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Let Me Drop A Bomb Of My Own

Alright you know I have to say my piece on Paris.

I’ve been coming across random posts about it and I’ve just been sitting here waiting, lurking, eager for more information to come out. These things are always touchy subjects, especially in western civilization. It’s sparking a lot of fear (if you didn’t already know, America is known for it’s Culture Of Fear) and a lot of heartache.

Of course my heart goes out to the people of Paris who lost their lives, the people of Paris who lost their family and their friends, and the people of Paris who are now living in a state of emergency. It’s a moment in time that will affect the rest of many people’s lives in the worst way possible. For that reason it’s disheartening.

I hear a lot of people saying “we’re all in this together, stop the senseless killing.”

I hear a lot of people saying “we have to love each other, you guys.”

I hear a lot of people saying “fucking terrorists”

I hear even more people saying “fucking terrorists are going to come over here!” 

And now that it’s been revealed ISIS was behind the attacks, I’m sure I’m going to hear a lot more of “Fucking Islamic terrorists!”

Hmmm. Let me take a moment before I open my big ass mouth.

Stop. Stop with the “we’re all in this together” stop with the “fucking Islamic terrorists” stop with the fear. Stop and silence yourself. Now think.

ISIS is obviously a radical group. They obviously have an affinity for decapitation and mutilation and violence. There is no question about that.

And so do we. There is no question about that.

France vowed to get their revenge according to an article that was released two hours ago. They declared it an “act of war”.

Lets get one thing fucking straight here. This isn’t anything new. It shouldn’t be shocking. When you’re over in the middle east shooting down families, burning huts, blatantly disrespecting their religious choices, you think that’s not an act of war? You think it’s alright for all these armies to storm in there claiming they fight for “Freedom” (whatever the fuck that means) when really they only provide weapons and aide to the allied countries that supply them with oil? You think those haven’t been acts of war?

These attacks are not random. This is a cauldron of bullshit that has been bubbling for years and ISIS just happens to be one of the radical groups with enough power and craziness to act. So yes, you should be scared; there’s now a group with enough power to play your little game back at you.

This is not to say killing innocent people is alright. I feel deeply for the people of Paris; the citizens have done nothing to deserve this, just as the citizens in all those middle eastern countries did nothing to deserve the attacks on them.

You ever notice in all the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and such, we never got the true numbers of how many of their people died. We got the number of our soldiers. We were taught to grieve for our soldiers (and rightfully) but we don’t hear about the families torn to shreds, the children living in fear, the parents struggling to walk outside of their house to get food in fear of getting caught in the crossfire between radical groups and western troops.

And let’s also consider why the fuck groups like this even form. Yes, many have a religious agenda. Many hate their government (and have reason to). Others are like the Guerrilla’s in “When The Mountains Tremble”; they’re fighting because people are fighting them.

Let’s flip this around. Say America has some nice resources the rest of the world depended on. Let’s say we had civil unrest and our government was struggling and Europe wasn’t willing to save our ass and let’s say there were several groups formed throughout the country fighting for power. Would you agree to have ISIS over here and force their will and their agenda upon us with their guns and their tanks and their soldiers so they can secure their cash crop on our land?

My point? Mind your own fucking business.

Stay the fuck out of countries and countries will stay the fuck out of you.

I don’t care how much oil you loose. I’ll drive a Fred Flintstones car, I don’t give a fuck.

ISIS is a result of all this past bullshit. Yes, they’re militant and yes they’re religion based and they’re obviously ruthless, but they came from countries torn apart by unrest and foreign armies and induced poverty and government corruption. They started with radical demands for their own country, not anyone else’s. This attack wasn’t random, and the following attacks won’t be random. This is unrest that’s been bubbling for years and years and now it’s spilling over the rim.

That much hate doesn’t develop out of thin air. If the entirety of ISIS are enraged sociopaths than I’ll bite my tongue, but I don’t think that’s the case.

