Violence Begat Violence II
The following post is courtesy of my friend Said.
I had planned to watch the comments in reply to my post on 24th of July, as I was curious to see the feedback it would generate. The closing statement of “pro_israel” made me reconsider my plans. I do not want to get into point by point response, I will try to address some of the concerns raised and answer as generally as possible.
Having read the first few comments I was taken aback by the rigidity of the approach and the myopic point of view expressed within. Somehow, somewhere we are missing the big picture. We are so inconsequential in respect to time, yet we find the strength to pass judgment upon ourselves and others from the comfort of our homes and chairs *be it close to the fighting or not*. The fact remains that it is us, the people, who are dying day in and day out. I have met people from the other side and was glad to portray the image that truly represents the people. We are regular Shlomo, Tony and Afeef (Tom, Dick and Harry) going about their daily struggle for the daily bread of life.
Who started? When? How Many? Where? Why?
You fired first… NO you fired first…
You have been firing for 6 years!!!! You have been firing for 30 years!!!!
IN THE END… does it matter? Death is death, and blood is blood and the more the not so merrier.
We either give in to the common belief that Man is violent by nature and thrives on killing man and taking spoils, or agree that man is a more intelligent than that and can learn to live in a group, in a manner that is somewhat more civilized than big-fish, small-fish scenarios.
If we ALL stop killing today, then maybe we can have peace in a few hundred years.
Lies we are all being told, every time we wake it is SSDD (Same Shit Different Day) or even worse SSSD (Same Shit Same Day). But within this porridge of lies that we consume everyday we are still unable to cut through the skin and see the real stories behind the lies and analytical mumbo-jumbo.
Guys: we cannot “end” you… and anyone who thinks he can is definitely dreaming, but you need to acknowledge the fact that you cannot end us *don’t you agree??*. By the same token, you should not expect that you can control our destiny, as we should not expect to control yours.
EdoRiver… you are a lousy pacifist…I LOVE YOU. How can we get other to think like this en-mass? I have seen too many bodies, visited too many ground-zeros, and listened to so much lying that I am now saturated. I think your comment should have brought this debate to a close; alas the younger generation never listen to the elders.
I do not write to cleanse myself… My post is raised to all those who want peace in the future.
In any conflict, arbiters will normally assess victim vs. assailant based on the amount of damage inflicted…
VICTIMS are usually hurt more, and they have to live with their hurt for the term of their natural life. Assailants on the other hand will argue along the lines of why they did what they did and the things the victim did to provoke the attack.
My position is very simple really… hundreds of thousands of people are living under the knife, and I want that to stop. Let the politicians fight it out in the hands of combatants who chose to live and die under the knife. I did not choose the knife path and I don’t want it and I don’t want it imposed upon me!!! I stand to walk away from the killing field… if you all want the killing field to continue… TAKE IT with my BLESSINGS.