If you’ve got truth but no peace, then maybe you don’t have #thewholetruth.
Case in point: Muslims are not inherently violent. They have been polarized to violence because the US runs a lot of covert operations where they destroy democracy and violate national sovereignty while grabbing oil.
If you think about it, every time the racist, imperialist paradigm has taken action to grab resources, they demonize their opponent.
Think about the Spanish Inquisition, where people of earth based religions and Jews were tortured and killed, while the Queen ended up with their lands. Killing them was seen as God’s work.
The genocide of 100 million Native Americans in a land grab. They were demonized as “savages” who deserved to be killed off. Killing them was seen as a noble endeavor and a great destiny.
The genocidal enslavement of Africans to rob them of their lives and labor. Raping, brutalizing and murdering them was seen as beneficial and compassionate “civilization” of an inferior race.
Now Muslims are the demons, and we have a license to kill them and grab their oil and anything else of value in their economies.
Muslims are the new bogeyman that is used to convince us that violence, rape and murder are a good thing that will keep us safe. People talk about protecting their children.
Let’s just get real for a second. Children are safe in times of peace. If you think that killing, brutalizing and robbing other sovereign nations of their resources and dignity will keep your children safe, I suggest you look at how well that has worked throughout history.
If you want your children to be safe, work for peace. Recognize that there is no “other” type of person who is inherently evil. There are just people like you. Looks like they’ve been watching America and learning our idea that violence is justified for a noble cause. We’re the biggest dog. People around the world follow our example. It’s time to take control of the ones we have control of: ourselves.
Inform yourself. People like John Perkins have stepped up to confess the role they have had in betraying the Muslim countries of the world. He tells about the way Henry Kissinger instructed him in the manipulation and destruction of governments in Africa. Read “Confessions of an Economic Hitman” and “Hoodwinked” if you want to protect your children. Knowledge is power.
At the same time as we protect ourselves from people in other countries who are already lost in violence, we should recognize that we are contributing to the problem and take responsibility for reducing the violence we put into the world.
That means changing to renewable energy so we don’t need to murder every time we drive to work or turn on our lights. That means buying clothes made in the USA and food grown locally, so we don’t depend on slave labor in other countries.
Time to get right with #thewholetruth.