WHY WE ARE WHERE WE ARE I.
“…You shall know the TRUTH, and the TRUTH shall set you free” – The Bible.
Every so often I listen to debates on the issues that trouble our planet, I find a trajectory of bias, half-truth, supremacist inveigle, and outright falsehood aimed at excusing injustice, malfeasance and the untoward.
Humankind walks the delusive course and paves the highway of deceit and perfunctoriness, we excuse State aggression and call its concomitant, terror. We excuse organized oppression, and call those who oppose it villains and loose cannons. We pander to prejudices of creed and of clan, and water trees of hate and discord. And we yet wonder why our universe is troubled.
Leaders sit-tight, some turn the public till to personal estates, some divide rather than unite, some presume themselves god, some think themselves infallible, some ensconse themselves in cocoons peopled by court-jesters, praise singers, religious supremacists and ethnic jingoists, and others pride in their monstrous arsenal and weaponry, forgetting that all things are transient.
We must not ignore the fact that violence never wins the peace. We must realize that terrorism is the fruit of hate and injustice. We must deal with the root cause of villainy and terror rather than pour invectives, bombs and bullets everywhere terror, brigandage and banditry festers.
The TRUTH is that nations err when they fund warfare over welfare. And Leaders fail when they divide rather than unite.
To be CONT’D.