Friday, 20 November 2015

Is it Just Me?

Is it just me or have things gone over the top regarding this Paris outrage? 
I am not changing my avatars to include French flags, I am not weeping and wailing regarding the various Islamist attacks.  I wonder why?
I notice the papers are once again filling the page with a variety of items regarding this week old story.  The news vendors appear to consider nothing else, even the usual slappers and royals are being pushed down the page and all media appear to be totally behind an onslaught on Daesh in Syria.
One TV reporter appears to break down during his report, Andrew Neil a famous political interviewer and a man with few fans launches an outburst against Daesh and is applauded for this.

The attack in Paris was not pleasant, neither was the bomb that killed 43 in Lebanon that got little mention nor the one in Nigeria which killed 42.  In fact many 'outrages' have taken place in various parts of the world and not all of them get much of a mention.  Maybe some are worth more than others to the media.
Let us take a look at recent history.  Since what we call 9/11 lots of Islamic attacks have been seen, many happened before that, most also kill Muslims and those tend not to be given much space in the western media.  Several attacks in a variety f places have been launched, some by organised groups many by individuals of low intellect, some with high intellect of course.  Many more will be seen wolrdwide.
However this is not new.
Since 1945 when peace reigned the Cold War saw 45 million killed in Africa, Asia and South America. The Northern Ireland conflict saw 3000 dead and some still wish to continue this war.  Why are we so neurotic about Daesh?
Down through the years terrible slaughters have occurred.  The United States killed thousands of Filipinos during their take over of the islands, many thousands of Indians were killed in the States during the 19th century and the growth of the British Empire saw a willingness to shoot anyone who stood in the way.  
We have ignored two world wars by the way.
Each century since Abel was slain by Cain has seen murders both individual and national.  Large groups have taken over and enslaved smaller ones, nations have murdered and terrorised others constantly over the years and on many occasions terror was part of the war.  Guerrilla war entails much violence with men, women and children suffering with both sides using terror to get the victory so why are we so upset about Daesh! 

Vlearly government influence is behind the vast publicity we see in the media, it is not just shock at the killing.  Fear that it could happen where we are is strong and those in big cities especially fear.  The stable peaceful world we all think we ought to have is endangered and confusion reigns.
However we have no right to peace, the majority of the world has trouble of some sort down through the years.  Peace and security is in fact rarer than conflict.  Human nature, as I keep saying, will never change!  Since Cain slew Abel human nature has been rotten and such outrages based on greed, politics or selfishness will always occur.  Only Jesus can save us and he was crucified by us!  

There is an unhealthy aspect to this reverence for Paris, something about our reaction is not right.  I am reminded of the attitudes in 1914 when those who disagreed with the war were regarded as traitors, the nation came under a wave of war that removed free thought and consideration of what was right.  We are doing the same today.
Something is wrong worldwide with our fear of Daesh, something does not ring true.


Lee said...

No one can save humans except humans themselves...and they don't seem willingly or able to do so. Religion certainly want save the human race...the evidence of that is all around us....past and present.

Lee said...

"Religion certainly "won't" save the human race" I what I meant to type.

Dave said...

Here's an interesting quote;
"France embodies everything religious zealots everywhere hate: the right to enjoy life here on Earth in a myriad different ways: a fragrant cup of coffee and a buttery croissant in the morning, the smell of warm bread, beautiful women in short dresses smiling freely in the street, a bottle of wine shared with friends, a dab of perfume, children playing in the Luxembourg Gardens, the right not to believe in God, not to care about calories, to flirt and smoke, to take vacations, to read any book you want, to go to school for free, to laugh, to argue, to make fun of priests and politicians alike, to leave worrying about the afterlife to the dead. No country does life on Earth better than the French."
Ironically religious folk often see secular states like France as an attack on religion, but they are in fact the best guarantee of religious freedom. Try being a Christian in IS, or being a Muslim in Myanmar, or a Hindu in Pakistan: the states most intolerant of (other) religions are religious ones.

Lee said...

I agree with both the quote and what you have said, Dave.

Vive la France! Vive la Freedom! Vive la Fun, Red Wine, Cognac, Roast Pork and Croissants! Vive la Love, Happiness! Vive la Western World....the Western Free World must be pretty damn good after all if these cowards running around like fools a trying to destroy it. Envy is a wicked emotion.

It's all so bloody ridiculous when you think about it...they offer nothing in return other than, by force, to believe in another fairy tale. I'll stick with Cinderella, Snow White and the Sleeping Beauty, thank you very much!

Adullamite said...

Lee, Indeed religion saves nothing, Jesus however is alive and will save those who seek him.

Dave, That sounds like one of those quotes often found on atheist sites. They always leave me wondering why people are so ignorant of Christianity. It is certainly not the Christina outlook I know.
Religious states are often intolerant however I doubt they are as intolerant of Christians as China, a secular communist state, North Korea, a secular Communist state or Albania under Hoxva who banned religion. It didn't stop them stealing Range Rovers.
Maybe you want a state without Christianity of any sort then i suggest Hitlers Germany. He was a true Darwinist who intended to exterminate the remaining churches after he finished the secular state of Russia. He wiped out the imbeciles, sick, old and anyone who disagreed as Darwin made clear there is no god so let the weak go to the wall.
A lovely way to drink coffee while wearing perfume, eating chocolates and laughing, the Nazis certainly thought so.
Christ is not a religion, he is a living person, meet him.

the fly in the web said...

The attacks in Paris are, as you say, just that...attacks which go on more or less unnoticed all over the world.

I'm not colouring my face either...but reading my old local rag I am saddened by the reports of families mourning their children - up in Paris working, or on a weekend break - never to return.
You see none of the hysteria in these reports as this concerns people...not governments who use the media as Elizabeth I used the church -'tuning the pulpits' - to push their policies of keeping our heads down worrying about the next bomb while they break everything the postwar settlement brought about.

Lady Di Tn said...

NEWS is not NEWS as the media only plays what it can to inflame our emotions. I often think they are like a dog with a bone and only will let it go after it has served their hunger. There will never be true Peace but I pray for it daily in my everyday life and the world. It seems we have much more of a chance to repeat history than LEARN from history. Most average people of the world can get along and it seems to be the leaders who instigate conflict. I have an idea, let us give all the leaders a gun and drop them somewhere and whoever wins, wins the conflict. OOOPS for a second I forgot we had Big Ears as our leader. And he is such a wimp he would lose the battle. Peace be with you.

Adullamite said...

Fly, It is sad when the relatives have lost people.

Lady, The media is used by the elite as always.