Originally Posted by aydee
Yea, religion is and has always been an easy and natural weapon. Call upon people's faith, find an interpretation that makes people kill and die for their God/ their Cause and press the red button. You are right, this is an age old tactic and there's nothing remotely new about it. There's no part of the world that hasnt seen this in play at sometime or another.
My issue really is with an increasingly political media, which mutes moderate and rational voices because the crazies make much better Television, better TRPs, more advertising revenue,whatever. Perhaps in this whole Jihad-ization ( ? ) of our modern post 9 /11 lives, there aren't enough moderate voices amongst those people to start with, I dont know, Im no political expert.
I just think that a responsible media could have played an important role in bridging a greater understanding of issues in this very dangerous phase of world politics, where we sit on the brink of a war of civilizations, but it chooses to low ball it.
When you say evil people, I hope you mean a group of individuals and not race, religion or color, because the history of the world is too littered with the ethnic cleansing of so called evil people in practically every corner of the globe and has left scars that fester for many generations.
When I say evil people, I mean people who preach and practice hatred and violence. They might unite themselves under a common symbol/book/folklore/skin color. I understand that others may unite themselves under closely rated symbols/books/folklore/skin color and not be evil. Holy cow, I have to constantly restate this.
Here's an example of what I'm talking about when I say evil people. Believe what they are saying: