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Why Did We Invade Iraq?

We had to know that by installing democracy, we would enable the rise of a Shia government, and thus expand the influence of Iran. I get it. Saddam got off the dollar. Something had to be done. But he was our guy. Maliki? I don’t think he’s our guy. We knew there were no WMDs. We didn’t get exclusive oil rights. We certainly didn’t save or increase the quality of lives. The only thing I can figure is that maybe we WANT Iranian influence to expand, because enemies galvanize dictatorships. But I am open to a better explanation.

RELIGION BASHING — EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL

6578_200Article by the Red Nail.

Syndicated from the Red Nail’s Awareness Act account.

(This was brought over from another site; if there are any Tobies here, I am not referring to you, specifically…)

EDITOR’S NOTE: «Toby» is another Awareness Act member.

Well.  I’m not singling anyone out (Toby…just kidding) but I do see a lot of religious…well…»bigotry» is the right word for what goes on when talking religion; both from people who dislike or don’t believe in religion and from one religion to another. Some may believe (based on my user photo) that I am a Christian. I was born and raised that way but I don’t necessarily believe in the Christian god (although I tend to lean in that direction); in reality I suppose I would best be labeled as «spiritual» with a bias toward Christianity. I have much love for Native American/Pagan/Far-Eastern and various tribal schools of thought.

This country was founded on the principals of freedom of religion and religious liberty. It has taken many other turns but that is still a big aspect of American society. We, as a nation, shouldn’t loose this. I understand that some people find religion offensive (primarily, in my opinion, because of how the people within those religions act). Please differentiate between the individuals beliefs and the religion itself. You may not agree with the other person’s beliefs but you should always respect them as a general matter. Just as there should be no hatred for someone because of their sexual orientation or race, there really should be no hatred because of someone’s religion.

religionAnd yes Christians that means every religion, including the ones you find unpopular (Muslim hating has been all the rage in this nation for far too long). Yes, they have their extremists and we have ours. If you look at the percentage of the religious populations on both sides which would have what is considered «extremist views,» a higher percentage of Christians support them within their religion than the number of Muslims that do. Check out the numbers yourself; you may actually learn something.

There is so much that other cultures can offer in the way of enlightenment — particularly in the realms of philosophy and the arts; we, as a people, should cease this divisiveness. We all need to work together. We are all (the entirety of humanity) experiencing the crisis together. In reality, I would encourage everyone to read and try to understand the religious texts of others and reread your own as well. You find new insights every time.

With Love,
The Red Nail

THE RIGHTEOUS PREDATOR

I have insight into the heart of evil, because, although, by the grace of God, I have been spared from an upbringing that would immerse me into the culture which would feed into it, I am, to a large extent, cut from the same cloth.

When a predator sees a grass eater, its instinct is to sneak up on it, tear its jugular, rip it limb from limb and consume it.

Now, we, as human beings, were designed to be predators. We have eyes on the front of our heads. We have digestive systems that can process meat. We have brains that operate more efficiently when we eat flesh. We were meant to hunt things, and tear flesh from bone. This is what we are. People can subsist on vegetables and be perfectly healthy, but in order to do so, they must eat a very wide variety of vegetables to get all the same nutrients; nutrients that we can get wholesale by eating raw meat (cooking meat damages its nutritional value, although it does kill anything it may be infested with).

I don’t say this to attempt to refute vegetarianism, which can be made to work, but merely to point out that, biologically, that is not what we are designed (evolved and/or created) to be.

All of that having been said, over time, civilization has successfully bred out the predator instinct from a large portion (the majority, I would say) of the population. We have relinquished our predator instinct in favor of a herd mentality. Rather than focusing on developing a relationship with a few strong people and subsisting by consuming the weakness out of the herd, our nature has been inverted to seek validation, comfort, and protection in large groups — the psychology of the herd; the grass-eater.

For those of us that are left, who have not succumbed to this, who are still capable of thinking for ourselves (another attribute associated with the predator-individualist), there is a strong psychological tension at work.

We see our fellow human beings, and we experience, on the one hand, a human fellowship, yet, on the other hand, we perceive in them (in their attitudes, values, philosophy, and psychology) the nature of herd.

We experience desires that offend our conscientious natures.

But those that fall prey to their desire to eat their fellow human beings ultimately becoming something else, entirely — they lose the predatory nature, and become parasites.

The nature of the predator is to take out the weak. This strengthens the herd. In corporate America, the healthy predator will frequently be in a managerial/executive position. If they are not, then they frequently experience alienation and frustration, since their coworkers will tend to have more of a herd mentality, which will be completely foreign to them.

The nature of the parasite is to take out the strong. Why? Because they have become accustomed to people willfully feeding themselves to them via the various fraudulent systems they’ve designed, and the self-confident, and intellectually independent strong (i.e., the predators) pose a direct threat to that system, which enables them to continue to enjoy a position on the top of the human food chain without having to work for it, or be worthy of it.

The entire system is unnatural, twisted, and unjust, and it undermines the viability of the human race by promoting weakness and the herd mentality. It is disgusting to independent thinker — as well it should be — and it is enabled by the philosophy of the city; the system whereby we huddle together into vast population centers until we are piled on top of each other like sheep around a shepherd; instead of being the rural, land-owning entrepreneurs we are supposed to be.

Do you hate Wal-Mart, Monsanto, MTV, and all of these unnaturally huge corporations that are making us weak and stupid?

I blame the herd mentality.