We are off and running again.
We have a crazy genocidal group marching through northern
killing thousands of the civilian population at random and at will. Shootings, crucifixions, beheadings, and
hangings: it seems absolutely appalling what cruelties one group of humans is
capable of inflicting on another - this time in the name of religion. Iraq
Nationalistic, religious and ethnic genocides have existed since the earliest recorded time. People drunk on religion, patriotism or racial hatred are capable of atrocities without regret. I remember my own attitude in
‘Kill’em all and let God sort it our.’ Vietnam
We never get to see the true depth of our own involvement, because we are a super power and winners of conflict get to record the history and whitewash their own actions.
This of all weeks, the anniversary of our own genocidal carnage in
in 1945, we are brought again to witness the baser nature of mankind. Japan
The President says we must act and I suppose we must. No one in this country (with the possible exception of John McCain) wants to put boots on the ground.
This is a no win situation – there is no military solution. Humanitarian aide and targeted airstrikes can help; but we are taking a risk, for a downed American aircraft and the execution of the pilot will set up a Nationalistic cry and attitude for revenge and reengagement in this waste land of death.
Here in our own country we have parents screaming hatred and threats at bus loads of children on our southern borders; people willing to kill abortion doctors or gay men; we have state sanctioned executions of prisoners; random gun violence across the nation, and it is not too many years removed since we had public hangings spectacles in courthouse squares in the south.
This is who we are. It’s not the new world, but the old world recycled with new players and modern technology.
I am some disgusted with the human race.