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  •  I just cant get my head around terrorism. (4+ / 0-)

    I can understand a madman snapping and going on a killing spree. It's a horrible, awful thing, but I can see and comprehend the mechanisms involved. Terrorism is beyond me. I mean, i get the concept. Terrorism works, it scares people and forces us to sacrifice freedom, blood, and treasure for the illusion of greater safety, just just don't get the motivation. How can someone hate an institution so much that they would visit indiscriminate violence on civilians simply because they are subject to that institution.

    Sorry if that was a bit rambley, i'm just struggling with this. I don't understand hate. It just seems so unnecessary and counterproductive. Good diary, rec'd and tipped and all that.

    "There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible." -Henry Ford

    by sixeight120bpm on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 11:48:30 PM PDT

    •  This is what I said to a friend: (3+ / 0-)

      It's inconceivable for people who would never dream of hurting anyone...that's why it's hard to make sense of these things....we probably never will.

      "In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."- Albert Camus

      by valadon on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 02:00:54 AM PDT

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