Sunday, January 04, 2009
Who ARE the Bad Guys?
One of Osprey's blog posts features Bill Maher making a plea for sanity and against religion; view it here. He has a point, and a lot of things that seemed reasonable during humanity's history have been unmasked in the preceding century, because of the unprecedented expansion, mechanization and automation of war.
Religion is definitely one source of the madness that other people are not like us, but there are more. Consider nationalism, for example.
"My country, right or wrong" = Reasonable or Unreasonable?
"I am only following orders" = Reasonable or Unreasonable?
Racism is another form of this insane idea.
"THEY don't think like US" = Reasonable or Unreasonable?
"THEY are not ready for freedome" = Reasonable or Unreasonable?
Sexism is the hippo in the parlor.
"THEY are all fools" = Reasonable or Unreasonable?
"THEY are the cause of all OUR problems" = Reasonable, or Unreasonable"
Along with Religion we need to throw out the following biases:
Maybe then we could live in peace?
Imagine there's no ... well, you know the song.