I feel overwhelmed by a wide range of emotions.
Since I was a young child, at the age of 7 - I have read the paper nearly every day...and managed to really try to understand, complex world situations.
What I really enjoy, is how these events that I'm reading about - "relate to history - and what took place generations ago."
Events repeat themselves, because human nature is essentially the same as it was 500, or 1500 years ago.
We are animals playing out the same routine, generation after generation.
We think we are more educated, more peaceful, and more understanding -- but clearly, we are not.
We are more educated, and more connected -- but we are NOT smarter, than any preceding generation.
Our medicines today may be better, our life span may be longer -- but this is not a indication of intelligence.....
I think intelligence lies in more than education and learning.
My belief on judging intelligence has evolved....
Simply put, it is "TAKING HISTORY AND PREVIOUS GENERATION'S EXPERIENCES, (GOOD AND BAD LEARNINGS) AND APPLYING THEM, AS WELL AS EXECUTING, AND IMPLEMENTING STEPS TO GENERATE PROGRESS, TO MAKE THE WORLD SAFER FOR EACH SUCCESSIVE GENERATION...."
Human beings are violent group.
Certain humans are more violent than others. We have THOUSANDS OF YEARS of history to learn from, (on how to deal VIOLENT strains of human) - yet we ignore the ways to deal with the worst human elements of the earth........
THIS IS THE OPPOSITE OF INTELLIGENCE.
We have gone backwards.....
We have learned nothing from the thousands of years of violent history that the world has gone through, and sadly, we are condemned to repeat many of the WORST situations that mankind has faced, and dealt with ---- and yet...
We take precious little of it (the past) and apply it today, to understand the best ways to confront and deal with problems.
I see it clearly TODAY in how deal with the, AGGRESSIVE ENEMIES OF THE WORLD.
Here is a picture that was taken by me, in Paris.
It represents what the people of Europe (and France) want to do, when the world has major problems.
They want to, sit at a cafe, talk, drink soda (or coffee) in the sun, and debate.....pontificate, smoke ..... and BLAME THE UNITED STATES AND THE JEWS FOR THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS. Thye did this as Hitler built up his war machine from 1930 to 1938....and sat in these very cafe's.....
Here is a few of the problems from Paris and London...both of these clips are less than 30 seconds -- and give Europe and good glimpse a what they will be facing:
Paris Anti-Israel Protest Video August 13, 2006 (click on arrow to begin)
London Anti Israel Protest Video "We are all Hezbullah" (click on arrow)
A few tid-bits for Europe:
Europe - drink your coffee.
Europeans - Smoke your cigarettes.
Europeans - Blame George Bush for all your problems.
Europeans - Throw Israel (and the Jews) to the proverbial "wolves."
Why do I say this?
Because HISTORY dictates that precious little will be done to confront problems --- UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE....
Quick History Lesson.
Do you want to know how Europe has dealt with Muslim aggression in the past?
HERE......they called it, THE CRUSADES.
"The crusades had profound but localized effects upon the Islamic world, where the equivalents of "Franks" and "Crusaders" remained expressions of disdain. Muslims traditionally celebrate Saladin, the Kurdish warrior, as a hero against the Crusaders. In the 21st century, some in the Arab world, such as the Arab independence movement and Pan-Islamism movement, continue to call Western involvement in the Middle East a "crusade." The Crusades were regarded by the Islamic world as cruel and savage onslaughts by European Christians."
There is a BAD wind blowin'.......and Israel is "smellin the stench."
The bad wind today, is that a democracy (Israel) was forced to make a deal with terrorists. (Hezbullah)
History has shown us, that this does not bode well for the world.
6 million Jews were slaughtered in the Holocaust by the Nazi's as the world (and the good people of Europe turned a blind eye to mass murder).....Neville Chamberlain shook Hitler's Hand in Munich, and declared - "Peace in Our time.."
But, the most telling statistic is the 60 million "civilians" that died worldwide -- during the same period of time that the Holocaust was being executed.....
Evil, moves beyond it's "original target" - which starts with Jews, but ends with WIDE GROUPS OF PEOPLE. Maybe you?
We are on a collision course with History.
It is another sad lesson that will be on the pages of your grandchilds history book.
It will not matter, because no one will apply the key attributes of learning how HISTORY has dealt with problems SUCCESSFULLY.
It will all be repeated again, and the cycle WILL RESTART -- instead of intelligently APPLYING HISTORY -- AND FORMULA'S THAT WORK.......AND HAVE WORKED TO MINIMIZE DEATH AND DESTRUCTION OF PEOPLE.
History and Sad Lessons......More of the same......