Scene one (Our desires provide the means for our destruction)
To some I’m known as the merchant of death and to others the purveyor of all that is immoral. Personally I like to draw a comparison between myself and the devil, the only difference being, I wear a better suit. Yes I suppose you could blame me for all the death and destruction that exists in the world today, but please remember that I only represent your best interests. It’s easy for you to sit back on your comfortable couch, pointing the finger at the criminal who just broke into that poor defenseless old lady’s home, and to shake your head in disgust at the invasion of Iraq. What you may fail to realize, however, is that these acts are one in the same. When it comes down to it, it’s all about taking something from someone else by what ever means necessary. It’s nothing new, in fact, it’s the darker side of human nature. It’s our past, present and future…
Scene Two (Past)
Our past leaders have primed us with examples of rape and pillage, which over time has lead to the extinction of Ideological warfare reducing it to nothing more than a bed time story used to soothe the conscience of society. Let’s take a historical perspective.
The establishment of the Honourable East India Company in 1600 marked a new era of greed and sanctioned violence in the Asia pacific region, most notably annexing the Indian subcontinent, which quickly became the British Empire’s largest source of revenue. With the aid of God, the King and just a tad of military might the British successfully acquired trading routes throughout Asia whilst at the same time ‘anglicising’ its people. No doubt, when the British arrived, the local populace celebrated being saved from their traditional, independent, non-Christian, and relativley stable lifestyles. Or, perhaps not.. To provide a perspective. Someone breaks into your home steals your TV and your CDs. Whilst appropriating your property they decide that it would be in their best interests to reside in your home, allowing you to stay around as the hired help. I’m sure you would be fuming.
Modern History Assessment Task #1 c) Britains immediate reaction to World War I was a combination of excited anticipation, curiosity and patriotism. The majority of people were swayed by the initial euphoria and the country settled into a state of patriotic unity. Initially, Britain was sure that the war would be over by Christmas. They had only ever before seen small outbreaks of conflict like ...
This example was so successful in aquiring resources for the Empire that it became a template for resource acquisition today. The United States of America showed itself a quick learner in its invasion of: Korea, and later Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, all under the pretence of establishing “democratic peace – founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.”(www.brainyquote.com).Paterortic as this sounds it is just another means of oppression.
Scene Three (Present)
So now we’re a century wiser and what’s changed? Fortunately for me, very little. Despite arms embargos, UN treaties, NATO, and International Criminal legislation wars proliferate and African leaders commit infamous acts of genocide against their own people. One nation still invades another with the sole purpose of resoruce acquisition, crudely disguised as an ideological war. And why? Simply, because you don’t really care. So long as you’ve got your big house, expensive car and limitless supply of energy you’re content. You don’t care where the petrol to run your car comes from, and you don’t care about the fact that it’s not even really yours. There are those of you who protest against the travesty that is Iraq, Iran or Afganistan; questioning the legitmacy of the USA’s actions. But really you’r just telling us what we already know. ,We see the images on TV knowing its wrong, illegal and certainly immoral. But then since when has the equation for your happiness had anything to do with morals?
Scene four (Future)
So where are we headed from here? Well, given that past behaviour is an indicator of future behaviour and that our precious resources are dwindling at an ever increasing rate, I think it’s safe to assume more of the same… Humans are not creatures of logic, we are creatures of desire. Our actions are a result of what we consider necessary for survival. Yeah, you may call me evil, but you’ll agree, I’m a necessary evil.
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