Does this death mean an end to the “war on terror”?
(I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. -Jessica Dovey) Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that ~Dr. MLK Jr.
The first line was mistakenly included with the MLK quote which quickly gained popularity, spreading like wildfire on social sites. I wouldn’t call it fake, because it is a very honest and true sentiment that obviously resonates with a mass number of Americans. I don’t believe it would have spread had there been a “malicious tone”, and that’s what I learned today. People love, agree with, and share this quote because it encourages the true path to peace. Prompting many to rethink their responses to bin Laden’s death. It spread because there is a revolution upon us, and we want peace!! Here’s the longer, even better quote in it’s entirety, from King’s book Strength to Love.
Are we seeking power for power’s sake? Or are we seeking to make the world and our nation better places to live. If we seek the latter, violence can never provide the answer. The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Today, an opportunity to see how much the people of the U.S. understand the transformation upon us. Perhaps we may realize how much hatred we have allowed into our hearts and minds.
Although I understand that many Americans desired to see Bin Laden murdered as symbolic closure to 9/11, I fear the consequences of such short term, stage-one thinking. Murder fuels rage, anger, and divisiveness—not peace.
Osama is dead again. Yippie. It only took 9 years, the death of 919,967 civilians and troops, the ruin of at least two countries, $1,188,263,000,000, (make that 3 countries) along with the elimination of most of our rights, privacy, and dignity. He was killed with a shot to the head, and then buried “in accordance with Islamic practice and tradition” for what? Respect or convenience? Please consider the very facts the media is giving! Does it make sense to have been on this hunt for 9 years, and then dump dead Osama in the ocean within 24 hours, before capturing any proof? Something smells fishy and it ain’t Osama.
I surely don’t believe this is something to celebrate. As the CIA carefully forewarns:
Officials warned that in the aftermath of the attack, Americans should be on alert for a reprisal from al Qaeda. – Huffington Post
Can somebody explain why we would do something that we KNOW will drastically raise our terrorist threat levels after they have died down? Did America, as a country, decide that we were willing to deal with the likely consequence of another terrible terrorist attack (like 9/11). There has been little threat of terrorism in the U.S. for years. . . guess it was time to refuel the hate for “terrorists”.
Perhaps this event helps distract Americans from our current socio-economic crisis and the actual terror America is imposing on Libya. This propaganda media is good for a couple of things, like reinforcing American patriotism (America F-yeah!) and raising President Obama’s dwindling approval rating with campaign season just around the corner.
While we are all “distracted” this is what is happening in Libya:
As long as the people of this nation are preoccupied by events that yield no positive change, the political games will continue and ignorance (or “terrorism”) will reign. Today is a sad indictment of the mental state of most Americans. It’s time to wake up and realize that there’s no such thing as “an eye for an eye” in the quest for peace.
“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”
I don’t see any end in this, only the beginning of something we cannot predict. However, I will emphasize the fact that WE CAN affect the direction by KNOWing peace, love, unity, light, and respect. Go within, know yourself, read books, and watch a lot of documentaries. The choice is yours – . . . See me on facebook – Follow me on Twitter
“Imagine there’s no Heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one” John Lennon, Imagine
WE ARE ONE!!!
What if our foreign policy over the past century is deeply flawed and has not served our national security interest? What if we wake up one day and realize that the terrorist threat is a predictable consequence of our meddling in the affairs of others, and has nothing to do with us being free and prosperous? What if war and preparation for war is a racket serving the special interest? What if the American people learn the truth? – Ron Paul
We can achieve much more in peace than we can ever achieve in these needless, unconstitutional, undeclared wars. – Ron Paul Watch this video!