Saturday, January 06, 2007

Endless Cycle of Violence - Verdict on Saddam

By now, we have been inundated with the news of the debacle of justice that is Saddam's hanging. We cannot even begin to get into the details of what went wrong where and how. But the cycle of revenge and the so-called 'justice' meted out to him and the way the whole issue was covered by the media is really deplorable. In fact, Saddam's execution only showed us a glimpse of the barbaric and vengeful world we all live in now.
At a time when we need the world to be more understanding, tolerant and forgiving(words that seem too far-fetched), we only see death, anger, hatred, revenge and needless destruction. This is not just a mere linear unfolding of historical events, but a cycle that has been going on and on for a long time now and that seems to go on forever. But the question is, will this ever stop? Or rather, can we ever stop this? And how?
There's an article that I came across on "Forgiveness Vs Anger", which promotes forgiveness that is most needed in our world right now. It raises the question of who will put an end to all the violence and hatred which is seemingly an impossible one to answer, but nevertheless, one that we MUST answer.

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