Friday, December 17, 2010

Terrorist or Fighting For Your Beliefs?

It's easy to call people terrorists when they act against your beliefs. But what about their beliefs, and the reason they do it? Should people not stand up for what the believe in? If that's the case, then we should still be under British control.

I was in the shower and I think I just realized what the "terrorists" are fighting for, or about, and honestly I have to agree now(assuming my idea is right anyway). I may not be at the point they are, blowing stuff up and killing for the beliefs, but if things keep going the way they are I probably will.

They are fighting against the spread of our culture. A culture of consumption and waste. A culture of people that don't actually care about anything. They are fighting to keep their freedom, the freedom we lost long ago. Freedom from greed, from the need to acquire material things needlessly. They are fighting against the spread of greedy capitalism. They fight against the spread of our culture that induces a drone like state of people within it. At least that's my new theory anyway...

I know that the conditions in foreign countries like Iraq and Afghanistan are not the same as we have. But if you see things the way I am, you realize that they are allowed to do things we are not. We can't defend ourselves without a lawsuit that takes everything you have. We are slaves to the wage because we are slaves to material things, things they don't have there. We consume forests and millions of animals incredibly wastefully. I know I don't actually know what it's like over in the middle east aside from what I see in movies, but it seems pretty desolate and the living conditions seem terrible. So obviously that part isn't so great, and I'm sure there are lots of other issues, but the point is that replacing one issue with another isn't the answer.

At one time though, America used to be a great place. A place you could live, grow your own food, build your own house, and live your life for yourself rather than spending the better part of your life learning to make money to buy things. You used to be able to stand up for what you believe and not be called a terrorist and thrown in jail. I know I've discussed some of these things in a previous post, but this is for a different reason this time.


  1. Agreed. Good post. Too many of our rights n freedoms have been compromised, all for greed.

  2. @ kwile : more often "for the children".