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Stop thinking like westerners

Reader comment on item: Combating the Ideology of Radical Islam
in response to reader comment: Rethink "Moderates"

Submitted by Peter Yorkoski (United States), Feb 21, 2007 at 02:26

Most, if not all, of the Terrorist-Jihadist's-Martyrs doing the day to day fighting have very little education. they follow their Iman's /religious leaders. Or those with political agenda's or the MONEY just like. We in the west have no idea how different we are from them in our beliefs and philosophy.

Why do we think that our lifestyle is so much better, our market economy, our consumerism. Corporations have taken control - they control the political system- they who have the money HAVE the POWER. Who do you all think owns the news media-Yes the people with the MONEY-THE PEOPLE WITH THE POWER we are all asleep in the west, whether people can wake up, take control of their lives- I fear not- we are not yet tired enough, have not yet had to do without, we all still are content, buying all the trinkets that we think are important to make us happy, consuming like crazy-It is called a downward spiral. Politicians ARE out of touch with the people, they all ARE self serving ,only to get re-elected. AND WE complain about them but still we PUT THEM BACK IN OFFICE, we are all to blame.

INTEGRITY- what is RIGHT,no it's no laws have been broken here is a quote
M. Scott Peck, M.D., offers a needed prescription for our deeply ailing society. Our illness is Incivility--morally destructive patterns of self-absorption, callousness, manipulativeness, and materialism so ingrained in our routine behavior that we do not even recognize them. Can we cure ourselves - only when we stop thinking of ourselves first----The world is in need of all the wealth we have, you like when we were children - whaqtever we had we shared wih others-SIMPLE


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