Satyagrahi's comment history

Satyagrahi said...

Annisisbell, your question suggests that our decision to support Israel should depend upon the fact that they are a Jewish state. So, do I think we should support them because they are a Jewish state? No. I think our decision to support a country should have nothing to do with their majority race or religion. I believe we should support a Muslim nation just as readily as a Christian or Jewish one. However, I think that should be based upon their history and policies.

I also have to say that I have no idea what that question has to do with this conversation other than the persistence to make Jews out to be the evil, behind-the-scenes villains of modern history.

I just saw your comments about MLK as well so I am going to assume that you will not be reading any of his speeches or writings with an open mind. Who do you consider to be American leaders of integrity and historical worth? And what trusted sources do you get your ideas from since you obviously have no trust for the media?

July 24, 2012 at 5:27 p.m.
Satyagrahi said...

Annisisbell, they say there are two basic motivations for any action: love and fear. From your comments it is clear that much of your life is ruled by fear, especially of anyone who is not like you. The fears you have of people such as Muslims and Jews are dangerous. Your Nordic, Christian culture is not under attack. You (and I) have been the beneficiaries of hundreds of years of societal benefit. Our majority has held an unbalanced cultural, political and economic advantage over other cultures for a very long time. I would challenge you to read writings of people like Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi or even Jesus. Or read something like Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead, Life After Hate magazine or watch the movie American History X. All are stories of people who have led miserable lives because of similar beliefs as yours. They all, however, met beautiful, kind people from the cultures they feared and came to see that they were not what they had been led to believe. Seek out these stories. Be open to them. I don't write this to argue with you, insult you or anything like that. Instead, I write this out of a sincere care for you and the belief that no one can lead a happy life harboring the fears that you have so deeply invested in.

July 24, 2012 at 4:32 p.m.
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