Price of hate

Nobody has the right to deliberately take the life of another. Life is our most precious gift. Life should come before money, power or politics. Life as far as we know happens but once to us, we all have our own beliefs but all we can prove is our hear and now.
Now there is a caveat to that. If someone is intending to take the life or seriously injure another by their deliberate action then at that moment they have forfeited their right to life. In that split second that person has given permission for their life to be taken by another.
Now I have children, if anyone ever harmed them I would do everything in my power to visit retribution upon the true offender. And yes that may result in my voluntarily giving up my right to continued life. As a parent I would have no other option nor will.
Now yesterday a person that we currently believe had but a politically fuelled motive deliberately killed people who were going about their own lives. These people were sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and friends.
The person that did this at the point of instigation gave up his right to life. He did this as an individual, he likely believed he had reason, justification or the like, he may even have seen himself as some soldier of god, of a prophet, of his religion, culture, race or even political belief, but he targeted people that were non combatants in whatever war he was convinced he was fighting.
It is not known yet – to us at least – whether he was a lone gun or part of a bigger group. It is likely whatever his motives he was an extremist and had been convinced by circumstance or through the influence of others that he had this right.
He did not. The people he killed and injured were not his enemies. They may live as citizens of a nation that has bombed his family, killed his children, invaded his homeland, attacked his culture, waged war upon his village, town, country or region. These people may belong to a nation that supplies weapons that kill and maim, be part of a coalition that seeks to control and rule regions of the world for their own gain, but these people were not. Political representatives, warriors, or even decision makers. They were human beings whose only crime against this individual likely was their ignorance of actions that continue to be taken in their name under the false flag of ‘democracy and civilisation’.
None of these people deserved to die and this individual and if aided his accomplices have given up their own rights to life if found holding a weapon. If any are captured and found guilty then they should never see the light of day again. No ‘light sentencing’ or chance of ‘parole’. Life should absolutely be life. They made that choice.
Those killed and injured in this horrible attack have my total compassion and thoughts. I am truly sorry any human being has to feel the pain of losing someone they care for. No one should ever experience that due to deliberate actions of another.
This horror however cannot be allowed to focus more hate upon the Islamic people. I know a number of Muslims and they too will see the actions of this individual as abhorrent. They too will accept he gave up his right to life. They will condemn him as strongly as you or I. Because someone has a different belief, culture or skin than you does not make them evil, dangerous or your enemy. We are all people, we all feel pain, anguish and despair. We also all love, care and cherish.
People say to me ‘muslims are rude’. Well not in my experience, most of the time they are far more polite than me. They welcome us into their homes and will feed us before we leave. Not many of my mates do that.
They do often however walk around trying not to attract attention or even with false bravado, making themselves appear strong and confident, feigning the fight response of ‘fight or flight’ but if you were the target of hate that was openly promoted in the media, on social media and even by government, if you had no trust in those paid to support and even protect you, were living in a country where even though you were born here the majority see you as an immigrant, someone not belonging, the undeclared ‘enemy’, where you live in constant fear of attack, verbal or physical, wouldn’t you either be scared or pretend to be tougher than you are? I bloody would!
So the point being do not let this or any attack make you believe that hate is right, that you are justified in being abusive, cruel or violent. You are not.
Our country is acting as the world ‘police’ on the tail of America right now, our government are encouraging and involved in sales of weapons to anyone who can afford them in the Middle East, often arming both sides. We signed an agreement to end the use of land mines after the death of Dianna, but although we officially no longer use them we do still happily sell them. (the use of ‘we’ is the British Government and business’ ). We supply aircraft to one side then ground to air missiles to the other. Then once the money dries up we along with our allies (including vile oppressive regimes such as Saudi Arabia) go on the rampage ourselves, bombing and invading in the name of freedom. The only thing we actually make free is the resources of that region to ourselves.
We as a nation are not ‘good people’. In fact we likely are on the opposite side to ‘good’ these days, however it is hard to see that. We are brainwashed and influenced by everything from adverts to soaps, news papers to even the so called ‘free press’, which includes the extremely biased BBC.
We are told the weak and vulnerable are no longer those we should fight for, but those we need to fight against.
Now I can tell you this until I am blue in the face, but you need to look for yourselves, take an interest in the world around us, see the true enemy, those that want to dominate and control even us, they are not just Muslim, Hindu, jewish, or Christian, the real enemy is not a religion at all, its those that lie to us, that undertake cruel and horrible actions in our name, that have no compassion, whose god is greed. You know who these people are.
So again, violent death was an appropriate end to the perpetrator of yesterdays vile attack, none of those killed or injured deserved it in any way, my heart is with them and their loved ones. That is simple and absolute.
But do not allow that one piece of offal influence hate within you. Hate him, and his actions for he deserves that, but do not hate a people for his behaviour, or that of any extremists. Extremist is not representative. We all know that is why its called extreme.
Thanks for reading my words.
Jonesy.

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Jonesy the Dog of Socialism

I am in my 50's (ok 51), I have life challenges but still continue to be a father, a biker, a socialist and a human being. I fight hate and injustice in any way I can. I am me.

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