In light of the death of Osama Bin Laden and after going to the Kabarte Showcase I confess: I’ve done some thinking. And long I’ve been thoughtless. There’s lots of violence in the world, and Bin Laden is just another victim. But because it is him, death is celebrated. It’s funny because everything that has unfolded since 9/11 has only revealed to the world how right he was. After the towers fell President George W. Bush commented on how proud he was that we could unite together and be strong but toward what cause?
The cause is not peace.
But in that case what is the cause. What does the U.S. represent?
What would it be like if I went to war without a gun. Where would we be if we reacted to 9/11 with actual intentions of peace. Is it possible to change the mindset of those who hate? It is sad. Because to the rest of the world we are the terrorists. Throughout the history of the United States we have built a reputation that strikes fear into the hearts of many. Now this statement might be unbased but it cannot be called untrue.
Many of us preach peace, we long for it, we talk about it, but what do we do about it? I am no different. But it is still a step forward. To think about it, understand what peace is. That is the next step.
I think I am fortunate. I don’t know what it means to truly hate something. Does that make me naive? Maybe. So then that means I must learn what drives hate, I must understand why hate exists. And then I must find a solution.