Humanity, referring to entire human race on this planet, at all times used the terms like civilized and barbarians. Who are they? Are these real labels or imaginary. Two nights ago, during a discussion, I had quipped ‘we are all barbarians.’ Ever since a thought was lingering in my mind, if I was right?
But it is always easy to start from the other end. Who is civilized? Continue reading
While economies around the world are groping in dark, some people will have better vision:
“U.S. troops to have ‘super vision’ as Pentagon orders electric contact lenses that let them ‘see’ through drones flying overhead. Lenses can let troops see through ‘eyes’ of drones flying above Can ‘layer’ target information over view of world Contact lenses don’t impede fighter’s vision Equivalent to a 240-inch 3D television from 10 feet.” (Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2129261/Pentagon-contact-lenses-US-troops-super-vision-electric-eye-lenses-pipe-target-information.html)
Hope they won’t miss to see civilians now.
Wars, building, destroying and rebuilding:
9/11 shook up world. In USA woke its people to the era of third world we are living in. It is a decade ever since but grooming grounds of hatred, even though hurt themselves, continue to be revengeful. Wars have nothing to do with wrong or right. It never did. It is about domination. Wars start off from hurt but end up with object of domination not peace. Peace is alien to humans. Co existence is a dream. If nothing they will fight over Mosque. An interesting perspective about rebuilding Twin Towers is here:
Personally, if I had $100 million to build a mosque that promotes interfaith tolerance, I would not build it in Manhattan. I’d build it in Saudi Arabia or Pakistan. That is where 9/11 came from, and those are the countries that espouse the most puritanical version of Sunni Islam -a version that shows little tolerance not only for other religions but for other strands of Islam, particularly Shiite, Sufi and Ahmadiyya Islam. You can study Islam at virtually any American university, but you can’t even build a one-room church in Saudi Arabia. That resistance to diversity, though, is not something we want to emulate, which is why I’m glad the mosque was approved on Tuesday. Countries that choke themselves off from exposure to different cultures, faiths and ideas will never invent the next Google or a cancer cure, let alone export a musical or body of literature that would bring enjoyment to children everywhere. (via The medley and the mosque.)
When truth of a happening like this is in doubt how can we trust the sincerity of any cause for any war in the world? See (Truth Movement) Every religious symbol has seed of war not peace. It is unfortunate.