Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Bin Laden's Death
The triumphalism about Bin Laden's death is quite depressing. The simple fact is that the rise of Islamic fundamentalism has its roots in 19th century British imperialism, the baton of which was passed to America after WW2. People have turned to religious fanaticism in the Middle-East as an outlet for their despair in reaction to political exploitation. A shame that the cheering crowds outside the White House couldn't reflect on that fact. But that would assume that people were intelligent, self-reflexive moral creatures that could get outside their egos and biological/cultural programming, which is obviously not the case. Thus the horrible cycle of history, tribalism and violence continues. Nature rocks on; people are owned by the DNA molecule. The only answer: don't have kids!