Well.... I almost passed the modulation today.
but no cigar >.<
This cartoon controversy going on worldwide is... well, to put it bluntly, very VERY ridiculous. Of course, nobody has the right to infringe upon the religious freedom of another person, that's recognizable.. but the protest has gone all too far. Here, clearly is the evidence that religion, while advocating love and respect for every person in the world, defies all moral code when someone (doesn't matter from what religion they are) challenges the size of some god's cojones somewhere -- in this case, Mohammed (sp?).
I'm NOT just talking about muslim extremists either... it doesn't matter. You so much as say something not so nice about whichever God happens to be from anyone's religion, and there is a high probability that an office building will be blown up the next day. The anger of course varies from region to region -- I doubt that people here in the United States would have the same access to bomb materials so that they can shove it up their rectum and drive themselves through a crowd... but anger will erupt anyway. In the United States, it's more likely that an angry mob would cause some serious damage to property, as well as a few murders here and there.
It doesn't matter who, again. But the point is that religion is the cause of most of the world's instability these days. It's as rampant as the hypocrasy that seems to plague written laws of these religions it seems... especially within the UnitedStates. One must ask why. There was a time when church was a legitimate thing to fight for. But in these days, there is not the same competition between them. There are rational explanations for each side. So why fight over them? Because someone's rationale is better than another person's? How doth thou draweth this conclusion? What difference does it make if you end up blowing up 50 people into dust in a street somewhere? You're only going to draw negative attention to your religion. Not to mention, you're dead. And you know what? Hell on earth continues. There's still war, there's still famine, and guess what? You prolonged it.
Why? because now, you've given different countries around the world a reason to label your country a "harborer of terrorism" and if your government doesn't agree, then you've given another reason for the capitalists to invade another country to capitalize off of their own branch of fear. And guess what? Nothing at all changes.
Face it, if there were'nt any centralized organized religion, this whole cartoon controversy would have been deflamed within the first few days. The same is true with the theocracies that exist today. If they did NOT exist, then the whole situation would not have escalated as it did. In Iran, the newspapers there asked for retalliation when they printed their want for cartoons depicting the Holocaust. THis is of course because the theocratic-run governnment instills fear within the people who are reporting the news, making the newspapers think they need only to promote their religion, and completely humiliate all others. In the case of the Danish newspaper, there is no worse one can go when he asks artists to depict Mohammed, when he knows full-well what the outcry could be. THankfuly, the Editor was fired, and things should have ended right there. But no. THe rest of the media decided that they would do the very same thing.
THis is all just a big huge circle of complete mindless BS, and it's either going to lead to peace, as people understand how stupid the whole situation is by fighting over it, or it will lead to more hate and violence... causing the deaths of several hundreds, perhaps thousands of individuals while they protest against each other, by the very people who govern them.
Either way, there is a prospect.... this likely will not happen again.
In other news, I hear that "Scooter" may possibly incriminate his former boss; Dick Cheney. I don't believe that man is trustworthy at all. BUt if what he's saying is true.... this is huge. It could reveal the corruption at its heart of the Bush administration when it concerns the war in Iraq, and .. it's just astounding! What would it start... what would it reveal... that Bush lied, and cost the U.S. unneeded amounts of lost lives in the War with Iraq, and too much money went down the drain. ANd for what? So he could have his little gang war in the middle east. for their oil... and also in an attempt to work America toward a new Empire.
Well, it worked for a little while. And even if he manages to get away from being labeled a liar, his efforts will only fail inevitably.
That is my rant for today. I hope everyone is doing well.