Who's Interest Is Being Served?

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  1. TheCapn profile image60
    TheCapnposted 10 years ago

    I remember quite a few years back reading "All Is Quite On The Western Front". I can't remember the exact quote, something about what does a baker in France have against a shoe maker in Germany. It makes me think of today's situation with the U.S. and the Middle East and I wonder how things got so elevated and out of hand. Has any candidate for senate, the house of representatives, or the presidency run on a platform of stirring up a hornets nest in the Middle East? Has any voter voted on a candidate that he knew would do so? My main question is, conspiracy theories aside, has our own apathy lead us to our current situation or is there some other cause? What do you think?

    1. TheCapn profile image60
      TheCapnposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I guess it should have been "Whose Interest", just trying to beat anyone to the punch that wants to correct my grammar.

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      Zarm Nefilinposted 10 years agoin reply to this


      That article right there is an interesting piece, and in lieu of that and others like it I think that a lot of Bush's so called middle east policy is just really an evangelical form of protestant dispensationlist theology converted into foreign policy by hardliner evangelical zionists.

      I would say Bush's own belief system would certainly constitute extremism of the worst sort, and oddly enough I am willing to bet there are even evangelicals out there who would agree with me on this (even though I am an atheistic agnostic).

      Matter of fact I am right, there are evangelicals who are worried about dispensationalism:


  2. SparklingJewel profile image73
    SparklingJewelposted 10 years ago

    I think for way too long we(the mass population of any country) have allowed others (leaders of corporate, banks and the political realms, and the  adherents thereof) to set the standards of policy and perception of others in the world.

    Citizens need to stand en mass and call them on it. Yes, as the majority, citizens have been apathetic on many issues, allowing standards to be set just because they did not make up their own minds and hearts on a particular issue. But now it is time to change all that. Contact our representatives in Congress, all forms of media, vote and speak up as groups, I guess are the main paths to change.

    Of course, I think prayer as the power behind change comes first, and then action smile


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