MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL
The Terrorist looked in the mirror
The Freedom Fighter.
The Bomber Pilot looked in the mirror
The Suicide Bomber
The Jewish State looked in the mirror
The Islamic State
The problem with mirrors is that they are useless to those who are blinded by their own delusions.
The pain of it all…lives lost forever, sacrificed in the service of other people’s delusions. I wonder what lessons will be learned from the latest tragedy, soon to be overtaken by many others to follow? I hope a lot more beyond the need to vamp up ‘cooperation between nations’ through ‘intelligence’ – because that is code for ‘we are going to continue doing more of the same and ignore the real issues’. It seems to me that the only solutions that are ever put forward, properly funded and carried through….are the military ones. On that basis, I predict that absolutely nothing is going to change and that more lives will be lost all over the world, for no reason, other than to service the delusions of people looking at each other in their respective mirrors and seeing nothing.
Seeing millions of people march in Paris in the name of humanity today…of course this is truly touching. But I confess to feeling cold and disconnected in my gut; I cannot let go and participate in this outpouring of grief and solidarity because I can already see the whole thing being gate-crashed and hijacked by the same utterly discredited politicians who have serious blood on their hands. How do these ‘leaders’ conjure up the audacity and arrogance to appear in public, when their policies and actions have done nothing but inflame and exacerbate the unbearable realities that drive so many people beyond the edge?
When will people all over the world muster up the humility and simplicity to finally say: I AM ME…JE SUIS MOI MÊME?