Politics is merely the fight for principle, through thoroughly unprincipled means.
Every man who takes the breathe of life, has conflict written for him. A boy makes his conflict about power and the school yard his battlefield he will be a bully, yet mere meters away another man makes war against ignorance and the classroom his front line, he emerges the teacher. It is the great separator of men, not race, nor class but what he fights for and where he stages it.
In my culture when a person is dead they are burned, that how it is, that how it should be. Yet in forgetting forgiveness, in holding on to their hate, their anger so many come to lie in their funeral pyres long before their time. Flames recognizing neither the dead nor alive consume a man all the same. It is up to a man how he wants to meets that fire, at peace and at rest or in a state of turmoil and alive.
We live in the age of information, an era that will not see its conflicts play out on battlefields, but rather waged within the minds of humanity. The clash of not civilizations but of ideologies. As in times past humanity armed itself with swords to dispatch tyranny, humanity once again will have to arm itself, not with blades but with the truth. When dispelling falsehoods while swords cut, the truth cuts deeper.
In being compassionate, one eliminates the enemy without eliminating the human being.
Religion and Science ought not to be in conflict. They simply speak two languages, none inferior to the other. As rationality speaks to the mind, faith speaks to the heart, empowering both. Conflict arises the moment when we force the mind to speak the language of faith, or the heart to speak language of science, in doing so man is rendered incomplete, with either a empty heart or an empty mind.
Fighting for peace. A very paradoxical statement, For how can one achieve peace through conflict? Yet is a very true statement all the same. For it is not waging war upon ones enemies that one will achieve a measure of peace, rather it is through waging war upon oneself. To attack and question the part of himself that is so upset. To settle and calm what has been disturbed, make it so that is not disturbed again, so that it is in a state of peace.
“In this day and age it takes more courage to put down a blade, than to wave one about.”
“To defeat a foe, is not to completely dislike them, but is rather, to completely be unlike them”