (Syria, Iraq) and in Western Africa.
Seven people a day die in the US through gun crime. Until those who uphold the possession of these weapons experience the loss through gun crime I think this politically sensitive issue will not be resolved.
The world police over the Atlantic, do they dictate what is morally right, or what it an outrage? Do they have the outrage thermometer? Or do they hold up the placard that says – BE ANGRY? When the planes hit the towers, the Pentagon and crashed into a lonely field in Pennsylvania – there was outrage. Many people died in those atrocities. But if we only take the figures, the numbers here and compare them to the War Dead on the first day, the first hour of the Battle of the Somme, June 1916, this pales into insignificance.
Or the Battle of Verdun where a total of over 2 million casualties were sustained. What did we have to record the events back in 1915 – 16? Letters and the odd surviving, worn photograph, slightly frayed at the edges. In 2001, we were surging in our telecommunications, media, technology. Every facet of the electromagnetic spectrum was being strummed like the chords of a guitar with information transfers. Millions upon millions of bits and bytes of info up until the nose of the airliner smashed into the floor of the tower. As astonished workers raised their hands in self defence and thousands of gallons of aviation fuel flooded the building, pulses of information streamed to loved ones and to the world. That’s it. It’s recorded in visceral, minute, painful detail. Every thought and plea is recorded, transmitted and is still travelling through space and is about 13 Light Years distance from us now. Alpha Centauri ; our galactic neighbour, if there’s life… and it has the means to pick this up and understand it will be thinking. What the fuck? If they have the technology – do you think they’d bother to come over, covering the vast distance of space. Nah, they’ll probably think – by the time we reach there, they’ll be extinct.
I think we need to grow up here. We, meaning bipedal humans. It’s like we’re still in the pre-college years. We’ve come out of the Infants school and we’re still trying to deal with each other in Primary School. There’s rivalry on the schoolyard and we’re still getting into fights. The other kids will crowd around us and chant ‘FIGHT, FIGHT,FIGHT!!’ ‘ or ‘PILE ON!!!’ At school, I was generally the one on the bottom!
Maybe we need a headmaster? The US or the UK doesn’t really have a good credit rating when it comes to morality so that’s them off the list. How about the friendly people of Luxembourg? I know fuck all about Luxembourg – isn’t that a good thing? I mean, all we seem to hear about is how bad people are. Luxembourg would be an excellent host for a Supreme President of the World. I think we would need someone strong enough to control the many different peoples of the planet. Makes me think of the Tito of Yugoslavia who held together 8 mini nations and 7 ethnic groups yaddee yaddee yah. Saddam Hussain was a strong leader, but he was a ruthless fucker who massacred people. Uncle Jo Stalin, was a paranoid, lunatic – murdered millions of people – so no good.
Democracy would probably be a bad thing here. Look how complicated it is. The US political system is that complicated they can’t even ban guns. This new government – or Regime…. or System should be Totalitarian / Dictatorial, but in the interests of the majority here on the Earth. If we’d done something earlier in the 20th Century, then maybe we’d enjoy some of Arthur C Clarke’s visions of the 21st Century right now. Trips to the moon and Jupiter.