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Common Problems Needing Specific Solutions

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), May 23, 2011 at 12:29

There is a western movie with John Wayne, speaking to an individual (a movie character, not an actual person) that had disrespected him. The John Wayne character said, "you interest me young (your name here), go on."

Of all the Muslim mindsets that have portrayed their belief system in their variant forms, this one does possess some of the more intriguing challenges of understanding. There is prompting and taunting, taking as it good as giving it; and yet where is the point?

Many would give an argument that this diatribe could lead to some form of conclusion; and yet, within the framework of the general topic of the host post, few seem to get to the true point. The basic ideologies are set at each other because certain facts are ignored; and/or deception is the rule of the day. The question is then: why play the game if the stakes are not understood?

Many are the views on bin Laden and what his actions in the ideological struggle mean to the various malefactors and benefactors of those actions. We know that there is hatred for the 'Western' societal structure, but why is it too many do not understand why? Let me tell you it is not because it is expected John Wayne is going to coming riding out and lead the charge……that would be a Hollywood gag.......and decidely Western thinking.

Instead, too many are not realizing that Israel is where everybody needs to be watching and bar David is Who they need to be watching for, something bin Laden missed. Sure, we know bin Laden probably had some affinity for the 'Palestinian' cause, but his was not an action plan to solve the 'Palestinian' problem. So are we to suppose the bin Laden legacy needs a redirect to become a central ideological position again? That would be doubtful, for all the problem-solving that bin Laden was supposed to achieve in his civil engineering education, he never solved a problem.

So, who then in the Muslim ideological scheme of things is ready to solve the problem? Is there a sense that what the Muslim's need to do is unite, as the uprisings suggest? The truth is that the Middle Eastern uprisings are NOT about democracy, but about living conditions where freedom of expression is subjugated to the will of the oppressor. Not that's a problem that needs solving. The question is then: whom will anyone serve?

Put it in this term: whom will one serve better, one that hates, or one that loves? Answer that, and then issue of democracy will become irrelevant.

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