Monday, September 06, 2004

Fire all around


I must admit that recent world events, and events in Croatia, has made me feel very bad… Maybe the glasses which I’m looking through are distorted, maybe the media are weighting more bad things than good, but all those suffering around the world are raising anguish in my hearth: everywhere one can see disasters, hate, killing, greed, environment destruction… What’s this?!! Why!!! How long can we go this way, and are we approaching the end of this suffering or the end of the world?

I think all are shocked because of events in Russia, and that we should all pray for those victims. How far human cruelty may go? What evil fate has produced such a violent minds as those terrorist are? Can we imagine level of inner suffering, frustration and hate when they engage them self in such extreme inhuman actions? What could bring those people to the point where the don’t care at all for their life: because they are humans as wee all are. And another, maybe even more important question, who are those who use them? What they want to achieve? Can they be called humans at all, when they produce and use human suffering for their own scopes, when they are spreading hate and destruction among their own followers? Nobody becomes so violent by his own nature, it is always product of some extremely hard experience combined with “brain washing”.

I’m not referring here only to Islam world, but also to western. Can we fight fire with fire? Can we fight war with war? Today is Mother Theresa’s death anniversary, and she used to say that only love can confer peace on world. What a great soul. War is not in interests of simple people, war is in interest of demonic minds of the “Lords Of the Wars”. Do we think that terrorist leaders will be unhappy, or afraid if western world start a war against them, or will hate them? No, its their aim! They have enough fanatics, and will have them even more with so much “food” that feeds them with hate. And now I read, that Russians are calling people to join “manifestation of solidarity against terrorism” tomorrow in Moscow. Fighting “against” terrorists is fulfillment of their aim, fighting them with their means we do what they want, and I am shore that Russian (or American) government is very well aware of this. Suddenly, this international terrorism and al Qaida are welcome as excuse for many problems. Now it is not important what Russians were doing in Cechenia for years, Putin can transfer all guilt on al Qaida! It’s all their fault!? What’s this? Are we blind or stupid? Economy is not going very well, people remains without job, we must raise the taxes… Why? Again, the winning answer is Al Qaida! And who is this all Quaida after all? Probably few crazy, and few rich individuals. What are they against power of America and Europe? Instead of localizing them as few maniacs, we are dissolving fear, using them as excuse for our problems or interests. And here it comes… Suddenly all west fears Islam, and Islam countries begins to perceive west (especially USA) as conquerors and danger! And in a minute we don’t have few maniacs any more, but we have west against Islam… billions of people involved! Without this west-Islam conflict there would not be al Quaida at all! If people in Arabic countries would perceive western people as their friends, who would follow extremist leaders? But why they are perceiving us as a threat? I don’t believe is all their fault, and I will not go further in elaboration because this post would get too long, and I’m not “All knowing”: so please if someone has some interesting idea or observation to shear it by comments.

Another thing that made me sad this week is “Frances” cyclone. Millions of people evacuated, houses destroyed… And in Croatia many conflagrations this weekend, burned woods, people houses in danger. What hurts the more is the fact that all this could been fired intentionally. Yesterday evening form the top of the hill in center of Pula (where is old fort, there during summer is held up open air cinema), big red fire could be seen. It left me depressed, because with all we’ve heard and seen this weekend it seamed that “fires are all around”: destruction in all forms all around the world.

But this maybe also due to wrong perception… Many happy things has happened in the world also, Although we hear more for those bad. Because of that I will try to write at least one post with good things on every post with bad news. We must rediscover joy and happiness regardless all, and I’m shore that reasons for this exists!

2 Comments:

At 1:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dragan:

I think your central point is in this passage: "What evil fate has produced such a violent minds as those terrorist are? Can we imagine level of inner suffering, frustration and hate when they engage them self in such extreme inhuman actions? What could bring those people to the point where the don’t care at all for their life: because they are humans as we all are. And another, maybe even more important question, who are those who use them? What they want to achieve?"

The terrorists acts in Beslan are inexcusable and unforgivable, but violence begats more violence. One terrorist was quoted as telling a little girl that he didn't care what happened to her because "they" had killed his own daughter. "They" presumably were Russian soldiers in Chechnya. To stop such terrorist acts, governments around the world are going to have to make more efforts to understand the motivations of the killers, and to separate them and isolate them from the movements they claim to support. Their cult of death is bringing down groups like Chechen civilians, Palestinians, and moderates in Iraq. The incident in Beslan only reinforces the fact that violence solves nothing. Now, people from Beslan are primed to hate as were their attackers. The cycle goes on and on.

Your California Reader

 
At 11:50 PM, Blogger dragan said...

Thanks very much,
I agree completely with You. Great comment.

 

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