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A revolution in France

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Submitted by steve l (United States), Nov 12, 2005 at 12:13

Although I agree with many of the Pipe's reflections, I submit that the problem is a lot more complex.

All sides are guilty, those who have and who do not want to give regardless of how they got what they have, and the past justify the future; those who do not have, who do not want or cannot understand what they may need to do. It all boils down to the good or bad side of every human being.

The events taking place between Palestinians and Israel (Jews including the active part of the Diaspora) are a laboratory for future generations. Both sides reveal the complexity of human natures with the good and the bad. A satisfactory resolution of the conflict allowing BOTH peoples their individual state and rights with no attempt to undermine the other side would clearly show the world that disparity and equality can leave together as long as fundamental human rights are respected: Equality for all in all aspects of life.
The three so called monotheistic religions have a long way to go in order to honestly recognize their overwhelming discrimination and dogmatic attitude against the women and the non believers to cite only two examples.

It is easy to understand why many "former" believers have given up their faith, there is so much form than content, ritual than open discussion, in a world that needs and wishs to understand more.
The powerful tend to or do abuse and generate then trigger the anger and violence of the kind seen in Europe these days and the poor and powerless represents an overwhelming majority.

Faced with problem of major consequences, the US is on the one hand feeding the terrorism that is trying to destroy the American dream and reality and on the other hand these same American are refusing deliberately to curtail their use of oil that will damage not only the rest of the world but this country as well. The people in power appear to play a double game.
These are no contradictions.

The people in power and the one with power are not interested in the common good but their own good and the good of their limited base. It has all to do with the good and the bad of each of us. Leave and let leave as one said.
Submitting....

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