Sunday 18 May 2003

Truth Is Often Hard To Swallow

So We Rest In Comfortable Lies And Delusions

Truth hurts. When evil people come to power, a lot of people who are trying to fight the evil have to suffer. That is true the world over and it is true in the United States. What hurts even more is when people who are trying to restore our nation to some semblance of sanity and constitutionality are demonized, relegated to the dinosaur house, and mocked when they speak out about the direction our nation is headed.

This dilemma is as old as mankind's civilizations. The evil come to power and oppress those who want nothing more than peace and an opportunity to live amidst the ordinary struggles of life as best they can. The sole purpose of nations, and national sovereignty, is for peoples who think alike, speak the same language and have common interests to have a common bond of government within a defined boundary. They mark out their territory and draw imaginary lines on the globe, and within those lines they seek to just live their short lives (and all life is short) as free of trouble as possible.

But there's a bully in every village and there are a group of them in the Global Village.

Yet some folks fail to understand globalism, its elitist rulers and their own internecine struggles for control, and how these abstract people and programs affect individual and national freedoms, their safety (real or imaginary) and rather than learn the truth, they wring their hands about why evil befalls them. They look blank even when a person or many people write it down and put it in front of their faces. Sometimes nothing is stranger than truth, it's an old saw, but people really would prefer a comfortable lie than to deal with the truth of times, trends and events.

Another truth people fail to appreciate is cultural differences and religious fervor in some peoples. There is such as thing as "east is east and west is west and never the twain shall meet" in the areas of long-rooted cultures and religious beliefs. To say that these people, whom we consider as relics of the dark ages, have no right to be themselves, or to be anti-western when we in the US believe they should catch up with the times, is anything but "tolerant" in a nation that is stressing tolerance at its own convenience. And for its own political purposes.

Another truth that hurts is that people, no matter how good they may seem, are intrinsically infected with evil, and it crops out in strange ways. We see it under certain types of mob psychology, ingrained hatred, and in the acts of abominable rulers against the helpless or the opposition who dare not speak. We see it in the earth's history of bloodshed and torture. Man's inhumanity to man is notorious, and his acts of depravity are legion.

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