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We Are All The Problem

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“There, comrades, is the answer to all our problems. It is summed up in a single word– Man” ― George Orwell, Animal Farm

We are clearly at a point where we are all to be treated as criminals. Why? Because it’s politically incorrect to name the actual criminals. If a terrorist is fueled by a fundamentalist vision of his religion, such as the Tsarnaev brothers, we are told that their radical roots are “mysterious” or religion wasn’t even a factor in their choice to bomb the Boston marathon. If we, as a society, are unable to pin down what is behind terrorism, then everyone becomes suspect.

What do we get for this mindset? We take our shoes off for airport security, our phone records are “routinely” hacked by the government and we are told that our religious faith is to be quietly kept quietly isolated in our houses of worship and not to invade our professional and public lives. Thus, society’s problem is not a group, a set of beliefs, an ideology, but Man.

The following video from German Alexander Lehman illustrates the point.

 

Elise Hilton Communications Specialist at Acton Institute. M.A. in World Religions.

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