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Aleppo and Human Nature

by baldilocks

On Twit­ter, many peo­ple call on oth­ers to “do some­thing” about the destruc­tion and mass killing of civil­ians in Aleppo, Syria. By “doing some­thing,” they mean some­thing other than post­ing about it on Social Media. Likely, these are the same peo­ple that bashed our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. And, short of tak­ing up arms and high­tail­ing over there to fight on one side or the other — an action which was which was crit­i­cized both in the cur­rent US admin­is­tra­tion and the one pre­ced­ing — what exactly should be done?

One won­ders whether the do-​something peo­ple were the same ones who were eulo­giz­ing mass mur­derer Fidel Cas­tro as a free­dom fighter a few weeks back.

Aleppo is how most of the real world oper­ates. A New York Times head­line calls it an exam­ple of “human­ity melt­ing down” — as if no group of humans has ever mur­dered another group of humans until this week. (Maybe they still believe OG Fake Newser Wal­ter Duranty’s report on Ukraine from the 1930s.)

What it is: an exam­ple of true, uncon­strained human nature. That nature is thusly described: fallen. When indi­vid­u­als allow their nature to be uncon­strained, we see mur­der, etc. When nations allow their poli­cies to be uncon­strained, we see genocides.

And on a bib­li­cal note, with Rus­sia and Iran being the main actors in this vio­lent play, I can’t help but think of the Isa­iah and Ezekiel proph­e­sies about war in Syria — and the roles that Rus­sia and Iran play in that war and in other wars des­tined to occur in the Last Days.

Could we be observ­ing a pre­quel — a stag­ing of sorts? Probably.

Side note: on my old blog, I had a com­menter who crit­i­cized me for “fear-​mongering” when I talked about Bible prophecy. My response was that if she didn’t believe the Bible, then I could not mon­ger fear in her; and if she did believe the Bible, then she should know that there is no rea­son to be afraid.

Side note #2: Read about the Great Revolt—the fall and sack­ing of Jerusalem by the Roman Empire, 6670 A.D. Peo­ple who don’t read much his­tory and who live in the USA, Canada, etc. are always shocked at how Hobbe­sian the rest of the world is and always has been.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel will be done one day soon! Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

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baldilocks

by baldilocks

On Twitter, many people call on others to “do something” about the destruction and mass killing of civilians in Aleppo, Syria. By “doing something,” they mean something other than posting about it on Social Media. Likely, these are the same people that bashed our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. And, short of taking up arms and hightailing over there to fight on one side or the other—an action which was which was criticized both in the current US administration and the one preceding—what exactly should be done?

One wonders whether the do-something people were the same ones who were eulogizing mass murderer Fidel Castro as a freedom fighter a few weeks back.

Aleppo is how most of the real world operates. A New York Times headline calls it an example of “humanity melting down”—as if no group of humans has ever murdered another group of humans until this week. (Maybe they still believe OG Fake Newser Walter Duranty’s report on Ukraine from the 1930s.)

What it is: an example of true, unconstrained human nature. That nature is thusly described: fallen. When individuals allow their nature to be unconstrained, we see murder, etc. When nations allow their policies to be unconstrained, we see genocides.

And on a biblical note, with Russia and Iran being the main actors in this violent play, I can’t help but think of the Isaiah and Ezekiel prophesies about war in Syria—and the roles that Russia and Iran play in that war and in other wars destined to occur in the Last Days.

Could we be observing a prequel—a staging of sorts? Probably.

Side note: on my old blog, I had a commenter who criticized me for “fear-mongering” when I talked about Bible prophecy. My response was that if she didn’t believe the Bible, then I could not monger fear in her; and if she did believe the Bible, then she should know that there is no reason to be afraid.

Side note #2: Read about the Great Revolt—the fall and sacking of Jerusalem by the Roman Empire, 66-70 A.D. People who don’t read much history and who live in the USA, Canada, etc. are always shocked at how Hobbesian the rest of the world is and always has been.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel will be done one day soon! Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism!

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