By: Nathan Roshawn | From: TrueRants.net
The social atmosphere on our planet is intense. Attacks are happening around the world, causing unnecessary bloodshed and leaving a path of destruction on all reaches of this planet. Innocent people are being injured and killed and we are all looking for someone to blame. Some of the most prominent and well respected people on this planet are even suggesting intense actions to remedy the situations, such as, building walls, shutting down travel, infringing on civil rights, and even a nuclear strike has been suggested. Let us not forget how we got here in the first place. We should not revert to barbaric and panicked behavior when we are uncertain and scared of what's to come.
An eye for an eye isn't always the best policy, as we are slowly learning. It was with violence and retaliation that lead us to the boiling point we currently reside in. We all have someone else to blame from a political leader to a religious group, or a social organization to aliens from outer space. Does it really matter at this point who caused what? It's beyond that. The truth is it is everyone's fault, and, it is no ones fault. Our world has operated mainly on the strategies of greed, corruption, oppression, deceit, and selfishness for way too long and the supports holding up the unstable system have worn out.
Contrary to what is said in mainstream media and by those who have agendas to uphold. Humans around the world are all inherently the same. We all want our basic needs met, food, water, shelter, and a purpose. Above that, we all want to live in a safe and peaceful environment, create families, have friends, and enjoy life. If you don't believe me, ask anyone who has traveled around the world for business, or volunteered in the Peace Corp., or studied abroad, or lived/vacationed in other countries. We all share the same story. So why do we alienate each other?
It all comes back to the blame game. Maybe we should focus more on the solution and not what or who started the problem. Because, after all, the problem has already happened, knowing who or what started it isn't going to fix the problem. Neither is violence. When we use wars, and violent acts, we just cause more violence and create more enemies.
For example, before September 11th, 2001 the word "Terrorist" was barely heard of. Now it is probably one of the most used words in language. That word has brought a hate with it, and no matter what the real cause for that event was, the response to the event caused more harm than good. A war was started out of this singular event that has since killed many thousand of American soldiers, and tens of thousands of innocent people around the world. We must see what this is doing to people.
In countries stricken with poverty, an oppressive government regime, and a battleground in there front yard, it doesn't take much more to turn these people into angry, revenge seeking, maniacs. Just imagine if you were sitting in your living room with your family when all of a sudden a battalion of soldiers storm through your home, arrest your son with no warrant, kill your daughter, and then bomb your neighborhood because someone tipped them off that a group of "terrorists" might be hiding there. Many people wouldn't just sit down and do nothing. They would be enraged.
So the point is, fighting violence with more violence just creates even more violence. It is a never ending cycle of destruction of life, and does not in anyway protect you or your way of being. Defending your home, community, state, or country when a threat has taken place, or an offense is active, is one thing. To seek out, destroy, and permanently alter the lives of others, who have not directly attempted to harm you, just because of where they live, their belief system, or way of life will never be the answer.
Throughout history, it has only been through peaceful actions, revolutions, and ideas that real permanent change has taken place. It is only when we have allowed ourselves to step outside ourselves, and listen and understand the viewpoints and concerns of others, that we have been able to come to peaceful resolve. While I believe it is time for the citizens of the world to reunite, reengage, and revolutionize our planet into a new, better, way of being. It won't be until we all realize we are all seeking the same things and lay down our arms, forgive, and build bridges to a more tolerable and harmonious world that the violence will stop.