Wednesday, July 19, 2006

It's both sides' fault
Bush and all his minions are saying that the latest flare up between Israel and Hizbullah is an attempt by Syria to re-occupy Lebanon. This is absurd. Syria is calling for a cease fire. Why would they do that if they had ever wanted to re-occupy Lebanon?

Lebanese and Syrians are saying that this is an attempt by Israel to re-occupy Lebanon and Gaza. Well, Labanon must be just a grand place (I hear it's very nice) since everyone seems to want a piece of it. Gaza must be paradise.

Why are both sides so uncompromising? Is it the sun?

No. Both sides have wanted for a long time for the other side to become nonexistent. Neither side will rest until this is accomplished. I'm surprised that Jeruselem hasn't been nuked by now. ANd you'd think that the utter destruction of Jeruselem would be like an adult coming in to break up a fight between two children by taking away the candy they were both fighting over. Alas, they would still find something to fight about. Is it the sun?

Or could it be that religions that cannot live side by side together should be side by side together? Could it be that religion is the root of evil here? Or at least unyielding fundamentalism?

Fundamentalism is everywhere. When will it become a thing of the past? I guess when there is no more greed and corruption, there will be no more fundamentalism either. Human nature has to change before we'll ever see the end to war because the root causes, greed, revenge, and rigid dogma will not go away until the animalistic nature of humans is attenuated.


Blogger alyceclover said...

Religion is the root of all evil. If the people were living their religion, there would be no wars and hatred.

7/20/2006 6:29 AM  
Blogger beervolcano said...

Eh, I still think money is the root of all evil. Religion is merely a tool to get at more money and power. Wars are fought for economic reasons most of the time. This thing between Israel and Hezbollah, though, is all about nationalism, land and power.

If religion weren't there, nationalism would take it's place. In many wars both were used.

It's called tribalism and it works wonders for anyone who can become chief.

7/20/2006 7:00 AM  

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