War is never about peace or freedom; war is about money, it’s about divided beliefs, and it’s about allied countries.

An article already speculates ISIS struck Paris because America finances Saudi Arabia.

What the fuck does that have to do with peace, religion, freedom, or any of that bullshit?

Okay, Okay, if I haven’t convinced you, consider this: How could something as gruesome as war blossom into something as pure as peace? It doesn’t. No one’s been fighting for freedom or justice. ISIS hasn’t, America hasn’t; the last justifiable war was World War 2 and I will forever stand my ground on that.

Anyone feel a World War 3 approaching? The best thing we can hope for is that everyone will be so busy taking selfies with their guns to show how badass they are hardly anyone will get killed.

So to those who say “why can’t we live in peace and love each other?”, there’s your answer. Because it’s never been about peace or love. It’s never been about helping people, it’s never been about embracing freedom and human rights because all three principals are violated in the midst of war. ON BOTH SIDES.

Why don’t we grieve both for Paris and for the countries ISIS has bombarded? For all the families that have been torn apart by governmental and military industrial complexes? And grieve for ISIS; they’re lost people. They grew up in war and the only thing to cling to in the midst of horror is faith, religion, God–everything else gets blown to hell. They’re fighting for what they believe in because they’ve had nothing else to believe in. That’s not giving them an excuse to murder. It’s proving to you there is humanity amidst tragedy and pain and delusion.

If you truly believe in “World Peace”, if you truly wish we could “all love each other”, if you truly believe we’re all apart of each other, than you’ll be able to have compassion for even the most diabolical, the most freakish, the most fiendish, loathsome monster.

If you truly believe in worldly unity, in Truth, in love, than you’ll be like the mother who hugs her child’s killer in an act of acknowledgement, in an act of selflessness and realization that hurt occurred in their life as well.

You’ll be the one who understands the difference between compassion for these people and justification of their actions.

We’ve been structured to have emotions only for ourselves, only for our great country and our great values. We aren’t taught to explore the possibilities of other’s hurt. We’re taught to see that what ISIS did was wrong but not to understand that it wasn’t unprovoked.

It’s good to live in the present; it’s atrocious to live without acknowledgement for the past and that’s what we’ve been doing. I’ll say it once more; groups like this don’t pop out of the ground.

I’ll also say this once more: ISIS has no justifiable reason for their murders. Rarely is there any justifiable reason for murder. What they did was disgusting, it’s horrendous, it’s soul crushing. As is every other bombing, shooting, and act of war across the span of the globe. This is nothing new and it’s nothing shocking. Stop acting like it.

Acknowledge what you’ve done, learn from where you’ve been, and apply it to the present. Once government/military agents, radicals, and religious sects come to this sort of consensus, once we all realize our world is only as humane as our strongest opposition to humanity, maybe then we can claim ourselves progressive and civilized.

Until then, I’d get used to considering yourself primitive.

P.S: I think everyone would do well to educate themselves about actual Islamic practices. ISIS should do this more than anyone. 

P.S.S: America will have it’s time. We’re not invincible and neither is Europe. I’d suggest they all examine this truth a little more closely.

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About AlishiaDee (378 Articles)
Alishia D. is a blogger, a beginning novelist, and a counselor at 2nd Story Peer Respite house where diagnostic labels and the culture of mental health is long forgotten. She's a mental health peer who has bounced through as many labels as she has doctors, and enjoys being sarcastic when she can. She also hates writing in 3rd person.

