- Religion and Philosophy
Treatment of Islam and other extreme beliefs
Is Islam bad?
Islam has different levels and verisions
Of course, not all Muslims are evil, bad, immoral, etc. etc. But extreme Islam is a problem. Muslim terrorists make up most of the terrorism that is done in the world today. No matter how it is looked at, extreme beliefs are a problem.
Not only because the beliefs themselves are horrendous, but also because they are helped to continue to exists by more "moral" countries like the United States, who continue to enable the negative behavior of various countries.
I'm not expert on politics on foreign affairs or on politics, but the solutions to combat the negative ideas.
It shouldn't be the job of countries to invade and go to war with countries with people who disagree with other countries with who they run their country. Just because a country has a certain leader or a different form of government, it doesn't make the government automatically bad.
Countries like the United States need to look at how much freedom they allow for their citizens and how various countries treat their citizens when they are examining various foreign policies and trading laws that regard said countries.
By manipulating how we do trade and interact with those countries, the United States can have a positive effect towards change in various countries without having to put the lives of Americans at risk by going into endless and goal-less wars.
Not all people of any group are bad
Saying that Islam is bad is not calling all Muslims bad, it is an accurate assessment of the religion and the components of the faith. Saying that Muslim terrorism is a serious problem is not calling all Muslims terrorists, but accurately assessing the statistics in regards to the number terrorist attacks and by whom they were carried out by.
Just because me or someone else states that fact that an ideology is bad and that a lot of people hold that ideology, it doesn't mean that anyone is calling a whole group is bad. But when enough horrible people are together bad things happen.
When enough terrible people get together and take control of a country, it should be the moral obligation of all other countries to do everything in their power to pressure the country to come into the 21ist century in terms of morality and treatment of its citizens.
I'm going to focus on the Islam and the problems that it presents, but the possible solutions I'm going to propose can be applied to any group that could exert influence on the world.
War is not always the answer
If the Iraq war has shown us anything is that unless it is of immediate needs, war should never be used or considered as a solution to a problem. If the Boko Haram is killed thousands of people like they have been doing, the U.S. should step in and put an end to that. That's what moral humans do when other people are mindlessly slaughtering people for all no reason other than their Islamic ideology.
But for countries and areas that are relatively more stable and not doing things like a genocide that needs an immediate solution, more long range solutions can be taken. Obviously, every situation needs to be looked at, so not one idea will be the best solution for every country.
Going into countries that are currently unstable and making them more unstable is a problem that the United States doesn't seem to be able to get its head around. It is becoming more and more obvious that the goal of staying in the Middle East and in other countries around the world is not for any other purpose by to continue to profiting of military contractors who depend on a constant state of war to maximize profits for their company.
The real reason why the United States is as intrusive and useless when going to other countries is because it's not profitable for them to be successful and to end conflicts.
Even if most Americans felt the same way about the common sense positions regarding the effectiveness of our foreign policy, there would be no change, since the U.S. government is an oligarchy. It is the best kind of one because it isn't called one, and the government can use words they don't follow to justify a position they don't hold.
So the best solution many of the problems is to put the power of the opinion of the American people to use and to find ways to fight the oppression of the rights of the people to have their voices heard and acted upon by their representatives.
Republicans use Muslims to create fear
If it isn't obvious that the Republican party is the party of 100% pro big business, then it is a problem of where you are getting you're information from. It's painfully obvious that the Republicans don't even follow their own policy of fiscal conservationism. They do a lot of their bad works by promoting the fact they hate certain groups of people like Muslims.
If the Republicans were truly honest people, they would oppose all wars based on their made upon their fiscal policy. But they depend on their uneducated supporters to follow along with anything they say, even if it makes less than zero logical sense.
I don't mean to only point out the Republicans either. The Democrats are not much better.But they at least occasionally things right. It's very rare to see a Republican do the right thing or to use logic or facts to back up a position they hold.
The Republicans will often try to use fear mongering against Islam create a fictitious reason to remain occupying other people's countries. They leave out the real reasons why they are there and use Muslims and Islam to deflect their true intentions.
They use war to deflect the more responsible and fiscally responsible solutions to fighting Islam.
The real solutions
Although, I'm sure most members in government know the true solutions to countries with whom have horrendous social policies, they choose to ignore them and to continue their current policy.
The much more responsible and fiscally conservative policy to use is one of leaving out. In essence, if the United States worked with other countries to place economic sanctions on countries who mistreat their citizens, those countries would have a lot of economic pressure to make change. And in countries where the wealthy dominant, economic pressure is often the most effective kind because it is the kind that affects them directly.
If people were desperate for the U.S. to do something that is more active, the best solutions would be to send people to the country or near it to get people who wanted to leave out of the country. We could then let these people come to the United States and become citizens.
That may be less of a practical solutions because the schematics of a plan that would pull something like that off would be hard to execute efficiently
But economic sanctions would be much more plausible and realistic thing to do and would be one of the most effective ways to combat these various groups and governments that depend on our money and economic influence to continue to function.
If we want to rid the world of these terrible ideologies, forcing their hand through economic methods may be the best way.
Should the U.S. combat against countries who treat their citizens badly?
Changes that need to happen won't/can't happen with the way the United States government currently works. In order for real change to happen, the American people need to vote for people who will follow logic and the opinions of the people who voted for them.
The system is broken and until it's fixed. Islam and all other extreme beliefs will be used to mask true intentions, when in truth, these extreme beliefs are the true problem and need to be addressed in a way that is responsible and intelligent.
Islam is a complex problem that present itself in many different ways. In order to address the problem, a comprehensive plan should be developed against Islam and against any system of government that goes against basic human logic and humanistic values.