Originally posted by Veritas
But their controllers and the people who planned this whole event did know better .
I think it is is pride..This belief ..that their way is the right way..their belief system is the best and their ideas have the most merit ..may be a sense of victim hood and a hope of bringing back past glory[/B]
It may start out as pride, may be but it's all about power and politics in the end, and of course money.
There's no proof whatsoever that says 100% that a government under attack was blameless or even they didn't know about a terrorist strike that was about happen. How exactly do they know these things and yet do nothing? Neither side is much better really. One kills legitimately and the other not.
Isn't that more applicable to the so-called free democratic western first-world countries?
Take for example the couple caught having sex on a beach in Dubai. They were fined a paltry sum and sent home free (the govt. here paid). But when the story of their arrest had come out, the British media had gone bonkers over it, saying the jail term of 6 months was too harsh etc etc. Well the public decency laws are strict here but the couple on the beach were aware of it right? (btw, they were also drunk and threatened a police officer when he asked them to stop).
Even though, sex in public is not okay pretty much everywhere in the world, the media portrayed the law here as a medieval subjugating system promoting anarchy, discord and what not.
I might sound racist, but many white folk who come here, except to run naked on the beaches just because the sun is out and there is a beach and according to them this is perfectly normal behaviour.
In my office, I've caught several conversations referring to 'those covered up women' where the speakers are shocked to learn that women who veil themselves in public, not only follow fashion, get higher education degrees but are "like, oh my god! she was actually smart and she could speak in English too".
These modern ladies feel uncomfortable in the presence of veiled women. I get that, no problem. BUT, they find it weird that veiled women feel uncomfortable to see them parade in two-piece bathing suits. It's double standards. I don't get this. The rules should be the same right?
Why exactly is it that their belief system is better than the rest of us? Democracy the best way to run a country? Women in conservative/traditional clothes are oppressed? Eating with our hands uncivilised? and why is a forward country like India still a thrid world country / developing nation? How exactly does a nation become first world? Why are there no second world countries? How do three worlds fit on to one world?
"Terrorists" are targeted for trying to impose their own belief on the population of a particular area/country. Enlightened first-world countries have been imposing their ideologies on the entire world for centuries, but no one can call them a terrorist? What a shame.
(Apologies for going so... uhh.. writing so much).
Edited by RainbowWarrior - 04 April 2010 at 3:09am