Howdy. As a French, I want to say a big “THANK YOU” to the guys who sent a kind word of sympathy. It’s comforting. Really.
None of my friends or relatives were involved in those terrorist attacks we had in Paris, so things are allright here.
As a friend said, it sucks that we need to comfort muslims with frequent reassurance that, no, we know they’re not psychokillers, while the muslims, on their side, must definitely think it sucks that everyone is expecting from them demonstrations that they’re good citizens who are not going to slaughter their neighbors. Huh, the irony on both sides.
I’m disgusted that the killers were other French whose mind has rotted until they thought OK to kill innocents.
I blame Islam for this, but don’t take it the wrong way. Five centuries ago these were catholics who were committing mass murders in that same town, and catholicism is to blame the same way. Half a century ago, over five million jews died, and for this, the nazi racial supremacy belief is to blame. See the common trait ? Our sick brain, as a species, always aspiring to violence, and jumping to every good alibi to dampen all sense of morality, and go kill others.
It’s sad no religion contains a simple line telling “if you’re using faith to inflict pain unto others, you’re an asshole and we don’t want you”. But well, even a line like that would have been circumvented. Praise peace all you want, there are always loopholes. Always.
Religion, faith, are only alibis used by the sick of mind, those who seek to blind themselves, to drown themselves in something bigger and catering for their violent aspirations. The best vessel for violent radicalization in this early XXIst century is Islam, so be it, another century, another vessel, it’s all the same.
And like with other persons afflicted by incurable mental illness, we’re caught in a trap, what can we do with those people ? Can they even be cured ? “At least”, the persons who did the murders can be considered as enemy solders and killed as if it were a war on our ground. But… Say, imagine we catch a person about to commit a terror attack: after years of jail and of mental treatment, could we ever set that person free in the future ? Should we murder them with hanging, beheading, gunshot, poison, and think it’s normal to deal with that with people who haven’t committed a crime yet ? That would make us a horrible society, wouldn’t it ? But what else could be done ? I’m not implying a thing, or another, I just don’t know.
That, is my ultimate belief, it’s our defeat as a whole species.
We have always been breeding crazy killers in our ranks, in large numbers.
We’re not good enough.
Still, most of us do our best and the result is mostly OK (as long as you belong to the richest fifth of the world population, right ? And as long as you don’t consider our aggreated behaviour is pumping so hard on our planet’s resources we’re driving civilization into a bottleneck wall of pain in a pair of generations). Another day comes, our lives resume, that’s what matters.
Take care everyone, be well
(a good thing for the blog, I have two days of shares prepared in advance, so I won’t have to worry about stuff before monday.)