I recently read a psychotic rant about how America has caused the world to turn violent, and how they deserved to be targeted on 9-11. I called the author a sick little California Bastard! Then half a dozen more WB commenters, backed him up. One demented Swiss even said it was America killing Americans. A brit claimed America was support for England who won WWII, and a Canadian claimed Russia defeated ISIS and Al Queida. I concluded that WB had turned into an Asylum, not worthy of participation.
But I started thinking. How did we get this way. How did we lose our humanity? To deduce that almost 3000 people of all colors, ages and sexes, who just went to work, many were as Liberal Left as these deluded commenters, deserved to die, because they lived in America?
But this mental illness, that thinks it is OK to harm someone who disagrees with you, has been growing for sometime. My generation believed you had a right to your own opinion. “ I may disagree with what you say. But I will defend to the death, your RIGHT to say it.” I believe dehunanizing began with the internet. But first a bit of background on why I believe that.
War has always seen innocents get slaughtered, but they were never the targets. If troops were in a town, the town got destroyed. But we had rules of war, documented by the Geneva convention. After the war, those who violated the rules of humanity, were made to pay.
The victors initiated the Marshall plan for friends and enemies alike. But all this began to change when JEWS started to migrate to the Palestine. It became acceptable for Muslims to kill old men, women and children. After all they had a right to fight back. That was also the beginning of suicide bombers. Until then, it was thought that no one was crazy enough to blow themselves up. This inhumane approach was justified by the left, because Jews were killing Muslim children. But the Muslim children were collateral damage, not targets. Israeli children on school busses or in Pizza parlors were targets. And somehow the left who claimed to speak for the downtrodden, accepted the slaughter of innocents as legitimate means to an end.
Which brings me back to the internet. That flat screen has no expression, except that recorded for youtube. It has no verbal tone, no excitement . It is a pile of pixels, that can be destroyed at will. Nothing lost but some words on a screen.
We have become so accepting of Google lies and misinformation by bloggers, that fact has lost meaning. Somebody even wrote on WB, that there is no truth! The whole concept of existance, has become a pile of pixel's. It is acceptable to use any means necessary to win an argument.
Attempting to do the right thing is not as important as being on the right side of an argument, and being Politically correct. Only extremes matter, not people. Those who died in the twin towers were :
Expat: 9/11 is a classic case of “Blowback”.
You can’t go around blowing other people up and expect not to have it happen at some point to you.
That point was 9/11 for the U.S. ........... you know, “you reap what you sow.”
As far as I know, no one in the Twin Towers, ever blew anything up. My friend William Wiley, a young black man just starting his career, and my Financial adviser, just wanted to make a better life for himself and humanity, We had many discussions about race relations in USA.
But in the sick mind of half a dozen WB anti Americans, the imagined sins of USA were his sins, and death was a just reward.
There was a bit of humor in all this:
“And the old tired tale of an old man on dialyses with a lap top who may have been dead at the time planning and directing from a cave in Afghanistan the entire event is just a little bit too comic book for Tubularsock.”
A dialysis machine in an Afghanistan cave? Did this poor fool ever hear of Al Quaeda? He thinks the attack on 9-11 was a one man operation. One sick old man named Bin Laden. Yes, this guy is a living comic book!
The demented Swiss even asked when I was going back to defend the USA. Well, I did my time trying to make the world a better place. Now I enjoy humanity that is concerned for other Thai's and anyone who needs help. We actually TALK to each other. The social WAR, that is going on in my Expat country is not something I wish to participate in at 75.