Originally Posted by Brutha
You still don't get to know everything that happened in the past, because the past is gone.
Unfortuantly, you missed to much of history to know the answer.
You don't have to find it right that Israel was created that way, but understanding why something happened is a good first step before you actually do something.
Otherwise you are just ignorant. If you don't understand why other people do the things they do you are less effective.
I am sorry if I sound if like if I know everything. Of course I don't know everything. I didn't want to sound like that and I will never claim that I know everything.
So yes I missed to much to know the answer.
But I have been searching for that answer. And to be honest I found many answers....but to be honest most of the time I don't get the motivations they are giving for all actions that were taken....I mean up till today I haven't heard a noble reason to kill off people in a the second WW and neither have I found a reason to create IsraŽl that made me smile and say "well wow that is really a good reason to do that in the Palestina".
So I guess I am dumber than the average American because even when I know what the holocaust is, I never ever found a satisfying reason for all the killings that have been done in the past. Americans now why they bombed Iraq and Afghanistan and in earlier times Libya and before that Vietnam and Korea and so on and so on...and many Americans found it reasonable that it had to happen...so they seem to understand "motives" better than I do. And that is probably why they are so successful in ruling nearly all over the world. So they seem to be not that dumb to me at all even if they can't define the holocaust. They have a very good relations with IsraŽl as well, so even if 50% of the population doesn't know what the holocaust is, the IsraŽlis don't bother as they are close friends with the US, closer than with Europe where people can give you some definition.
And of course it is good to first understand why something happened before you actually do something. To be honest that is the reason why I just don't do anything at all when it comes to "world affairs and world politics" as this single lifetime is to short to get trough and thoroughly to all the points of view that in so many matters from the past up till today. But the us citizens seem to understand more like I already wrote above, as they supporting their gov and the gov has no problem to find each time extra soldiers.
For me it would be impossible to understand all of the people, I am not "a god".
So I guess I will stay less effective on world affairs but as it was never my purpose to do something on "world level" it is not that a big deal.
And being able to define the holocaust is far away from understanding why it happened and why IsraŽl popped up after that.
Do you really think that they explain the why at all schools in Europe? Forget it.
So if Americans are dumb because they can't tell you what the holocaust is, so are Europeans because they don't have any idea why it all happened that way....
"wir haben es nicht gewusst" can be completed with "and we still don't have a clue why and how it got that far and it all seems to start all over again....except that this time we chose the Muslims in stead of the Jews to blame anything on".
At least that is the state where many Europeans are in now.
And I thing that is really not smarter than the US plebs.
Like I already said, I think the percentage of ignorant people is everywhere the same in the world. It is only sometimes a little different, and the reasons why people got ignorant are also very different. I know people with high educations that are more ignorant than people that went to school only till the age of 14 year. So it is not all to blame on the education system. There is another factor as well......and that is what whole this website is about.....self development....the purpose of your life....the purpose you give to your life....light or darkworker?
Just say that the crowed of one nation is dumb because of those two questions above and because of the school system....