Divide and Fall

There are those who put their religion at the top of their list of priorities ahead of love and respect for their country. There are those who put patriotism ahead of respect for (anyone’s) religion. In the wake of a terrorist atrocity, there is a danger that those who place themselves at the extreme ends of the ideological spectrum will become even more deeply entrenched.

We should do everything in our power to avoid and deter any clash of cultures or civilisations arising from such events. And we should challenge those who pursue such an agenda. In the longer term, we should strive, not for one homogeneous civilisation, for that would be truly wretched, but for a coalescence of civilisations, one that reconciles the freedom of the individual with the welfare of a culturally diverse society.

We will not become truly civilised people at all unless and until we can all put love and respect for fellow human beings well ahead of any patriotism or any ideology.

About thespeedofdark

David Winship has written an unauthorised autobiography and several critically disdained literary tomes. His work is frequently compared with Steinbeck, Orwell and Hemingway, but unfortunately Mike Steinbeck, Daisy Orwell and Howard Hemingway were all terrible writers. He has been totally overlooked for the most prestigious literary awards worldwide, which is a shame as most of the words are spelled correctly. In fact, his books contain material that ranks with the finest literary works in history: all the right letters are there, just not necessarily in the right order.

Dave’s blog (The Speed Of Dark Blog) is part of his crusade for truth and justice and universal entitlement to free real ale. It may well be that his whole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.

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