Hamas and Israeli terrorism are symptoms.
Hamas and Israeli terrorism are symptoms. Media coverage of death and destruction capture the surface signs of deep seated psychopathy. Beneath the blood are the causes, and beneath the causes are buried the seeds of compassion required for treatment. The hidden foundational causes can be addressed...the path to peace can be opened...without violence.
The complexities of today shut down rational thought and drive us to primitive responses and explanations. We are defensively forced into the black-and-white mode of fundamentalist thinking from which we reinterpret history, dehumanize 'the other', and commit to what would ordinarily, in more peaceful settings, be obviously immoral acts.
The underlying problems that beset the Israeli and Palestinian people are old. The current situation impedes logical thought. The solutions are quite new, and require a mindset girded against knee-jerk reactions and simplistic definitions.
Violence is not the answer. Solutions lie within creative minds at the pinnacle of moral evolution.
August 5, 2014 by Bruce Wallace, 121Contact