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The Moral of Sykes Pikot

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Submitted by SuchindranathAiyerS (India), May 12, 2016 at 00:48

The moral of the story, which nobody wants to learn, is that all trauma comes from sudden revolution rather than evolution. Any verdict extracted from the fields of war or superior force can only be sustained through the bonds of culture and the cement of good governance that spring from fair play, i.e. perceived equality under law and effective law enforcement.

Why does nobody want to learn? Because man's greed gives birth to impatience, which feeds and grows, like any criminal or imperial power, on other people's wealth and sorrow.

This works until hatred for the oppressor gives rise to reactionism or counter revolution. So far, deflection of hatred to non perpetrators and non actors by tyrants through propaganda or creating distractions has had some effect in alleviating repercussions. Whether it is the victimization of Brahmins in India, Jews in Israel or Non Moslems of Yugoslavia, or Iraq as the fall guy for the perpetrators of 9/11 (Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the US).


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