So what is it like to view American citizens as just pawns on a chessboard? What is it like to remain so detached from the everyday human experiences of struggle and hardship, that people don’t seem real anymore? What is it like to relinquish the notion you are a part of the rest of the world and the rest of society – wherein reality no one is better than the next? Does it feel safe and secure; like living in a bubble or your own little impregnable fortress buttressed by the hope of what your opportunities can afford you?
Any fanatic can burn a book, or a flag, because it doesn’t require rational explanation. But anyone with the brain of a troglodyte could appreciate there is complexity to the reality of most religions and belief systems. Once again high-minded religion plays its hand in the human affairs of politics, as Jones also sees the trumped up Muslim Mosque controversy, to be built close to ground zero, as seriously provocation. But real patriotism includes having a willing to seek out the truth.
PHILIPPINES. On the eve of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos' 93rd birth anniversary, Filipinos appear to be forgetting his legacy of abuse, victims of human rights violations during his long rule said on Friday.