Whoever tells you that humans all have te same value and are all equal are lying through their innocent teeth. As much as i wish for it to be true, the reality is, it will never be.
Whats brought my mini tirade of politics- well The Iraq War Inquest has begun, and suprise suprise, the results are disappointing.
Wait, no they're not disappointing-they were expected. I expected it, but wished for it deeply to be not to be true. I wished deeply to have my faith in equality restored.
Alas, it was not.
One thing that annoys me to no bounds, is when someone looks at me patronisingly and wonders why I am not grateful for the War.
Now Read that sentence above slowly- who in their right mind would and could ever be grateful for a war?
To make my viewpoint more clear- i do not believe in sacrificing human lives. Lives cannot be measured in quantity - the death of 10 people is equally as devastating as the death of 1000. I refuse to put a value on human life. (quantity is not quality where life is concerned).
Whats even more annoying is the clarity of how unequal we are. I'm not going to lie here, or even try to be politically correct.
Its so blaringly obvious in politics, its depressing.
As this inquest progresses, all that seems to be clear to me, is there never was any intention to 'rescue the iraqis' until the terrorist attacks occured. Is anyone really suprised?
Who cares anyway? The baddie got killed, the revenge for the terrorism was brought, and armies got to test out their new toys and flex their muscles. Never mind the thousands that got killed...or the aftermath.
It was too late. It was too selfish. And it was too ignorant.
Did anyone even know where Iraq was on a map? Did they know of the suffering? Did they realise people died as families brought medicine from the black markets, that were actually little more than aspirin and flour?
Of course not.
For all your objections, the truth is, the average person did not know. They lived in a hyper world, being pumped by the media, that the upcoming War was fighting terrorism. It wasn't. It was a piteous revenge. And IF there was any good intentions, then why did it take so long?
But then my annoyance slowly fades, and i ask myself, am i truly that naive, to think that when our own government and people, lied and lie, will continue to lie to us (past, present and future), that other governments will always tell the truth?
Maybe i'm just overly pacifistic? Or overly trusting? Two qualities which perhaps are going to get me into more trouble than i'd like. :D
Political rant over. I think. I'm not sure, maybe I'm just annoyed.
In other news - mmmmmmm, i'm too tired to carry on and write personal stuff. I wouldn't know where to begin. :)
So i'll stick to the required:
(and my sister informs me there's something called thanksgiving now as well, so happy thanksgiving).