Thursday, 20 May 2010

Until Lions Have Their Historians, Tales Of The Hunt Shall Always Glorify The Hunters (African Proverb)

Has Thailand's politics ever been more ablaze than now? This is a classic example of an uprising. My lack of revulsion doesn't mean I'm harbouring somewhat sadistic emotions about what's going on; it's just that this is history in the making.

The Reds were on the brink of retreat; in fact a significant number of their leaders had declared surrender. Many people were tired, particularly those who want nothing to do with the political affairs of the warring camps. These people simply wanted stability and normalcy to occur. Up to a point, some of the laypeople interviewed were even accusing the Reds of going out of the way to get their demands heard. "This [violence] is not the right way to do things," one person was quoted as saying.

But truthfully speaking, is the violence all that unwarranted? Could they have garnered the attention they have now if they didn't resort to taking up arms and aggressing? Aside from Gandhi, who has nobly set a very high standard for non-violent protest, all revolutions and uprisings have been violent and entail unrest, often destabilizing society. History tells us the story, and history will repeat itself again. As Churchill puts it well, "we are not makers of history; we are made by history." The violence is almost inevitable - in the battle between the system and the idealists, lives have to become dispensable.

Perhaps irresponsibility occurs only when people forget the cause they fight for and enact unnecessary violence because emotions are running wild. The building set ablaze as the Reds were apparently surrendering brings to mind one such example. But in the zealous fight for an ideological end, it can be quite hard to draw the lines on these things.



"The history of the world is the record of a man in quest of his daily bread and butter."
- Hendrik Wilhelm van Loon, The Story of Mankind

2 comments:

@llison Fairweather said...

"Aside from Gandhi, who has nobly set a very high standard for non-violent protest, all revolutions and uprisings have been violent and entail unrest, often destabilizing society."

What about Martin Luther King? He at least TRIED to encourage protests of the non-violent sort. Perhaps the so-called (chuckle, chuckle) Black Revolution could be another example...oh, wait. They're still fighting amongst each other (read about the Democratic Republic of Congo - it's a failed state with a worthless currency WITH A RAPE EPIDEMIC).

Although it sounds racist (I don't have anything against Black people - look at what all the American Blacks have done), we should just give up on Africa. Look at the American colony of Liberia, created by EDUCATED AMERICAN BLACKS who used to be slaves. Its currency is worthless and the entire country turned to crap when the Nigerians came in. It's the CULTURE more than the RACE that's the problem - hell I used to SMOKE CRACK WITH MY LAWYER, MY BANK MANAGER, AND MY PSYCHOLOGIST (all Black except me) and they had six-figure incomes.

...yeah, we discussed this in my Medications class today, what with me smoking crack with the man who owned the Chase Bank in Ohio. I would also say "he totally OWNED" but this kinda references slavery, which another Black friend of mine was obsessed with, all about how the Black people are being oppressed and I roll my eyes because the truth is that WHITE PEOPLE like me seem to be the victims of racism - the most recent individual who complained to me about this was my best friend who is Oriental, not White.

A single Mom of two it is my duty to take care of Claire's sons if no one is available. I don't charge any money since I am allowed to eat whatever I want and I love kids (NOT THE POPE) so I don't bother asking for a salary. Claire is my best friend.

Thank you,Justice Sodomayor or whatever else your racist dick-suckers are doing to put down the White girl. I swear to God Obama purposely filled his administration with incompetent morons and communists that make Stalin look like Hitler.

BUT DESPITE THE FACT THAT HE IS TERRIBLE, DO NOT ASSASSINATE BARACK OBAMA - DO YOU REALLY WANT JOE BIDEN OR NANCY PELOSI as president? WE MUST PROTECT THE OBAMA @ all costs to prevent the Biden Era from occurring. I've seen the future in some dreams while high on mescaline and it ain't pretty. Pelosi and Biden have been haunting my dreams for weeks.

Don't do anything that causes Obama to resign - yes, even you 200-rifle-owning Libertarians from Wyoming. Don't worry, Dick. We will be plotting horrible crimes again soon, after all, WYOMING IS LITERALLY THE WILD, WILD WEST. Cheyenne is mentioned in every other episode of Deadwood (which could have been a decent show except Bill Hickock was shot early on and Jane Cannery accelerated her drinking and the man you MOST IDENTIFY WITH IS CALLED MR. SWEARINGTON. Enough said, 'cause his Mama didn't name him that for nothing. His favorite words tended to be "cocksucker," "goddammit," "motherfucker," and "SHIT!!!"

I talk too much what and all with the cocaine so I'll conclude. I have four classes tomorrow starting in six hours.

-@llison (Jenny helped a bit, but...)

-Jennifer (No I didn't)

Jose said...

Haha well at least your grammar has remained intact in that cocaine-inspired comment. :]