An Old Man's Opinion

   
             WHAT  IS  WRONG  WITH  THIS  WORLD ? 

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                       MY  FAVORITES  EINSTEIN  Quotes 
   Lately I’ve been reading a lot about Albert Einstein I have always loved that guy and 
marveled at his wisdom and vision. He was not only the greatest scientist of the twentieth 
century but a wonderful humanitarian. 
   Most people will dote on his quotes that they agree with and completely ignore  what 
he had to say about religion and patriotism which he generally described as childish 
, senseless, and inhumane,   People remember that he always said he believed in god but 
when he used the word god, he was talking about HIS GOD...........the creator of the 
universe , who could care less about humans or any other living organisms throughout 
the universe.......Here are two Einstein quotes that are not so popular.............but quotes 
that I wholeheartedly  agree with. 
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                           Einstein on Religion. ___ 
The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of  
human weaknesses, the Bible, a collection of honorable, but still primitive  
legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. For me the Jewish religion  
like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions. 
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                       Einstein on Patriotism 
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my  
contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the  
spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done  
away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, and all the  
loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism. How violently I  
hate all this. How despicable and ignoble war is. I would rather be torn to  
shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing  
under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder. 
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                      PATRIOTISM....by Herman Goering 
"Naturally the common people don't want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor 
for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS 
of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the 
people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a 
communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the 
bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY ARE 
BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and 
exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY."... 
Herman Goering 
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            I like this because I believe it to be so true.  And Hitler was such a great orator. 
He could make the people go crazy with the patriotic spirit. All patriots should watch 
the award winning movie, "All Quiet on the Western Front" which illustrates what 
patriotism can do as in Germany. World war one. 
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              This has been on my poor little overburdened brain for a long time. I'm 
            gonna let it out. 
                         THE MURDER OF OSAMA BIN LADEN 

     If you don't call it murder, Look up "murder" in the dictionary. I can't understand 
why our government and the guys who did it would brag about committing murder. 
Isn't murder evil? 
         Einstein said......."How despicable and ignoble war is. I would rather be torn to 
shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the 
cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder"        
     I know that we Americans consider Osama Bin Laden a bad guy, and it's good 
that he is dead, but many people throughout the world consider Osama Bin Laden 
their hero. Wasn't he and his Al-Quida the ones who fought back the Soviets when 
they tried to take over Afghanistan? The Arab Islam's considered him a kind, loving, 
and gentle roll model who happened to be strong and brave enough to stand up and 
fight for what he thought was right. Are these people crazy or dumb or what? 
     I've never met Osama Bin Laden and all I know about him is what I read in the 
news paper and see on the T.V. which would naturally be the American point of view. 
But exactly what is the truth? To find the truth I turned to Wikipedia and read the 
whole story of his life..... His Saudi Arabian family.....His early childhood.....His 
university education.....His religious beliefs....And I even read some of the information 
links. And this is the truth that I found.......And I'll make a long story short........... 
     If I was born into Osama Bin Laden's world under the same circumstances as he 
experienced, I would have tried to do exactly as be did. And I don't think I'm a bad guy 
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    Considering the 9-11 Attack, Can you find anything false with the following 
statements?.....  I can't. 
Did the attackers hate America and Americans? Osama bin Laden has issued 
numerous statements justifying violence against Americans, and he has consistently 
leveled three accusations. 
First......... American troops have been stationed in Saudi Arabia since the Gulf War 
against Iraq; the presence of these infidels is a desecration of the Muslim holy land 
that includes the cities of Mecca and Medina. 
Second.... The American-led boycott of Iraq since the Gulf War has killed half a 
million Iraqis, mostly children dying from lack of food and medicines. 
Third....... Americans have armed and supported Israel in its domination of the 
Palestinians who were forced from their lands in the founding of the Jewish state in 1948. 
These are grounds for anger and hatred, and many have explained the 9/11 attacks 
as an expression of hatred. 
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      I found this in the newspaper about 50 years ago and liked it so much. 

                     RELIGION  by  Richard Haycock              
        Thought process theology, is as utterly ridiculous as the conventional idea of 
God and the Creation and is only another lame and dishonest way to try to explain 
the inconsistencies and irrationality of a belief in God. 
      God created evil as the Bible plainly states over and over. God created the deaf, 
dumb and the blind, and he sanctioned slavery, polygamy and thievery, and urged, 
nay, directed his Chosen to murder on a colossal scale. 
      What's happening you see, is that John Cobb and Harold Kushner and all these 
other process theology buffs are beginning to think for a change, they aren't quite 
ready to admit that God is only a myth which each man dreams up to help explain 
all the unknown elements of our universe, that the Bible is simply a collection of 
stories stolen from civilizations much older than the Israelites, and yet, because 
they are thinking for a change, they cannot reconcile a good , merciful, caring God 
with one who allows all of the evils in our world. 
      Instead of hanging onto God, who.......if he or she exists......has no need for us, 
these topologists should start thinking about mankind. 
                                              Richard Haycock..........Northridge 
        I can't help but believe that this is actually true.  Why all these wars?

