Monday, 2 August 2010

War is akin to disliking someones haircut!

Yes it is, it really is. Principles and the concept of Microcosm/Macrocosm are so, so important but due to lost knowledge and the fact we’re heading in totally the wrong direction from a moral point of view most people would never equate these two seemingly different dislikes.

We are programmed to notice differences quicker than similarities this is very obvious upon just the slightest glace through any newspaper or delving into the historical record. People always have conflict at all levels and of course the more of us that there are the more the chance there will be hassle of some sort.

I am firmly of the opinion that groups (even large groups) of people behave in much the same way as individuals do obviously it gets complicated when there are more of us but if you seriously and honestly take a close look there really are striking similarities. The idea behind these two dislikes is basic one person and one group do not like something about another person or group, how simple is that? We seem to be missing this but it is plainly the same baseline principle at work here.

The complications that enter this are also pretty simply explained. People often have a wide range of reasons for not liking something but, again, if you’re honest you’ll find that a lot of peoples dislikes are based more around their own insecurities than an actual justifiable reason for hate. Because we are so insular and protective of our easily bruised egos we are hardly ever entirely truthful when it comes to why we actually dislike something.

I have often been accused of being political when I mention matters of war but I am not, I align myself with no party and despite people saying everything is politics I am sticking with the dictionary definition which is to align oneself with a particular political grouping. When the war in Iraq started the Government lied to get the whole thing going hindsight has now very clearly told us that so they obviously had ulterior motives or some other sinister reasons for war.

If we don’t stop this we’re going to be in serious trouble. We keep letting the people in control do whatever they want even murdering and ransacking other countries in our name all they have to do is demonise people of another faith and we just nod and agree and let them work away.

100, 000 civilians have died since the Iraq war started and there has been a massive shift in the ratios of civilian to combatant casualties. Wars early in the twentieth had a ninety percent combatant casualty rate to about ten percent civilian that ratio has been completely switched in these new modern wars. I don’t know about you but if war continues this way it looks like civilians are the cannon fodder nowadays.

Sometimes in the street I seriously take a look at some of the people going around with heads on them like I don’t know what but I really do have to catch myself on it’s none of my business how others behave or prefer their hair so long as they’re doing no harm. I think we should all start not judging so much lets start looking at the similarities there are so many of them I often wonder why we started picking up on the differences in the first place.

War begins with public opinion in the countries taking part in any conflict. If our collective attitude towards people from other lands were more progressive things would be very different. Our reasons for disliking foreigners are usually some mythical nonsense made up by some idiot who has never been out of the country and doesn't even personally know any the types of people he/she is hating.

Think. That's what that thing above your shoulders is for it's not for headbutting walls on a Saturday night. THINK!

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