Thursday, July 21, 2005
Blue news for a blue day... another set of bombings in London, about two weeks after the original attack on July 7th. While details are sketchy about whether it's a copycat or the same group, I'm at least thankful that this attack was incompetently carried out... so far, no fatalities have been reported and the authorities are in pursuit.
I wonder if reaction to this latest set of attacks will be just as toxic as the first. This blog quoted some seriously disturbing comments from a conservative website in the aftermath of the first attack.
Check out what our "civilized West" had to say then and is probably saying now:
Aiyah. A quote from Nietzche comes to mind.
"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. When you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you."
In other less important news...
-Microsoft Sues Google Over Departure of Taiwanese American Exec
-Grand Theft Auto: San Adreas Gets Slapped With 'Adults Only' Rating
And the world keeps turning.
So many wrong things in this world...as there always will be. When there is news, it's usually not good, because reality in other places and with other people is usually much harsher than what many others experience. I'm glad that these things are reported though. It gives us a bigger picture of the world outside of our own little world.
I think that one thing that comes to mind is, nobody knows what it's like to be the other person. There are some things that people just don't understand, because they don't know what it's like. Ignorance, probably...many fail to see why things are a certain way and forget that events change us and experiences shape us.
I hope that people will take a look outside of theirselves and try to understand other people. We're all human...we all have the same nature, yet we're different in little ways. The differences, sadly, are what we choose to discriminate against, and the similarities are what we fail to see...
Anyway, those are my thoughts. Anyway, I still believe that even though events change us, and experiences shape us, that we still have control over what we become. I don't believe that everyone is a product of their environment. But I do believe that it can be an influence. I think that the term, "become better, not bitter" is a useful term.
Anyway, these are just my thoughts...agree or disagree, you're welcome to.
good points, man. I think that's what bothers me the most about a lot of people's comments... a failure to even try to understand what it must be like for other people in the world, people who have a different religion or way of life.Post a Comment