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The Middle East Will Not Be Saved Under the Current Circumstances-Kurdistan Notwithstanding

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Oct 15, 2014 at 18:50

It took a long time to consider if there were some encouragement in the 'how can this be fixed department;' dependent upon the worldview, the encouragement is limited and only valid if one knows what to look for in the blowing chaff of all the delusional fluff of all the political stuff. But, here it goes.

Let us look past the negativity of the potentially cataclysmic events that has the world wrestling with its very conscience to search out some kind of basis for peace in the Middle East, knowing as well that such a solution coming from the United States is not very likely under the current politically heated climate (warming pun intended).

Many ask: is there actually any kind of fix forthcoming; or are we doomed to a repetition of processes that took the last century of the last millennium to see that we are having a hard time getting along. Two world wars and many minor skirmishes (for the Nam vets, pardon the brevity) got the world into a place that has yet to find out what peace actually means, for all the world knows peace is still MIA.

In asking for a political fix to any of what we see going on around the world, one might casually (but not seriously) think that the United Nations is perfectly postured to argue or hammer out some kind of arrangement in which all the peoples of the world would seek the benefit of the good for their neighbors; how's that working out?

There is no beauty in words that cannot evoke a rationale of change in the perceived downward spiral that is irreversible; for the base character of humanity that seeks the self above others is rooted in the rebellion to truth that the secular humanist would have all seek out. Is this rebellion not in defiance of seeking the higher spiritual plane? It is plain to see that a truth is developing as a result; mankind is in deep trouble.

There are people who are trying to get out a word of truth; to seek a greater relationship worldwide would seem to be the course to take; but as can be seen the smudge pot of the Middle East, world opinion is being formed to the chagrin of the United Nations, that they only argue what is expedient and not what is necessary. You ask: where are the JFK' and MLK's of today (?) – and there is no ready answer.

Those voices are either reticent to come forth for a variety of reasons; or are muffled by the world of those who are content to watch as mankind moves toward the unimaginable, the next of the world wars. America's voice for the betterment of the world condition was stifled when prayer and the Holy Bible was stifled by Supreme Court edict at the behest of unbelieving arbiters of a secularist mindset-no help there.

As long as that former voice that reaches to the heights that the founders sought for guidance is muffled, the nation is condemned to repeat those voices of the past that argued they do not desire to serve the Almighty. Unless and until that leadership is restored, only individuals who are found left to serve out the remaining time can bring about what little change that may be accomplished before time truly runs out.

What is left to say? Scriptures say it best: change your focus to the things above and the rest will work itself out according to what is written. It will not be fixed without them.


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