Saturday, September 5, 2015

ISIS isn't the only problem, religion is.

Truth is a relative thing where people hide and find whatever meaning they wish.

Our Prime Minister is certain that ISIS is the reason for all the problems in Syria and Iraq.
Harper criticized the NDP for its refusal to fight what he said is the "root cause" of the suffering, namely the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
"It is deeply wrong and it is out of step with what Canadians believe," Harper said while campaigning in Whitehorse.
Mulcair said no military action could have prevented the deaths of refugees who drowned trying to flee the conflict.
"The NDP disagrees with the use of Canada's armed forces in that conflict," Mulcair said. "We've been clear on that since the beginning."

Harper's premise is: a certain gang of Islamic people is the reason - "the root cause" of what is going in in Syria and Iraq.

Here's my version: a certain gang of RELIGIOUS people is the reason - "the root cause" of what is going in in Syria and Iraq. 

Take away the religious justification and this guy:  

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

becomes this guy:

Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria  - Pablo Escobar. 

A drug-running narco terrorist. Compare and contrast what each did and why.

Take away religion, that odious varnish of dubious respectability that seems to attach to justify evil, and there is nothing left but a gang of people against society.

Maybe we should tackle the bigger problem first, and the smaller problem will take care of itself. Then we don't have actions like this:

He writes what triggered today’s carnage was his reaction to the racism of the Charleston church shooting: “Why did I do it? I put down a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15… What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them.” …He said Jehovah spoke to him, telling him to act. Later in the manifesto, the writer quotes the Virginia Tech mass killer, Seung Hui Cho, calls him “his boy,” and expresses admiration for the Columbine High School killers… In an often rambling letter to the authorities, and family and friends, he writes of a long list of grievances. In one part of the document, Williams calls it a “Suicide Note for Friends and Family.” He says has suffered racial discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying at work He says he has been attacked by black men and white females He talks about how he was attacked for being a gay, black man “Yes, it will sound like I am angry…I am. And I have every right to be. But when I leave this Earth, the only emotion I want to feel is peace….” “The church shooting was the tipping point…but my anger has been building steadily…I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…just waiting to go BOOM!!!!”

Why does he feel at peace with his actions? Perhaps because he is "going to a better place?". Where does this smug ignorance arrive from?

We want to bomb people and rescue refugees, but does anyone want to solve the real problem?