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     Something else from the newspaper.  A long time ago

                  by  ROBERT  HANSARD 
           Our corrupt warmonger government needs an enemy.  It`s not like we are 
going to kill a bunch of people we consider to be terrorists and then everything will 
be fine....Do we really think the Military Industrial Complex wants peace? It`s a 
huge multi billion dollar industry that profits off war, they don`t profit off peace. 
         The U.S Department of Defense has become the thugs for the bankers. They 
know how to manipulate the system. They have criminal thug departments like the 
C.I.A who stage false flags and they use fear to make a killing off endless wars. 
Each war keeps the citizens in deeper debt and steals our freedom while the greedy 
1% war criminals who have the most power keep getting richer and more powerful. 
Guns and violence will not overthrow the U.S government. As long as they are able 
to divide us they will conquer us. And until we change, that is exactly what is going 
to happen........95 percent of our lives is con trolled automatically by "default" 
which is subconscious programming. 
        There will always be war as long as we keep believing all the ISIS Al-Qaeda 
stories they feed us. They create enemies and use them to justify endless wars as 
the corrupt politicians and money manipulator bankers get richer and more powerful. 
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                    AN  OLD  MAN'S  OPINION 

  I think we can all agree that the worst problem facing mankind has always been 
war.  Humans killing humans.  I used to spend a lot of time thinking and reading about 
this, but all I really needed to do was pay attention to what the great philosophers and 
scientists were telling us down through the ages.  It was Albert Einstein who summed 
it all up for me in one word.........xenophobia. 
     Xenophobia......An unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers.  Some 
definitions just say it's fear of the unknown.  We all have it,  It's what kept us alive 
during prehistoric times. If we fear someone and feel threatened by them we will 
want to kill them to protect ourselves. So we bond together as a large group or nation 
so we can do this.  This is called nationalism or patriotism. 
     Yes, fear is built into us for our protection . We fear the part of the universe that's 
unknown to us.  We fear death.  We fear the future.  We fear anything that's unknown 
to us.  So..... what do we do to ease our fear of the these unknowns?  We dream up 
some mythical character who will watch over us and take care of us even after we die. 
 We  call these mythical guys God or Allah or whatever.  The problem here is that 
each one of these guys that we dream up wants to be the only one and anyone who 
does not follow him should perish in hell.  This is called religion. 
     So now I think we can fairly say that we are all born with xenophobia which 
we have no control over, and this xenophobia creates patriotism and religion, 
which causes the wars and killing. 
     There's nothing like the patriotic spirit to make us feel safe and proud of ourselves 
and the country where we were born.  But all the patriots from all over the world 
feel the same about themselves and their different countries.  Can you see the conflict? 
     There's nothing like our religious beliefs to console us and give us strength through 
had times.   But our God preaches hatred for nonbelievers and there are many 
nonbelievers in far away places.  Can you see the conflict?      
     So,  to sum it up,  It's easy to see that wars are just caused by fear of someone we 
don't know. They don't know us.  We don't know them. So we have to kill each other. 
Throughout the world, humans are humans.  We may lookdifferent, speak different 
languages and have different ways of living, but we all have the same blood in our 
veins and the same love and compassion in our hearts. We are all humans. 
     Why don't we just get to know each other?  We may never agree with or understand 
each other's ways, but if we know each other we won't fear and kill each other. 
All we have to do is communicate and talk to each other and with todays internet and 
news  media, it's so easy.      
     Of course there is still the problem of money controlling everything in a 
capitalistic country such as ours. . Money controls the politicians.  How else can 
they get into office?  So our money controlled politicians tell us we have enemies 
and must go to war.  War is good for the economy. There's no money in peace. 
 feel sorry for our great Commander In Chief if there's no war going on for him 
to preside over. 
    In conclusion, I would like to say that I am optimistic.  There are many wonderful 
humanitarians out there who are striving for peace on this earth, and I see more every 
day. Soon, war will become a thing of the past......Mr. Dalai Lama says it all....... 
    He's not a religion......He's real 
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    Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us 
the  tranquility and happiness we all seek......Dalai Lama IV 
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   People fail to get along because they fear each other.  They fear each other 
because they don't know each other.  They don't know each other because they 
have not properly communicated with each other......Martin Luther King 
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     I emailed a link to this page to some friends......Wow.....I really got the feedback. 
I just could not understand how anyone could possibly disagree with my opinion. 
. However I really learned a lot from reading their opinion of my opinion, and I 
think it actually confirms my opinion. 
    As I said in my opinion, "We may never agree with or understand each other, 
but if we know each other, we won't fear and kill each other.  All we have to do is 
communicate". 
    So you see.....In the end, I found a way to make myself right.

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