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All of our nations have committed atrocities! Is revenge simply evil?

  1. cfin profile image77
    cfinposted 3 years ago

    The US, Russian, UK, Chinese and countless other governments have mistreated people. Terrorist groups from each country have also done so. I have noticed that people on yahoo news articles seem to think it is appropriate to say the victims of the Boston bombings deserved it because they funded the IRA back in the 70's. People seem to be uneducated about this whole scenario but it brings up a good point. Hasn't every country, or an organization from every nation committed an atrocity?
    Are HUMANS just bitter, vengeful creatures who thrive on hate? What is wrong with people?

    In this instance, Bostons links to the IRA in the 70's are completely irrelevant. Then Irish people (the majority of whom despise the IRA) feel the need to bring up English history, and how we were mistreated. But when you think about it, The Irish and English were killing each other for over 1000 years. Inflicting pain on each other. Whether by their governments or by terrorist groups claiming to be freedom fighters. Then people in turn believe what suits them ie. Falsely believing all English hate Irish, or falsely believing the IRA have anything got to do with the Irish government. In turn if you think they hate you, you will hate them back.

    Its a sad cycle. Lets discuss

  2. jandee profile image48
    jandeeposted 3 years ago

    Yes I agree mostly but why did you even have to mention that most Irish people despise the IRA,

    1. cfin profile image77
      cfinposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It was my example. Most people think the IRA is Ireland. I was reading comments on an article about the Boston bombings. People were saying that the Tricolor is a flag of the IRA and anyone who flies it should be shot. Thousands of people were agreeing.

      It has caused a level of hate and misunderstanding that is unacceptable. Most Irish people do hate the IRA and what it has become. Irish people are the only ones who can separate what we are, from what the IRA want people to think we are. The media should not even call them the IRA anyway because they are not. What is left are scumbags, clinging to a name that has long been tarnished.

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
        Hollie Thomasposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        You see, this is where disinformation lands people. The tricolor actually symbolises peace. The orange and green represent both sides, and the white represents their aspirations for peace and unity. The tricolor is meant to be a symbol of hope.

        ALL of our nations have committed terrible acts and unfortunately innocent people suffer because of this. But, in the main, we can do something about this, by not believing everything we read and doing our own research. Or, by at least waiting for some facts to present, and some analysis to be sure that they are, indeed, facts.

        There is only speculation regarding the Boston bombings, let's wait for the facts before we regurgitate rumour.

        1. cfin profile image77
          cfinposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Ehh, I didn't regurgitate rumor. I was actually disgusted with people saying that it was karma.

          Having lived in Ireland most of my life and having traveled all over the world, I can easily say it is the most peaceful country I have been too. Norway is similar. The misunderstandings are all thanks to the US and UK media peddling hate. FYI, I am well aware of what my own flag stands for. I was speaking about the rest of the world, who, also thanks to the media, don't understand this fact.

          I have had a lot of stupid comments made to me during my time in the states. People are very ignorant indeed.

  3. jandee profile image48
    jandeeposted 3 years ago

    Yes I understand . Therefore maybe some writing is needed about how the IRA was taken over a few years ago,by a break away group who used their name.

    1. cfin profile image77
      cfinposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yep. The media are the ones who name these scum bags. Maybe if the media stopped stirring hate and trying to get readers at any cost.

      Then again look at the stuff that goes on, and the media doesn't even cover it. It makes me sad how 50 people can be killed by a bomb blast in baghdad the same day as the bombing in Boston and no  one looked twice. Again thanks to the media and as I said above, people think its some sort of "karma", like the poor people of Baghdad deserve it? sad