Originally Posted by Tasaio
Uplift, I'm having some trouble understanding the tone of your post. But the tone of this statement is clear enough.
My tone is this, The US, like Australia was built on major terrorism against the Indigenous occupants of the land, who were butchered and had their homes stolen. Then Africans were butchered and used as slaves to build it. You can fluff it out, primp it up, go for the lies of the 'Boys Own Annual' version...brave and true frontiersmen and their women folk adorers striving out and taming uncharted territories, but its crap.
To end terrorism, why don't the US and here, who by our own understanding of our own laws and beliefs are happily in reciept of stolen property, face the reality of the situation dished out and perpetuated to Indigenous peoples, and address it whole heartedly, truthfully and honestly. That would be an example to the world of how to end terrorism. How to be good and honest and heal and live together in respect and harmony. Not this, the worlds most successful terrorists squealing and screeching about all the other horrible, despicable terrorists.
Imagine right now, walking out your front door, suddenly watching strangers march in, pick your kids up by the feet, smash their heads against the wall, spread eagle your wife and grandmother, and hump them for days, till they were split apart, before clubbing their skulls in, and then flogging and pummeling you, because your skin and skull is thicker than an animals, to force you to clean it up, and then serve them. And when you retaliate, it is the action of godless vermin, to be dealt with like rats. And when you crumble in depression, you are a good for nothing, useless savage. And that went on and on and on. Then years later, whilst you are allowed to live there in the scraps of town, being told to be thankfull and get over it, whilst you watch an endless procession of celebration of, we took your home and butchered your family day.
Oh, thats right it wasn't like that, their homes were taken so nicely and wholesomely. And now they've got it made, and are free to join the fight against terrorism.
The foundation is a swamp, so what ever comes after it will sink. Start again, build a solid, deluxe foundation, and the rest is supported, just like individual personal development. But it requires honestly embracing the present situation and choosing change, not denial and lies.