Start with the ancient empires in Mesopotamia all the way to present day. WWII in Europe and pacific. the British, Dutch, and Portuguese colonies of Africa, and the slave trade. The holocaust, the Bosnia, the Rwanda, the darfur. Have you ever wondered how the hell small countries like Portugal and Holland were controlling the lives of peoples 100 times larger theirs own population. As cruel and unfair it may sound. One can draw one lesson:
IF YOU ARE STRONG (Intellectually, Economically, Physically, financially and militarily), YOU ARE RIGHT. IF YOU ARE WEAK, YOU ARE WRONG. Period
In reality, we all worth to others, as much as we contribute to humanities overall well being. Those who solve problems, not the ones who create ones. There is no room for those who always wait for others to feed, dress them, or cure their deceases. Unfortunately Muslims in ME in general, and the Pals in particular are part of that formula. They contribute (well beside oil) nothing to society, yet demand more then anyone else.
Now anyone can play the Dixie song of "Justice", "fairness", and suffering of innocent people all day long. On one can plaster these beautiful phrases of "International Law", "occupation, schmaocupation" and the "sufferings of the Pals" all you wish. It does not change the sad reality of our lives. We all participate in, and are part of the same barbaric and vicious game of life.
Now coming back to those "benevolent" Muslims, during Islam's brutal expansion between 7th and 8th centuries . These beduins invaders led by Muhammad, they also thought of themselves of dooing the e "right thing" and got their way, because then they were stronger and no one could resist these barbarians at the gates of many countries . Now Muhammad's followers are weak, therefore anybody can invade their land and do to them pretty much whatever they wish. The only strength they have left is their oil. Does anybody around the non-Muslim world pays much attention to their cry for justice?. You tell me. Are they exerting much influence or respect elsewhere. You be the judge.
In reality, it is not only Muslims, but the entire human race is no different then any other living species.
To drive this point further, lets take few countries around the world and look into this philosophy of the survival of the fittest. Lets see when leaders use their head and look forward, they can lift their countries from ashes to economic and social prosperity.
Germany: Notwithstanding the circumstances of the war.. Just 62 years ago, this nation was down and out. Obliterated to it core. Occupied by foreign forces. Lets look at the Germans now. One of the most advanced societies, with one of the highest GDP in the world. A very respected country around the world.
Japan: Again 62 years ago, this country not only faced the same fate as Germany. They are the only country which had experienced nuclear holocaust. They also were on the verge of total collapse as viable state. Like Germany, today they are also one of the most developed and advanced countries in the world.
Israel: Just 60 years ago, this tiny state, has risen from the ashes of holocaust. They started out as backward rural agricultural society, based on failed socialistic ideology of that elusive utopian society. A state which spends 40% of its GDP on defense. Look where they are today. Strong economy, strong political system (though some screwed up leaders) And strong military power.
USA: Well we all know US's capabilities.
Now compare these countries to the Arab & Islamic states in the ME & Gulf region. Despite their staggering wealth, they are still mired in the past, which leads them to be dysfunctional and weak in every facet of social and economical system.
What distinguishes these two groups?. Neither one of the first group has the biggest population, nor the largest military force. But they all have one thing in common. KNOWLEDGE BASED SOCIETIES. They recognized and adapted the power of knowledge, where knowledge is power, on which they have built upon a combination of economic-social-political and some also military strength.
Who is going to touch the Americas, the Israelis or the German, or Japanese. The positive irony here that China and India are also joining this club. The answer if NOBODY. Why? It is because they are strong, and Arab-Islamic countries are weak – despite their massive wealth.
The fact is that, one weakness, mainly economic leads to other weaknesses as well. Which result with the type of dysfunctional and failed societies where oppression and luck of social progress still lingers.
One of the reason Israelis enjoy the support from the West is mainly, they feed, dress, educate and capable to defend themselves. They also contribute to the world communities with the type of knowledge and industrial, Agricultural, pharmaceutical and other technologies which help those who buy them to enjoy a better quality of life. Israelis today are respected by West because of its economic, political, and educational strength, and feared by its enemies due to its military power.
People admire and fear US for its its massive economic output. It feeds hundred of million of starving children around the world every day.
Now compare that to the Pals, and the rest of the Arab-Islamic states. What do they contribute to the rest f the world and how demand from us.
That's what it meant to say. Might Makes it Right.
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