Friday, July 08, 2005

Brooding

I'm brooding a bit. The news from England is awful. I have such a hard time understanding the whole "terrorist" mindset. Then again, I'm apolitical. I believe we all have more in common than we have differences, that certain things are universal - almost everyone loves their families (even when they drive them crazy), we bleed red, eat, sleep, poop, breed babies. Why would you want to kill a total stranger? I don't get it. I can understand rage, revenge, shooting someone you catch in bed with your spouse (actually, probably shoot the spouse. Not kill him, but shoot him so that he HURT). But strangers? Over POLITICS?

Gotta run. More later. Work calls.

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OK Guys, Just for the record -- I DON'T believe in killing people in revenge or anger. REALLY. But I can at least understand losing your head like that. This kind of cold-blooded stuff just doesn't make sense to me. I find it sad and confusing, and counter-productive. I mean, we were probably considered a nuisance in the middle east before 9-11, but HEY WOW didn't what they did just make us pull up stakes and leave 'em alone just like that? NOT. And the Brits just caved after the Blitz and the IRA bombings. AGAIN NOT. All terrorism does is piss people off and make them believe that the terrorists are NOT fit to run the affairs of state. Ghandi, on the other hand -- a plan that worked.

I'm sorry that I'm ranting. I'm generally apolitical at best. But this just doesn't make SENSE to me. I believe that most people are basically OK. Not great, not bad. Culture impacts whether or not you get along (for example: If they worship cows and you eat them, there's going to be a problem.) but you can work around a lot of that stuff if you try hard and keep an open mind. Zealots on ANY front scare the crap out of me.

INSERT USUAL DISCLAIMER ABOUT HOW THIS IS MY PERSONAL OPINION, NOT CATHY'S ETC.

Cie

2 comments:

Y said...

Hi Cie!

How you doing?

I totally agree, I'm totally dumbfounded at the latest attack. I just don't get it! Why can't they just leave us alone? I think ALL of these attacks affect every single one of us no matter what country we're in. I continually find myself shedding tears for the loss of people I've never met... why can't these morons have a heart like the rest of us?

Anyway, hope you enjoy your weekend!

Anonymous said...

Happy weekend!

Jimbo