Ever since the dastardly act of people who wanted to become famous and give credence for their cause (who were responsible for 9-11 among some), Islam has received a ton of accusations as being the promoter of violence and death all over the world. Throw into the mix a little of the Communist ideals and you have a world that is in turmoil that could end at the press of a button somebody else made and designed for some utterly futile purpose (the end of all life on earth). Is this hatred well founded on fact, of is it another mere manifestation of the problems the US and the rest of the developed world has been suffering as their respective societies have become so confused about their national identity?
In the US, discrimination has been in existence ever since people started to flock there as the land of opportunity and promise. Where certain individuals foster hatred towards others who are not like them, them being physically and ideologically different from themselves. If that is the case, then discrimination has never left the land of the Free and the Brave as many incidents of racial discrimination has shown. China, another of the remaining Cold War super powers has been maintaining their control over their people to some extent whilst their gusto of the cash that flows from the West. Suppressing and controlling all and everything they choose as they have since they became a Communist state.
Iran has defied the world which is represented by their total defiance at efforts to bring their nuclear technology to standards and disclosure that is at par with widely accepted standards. With them acknowledging the fact that they have the ability to use their weapons should they be threatened or attacked fuels speculation that they have been working under the radar of world monitoring agencies with regards to their nuclear program.
Islam and Molsems are merely victims of a world in constant turmoil that makes itself visible as one under control. In truth, there is no single governing body that has control over anything and everyone that can say it has everything under control. So why do we claim and say that everything’s fine and normal? to give each other a sense of order and peace that is the arena which philosophy tends to fill in. The body of thought gives life a purpose and a reason to exist hence the need to study humanity and the ways by which it has survived past times. Its a very vague yet necessary task, to give the rest of us a sense of control and meaning that defies all other explanations, explaining the unexplained and unexplainable. Why does the rest of humanity hate something they do not understand? That’s the question and not the answer so start pondering.
Originally posted on June 22, 2008 @ 2:42 am