Friday, July 21, 2006

Root Cause

Dr Rice says that cease of fire doesn't work because it is temporary.
She wants to address the root cause of the problem.
She thinks the root cause is because they don't have a strong military to handle the 'terrorists/militants'.
I want her to go deeper than that.
Why do these people turn to violence?
If these people don't turn to violence, a strong military wouldn't be that important, is it?

I hear there was an anti-war demonstration here during the Vietnam War.
Yet, that war lasted for years. I can only imagine what those people feel.
Here, another war is upon us. We have a group marching for peace.
Yet, we have an administration that doesn't want to listen.

People turn to violence when they have a 'pain' in their heart, and they don't know how to handle it. It is a cry for help. Yet, by their actions, we label them bad, and we punish them, and further hurting them.

The way to address violence is to talk to them, to understand their pain, and find ways to help them.


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