Thursday, 21 May 2009
The recession riddle.
Took some time this morning to read FOX news. Four were arrested for plot to bomb a synagogue in Bronx, New York using C-4 explosive and to shoot down a military plane using Stinger.
„CROMITIE explained to the informant that his parents had lived in Afghanistan and that he was upset about the war there and that many Muslim people were being killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan by the United States
Military forces. CROMITIE expressed interest in returning to
Afghanistan and spoke to the CW about how if he, CROMITIE, were
to die a martyr, he would go to "paradise." CROMITIE also
expressed an interest in doing "something to America." The
following month, CROMITIE and the informant discussed the
organization Jaish-e-Mohammed, a designated Foreign Terrorist
Organization based in Pakistan, with which the informant claimed
to be involved. CROMITIE stated to the informant that he,
CROMITIE, would be interested in joining Jaish-e-Mohammed to "do
Another score for Islamophobia.
Islamophobia is very much alive because:
Islam is seen as a monolithic bloc, static and unresponsive to change.
1.It is seen as separate and "other." It does not have values in common with other cultures, is not affected by them and does not influence them.
2.It is seen as inferior to the West. It is seen as barbaric, irrational, primitive, and sexist.
3.It is seen as violent, aggressive, threatening, supportive of terrorism, and engaged in a clash of civilizations.
4.It is seen as a political ideology, used for political or military advantage.
5.Criticisms made of "the West" by Muslims are rejected out of hand.
6.Hostility towards Islam is used to justify discriminatory practices towards Muslims and exclusion of Muslims from mainstream society.
7.Anti-Muslim hostility is seen as natural and normal.
Now I don't see this as to revolve around the circle of Islamic faith. It is eminently a result of the economic downturn, wouldn't you agree? Psychologists across the US continue to report the increasing number of Americans incapable of sustaining their own lives, who would resort to drastic and insane measure such committing suicide.
This is a global pandemic, and amidst, misconceptions disperse easily within the community.
The toughest challenge that a government would face is to cater for the people, the poor most importantly and nonetheless; the rich.
We should expect more violence coming our way with the increasing lay-offs and sky-rocketing unemployment rate.
This is the time to practice 'collective' form of economy, or what some would call; the 'communist' form of economy. The motivation of production should shift from profit to the welfare of the society, something the private sector couldn't offer. Instead of organizing crash-courses to provide people with extra skills, the government should open up factories to mass produce.
Produce more necessities and less luxuries (which would mostly be in the form of services). We have to catch our breath to compete with overpopulated countries such India and China that ace at mass production and cheap labor for they had been dealing with it since long. We should focus less on recollecting the local political shambles.