Monday, November 14, 2011

Musings on Human Beings..

So this past week or so, it was revealed that we are living in a Time of least Human violence to each other.
Bell Hooks in her book 'All About Love' characterises Greed as lack of love towards fellow human beings - sort of not following The Golden Rule of loving your neighbour as yourself. In which case, I find it quite hard to believe the first statement.
It's quite sad that as noted in 'Guns, Germs and Steel', those conquering might be dimly aware that they are destroying something they themselves are incapable of producing-- the Monguls destroying years of collected Knowledge in the largest university located between Iraq and Syria, the Spanish deliberately destroying the Popol Vuh - the written collection of Mayan literature and  the English soldiers destroying the beautifully laid out Gardens in China to name a few. Or the destruction of a people's cultural and intellectual background might be a deliberately policy to 'clean the slate' and impose a new imperialist culture as stated in 'The Shock Doctrine'?

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