Wednesday, February 24, 2010

911 was not the defining moment of our time, however that is coming soon!

I didn't realize until I was looking at today's unwinding horrors we will be facing long into the future. We watch Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, Iran, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, China and Taiwan, North and South Korea, water pollution, air pollution, global warming, water wars, food wars, numerous future wars in the making, I decided it best to go back to something I wrote almost 5 years ago now long before I decided to interact daily trying to wake up the world still to no avail.

9/11 was not the defining moment of our time as we are told,that event has not occurred yet but that moment is coming and soon. A lot of people tell me to get over Bush but the US and the world will never be able to as he upset US and world balance that will forever affect us all. Up to now and all our horror Bush has been the defining moment of our time, but ?

The fall of the Russian Empire set in motion something that began with the founding of Islam in 610. Islam was established by Muhammad in order to give Muslims a formal religion and sense of belonging with the Jews and Christians. It failed and Muslims have never been able to gain equal footing or be willing to accept their role in the worlds society.

The Christian Crusades to take back Jerusalem turned into a blood bath against Muslims. Our nation was born during the enlightenment and industrialization completed a gap between our societies which will never close. Next comes the Berlin Conference in the 19th century, allowing Europe to divvy up Africa where they then took what they wanted and then reset the boundaries creating another mess with the Muslim world.

We are in a fight that is just beginning but this is not though just a fight between the west and Islam. Islam is also fighting itself! It is a war between Islam and the world at large, everyone. As Bush had no tolerance of anything but his version of perverted Religion and Democracy. The Muslim Islamists have no tolerance of any other version of Islam than their own. They want all their lands back which can not happen. They want us off their lands so what do we do we attack them once again?

We had enough problems in Afghanistan then Bush had to worsen things by diverting to Iraq to get into the Middle East to unsettle that already shaky balance to set up his idea of a new middle east order.To all our demise there is no desire for compromise here by anyone as Iran now freed up wants there version and you see how that is going.!

There is an easy answer to this and that is too fight and continue to fight and that includes it seems, our Governments and world leaders! At the very least there is no easy way out but to fight. We have no other choice as none of this will be quelled by diplomacy. Average Muslim's of all nations want peace and prosperity as average citizens of every nation do but our so called leaders have taken it upon themselves to fight and destroy our peace and prosperity.

Throw in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, Iran, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, China and Taiwan, North and South Korea, water pollution, air pollution, global warming, water wars, food wars, numerous future wars in the making, and it is daunting but you must realize the defining moment of our time has yet to occur I am afraid

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Holte Ender said...

The only thing that unites the world, is that the majority of the average people in most countries want to live a peaceful life. The people that run the arms companies and control the worlds energy are responsible for the turmoil. Looking into the future has always been a dicey business, we can only make judgments on tomorrow by looking at what is happening today, and something always comes along to change our perceptions.

Demeur said...

Holte's right and let me add that the defining moment was when corporations took control of our government. This is no longer about ideologies or principles this is about greed plain and simple. I'd suggest you stop focusing on the smoke and mirrors coming out of Washington. They'll have you chasing every boogeyman on the planet. It's an age old strategy. Dehumanize a leader, a people or group and you instill a controling fear while you loot your own country's coffers. Think about it. First it was arms, then oil, then investment cos., then banks. You have witnessed the greatest defining moment. It was the greatest theft and redistribution of wealth this nation has ever seen.

jmsjoin said...

Holte you are right, I just wish we mattered. Average citizens of the world are canon fodder. It is merely happenstance if they have a good life.

jmsjoin said...

Demeur so far I would say you are right. We are now a corporatocracy but there is much worse to come I am afraid!

Zhann said...

There is no doubt that corporate, or special interest, involvement in politics is terrible tragedy, the over arching attack on Islam seems to be missing one not so insignificant detail ... while Islam is currently the most violent religion, it still pales in comparison to what Christianity has done throughout its history.

I don't want to criticize God, but I would argue that Organized religion must be given less credibility. The problem isn't Islam, while it is the most apparent, but the fact that people cling to fundamentalist views, fueled by a single leader who more often than not leads the flock against a given enemy. This enemy may be Muslims, Christians, Infidels or gentiles, but it can just as easily be health care, technology, evolution ...

While I have very little respect for the Muslim extremists in the middle east, I acknowledge that stereotyping the entire middle east is unfair. So, I prefer to stereotype all of religion together ... seems a bit more fair, no?

jmsjoin said...

Zhann I am Catholic but I believe the so called 3 great Religions, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, are civilizations biggest enemy.

I am afraid this division between Islam and us will only get wider not better until...