In a recent discussion with family members, a topic was brought up that seemed to cause contention because of the varying life experience of those involved and recent political issues around the globe. The topic, whether or not we should move on with replacing positive in the wake of negative events throughout history, or whether we should celebrate anniversaries with gory details of death, destruction and hatred.
I didn't really think I was out of my depth by stating that my opinion is that we should start to move forward and replace the negative with positive, however, I had fierce opposition to my opinion. Being the peace maker that I am, I left it alone but decided to gather my thoughts and present them here so that I could sort them out to see if they still made sense to me.
The thing that struck me in the family conversation was strong opinion about the 95 year old man who is being tried regarding his war crimes from the WWII era. While I feel that, if he did commit the crime, the laws of the land are the laws of the land. However, at 95 years old and due to the age of the crimes (along with the fact that he would have been taking orders), I would take a historian's point of view while approaching this one so that the facts could be collected for accuracy. I would also take the approach of someone who could provide his extended family with relief in whatever guilt that he has felt from those crimes being put to use in works that would benefit those who he committed the crimes against. Now, if these were especially heinous crimes, his comfort of care and living would be affected.
While this case is big news, the thing that makes the news is the hate, the fear, the despair, the things that were done against a certain people.
I know these things will not be forgotten by anyone who has had a history lesson, so why is it that the gory details, hatred, fear and despair are being reused over and over, thus victimizing the same group of people? It is in my opinion that this is done by the political masters with political theater in mind. This molds the emotions, intellect and reality of all generations to fit a political agenda that keeps the masses in check, readily primed for the next political move.
Let's look at a more recent example. 9/11 was a tragic event that was shock and awe to everyone who lived during that time. Because media has been so "diligent" in force feeding us the gory details, we really did see the events happening in real time (Be-that-as-it-may, on a side note, the real time constant of the media also showed faults to the event timeline and to details that to-this-day cannot be proven absolutely true).
Since 9/11, events that have caused war and rumors of war have been blamed on the fact that 'they did that to us on 9/11'. Using words like terror, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, nuclear power, etc, and using media coverage of foreign events to help unravel these stormy times even further, the public has learned fear of the "foreign". Foreign religion. Foreign skin color. Foreign customs and cultures.
Using words like terror, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, nuclear power, etc, and using media coverage of foreign events to help unravel these stormy times even further, the public has learned fear of the "foreign". Foreign religion. Foreign skin color. Foreign customs and cultures.Another example of fear mongering on a different front to keep the masses in line are the stories of Ebola, pandemics, SARRS, and other illnesses that have posed a real anxiety for people with the news of Zika and other diseases that take less lives and cause less issues that influenza. The people become afraid and are willing to ingest any vaccine, regardless of what it covers, without question. They become zombies, being told not to travel to certain places, eat or breathe certain things. The people are willing to be sprayed with pesticides in compressed airplane cabins without question. The people are afraid so they draw closer to media by staying home and becoming uninvolved in life in general, flipping on the TV and other media options and getting their dose of "reality" there instead. It's "safe" and "comfortable".
This IS the Zombie Apocalypse. We are afraid of anything we are told to be afraid of, believe what those in 'authority' tell us, and every time an anniversary of any of the tragic events in life history comes up, we are put back into the CONDITIONED state of fear, the conditioned state of despair, the conditioned state of anger and the conditioned mood of hatred.
When the next moment comes up for a piece on the chess board to be moved, believe me, those taking their turn have worked on the move for long enough that the outcome is as predictable as the people they use as the chess pieces.
Conditioning. Conditioning. Conditioning.