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Re: Theos-World Fwd: Sept 11 & "The Deeper Wound" (Deepak Chopra)

Sep 14, 2001 09:43 PM
by Bart Lidofsky

Eldon B Tucker wrote:
> Here's something that someone just sent me that
> is interesting to think about.

OK. I'll think about it (which is clearly more than Deepak Chopra did).

> One assumes that whoever did this attack feels implacable hatred for
> America. Why were we selected to be the focus of suffering around
> the world? 

Because we represent freedom, and freedom, especially freedom of
thought, is the enemy of those who would exercise total control over the
thoughts of their brethren. 

> the name of God? Isn't God invoked with hatred in Ireland, Sri
> Lanka, India, Pakistan, Israel, Palestine, and even among the
> intolerant sects of America?

Not always. It depends if you are attacking, or defending. And note:

> Can any military response make the slightest difference in the
> underlying cause? 

It doesn't help to cure a disease if the patient dies from the

> When generations of suffering respond with bombs, suicidal attacks,
> and biological warfare, who first developed these weapons? 

Soviet Union, China, Germany, to name a few.

> Who sells them? 

Russia, South Africa, India, to name a few.

> Who gave birth to the satanic technologies now being turned
> against us?

What does "satanic" mean?

> If all of us are wounded, will revenge work? Will punishment in any
> form toward anyone solve the wound or aggravate it? Will an eye for
> an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and limb for a limb, leave us all blind,
> toothless and crippled

Revenge will not work. But rendering a killer incapable of killing any
further is NOT necessarily revenge. 

> Tribal warfare has been going on for two thousand years and has now
> gotten magnified globally. Can tribal warfare be brought to an end?
> Is patriotism and nationalism even relevant anymore, or is this
> another form of tribalism?

When some "tribes" wish to enslave all the others, tribalism will
continue. Enslaving yourself to the recalcitrant tribes does no good.

> pray and offer solace and help to each other. But if you and I are
> having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the
> world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the
> world.

You can have violence without hatred. If the only way to stop a clear
and present danger is violence, then violence is logical. It is Chopra
who is thinking with his gonads.

Bart Lidofsky

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