Published on Sunday, 23 September 2012 11:49
Written by William Belle
Saturday, September 22, 2012: I go through the news:
Syria's Assad bombs the southern districts of Damascus using helicopter gunships. The 17-month civil war continues.
In Somalia, a suicide bombing killed 14 people at a Mogadishu cafe frequented by politicians and journalists.
It has been reported that a Pakistani government minister is now offering a $100,000 reward to anyone who kills the maker of the anti-Islam film produced in the U.S "Innocence of Muslims".
Renewed clashes between Salafist and Zaidi sects in northern Yemen have led to the death of twelve people, the second straight day of bloodshed.
Okay, at what point do I say, "What the heck?" or "What the hell?" or even "WTF?" Gee-sus H. K. Rist, is this ever going to stop? The above is only a sampling of what I read. This doesn't cover the tensions with North Korea, the third incident in a week of rogue Afghan security personnel attacking NATO troops, the sabre rattling about a future Israel-Iran war, and the destruction of ancient tombs in Timbuktu by Islamists controlling northern Mali.
Taking all of this into account, you now see where the title of this article came from. It just goes on and on and on and on. John Lennon sang, "Give Peace A Chance" however we are collectively so far from that ever happening, it will not be surprising if we don't just end up blowing ourselves up. After all, even Castro making a rare appearance after giving up power to his brother, gave some dire warnings about a possible nuclear conflict between the U.S. and Iran. Oh boy, let's go back to the good old days of the 50's when school children were taught to respond to the warning sirens by hiding under their classroom desks.
A poster has been floating around years; I first saw it back in the 60's, at the height of the Cold War and have always found it to be a hilarious look at the absurdity of a nuclear war.
OFFICE OF CIVILIAN DEFENCE
Instructions to patrons on premises in case of nuclear bomb attack.
Stay clear of all windows.
Keep hands free of glasses, bottles, cigarettes etc.
Stand away from bar, tables, orchestra, equipment and furniture.
Loosen necktie, unbutton coat and any other restrictive clothing.
Remove glasses, empty pockets of all sharp objects such as pens, pencils etc.
Immediately upon seeing the brilliant flash of nuclear explosion place your head firmly between the legs.
THEN KISS YOUR ASS GOODBYE.
Where is the world going? According to stats from the U.S. Census Bureau, worldwide, over 56 million people will die in 2012 or 107 per minute or over 6,400 per hour. However, the service also states that over 134 million people will be born so that will give us an increase in 2012 of over 82 million people. Gee, with all those extra people, I suppose we could afford to lose a few, eh?
Enough digressions, let's get back to hatin' and killin'!
I must be virginal when it comes to hate or maybe I am just easily flabbergasted but I continue to be amazed at the level of anger which exists in the world. All John was saying was give peace a chance but did we listen? Did we try?
In a previous article, I spoke of a school where various people seem to be able to get along.
A friend is the principal of a public school in an area where the students come from all over the world, from all sorts of backgrounds. The school board publishes a school calendar on which is noted every religious holiday and celebration for everybody: Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddha, Bahá'í, etc. and all students are always made aware of everybody else's observances. In fact, ofttimes the entire school celebrates various festivals so that everybody is observing Christmas, Rosh Hashanah, Diwali or Ramadan.
I remember seeing not only the students but the teaching staff all sporting Indian henna art for Diwali. It was a wonderful example of multiculturalism. Leave it up to children who come to the table with a clean slate to show the rest of us how getting along is possible.
by Adam Austin
Mr. Austin enlightens us to the "vicious depravity" of the Jewish culture, the "Jewish threat" of world domination and how the Holocaust is a hoax.
A Voice For Men
by Paul Elam
Mr. Elam is a Men's Rights Activist and explains the virulent misandry which exists in modern society and how women have subjugated men.
The Knights Party, USA
- The Ku Klux Klan
Protectors of white Christianity, they fight the good fight against those who hate white Christian civilisation.
This Muslim extremist, a home grown dyed in the wool Canadian has left Canada out of fear of arrest for promoting hatred running a web site to advocate his radical ideas. From the National Post:
Over the past three years, Salman Hossain has openly called for terrorist attacks in Canada, cheered the killing of Canadian troops in Afghanistan and urged fellow Muslims to "exterminate" Canada's Jewish population.
The message on his web site is one of anger, hate and a call to violence. He offers no rational arguments, no solutions, no viable alternatives to what he perceives as wrong; he merely suggests that killing and destruction are somehow better than what we have. This man exhibits such a focused, vitriolic rage; one can't help wondering about its antecedents and whether his sanity is in question. I predict he is going to have a sad life. Such rage will never be satisfied; such hate will never be quenched.
A comment to my article on Mr. Hossain read, "Gee-sus H. K. Ryest? That comes across as about as 'tolerant' as Baruch Goldstein". I had forgotten the name but once I looked him up, I remembered his 15 minutes.
Baruch was an American-born orthodox Jewish Israeli physician who in 1994 perpetrated the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre, killing 29 Muslims and wounding more than 125. He was a member of the Jewish Defence League, a militant organization founded by Rabbi Meir Kahane, an ultra-nationalist. The FBI has stated that "The Jewish Defence League has been deemed a right-wing terrorist group".
By the way, to the person writing the comment that I am "about as tolerant as Baruch Goldstein":
I'm right and you're wrong. I'm far right and you're dead wrong.
First of all, I do not advocate such acts. I think I'm pretty tolerant.
Secondly, did you look at Hossain's web site? He IS advocating such acts.
I look at the above 5 names with a great deal of sadness: such anger, such hate with only one way out, to kill. I think of the public school mentioned above where children from a variety of ethnic backgrounds live together in harmony. The contrast between these ideas is remarkable.
The Camp David Accords, signed in 1978 by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin seemed like an unbelievable breakthrough in the Middle East. Sadat was assassinated in 1981 by right-wing elements in Egypt.
I was both stunned and pleased at the Oslo Accords being signed by Israel and the PLO in 1993 in the presence of PLO chairman Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. I thought these would be another breakthrough. Rabin was assassinated by a right-wing Israeli radical.
Where is the world going? Instead of fighting, we should be working together to fight global warming, stop armed conflicts, and bringing the basics of life to the poverty stricken areas of the planet. The world's military spending stands at over $1.5 trillion per year while the U.S. alone accounting for 44% of the total. This means that $220 per person is being spent for military purposes for every man, woman and child on earth and right now the global population stands at over 7 billion.
It may be corny; it may be a Utopian ideal but John did have a vision:
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...
Wikipedia: World Population
The world population is the sum total of all living humans on Earth. As of today, it is estimated to number 7.041 billion by the United States Census Bureau (USCB).
deaths number 56 million per year, and are expected to increase to 80 million per year by 2040.
my blog: Salman Hossain: Spit Take: Here? In Canada?
- July 8, 2010
Wikipedia: Baruch Goldstein
Baruch Kopel Goldstein (December 9, 1956 – February 25, 1994) was an American-born Jewish Israeli physician, terrorist and mass murderer who perpetrated the 1994 Cave of the Patriarchs massacre in the city of Hebron, killing 29 Palestinian Muslim worshipers and wounding another 125.
Wikipedia: List of countries by military expenditures
This article is a list of countries by military expenditure, the amount spent by a nation on its military in a given year. Military expenditure figures are presented in US$ at either constant or current exchange rates.
[This is an updated version of an article written in 2010.]
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