When forces we can only call evil conspire to make the world the worst place for humankind, there is not very much we can do but to watch incredulously as another set of coordinated bombings rock the already war-scarred Iraq.
The money pull that comes from natural resources is so powerful that human beings, full ratiocinating creatures, lose their collective conscience and act, quite frankly, like reptilians, on impulse.
It is unconscionable, disingenuous, asinine, for lack of other terms, to see that when vested interests are at work, they will do anything to advance their agenda. No matter what.
In that besieged area of the planet, we hear and read in the news, money-power talks and all they care about is, if you kindly allow us to say so, which city has the tallest building, or the biggest source of this or that.
The lives of ordinary human beings have no value at all. A liability perhaps standing on their way. So let us detonate bombs!
Perhaps if they would invest more on education and teach those who inhabit those arid lands that the world is a big place with lots of people and that those people have their beliefs and that is perfectly all right to agree to disagree on religious terms, if only one common human message of peace and construction were prevalent amongst all peoples. Then, yes, the world would be a better place.
Instead, what we hear and see in the news are some in the establishment making use of people’s frailest emotions when they lack water, food, jobs, adequate housing to propagate what we can only term hatred. That can be seen in our side of the pond, as well.
Could this be the dark side of Capitalism? Writing this is no picnic in the park. How sad.