Monday, June 3, 2019

WE are THEY.

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The world-wide political and humanity situation has become untenable.
  
Iran---what is the next move? Who will make it? What then?

Syria—just saying that country’s name brings shivers throughout. Just because the name isn't on front page news anymore doesn't mean there are no atrocities. 

Benghazi—will the truth ever be known? An ambassador assassinated while propriety is discussed? Does anyone now even remember something that happened six years ago?

Pedophiles—how can a person who preys on children be allowed to mingle with an unknowing public? How can the Catholic Church know about the pedophile priests and simply relocate them??? Why did it take so long to force the Church to admit responsibility?

Racism and Anti-Semitism--how can any intelligent human being support such hate?  How can such hate be kept below the radar for so long? Does the slaughter of six million people mean nothing to current generations?

THEY should do something about these issues.  THEY cannot allow these issues to continue.

Who are THEY?

Large English Gilt Adam Style Portrait Oval Mirror Antique
a reflection from a very old mirror
I just looked in a mirror, and I think I saw one of THEM in there.

   

31 comments:

  1. Some of these stories make the news. I've thought a lot about the fact that untold millions have died in Africa because the online stories about them don't get page views. It's true! It's strange to think that if more of us read the stories, the media and the government would take notice.

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    1. Media takes notice of what will affect our government and how it is run. We'll never know the numbers that have been slaughtered over its history.

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  2. Yes, these things upset me too. The Benghazi killings in particular because our government dithered while people died who might have been saved. The mirror makes a good point.

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    1. What disturbs me most about Benghazi that 3 lives were minimised by the politics that surrounded it. Yes, there is muck with he-said, she-said, but it comes down to honor and doing what is honorable.

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  3. There's just so much. It's hard to keep up with it all.

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    1. The list of atrocities and evil is unending. Change begins at the ground level.

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  4. I don't understand why hatred has taken over the world. It is a vicious hatred that wishes harm to others. Why can't we get along?

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    1. We will never get along. Each culture and nation will either try to take over or destroy. Evil and hate is embedded in this.

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  5. Sigh.
    We are they indeed. To our shame (and perhaps our downfall).

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    1. It is up to us to be the ones who move through our communities, change things at that level.

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  6. "We" are only as good as our media and leaders allow. We have a bigoted misogynistic leader in the states. Our press is called fake news. Nothing will change until we change. I think the first place to do it is in the ballot box and writing letters to the editors of large newspapers.

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    1. We are good only because we choose to be. Having a strong moral compass and compassion leads to each being independent of what we are told.Love and forgiveness is something that moves through us all at the basic one-to-one manner.

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  7. So much hatred and not enough love.

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    1. That is the way of mankind: destroy, conquer, defeat in the name of their own sense of superiority, right/wrong.

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  8. (Standing Ovation). So well put.

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  9. Benghazi fallout started as a Republican attempt to get Obama to either demonize Muslims or paint him as "weak on terroism". This tactic didn't work for them in 2012 but it sure did the trick on Hillary on 2016.

    Stevens was a Democrat, when people tried to paint it as Hillary tried to kill him for some bizarre motive is stupid as hell and really dumb.

    Republicans never mention that they underfunded security for ambassadors. Bush had many incidents like it during his term, Democrats didn't try to turn that into a political story.

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    1. You are placing a lot of blame on one party with conspiracy as part of the other.

      This post was to ask questions about what if and what happened. Who is to blame is not as simple as one group of people or another. If that were the case, all would be revealed eventually.

      The responsibility lies in hands worldwide. The questions were also about racism, pedophilia, Syria's treatment by a despot, possible conflict with Iran, not just Benghazi.

      Please respect those issues who are even more powerful.

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  10. And the Protestant Church, Susan. We do what we can.

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    1. Oh, yes. Too many youth pastors, boy scout leaders, volunteers are in positions of power and influence.

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  11. Susan:
    I think you covered things very well, and yes, maybe a look through a glass NOT so darkly once in a while would do everyone a lot more good.
    It sure wouldn't hurt.

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    1. Being willing to see one's responsibility in changing even just a community is a step. Large groups can protest to bring issues to awareness. Small groups do the changing.

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  12. Yep, you are right and bring up some great points. We, us (they) can only do what little one lo profile person can do, do out best and hope someone catches on. OR OR we can join with some group that touts our feelings, oh, but the suckers don't agree with me on my 'important' point. I must look for another group that shares my every planned and imagined point, that doesn't happen so we are many boats without a sail. I keep saying maybe that knight in shinning armor will come along...... maybe.... I am still looking.
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    I agree that WE are THEY but we just cannot learn to walk in harmony and accept the others foibles.

    and then, I probably have no idea which road to take when I come to a fork in the road...
    Love you lady and you do make some great points.... Love it. and yes frustrated!
    But this is still the greatest country in this world today!
    Sherry & jack

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    1. Thank you, Jack. I feel like I am also looking at a fork in the road. Maybe we could catch a ride with each other.

      Yes, USA is the greatest country in the world. We do not stomp down dissenting groups. And, dumping blame politically is divisive and unproductive.

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  13. WE are THEM and THEY are US. We just can't seem to get along with ourselves.

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    1. I'd call it "The Human Condition"

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    2. Dang. Did I mess up. We are them. They are us.. You are so right.

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  14. When I went to --what was then called "Junior College", 1st & 2nd year post high school-- we studied essayists like Crane Brinton and Bertrand Russel, Rationalists. We learned to reason beyond propaganda, beyond sensationalism in the commercially competitive media. I don't know if all my classmates stuck with these essays, but I did. I believe many others did as well. The upshot of these 1960s experiences is that tolerance, equality, peace and freedom itself begin as internal adjustments to living. It dismays me that this curriculum has not held fast.

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  15. I do not think those classics are even mentioned, let alone read and discussed. Today, what is going on today? I believe lectures and courses are highly politicized.

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  16. We can start by teaching our own children to treat everyone with kindness, courtesy and respect. If the next generation grows up knowng no other way, it will get better.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!