Friday, July 21, 2006
ugh.. too much shit goin on
both in my life and that fucked up place called the world. Ive been busy and some how I just dont know how to even begin to discuss the atrocities going on in the middle east. I have no first hand account obviously and I simply am lacking the imagination to even be able to mentally put myself in their shoes. I cannot imagine what it must be like to simply have rockets and artilary dropping in to neighborhoods. Do you just go on with life knowing that there is nothing you can do about it and if you die you die? staying in your home is no safer than walking down the street if a shell/rocket hits you it hits you and you die or are horribly injured if your... lucky? And there is an important factor that I must bring out. At this point in what Im saying it has nothing to do with which side of the border you are on. According to the US state department the deffinition of terrorism is, "the unlawful use of -- or threatened use of -- force or violence against individuals or property to coerce or intimidate governments or societies, often to achieve political, religious, or ideological objectives." from PBS. Both sides easily falling into that catagory. And what difference is there for the people? does it really matter wether your fighting for the "good" of judaism or islam? There is one difference, if your killed praising Allah, then your collateral damage, if you were praying to god the you were an innocent civilian, at least in the eyes of the american press. to be honest i should probably watch/read a little more MSM news before making that claim but for the most part if I have the choice between a few hours with the MSM or a good poke with a sharp stick, well go ahead and poke away.