15 Comments on Let Me Drop A Bomb Of My Own

  1. mentalbreakinprogress // November 15, 2015 at 2:11 pm // Reply

    Excellent job! You tell a sobering truth here. Personally, I feel the media is largely to blame. The mixed messages, conflicting stories, constant visuals of horrific things to the point we’re numb. Then, after barely processing one tragedy and changing your profile picture to make sure you’ve done your part, another tragedy ensues. Thanks for sharing this! Great read and I’m reblogging it 🙂 lol

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  2. mentalbreakinprogress // November 15, 2015 at 2:13 pm // Reply

    Reblogged this on Mental Break – In Progress and commented:
    Excellent read! A very real look at what’s happening in the world as talk of WW3 is in the air…

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  3. Wow sister…was u on fire or what? I loved it. It is about money and if you study enough about money, there is NO gold to back up our money…we might as well use monopoly money…oh yeah, it’ll all go down, but what do I know? I’m just crazy, right?

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    • Haha thanks! Honestly I was expecting a lot of flack for this post lol So it’s good to see some people understand where I’m coming from. But you’re totally right, there’s no back up, there’s no safety net, we might as well go back to trading some pebbles for some corn meal, seems much easier. And I don’t think you’re crazy at all, I think you make valid point 😀

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  4. I love this and I’m really glad that someone had the courage to call out the issues that America has caused but I’m wondering if you know about the attacks ISIS has inflicted on its own people? The western world isn’t the only victim of ISIS, most victims are Arabs and Muslims. They’re family members of people in ISIS, they’re neighbors, and country-men. To say that ISIS members are lost is very true but I hope you understand that we’re not their primary subject and that they are not products of poverty. ISIS leaders are very rich and well-influenced and their attack on France was just a show of power. I just thought that I should mention that because although your point is very valid, there is a lot more to this that you didn’t mention.

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    • Oh yeah I know very well how bad they’ve afflicted their own people and that’s why I also made a brief mention for the families and the citizens who have been basically torn apart by these radical religious sects rising into power. But Thank you for also mentioning that in some more detail because I know I didn’t give enough focus on them. I’ve been trying to read more and more on ISIS, like more about the formation of it, but it’s hard to find sources that aren’t biased and a little tainted–or at least don’t make me suspicious of their authenticity. I feel like for this kind of situation you’d have to spend days writing about it just to scrape the service. So thanks once again for saying that 🙂

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      • Anytime! I really did love what you had to say, it was fresh to see such a different perspective. And yeah it’s hard to get information on ISIS when it’s so hard to write about them from an objective point of view. Sometimes it just feels like they popped out of nowhere and began to create horrors.

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      • Thanks! And yeah that’s what I thought too then I was reading around and found some info speculating the group idea had been started a long time ago back when the USSR was messing with the middle east. Then later there was some dude who got close with osama but didn’t ever want to join al-queda so he formed the prototype of the Islamic state. Don’t know if any of that is true but that’s what I read in a few places.

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      • I heard other stories about Middle Eastern governments starting ISIS as a militant group and then ISIS branched out on its own and started to attack people. I think all these stories are valid in some way and it’s a little bit of everything that started it.

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  5. Isn’t it funny how the american government went after Bin Laden and Al Qaeda and got Bin Laden and then some how Al Qaeda disappears…goes quiet and All of a sudden ISIS appears from nowhere with lots of money,power well led and have groups all over the world to carry out attacks….Just like Al Qaeda! had it occurred to anyone that they might be the same terrorist group just reorganised and renamed? ISIS have no regard for their own people and what they are doing has nothing to do with Religion that is cover up and excuse for what they really are about and that is money and Power…they have the power to make everybody fear them which is why their own people fled the areas they control because they kill everybody who doesn’t tow the “Company” Line.Which is why I will never fear them,I will live my life the way I choose,they make carry out an attack which make kill me but so what,I’m not afraid to die….Death is only the beginning…Take the fear away and they have no power.

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    • Yeah you make good points, there’s a lot of weird behind the scenes stuff going on that the rest of the world is never allowed to hear about. Isis is merciless I agree, and what they’ve done to their own people and other people is deplorable. When I say people should be scared I also mean scared of what we’ve done to ourselves. If we’re not worried about that than nothing will ever change.

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