The Arab/US conflict….my thoughts

My thoughts on the Arab / US conflict:
Isn’t it funny….the producer, writer, director of the so called movie…Innocence of Muslims..is now hiding for his life. If he believed in the principles of freedom on which he made the movie why is he hiding? If he has a right to do the movie, then the Arabs have a right to protest. Freedom does not start and end on the West and East coast of North America. With freedom comes responsibility and with it is the respect of the freedom of others. Freedom is not for some people, it is for all people. Sadly man has used it as slavery and oppression. Martin Luther King said ‘Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.’ It may seem pointless to many why the outward behaviour of the few does not warrant rational thinking. When you insult the core of ones beliefs you are in fact insulting the core of his freedom and rational behaviour goes out the door. He is no longer a rational being similar to you standing face to face with a Bear. The crime cannot be defended by rational grounds. So once again the US finds itself in a precarious position of having to defend its core principle whilst holding out an olive branch to those whose freedom was offended. The old Jamaican saying that says what is joke to you is death to someone else cannot be more aptly applied. The Arabs are waiting for an excuse to fight the US and they just got it in a form of a silly movie. It’s all emotion. But there’s nothing wrong with emotion. When we are in love, we are not rational; we are emotional. When we are on vacation, we are not rational; we are emotional. When we are hurt, we are not rational; we are emotional. Human behaviour flows from emotion…and what are are seeing is emotion in motion.

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